THE SPA ENCYCLOPEDIA: A Guide to Treatments & Their Benefits for Health & Healing Encyclopedia has been released. The authors are Hannelore Leavy is Founder and Executive Director of The Day Spa Association, based in West New York, NJ. and Dr. Reinhard Bergel is Founder and President of H.E.A.T., an international spa equipment, consultation and training company based in Calistoga, CA. The encyclopedia:

Examines the different types of spas —destination, resort, and day spa

• Specifies what to look for when choosing a spa, including licensing requirements, treatment expectations and spa etiquette

• Explains each treatment —what happens during each treatment, which ailment or condition it is intended for, what the benefits are, and what the contraindications are

• An appendix cross-references each treatment by ailments/conditions for easy searches

• A Day Spa Directory, listed by state and province, tells the reader where to find bona-fide spas at home and on the road, cross-referenced by treatments offered

• Reveals the spa world and the benefits it offers

• Enables spa technicians, owners, managers, and health care professionals as well as physicians to determine how best to help their clients/guests/patientsTable of Contents:

Preface. Acknowledgements. 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 Masks and Wrap Therapies. Chapter 16: Exfoliation Treatments. Chapter 17: Body Hardening and Spa Kur Conditioning Therapies. Glossary. References.

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