SPA at Home
Mineral waters and hot springs - the original spas - have been part of relaxation and healing in many cultures for centuries. Towns with hot springs grew into popular destinations for holiday retreats.
What is a Spa?
Today this concept is still intact but greatly expanded into modern
health resorts offering just about everything for what relaxes, what
energizes and what ails you. Contemporary spas cater to people who want
to lose weight, get in shape, simply relax or luxuriate with pampering
treatments. They offer all the elements you need for a healthy
lifestyle including nutritious food - fitness activities - body
treatments - medical evaluations - behavioral management counseling -
nutrition education - stress management - holistic health - spiritual
growth - movement therapy - exercise physiology and more.
You'll find spas in all shapes and sizes - at a mountaintop retreat, in
the heart of the city, on a tropical island, in a desert oasis or in
the serene countryside. What they have in common is they all specialize
in wellness. To one degree or another, each addresses physical,
emotional and spiritual needs. Some have distinct specialties while
others can tailor your stay for your preferences.
Generally, spas fall into seven categories:
Club Spa - a facility whose primary purpose is fitness and which offers
a variety of professionally administered spa services on a day-use
Cruise Ship Spa - a spa aboard a cruise ship that provides
professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness
components and spa cuisine menu choices.
Day Spa - a spa offering a variety of professionally administered spa services to clients on a day-use basis.
Destination Spa - a spa whose sole purpose is to provide guests with
lifestyle improvement and health enhancement through professionally
administered spa services, physical fitness, educational programming
and on-site accommodations. Spa cuisine is served exclusively.
Medical Spa - individuals, solo practices, groups and institutions
comprised of medical and spa professionals whose primary purpose is to
provide comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment which
integrates spa services, as well as conventional and complimentary
therapies and treatments.
Mineral Springs Spa
- a spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or
seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.
Resort/Hotel Spa - a spa owned by and located within a resort or hotel
providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and
wellness components and spa cuisine menu choices.
Home Spa Benefits
Home spas are widely appreciated for their health benefits.
At Home Spa Tips
Ideas and hints for creating a spa experience in the comfort of your own home.
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