For advanced courses in spa management, holistic health, or as a special course in massage programs, the authors give a "whole body" approach to various spa treatments not found in any other book. The Spa explains a variety of spa treatments and describes their therapeutic effects on the mind and body of the client. Each treatment description lists contraindications and equipment needed, and guides professionals and clients step-by-step through procedures. Health care students interested in mind/body connection and alternative therapies will find the book useful in understanding the specifics of spa treatments, including benefits and cautions.
Chapter 1: The Origin of the Spa. Chapter 2: Spas Today. Chapter 3: The Spa Treatments. Chapter 4: You, The Spa Client. Chapter 5: Water, Mineral, Herbal, and Essential Oil Bath Therapies. Chapter 6: Massage, Wellness, and Physiotherapies. Chapter 7: Steam Vapor Bath and Sauna. Chapter 8: Water Affusions. Chapter 9: Affusions Under Pressure. Chapter 10: Showers and Steam Showers. Chapter 11: Kneipp Ablution. Chapter 12 Body Wraps. Chapter 13: Body Packs. Chapter 14: Hot Compresses. Chapter 15: Herbal and Mineral Body Mask and Wrap Therapies. Chapter 16: Exfoliation Treatments. Chapter 17: Body Hardening and Spa Kur Conditioning Therapies. References.