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spa

(spah),
A health resort, especially one where there are one or more mineral springs with waters that possess therapeutic properties.
[Spa, a mineral spring health resort in Belgium]

spa

(spä)
n.
1. A resort providing therapeutic baths.
2. A resort area having mineral springs.
3. A health spa.
4. A tub for relaxation or invigoration, usually including a device for raising whirlpools in the water.

SPA

abbreviation for sperm penetration assay.

spa

A health resort where one bathes in the water of a particular natural spring.

SPA

Abbreviation for:
Scottish Prescribing Analysis (obsolete) 
sheep pulmonary adenomatosis
shrinking pleuritis with atelectasis
Small Practices Association 
soluble protective antigen
spastic ataxia
sperm penetration assay
sphenopalatine artery
spinal anaesthesia 
spondyloarthropathy
spontaneous physical activity
spontaneous platelet aggregation
staphylococcal protein A
structured professional activities, see there 
superficial palmar arch
supporting professional activities, see there 
suprapubic (bladder) aspiration
surfactant protein A

SPA

staphylococcal protein A.
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Alan, who lives with his wife and children in Winsford, flew out to Vancouver, Canada,earlier this year to see for himself the way the spa pool industry had grown in a country where health conscious individuals take combating stress very seriously.
One of my customers is a local businessman who gets home from work and climbs straight into a hot spa pool in his backgarden.
I believe the spa pool industry is set for considerable growth in the UK in the next few years.
The jets from spa pools then produce aerosols containing legionella which can then be inhaled and cause illness.
So far this year there had only been one case of legionnaires' reported to officials where a spa pool has been found to be the cause.
Many outbreaks have been associated with spa pools at health clubs, hotels, and motels (9,10,11,12,13).
Another group of bacteria that are commonly found in swimming and spa pools are Staphylococci.
And the spa pool at Fitness First in Shrewsbury was found to have bacteria levels 30 times higher than the maximum recommended level.
The analysis of the chemical levels for the spa pool showing a low bromine level was disappointing.