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Occupational health & safety act 85 of 1993
The Occupational Health and Safety Act aims to provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the activities of persons at work and to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety. - 24 November 2011
Meditation- An increasingly popular practice in today’s “Holistic Spa Journey”
Amongst the ever increasing list of alternative therapies found in holistic spa journeys, one that is gaining popularity is the practice of meditation. Meditation has been around for as long as we can all remember, but most people recognize meditation as a spiritual practice and often neglect to see the health benefits. - 5 August 2011
How to Attract and Retain Spa Customers
In a volatile market, it can be hard to strategize for the future. Coyle recognizes that the most successful business plans are client-centered; i.e., they focus on attracting, maintaining, and enhancing the company’s relationships with its consumers. - 4 August 2011
Holistic Rejuvenation- Blending Spa Therapies with Plastic Surgery
Today there are more and more options available to the cosmetic patient than ever before. This is because non-surgical treatments have become increasingly more effective and affordable, and spa therapies and cosmetic surgery are used together to achieve optimal results. The result is an exciting revolution in the approach to cosmetic treatment with ever improving outcomes. However, patients should visit a competent healthcare provider to ensure the best results, argues Dr Mark Steinmann, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Netcare Rosebank Hospital. - 4 August 2011
Beauty Salon Versus Spa
Under the aegis of the Federation of Spa and Wellness Professionals SPA-A, Galya Ortega, examines the difference between the world of the spa and that of the beauty salon and take note – this is a very important distinction to make as clients have a very different expectation from a spa. - 2 January 2010
Building a Luxury Branded Spa
As an industry we need to be innovative and we need to be observant of shifting attitudes and the evolving wants of consumers so that we can respond. As for the consumer's appetite for luxury goods and services, spas need to focus on building a brand image that focuses on quality, service, and is experience-rich. - 2 December 2009
Raise Your Hands
“Massage therapists are incurring serious injury as a result of using techniques that have not changed in 200 years – recent research points to an injury pandemic that is only now coming to the surface.” - Gerry Pyves, author: No-hands Massage: squaring the circle of practitioner damage. - 25 August 2009
The revenue opportunities of including memberships and fitness services within the SPA model – Cre
Focusing on a health based holistic wellness approach means SPAs may no longer be seen as luxuries. For an aging and stressed population, wellness SPAs provide a way to stay young and healthy. Some of the new visitors to SPAs are teenagers and men, these groups have additional goals and requirements from a wellness centre. The key is to increase the value to the customer and aim to create repetitive spend and loyalty. With additional time pressures, consumers are looking for a place to fulfil all of their wellness goals, from de-stressing, Health and Fitness, and socialization. - 12 August 2009
Implementation of Management Systems- giving you the credible performance for sustainability you des
Our mission statement about treating people with respect and dignity is not just words but a creed we live by each day. You can’t expect your employees to exceed the expectations of your customers if you don’t exceed the employees’ expectations of management - 12 August 2009
Why work with a Spa Developer?
Surely with your competencies, you are capable of developing a spa? You are up to date on spa know-how and you understand what is involved so why spend a fortune on a spa developer? What are the risks in creating a spa without using a developer? And that is the real question: do you know exactly what you stand to lose by working alone on a project of this nature and, on the flip side, what you stand to gain if you recruit a professional developer? Jean-François Dumaine, CEO of Luxinov elaborates. - 22 June 2009

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