I'm interested in developing community around spa and putting the water back into spa. The difference is that I'm talking about doing this on the basis of a set of values and view of sustainability that much of the spa world may have abandoned.I like the way that she is approaching spas [from s.p.a. or salus per aqua or "health through water"] as a place for connecting to self as well as Nature. It's all too common these days to have "spa in a can" experiences that are more about $45 facials than stepping back for a realignment of self and spirit, community and nature.
...In the face of the big business that the spa industry has become... I persist because I believe that we need to review and revise the ways we see... spa, not as an industry but as a cultural indicator.
It's like parents who have others take care of their kids. Sorry, but I think that parenting (by mother AND father) has more dimensions than making sure there's poptarts and something "good" in the DVD player.
Bottom Line: Ahh -- life can be simple and good, but we tend to find complicated ways to ruin it.