Over the last many decades topics like Peloids (muds), Shiatsu, cryotherapy, “mindfulness,”
balneotherapy, aromatherapy, guided imagery and Pressotherapy have been brought to fore where
these alternative modalities were in many instances only cultural in specific segments of the world. In
Western medicine, by contrast, what was thought to be “medical,” is now still integrated to the benefit
of the patient. However, like a rich array of foods for a celebration or a vibrant palette, the choices for
wellness are robust and interwoven.
Likewise, research is a patchwork. There is documentation from ancient Asia, trends from South Korea,
findings in the heart of the rainforest and professionals, practitioners and health-directed interpreters
passing around the data, wisdom, age-old ritual and never realized theocraticals.
The amount of research and data is staggering. Moreover, the research and findings are growing
collectively. At SPAA we are both conducting in house studies and white papers as well as sharing the
information out there.
Some of the information in our research section is about business. Some of the information is about
various forms of business within the umbrella of spa, wellness, fitness, nutrition, homeopathy and on
and on. We plan to make this an active and ever-changing area of our website. Please bring us both
your questions and your answers. With community and a higher good in mind, information shared is