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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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CONTACT: Craig Oliver, President of Spas of America, +1-888-688-7727, or pr@spasofamerica.
The list includes La Costa Resort and Spa, the Four Seasons Aviara, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and the lesser-known Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.
4 Hotel Hana-Maui, Hawaii With stunning views of Hana Bay, and with one of Hawaii's only watsu (shiatsu water massage) pools, the new spa at Hotel Hana-Maui ensures ultimate relaxation.
He said part of what's motivating these men next door to plunk down $425 for Burke's Gentleman's Choice spa package is the proliferation of television shows like ``Queer Eye for the Straight Guy'' and The Learning Channel's ``What Not to Wear.
Such risks and factors include uncertainties beyond our control that could adversely affect the timely construction and final characteristics of resort spa facilities such as at the Presidente InterContinental Resort and Spa, including, among other things, our lack of control over the spa construction work and possible weather-related delays.
Trying to open a spa while working full time was difficult for Edmonds since she was learning about the spa business and becoming a business owner at the same time.
We are excited to launch the Spa Finder Gift Card program with Walgreens, a company key to our expanded distribution network," said Spa Finder, Inc.
7) Spas that cater to pampering the whole body include pedicures to rejuvenate the feet.
Spas/Salons: Complexions Bay Spa (735 Massachusetts Ave.
Luxury Becomes Ultra-Luxury -- As spa participation continues to explode, the luxury end of the market will become even more luxurious, as spas raise the bar for the superior spa experience, whether that means A) a more exclusive/private/meaningful/tasteful experience, or B) a more extravagant/indulgent experience.
Pierpont, 46, said many spas also are attracting baby boomers concerned about health and long life.