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The Power of Touch – Why Massage Isn’t an Indulgence

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  At some point in our lives, we’ve all heard about the benefits of massage. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard someone say there are disadvantages to being massaged, unless of course the person doing the massage doesn’t actually know what they are doing! The most common misconception is, massage isn’t essential AND that touch isn’t a necessity. TRUE OR FALSE? …

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Electrical Facials – The Future of Wrinkle Free Skin?

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No matter how advanced the beauty industry gets, fine lines and wrinkles remain a huge topic of concern. As there are many gels, creams, and serums in today’s market you’d think someone would finally defeat ageing. Unfortunately gravity still wins the war so before you result to insane methods like bird poop facials or expensive plastic surgery try one of …

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A Match Made In Holistic Heaven

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Holistic healers and switched-on spa therapists have long been aware of the potential benefits of these two techniques, but very few practitioners have combined them to date. Actually, the application of crystals and stones both have their roots in ancient civilizations, but with the advent of modern medicine these practices were often shelved until recently. Recently though, there has been …

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Expert Skin Advice for Males

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JOHN MORRIS Spa Director Sundaran Inn & Spa Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin My best tip for men is to buy products appropriate for their skin—so many guys use body wash or shampoo as a facial cleanser and then wonder why their skin is dry. Their skin’s biological makeup is different from a woman’s: Men’s skin is thicker but with smaller pores, ...

Key Considerations when offering Hair Removal Services for Males

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Like slathering on hand lotion at bedtime and brandishing a mascara wand in the morning, submitting to professional hair removal is a fact of life for women. For many men, however, the idea of any ritual grooming practice beyond a shave and a haircut—especially one that requires a visit to their local esthetician—is a bitter pill to swallow. Secretly, however, …

Two Islands, Two Cultures, Two Massages – Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Balinese Massage. How do they Differ?

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 and Runner-up 2014 The delightfully gorgeous islands of Hawaii and Bali are both steeped in history and culture, at least once one digs deeper than the superficial attributes that are largely responsible for attracting year-round tourists to their shores…. a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, …

Differences between Eastern and Western Massages from a Practitioner’s Perspective

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At the Bali International Spa Academy, often shortened to Bali BISA, one of the most common questions from prospective students is what massage modalities should they choose to study.  The answer of course lies within their individual philosophies about health and wellness.  We highly recommend that people contemplating which course(s) to enroll in, try those that appear compelling to feel …

Benefits of Bamboo Massage for the Client and the Therapist

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 and Finalist 2014 Considering the many therapeutic benefits of bamboo massage for both clients and therapists, it is surprising that it is not more readily found on spa menus. After all, bamboo was considered a powerful healing tool in ancient China, Japan and Indonesia.  Bamboo still …

Spices are increasingly used in spa treatments due to the powerful medicinal benefits

Spices are Becoming a Spa Essential

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Spices do much More than just Add Zest to any Meal! Spices are becoming a Staple Ingredient of More Healthy Spa Treatments. When most people think of spices, they conjure up visions of fiery Indian dishes which light up taste buds with a vengeance for those unaccustomed to their zealous use in cooking. However, experienced chefs skillfully use spices to …

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Main Differences between Swedish & Balinese Massage

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By Penny Ellis Founder, Bali International Spa Academy[/cs_text] WHAT MASSAGE IS BEST TO MASTER? This is a complex question and we take the time to ask the right questions from the start. Our Basic Spa Therapist Training Program incorporates both Swedish and Balinese Massage so is perfect for people wishing to start a career in the industry. If you can …