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slang A person who is clumsy or incompetent, especially due to being careless, foolish, or out of control. The term is short for "spastic" and may be considered offensive due to that originally having been a derogatory term for someone with spastic paralysis or cerebral palsy. Primarily heard in Ireland. I can't believe I sent that embarrassing email to the entire office. I'm such a spa sometimes! You're always messing up our games with your stupid antics, Tommy! Why do you have to be such a spa all the time?
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Zurich's five-star superior city hotel, Atlantis by Giardino, nestled at the foot of the Uetliberg mountain, offers the Ayurveda by Giardino programme by incorporating nutrition, spa treatments, yoga, mindful activities and coaching; to provide travellers with a holistic experience.
Another approach, referring to the content of a spa center, states that it is located in a hotel or resort, and consists of: a reception area, dressing rooms and separate facilities for men and women; sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, separate pool, and lounge for women and men; an option could also be a common area for both women and men with the same facilities mentioned above; dry rooms for facial treatments and massage; wet rooms for treatment services such as body wrapping and rubbing; hydrotherapy chambers used for baths and hydro-massage therapies; a fitness studio equipped with practise machines; an area with shops; a beauty salon.
Three sought after Word's Best awards hailed Anantara Spa as the World's Best Hotel Spa Brand, accompanied by two individual resorts being named the best in the world.
GOCO Spa Venice was awarded for the second consecutive year as Italy's Best Resort Spa, while GOCO Spa Ajman was announced as Ajman's Best Resort Spa.
"We are thrilled to have been awarded this coveted title again," said Victoria Rickett, spa manager at Rockliffe Hall, who also recently won a Spa Manager of the Year award.
Mention the words 'luxury spa' and the mind immediately turns to blissful thoughts of relaxation, recuperation, rejuvenation and socialising, taking a couple of hours out from the stresses and strains of modern life and really investing in some down time.
This has paved the way for age-old healing methods such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda and Western therapies such as aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy and Reiki in these spas. Kate Sim, Head of Spa Operations, The Oberoi Group, says the biggest change they made at the Wildflower Hall, Shimla, was doing away with 'fad' treatments such as the chocolate spa and papaya wraps, and reviving the authentic massage practices of Bali, Thailand and China which, over the years, had become refined at their spas.
The spa was named Best Luxury Eco Spa and Best Luxury Destination Spa for the second year running in the competition - with the latest accolades coming as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The study, Sona says, has revealed that there is an opportunity for hotels to capitalise on the strength of its spas. He says one of the important considerations for hoteliers is what return on investment spas will make in exchange for the prime real estate given to it.
"This explains the increase in treatment revenue for resort spas with higher spending from tourists, and the decline for city hotel spas, as resident walk-in guests are considered regular clients and often are entitled to resident discounts and seasonal promotions."
Set in picturesque surroundings in the Wirral village of Thornton Hough, Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa is a four star hotel with 62 bedrooms.
THIS spring, treat yourself to a spa day or break, with friends or a partner, in the city, in the country or simply somewhere gorgeous.
Founded by 3 management graduates from IIM Ahmedabad & SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Four Fountains De-Stress Spa aims to bring the scientifically proven health benefits of spas within the reach of upper-middle class Indians by making spa therapies affordable and educating guests about the health benefits of spa therapies.
The spa has been redesigned to include architectural elements of other Babor Beauty Spas that can be found in more than a hundred locations around the world.