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The Spa Encyclopedia: A Guide to Treatments and Their Benefits for Health and Healing Paperback – 8 Apr 2002

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  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Milady Publishing Co (8 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562538683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562538682
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.8 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,319,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By A Customer on 10 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
This book gives a good depth of information about different treatments and what the benefits for each were. It's presented in an easy read lay out.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x8648ab40) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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HASH(0x8656a21c) out of 5 stars disappointed 22 July 2005
By mel - Published on
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book as a refresher for past training and hoping to find some new ideas. A lot of this book relates to more European spa equipment, including Kneipp baths, and includes treatments like 'put on cold wet socks and wait until they are warm'.

Some of the standard American spa treatments have better descriptions, but even so, they are lacking eg contraindications for seaweed wrap: none - erm no, there are actually quite a few, starting with iodine sensitive individuals.

Some of the instructions are the fastest and most efficient way to do something (dry skin brushing with client standing before they get on the table) but not the American standard, more luxurious method of having the client on the table, draped, and working an area then covering.

Section I, The World of Spa, is informative, but Section II, The Treatments, are a bit hit and miss, and as these make up the bulk of the book......

The book is filled out with a colour directory of 2002 spas - that's getting a bit old now.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8656a27c) out of 5 stars Poor choice all around. 15 April 2008
By J L Mulligan - Published on
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This book is not good as a text books for spa treatment classes nor for self study in treatment protocols. I am massage therapist who has a worked in and managed a spa, and I teach classes at a local healing arts school. I had purchased the book looking to expand our spa treatment class for our students in the massage therapy program. I would not suggest this book to anyone.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88a8781c) out of 5 stars Far from an "encyclopedia" 27 April 2007
By Heather - Published on
Format: Paperback
For an "encyclopedia" this book is severly lacking in detail and coverage on the subject. This is a thin book that gives very short descriptions of a limited number of treatments. Many very common and popular spa treatments are not even included, while other obscure and non-existent in most spas found their way into the book. If you're looking for information on what is done during many of the common spa treatments used today and what their benefits are I do not suggest this book. I was very disappointed.
HASH(0x88a870cc) out of 5 stars The Spa Encyclopedia: A Guide to Treatments & Their Benefits for Health & Healing 4 Oct. 2011
By Cheryl - Published on
Format: Paperback
A great book. Explains about different spa treatments and how they can help you be healthier. For more
information about spas go online to [...]
HASH(0x88a87054) out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 July 2015
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