Spa and Massage Therapy Flyers

Success in the spa and massage therapy business is largely driven through word of mouth recommendations from satisfied customers. Unfortunately, the process required to establish a loyal and substantial clientele can take far too long. To increase store traffic and gain referrals more quickly, well designed spa and massage therapy flyers will help promote a business and its services to a multitude of potential customers.

For the cost conscious therapist or business owner, spa and message therapy flyers are the perfect marketing choice. Since they are inexpensive to produce, frequent printing of updated editions will keep the message fresh and timely. A well designed marketing plan that includes aggressive flyer distribution will ensure that the company name and logo remains recognizable to prospective clients.

Flyer Design

There are a number of design elements that should be included in message therapy and spa flyers to attract and hold the recipients attention.

– Use Color instead of Black and White: Although color printing may be marginally more expensive, color flyers are far more eye catching than black and white. Color printing also conveys a sophisticated business image and a sense of legitimacy.

– Include an Attention Grabbing Headline or Photo: An appealing photograph and an interesting headline will draw the readerÂÂ’s attention. Always try and place this type of information in the center of the page where it will be the most conspicuous.

– Contact Information: In addition to the business name, location, email address, and phone numbers, always include relevant practitioner license numbers and the company logo. This can also be an area where a short bio of the owner and key employees can be incorporated.

– Highlight Products and Services: Since customers are savvy in Detroit, spa and message therapy flyers should include a detailed list of services, prices and benefits. Unique specialties can be detailed along with descriptions of the parlor and its atmosphere.

– Special Offers and Call to Action: Discount coupons can serve as an excellent incentive to make a phone call or book an appointment. Whatever the mechanism, the flyer should compel the recipient to seek further information about the business or its services.

Flyer Printing

For salon owners in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Downriver, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Royal Oak, Troy and Detroit, spa flyers can help to raise visibility and attract new customers to the business.

Intensify your store traffic and gain referrals more quickly with well designed spa and massage therapy flyers. Detroit Print Shop can provide assistance with graphic design, logo creation and a variety of other printing options.

Spa and Aromatherapy Career Training Possibilities

Educational opportunities exist through spa and aromatherapy schools to help students prepare for careers. Spa and aromatherapy career training possibilities are offered by accredited schools and college, which provide quality training. Students who have an interest in the field can begin by researching various options to learn more about the career training paths that are available to them. Several levels and areas of education are available that will cover various topics of study to prepare students for the workplace.

Accredited schools that offer training in this field can help students obtain the higher education that is desired by many employers. Students can choose to complete their studies at the associate degree or certificate level. Spa and aromatherapy training will last several months to two years, based on the individual students desired career outcome. Different educational training facilities offer studies that are designed around the career that is being pursued. Careers opportunities can include employment as a professional:

Natural Healer
Massage Therapist
Chiropractor
Aromatherapist

Once a career has been chosen, students will be ready to learn about the training that will be necessary as well as the places they can find employment after completing a program.

After selecting the occupation that will be pursued, students can learn about the training that will be required. Accredited schools offer courses that can teach students how to provide skin treatments, mud wraps, aromatherapy, mineral therapies, and many other services. The training that is received will help students gain the skills to work with a variety of individuals to help relieve:

Stress
Pain

…and stimulate the immune system and mind. Once accredited spa and aromatherapy training is completed, students will be able to find work in places like:

Clinics
Private Practices
Hospitals
Spas

…and other businesses. Students can begin by choosing a path to follow and enrolling in an accredited learning program.

Accredited spa and aromatherapy career training coursework will vary depending on the certificate or degree desired as well as the career. Students can look forward to completing Chinese medicine training, flower essences, anatomy, chemistry, and other topics related to their desired occupation. Coursework may also include studies in natural healing, essential oils, massage therapy techniques, and a variety of other studies that are necessary for successful careers. Studying these topics will help students understand the therapy and what it can do. After completing coursework, students will be able to graduate and receive their certificate or degree and enter into employment.

How to Have a Luxury Spa and Hotel Break For a Budget Price

Ever since Gok Wan went from making us look good naked to creating catwalk outfits for less than the price of dry cleaning a designer outfit, I’ve been pulling out my craft glue (and the occasional DIY supplies) to glam up New Look basics into must have “pieces”. I’ve even taken a couple of their comfortable wide fit shoes and made them into sparkling triumphs courtesy of Claire’s Accessories and some Superdrug nail varnish. I know, these are not names that generally inspire, but when the resulting sandals are mistaken for the latest season sandals from Dune (and are actually comfortable enough to walk in) I knew I was on to a winner.

Fast forward to a girlie weekend in Barcelona this March and a visit to a local spa and suddenly my mind was working overtime again.

As much as I love the idea of a long weekend at a luxury spa hotel, if I’m honest the prices have always put me off, and my recent experiences at day spas in Morocco and Barcelona have convinced me that you don’t need to pay through the nose for an exceptional spa experience. In fact the best massages I have had to date have been the cheapest ones:

– Around 32 pounds for a hammam, with a gommage “scrubbing”, followed by a rhassoul, and then the most relaxing massage I’ve ever had. I can’t tell you how long I was in there – only that the sun had gone down, I had lost all track of time, and I was on a completely different planet.

– Even in Barcelona, with the euro at an all-time high, the top rated spa cost us around 54 pounds for the hammam, (with extra hot steam room and plunge pool), followed by a gommage “scrubbing” and another extremely relaxing massage. Three hours of luxury for 54 pounds compared to UK prices is a total steal.

The fact is that in many cultures the local spa is an everyday (or at least every month) treat, which, combined with good exchange rates (when they are available), makes them a great bargain on holiday. So why aren’t we taking advantage of them? Well personally I think it’s because, whereas guide books are stuffed with restaurant, sight and hotel recommendations, very rarely do they spend any time on spas. The spa in Morocco was recommended by friends, and the spa in Barcelona was found with some pre-emptive internet research. Later in the year I’m off to visit China, which has some world class hotel spas, but also boasts a proud massage tradition, which leads me to hope that as well as the day spas I’ve been recommended (where prices are about a quarter of UK rates) I’ll also be able to find other more authentic bargains.

Which leads me to the hotel part of the spa and hotel break. One of the reasons that staying at a luxury spa hotel can cost so much is that you are paying for the option to use it 24/7. If, like me, you see your spa time as part of a whole trip rather than a destination in itself, you’ll probably find that one day spending 3-4 hours in a spa is enough (taking into account the detox effects) at least for a couple of days. So just by choosing to stay in a separate hotel you will probably save a hefty chunk of your holiday budget, and you’ll also avoid the temptation to stay locked up in your hotel for your entire stay and miss out on the local treats.

By then choosing an affordable hotel, reasonably close to your spa, which features the required level of pampering (slippers, robe, fluffy white towels), you can relax back in your room safe in the knowledge that you’ll be going home with a designer glow and a budget bill.

Of course this is not to say that there aren’t spa hotels offering affordable deals, but by being flexible and savvy you can make sure that your relaxation time isn’t spent feeling ripped off. And perhaps more importantly, by being more creative in choosing your hotel, you have a much better choice of spa. You are not limited to an in-house spa experience, very important considering the number of excellent day spas available, even in the UK. Take for example Spa London in Bethnal Green, voted 2010 Professional Beauty Awards “Day Spa of the Year”, where 3 hours of thermal experience will set you back 21.50 pounds at the top of the scale for non-members, down to 6.75 pounds for concessionary local members (including towel, robe and flip flop use) and which is truly a luxury experience compared to the slightly run down Porchester Spa. And then there’s Thermae Bath Spa, the only place in the UK where you can bathe in natural healing spa waters, voted 2010 “Best Spa in the World” by readers of the Daily Telegraph’s Ultra Travel Magazine for the second time running, where a 2 hour session in the New Royal Bath (recommended) will set you back 24 pounds (plus 9 pounds hire cost for towel, robe and slippers if you need them – and you get to keep the slippers!) Unlike many spas the Thermae Bath Spa also offers reductions for locals, disabled guests and their carers, so a local disabled guest (and carer) could pay as little as 9.50 pounds each for a 2 hour session in the New Royal Bath. (You can also buy a glass of spa water at The Pump Room for only 50p!)

Of course London and Bath are not known for their cheap hotel rooms, and certainly in central Bath you might be pushed to find availability, let alone an affordable room rate. However, if you widen your search to the surrounding area, you’ll also find some wonderful B&Bs which would put many hotels to shame, and where you can wake up to the sound of a horse clip clopping past, right in the heart of the countryside. Then it’s up to you whether you decide to explore some old fashioned villages, head back home refreshed and revived, or pop back to the Thermae Bath Spa for just a little more bargain relaxation.

A Career in Spa Therapy and Wellness Treatments

Spa therapy can be for the entire body, using various types of soaks, scrubs, exfoliates, oils, masks, moisturizers, paraffin treatments and hot/cold stones. Spa therapy revitalizes the body as well as the skin. There are different types of spa therapies such as Ayurvedic spa, club spa, day spa, dental spa and medical spa. But among all the Ayurvedic spa has always been the most sought after one.

To master the art of spa therapy the right way, only a handful of opportunities exist. That is where the Ananda spa institute comes in to the picture. Set up with the intention of producing well-trained high quality staff for the hospitality industry, by India’s premier spa operator, IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, the institute offers courses such as International body treatments, Ayurveda and Yoga.

Situated in the stunning environs of the Ista Hotel Hyderabad, the Ananda Spa Institute is in close proximity to the new international airport. The breathtaking surroundings with the views of the Golconda Fort and its natural rock formations make this institute one of a kind.

This outstanding training institute offering professional spa and beauty therapy courses, is equipped with Separate training rooms for Ayurveda and International Therapies Treatment rooms, Lecture rooms, Wet treatment training area, Oriental Therapies training room, Computer room with 24 Workstations, a well stocked library, Ayurveda practical room, Yoga pavilion, Student’s cafeteria, Video conferencing provision and more.

The institute’s training programmes include Ayurveda courses, international spa therapies courses and yoga courses, all carried out in a training methodology which is a combination of theory, practical and interactive sessions with a balance between information delivery and demonstrations of a procedure, practicals, exercises, role-plays and case studies.

This institute having three student intakes per year boasts a staff dedicated and committed to providing exceptional training and outstanding therapists to the hospitality industry, with the profound knowledge and years of experience they possess in their respective fields. Awarded as the best spa academy by Crystal awards Asia Pacific-2010, the Ananda spa institute has a special dress code and continues to sparkle as a gem of an Ayurveda college

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

Health and Wellness in the New Year for a New You

Health and wellness has been of utmost importance to everybody and all its hype will continue to flourish. Everyone wants to live a healthy life and achieve the ultimate wellness of one’s well being.

All the health and wellness products are in demand nowadays. According to recent reports and surveys, spas and wellness centers will continue to attract customers. Clinics for acupuncture, reflexology, chiropractor; you name it, they are all there ready to give you their services and assistance just to achieve that desired holistic well being.

People no longer depend solely on medical doctors or hospitals for them to get better. In addition to their physicians or doctors and their usual medications, a lot of them have opted to traditional medicine and supplements to better their general health and wellness. Some even believe that these traditional medicines and approaches have changed their illness prevention.

It has been a commonplace in our everyday lives that we get to hear of health and wellness being reflected in our weight loss programs, exercise programs and equipment, health and fitness centers, spas and wellness centers, nutritional supplements, and even the leisure activities that we participate in. These all reflects our desire to be fit and healthy, not just physically, but more importantly, emotionally. And we all want to continue this throughout our lifetime.

It has become clearer that the health and wellness industry will still be in the market for a longer period. This is due to the fact that a lot of people have been aware of the issues on being fit and healthy and to maintain it for quite a good number of years into their lifetime with being consciously healthy for both your physical and mental state means that your desired manifestation of being truly healthy will be reflected in your emotional health and wellness for a more holistic well being.