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Spa,

commune (1991 pop. 10,140), Liège prov., E Belgium, in the Ardennes. Its therapeutic mineral springs and baths, frequented since the 16th cent., made it an internationally fashionable watering place. Its name became so well known that the word spa is used to designate any health resort. The town had its ultimate vogue in the 18th and 19th cent. At the Spa Conference (1920) the Allies accepted a German plan for the payment of war reparations.

Spa

 

a city in eastern Belgium, in Liège Province; situated in the Ardennes, on the Vaya’i River. Population, 12,000 (1966). Spa is a well-known balneological health resort.

SPA

Abbr. for “Southern Pine Association.”

spa

a mineral spring or a place or resort where such a spring is found

Spa

a town in E Belgium, in Liège province: a resort with medicinal mineral springs (discovered in the 14th century). Pop.: 10 491 (2004 est.)

SPA

(Software Publishers Association, Washington, DC) In 1999, SPA merged with the IIA (Information Industry Association) to become the Software & Information Industry Association. See SIIA.
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And remember, if you're allergic to oils or perfumes, tell the spa representative who books your appointment and then remind your therapist before she or he lays hands on you.
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men are wearing their hair longer,'' said Joseph Esposito, manager of Thursday's Salon + Spa in Calabasas, which also offers a Men's Day Out package that includes a deep tissue/sports massage and a gentlemen's facial ($130).
Offering degree and non-degree programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the Steiner family of companies or other industry entities.
Trying to open a spa while working full time was difficult for Edmonds since she was learning about the spa business and becoming a business owner at the same time.
Swedish massage: The traditional muscle-relaxing massage given at most spas.
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Pierpont, 46, said many spas also are attracting baby boomers concerned about health and long life.
The approximately 28,000 square foot spa will be built as part of an ongoing $45 million expansion of the resort that will also include a new pool, three new restaurant concepts, a 3,000 square-foot oceanfront terrace, expanded Ritz Kids and Ritz Teens programs, and more.
In Europe, where national healthcare plans cover most residents, physicians routinely prescribe spa visits--in some cases up to a four-week stay--for preventive medicine and convalescent care.
This spa will be located in a new hotel being built on Sheikh Zayed Road, in downtown Dubai and will feature 10 deluxe treatment rooms, including a suite and a couples spa room, as well as men's and women's changing rooms and steam and Jacuzzi facilities.