Spa Treatments Heather Noughton Jane Regante Allison Fogt Brittany Peck LeVasiyea Haslem Andrew Dixon
What is stress? • stress is when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize. • stress depends a great deal on individuals’ perceptions of a situation and their real ability to cope with it.
Effects of stress • Stress has been linked with heart disease. • Stress can impair the immune system, making us more susceptible to infection. • Stress has been linked with cancer. • Stress has been linked with mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety.
Spa Origins • The word spa comes from the Latin “salus per aquam,” which means “health by water” • First spa? • The Roman Baths, which date back to 27 B.C. • The natural hot springs in Bath, England • Native Americans bathed in mineral springs to enhance their physical and spiritual health • Today a spa is known as a facility where individuals can receive a variety of treatments to promote and enhance their overall health, beauty, and well being.
A Spa Is….. • A tranquil oasis where every sense is serenely enticed as stress gently slips away • A rejuvenating haven to reconnect with nature as holistic therapies and treatments replenish and restore • A renewing escape to rediscover the essence of health, balance, and wellness
Types of Spas • Destination Spas • Guests come to focus on lifestyle improvement, self-renewal, health enhancement, and mind/body fitness • Focus on 4 cornerstones of spa experience • Resort Spas • Located far from civilization and in beautiful environments • Variety of recreation and spa treatments
Types of Spas (cont.) • Day Spas • Local spas offering hourly services • Most commonly visited spas • City Hotel or Urban Spas • a relaxing getaway for people wishing to escape their hectic every day schedules • guests can participate in a number of additional activities depending on the location of the hotel
Types of Spas (cont.) • Holistic Spas • alternative healing methods and nutrition • integrating body and mind in a higher consciousness • Structured Spas • strict set of rules - entire facility is geared towards achieving a particular goal such as weight loss
Types of Spas (cont.) • Medical Spas • Focus on comprehensive wellness and preventive healthcare through the use of alternative medical therapies • also: cosmetic and aesthetic procedures • Fitness Spas • A spa and fitness club combined in one location • Wellness Spas • Focus on increasing the overall health and wellness of visitors
Spa Treatments: Massage • “Spot” massage – specific part of the body • Swedish – classic massage, enhances circulation and relieves tension • Deep tissue – firm direct strokes loosen specific areas • Sports massage – enhances flexibility
Massage (cont.) • Aromatherapy – essential oils from plants, herbs • Reflexology – manipulating specific points on the feet for overall calming effect • Rolfing – reorganizes the whole body for lightness and mobility • Shiatsu – finger pressure technique for pain relief and disease resistance
Massage (cont.) • Kinesiology - light finger-tip massage to pressure points to stimulate or relax key muscles • Acupressure – stimulates the flow of vital energy, “chi” • Stone therapy – warmed basalt rocks • Reiki – stress reduction through specific placement of the hands
Body Exfoliation • Body gommage – European treatment sloughing treatment • Loofah body polish – removes dead skin cells • Sea salt glow – smoothes and silkens
Body Wraps • Herbal wrap • Relax and soothe muscles • Clay body masque • Clears toxins • Paraffin body masque • For tired, dry skin • Seaweed Spirolina Body Masque • Toning and elasticity • Self-tanning mask • Exfoliate and tan skin safely
Facials • European facial • exfoliation, steam, facial massage, masque, and moisturizer • Deep pore cleansing treatment • Enzyme masque for clearer complexion • Custom facial • Based on your individual needs • Manual Dermabrasion • Resurfacing, improves tones and reduces lines • Eye treatments
Salon Services • Hair • Shampoo, cuts, color and highlights, straightening • Make-up • Spa Pedicure • Spa Manicure • Natural/Acrylic/Porcelain
Exercise & Fitness • Personal training • Body composition • Yoga/Pilates • Nutritional consultations • Weight loss consultations • Private and group exercise
Wellness Options • Wellness spas specialize in these treatments • Stress management • Success coaching • Guided personal meditation • Life management consultations • Aging consultations
Spa and Body Treatments • Rejuvenating • Renewing • De-stressing • Anti-aging • Replenishing • Detoxifying • Radiation
Escape to Somewhere Else… • Experience rejuvenating therapies to soothe your body and soul • Rediscover youthful skin that radiates health and beauty • Revitalize (v.) • Impart new life or energy
Great Spas of the Southeast • Spa at Amelia Island Plantation (FL) • The Breakers (FL) • Breathe Spa (SC) • The Spa at Grove Park and Resort (NC) • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami (FL) • Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (FL) • Spa at Turnberry Isle (FL) • Ballantyne Resort (NC) • Spa at PGA National Resort (FL) • Living Waters European Spa and Salon (FL) • The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club (FL) • The Spa at Pinehurst (NC) • The Sporting Club and Continuum (FL)
Spa… …quiet is the new loud
3 Multiple Choice Questions… • 1.) In the presentation, what ancient civilization was given credit for the first spa? • a. Greeks • b. Romans • c. Aztecs • d. Egyptians • 2.) _______ spas are located far from civilization in beautiful environments. • a. Structured spas • b. Hotel/Urban spas • c. Fitness spas • d. Resort spas • 3.) Which of the following spa treatments is designed to treat skin by removing dead skin cells? • a. massage • b. nutritional services • c. body exfoliation/wraps • d. lifestyle management sessions