A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes seawater) is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan. Day spas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments.
Origins of the term
The term is derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, whose name is known back to Roman times, when the location was called Aquae Spadanae, sometimes incorrectly connected to the Latin word “spargere” meaning to scatter, sprinkle or moisten.
Since medieval times, illnesses caused by iron deficiency were treated by drinking chalybeate (iron-bearing) spring water (in 1326, the ironmaster Collin le Loup claimed a cure, when the spring was called Espa, a Walloon word for "fountain").
A thermal bath is a warm body of water. It is often referred to as a spa, which is traditionally used to mean a place where the water is believed to have special health-giving properties, though note that many spas offer cold water or mineral water treatments.
As the famed site of healing cold springs, Spa has been frequented as a watering-place since as early as the 14th century. Though other sources of healing mineral springs have become famous throughout the world, it is the town of Spa which has become eponymous with any place having a natural water source that is believed to possess special health-giving properties, as a spa. Since the eighteenth century casinos have also been located in the town.
William Henry The Spa recently celebrated its opening in Belmont with a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Montcross AreaChamber of Commerce. The chamber also hosted a Network After Work reception at the spa for members and guests ...Inside, spa services occupy the entire first floor, and the second floor is available for lease.
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Cicero police say Lilac Spa sold sex out of its parlor in Aldi Plaza on Route 31 for years. The spa closed and the plaza's owner ordered the business to vacate the premises after two employees were charged with prostitution.RickMoriarty... — The Lilac Spa in Cicero billed itself as a massage parlor ... The spa was in Suite 16 at 5962 State Route 31.
Micaela Milano spent a year looking for the perfect location to open her medical spa. She was all set to sign the lease for a building in Greenlawn, but then COVID hit, so she hit pause ... She purchased a trailer and interviewed eight contractors before choosing one to custom build her mobile spa.
The plan, first reported by FitsNews.com, calls for the SPA to lease 15 trucks and hire 30 drivers to haul cargo containers between the SPA's terminals and rail yards, what the maritime agency calls its Rapid Rail program. Staffing firmMAU Workforce Solutions held an event May 28 for drivers interested in working for the SPA.
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+Text Size ... After offering space for spa and retail, has decided to lease out space to set-up a warehouse at Grant Road station, areas around which have booming business, especially in electronic and computers ... Mt ... At Mumbai Central, it has awarded contract for upgraded waiting room with facilities like massage and spa apart from spruced up interiors.