Best Hearing Aids for Budget Conscious People

When you realize lately you can’t hear sounds as clearly as before, you need to be very aware. There may be something wrong with your ear. It is highly recommended to meet an ENT specialist to get the right diagnosis. When you are diagnosed with hearing problem that requires hearing aids to improve your hearing, you will be referred to an audiologist to get the hearing aids. What’s next can be overwhelming.

There are many people get a big shock when they realize they need to spend thousands of dollars to get hearing aids. To purchase hearing aids and get an adjustment, the price can be really high for some people. Those who are suffering with hearing loss and don’t have enough money to afford expensive hearing aids are dealing with big dilemma. Fortunately, there’s a true solution to get out of that dilemma. Now, people with hearing problems can get what they really deserve. Thanks to Century Hearing Aids for its high quality and low cost hearing aids. This brand offers hearing aids devices with similar quality with devices from famous brands but this brand is able to offer much lower cost. Choosing devices from this brand can help you save up to 50%. That’s very significant number.

Century Hearing Aids is a small company. It is a family owned and operated company based in the USA. The big mission of this company is to make sure everyone with hearing loss can get the right hearing aids to improve their quality of life. Unlike the big brands, Century Hearing Aids only has few models, one of two for each category of hearing aids. But it allows them to offer more competitive price without compromising on quality. It is highly recommended to visit its website. There you can find complete information about the hearing aids devices and what make it the best option for your problem.

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Marbella Spa and Health Resort

Costa del Sol is a booming health- tourism center. The region has two gorgeous resorts from the last century which were the forerunner to the eclectic range of Marbella spa and wellness centers. The presence of the hot springs resulted in health tourism boom today. The place has both traditional centers and the most modern and comfortable setting.

An excellent combination of both health and tourism made the place an alluring formula. The rest and the physical well-being of the powerful spas and the exotic beaches makes it possible to deal with anxiety, fatigue and other problems caused by the busy city life.

The spa here is no longer a place for only the elderly people; it is frequented by people of different ages. They offer wonderful combination of health treatments and leisure, fun and recreation. In most cases, Marbella Accommodation comes equipped with spa facilities, so you can get the highly specialized services within reach.

The place is an iconic beach resort with sun kissed shores in Spain. Once popular as the vacation of spot for the classes, is now popular among masses as well. It is the jewel of the small stretch of the Spanish coastline. The exotic location of the city is makes it perfect to explore the Coastline. The Tolox spa, one of the oldest spas opened in 1869. It is located between the Sierra de las Nieves to the west and the municipalities of Istan and Monda in the south. This town is about 48 km from Marbella.

The other Spa is Buchinger Clinic, which has about two dozen health treatments along with other cosmetic services. The Byblos Andaluz Hotel (Mijas-Costa) and Melia Costa del Sol (Torremolinos), are places, which are also centers of hydrotherapy and Thalassotherapy. The hotel Incosol, provides several treatments with a wide range of services that can improve your physical condition. The Marbella Health Clinic, situated around Benahavis, has similar services.

Other than the traditional and natural methods that are followed in the Spas, convenience like sauna, Jacuzzi, heated pools, gym and massages are offered in the Marbella Accommodation. In case if you are thinking about a health holiday, it is advisable that you put up at one of this accommodation directly. Consider a day-trip when you contemplate to visit the two last-century spas Tolox and Carratraca.

This location has beautiful road and transport system that lead you to almost everywhere. The old country feel, picturesque hills and valleys along with the exotic beaches, it is a perfect place for a wellness holiday. To receive wellness treatment along with pleasure you can opt for short trips and combine with short walk along the village among the cradle of nature and the reviving hot springs.

Car hire facility is also available from the Malaga airport. The car hire gives you the freedom to explore the hidden corners of the city. Marbella accommodation and car hire makes your stay at extremely easy and comfortable.

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The Different Advantages of Spa and Wellness

Have you ever encounter somebody saying that she doesn’t love going to spa? Indeed, you can barely hear that because spa nowadays has become one among those favourite places where girls hang out. Not only that, because treating your love ones to avail the pampering services of spa is being considered today as one of the most special gifts that you can give. Maybe because by making your love ones attain the optimum level of wellness is more precious than any other materials. Let’s find out more on how spa can actually inspire you to become healthy.

It can decrease stress. From the moment you enter into a spa center, you can already embrace its calming ambiance. Most especially, those spas which have the best quality of services will make you think that you are in the other side of the world where there is no problem but only relaxing and healthy environment. Through their different body massages, you can have the strength to be always on the go with your several duties at home or at work. And also, you can live being stress-free because spa can actually turn your days bright by making you calm at all times.

It will strengthen your body system. Health is wealth as they say. This is very true because you can’t be able to move freely and do the things you love if you are not healthy. All of your wealth will become useless if you have a disease. Therefore, going to spa will eventually help you prevent certain disease like hypertension because you will have good blood circulation by massage. Not only that, because it will boost your immune system by gaining the ability to sleep properly all throughout the night that increases resistance with regular visit in spa.

It will increase your self-esteem. There will be no person who is born into this world not being happy to receive compliment from others. Thus, with the features of spa like the different skin care such as facial and skin whitening, you will feel being renewed. Not only that, because you will look younger with different spa treatment and weight loss management. From the moment you get out from the spa, you will sense a strong energy within you to face the crowd with head up high.

It will cure emotional misery and strengthen your spiritual beliefs. Some spas have the services of yoga and meditation, most especially those which are located at the beach. These can make you reflect on how you have been living your life according to God’s laws and principles. You are being given the chance to think of your past mistakes and find ways of changing it. On the other hand, by being relaxed and have self-confidence can actually heal all your sorrows because you will see yourself in the positive view.

Lastly, regularly going to spa is indeed very expensive. However, if you have been torn emotionally with anger and resentment, physically with work and spiritually with modern trends, spa center is the perfect place where you can find peace of mind. Besides, being relaxed and trouble-free which you can experience in spa is priceless than any other luxury.

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Selling Points of Estonian Spa and Wellness Tourism

“Recently I had to explain to a British tourism expert, why is it worth to take a spa-vacation in Estonia. She had been to Estonia before and therefore knew Estonian life in general. But she was extremely surprised when I told her that Estonia has almost 200 years of health and spa tourism experience. And when she heard about our price-level and different opportunities of treatments and services, she was totally speechless. After recovering from my praising speech, she asked me why don’t we promote local spa services and opportunities…”

This is a story from Sabina Kaukis, a spa blogger in Estonia.

So, it means that Estonia has extremely valuable spa traditions, resources and opportunities. Spa tourism could be the most special selling argument of Estonian tourism. But is our spa sector good enough in marketing and promotion?

Enterprise Estonia, which is responsible for overall promotion of Estonian tourism abroad, has chosen spa and wellness tourism as one of the focuses how to attract foreign tourist to Estonia. Their introductory brochure Wellness Holidays in Estonia brings out:

that our sauna could be called a Nordic spa – the bather warms himself at 100-degree Celsius and then whips himself with birch or juniper branches, charges into cold water with his body steaming, and cleans the skin with salt, honey, milk, and plant infusions;
how Estonian tourism farms allow foreigners to experience our native health culture – guests are fed with locally grown organic foods and the vacationer may augment these with ecologically friendly, classically healthy activities such as hikes in the forests and bogs, canoe trips, or horseback riding;
the variety of different environments for spa and wellness vacation – from rough beaches to top resort hotels, from country spas to pure outdoor experiences;
of course the uniqueness of Estonian mud – on 19th century in became clear to spa operators that in addition to water, air, warmth and light, the earth itself was extremely beneficial for improving a person’s health;
that there is something for every visitor – medical spas are popular next to wellness spas, adventurous water and theme parks, hiking trails, herb farms, and manor homes.

These are some keywords how Estonia describes itself as a spa and wellness destination. Soon we`ll take a look at how spa companies promote their services.

And by the way, it appears that nowhere else in the world there are not so many spas per capita – more than 40 spas for 1.3 million people. Even more, small Kuressaare town (15,170 inhabitants) has 1230 spa-hotel places – probably the most spa-filled town in the world…

First paragraph from SpaaBlog.

Marko Siller is a tourism and tourism education marketing expert in University of Tartu Parnu College in Estonia. Parnu College is well-known for its tourism education. Wellness sector is a continuously growing part of tourism industry, which makes wellness education an attractive field of studies.

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Protecting Your Spa and Salon Clients and Staff During the Cold and Flu Season

Being a mother of four I have always been a bit concerned about germs and keeping my kids healthy, especially during cold and flu season. As I am sure we all are.

Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a fanatic or anything… heck a bit of dirt never killed anyone, right? Well, that I know of, and waaaaay back when in ‘the good old days’ we just didn’t have all of the anti-bacterial products or even the concerns or attention on it that we have today.

Because we are so much more aware today than years ago, it is important to do our best or protect ourselves from any harmful bacteria or virus that can, not only steal time away from us, but actually jeopardize our lively hoods and rack up so pretty hefty medical bills to boot! However, no matter how hard we try at home or when we out and about, there is just no way to always protect ourselves.

I will confess… I did become a fanatic of sorts from May 2010 through September 2011 when I was taking care of my daughter, Kathryn, 24/7 while going through cancer treatments. With the immune system so low all of the time, it is very important not to come in contact with any virus or bacteria… So I admit it, I carried the disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray and the anti-bacterial hand gel everywhere! Everything had to be wiped down before she came in contact with it to lessen the chance of contacting “a bug,” which would have been very detrimental.

This is what prompted me to sit down and write this. Kathryn’s twin sister, Michelle, recently had to go into the Emergency Room for dizziness and headache. While there she went into the back area to have the lab work done and when she was instructed to go back and sit in the waiting room for the results.

When she and her father first arrived there were two people in the waiting area, one broke a finger and the other had chest pains. In the back, however, every room was filled and the nurse said that she was the only one in the past four hours that wasn’t here because of the flu. By the time she came back out after the lab work she counted about 10 people laying all over the place, coughing, sneezing, fever, vomiting with more coming in the door! She sat far enough away from them and called me.

I told her to see if she could just get the hospital to call her with results since you didn’t have the flu and didn’t want to stick around to get it, if at all possible. She said they were calling people into the back and more would just sit down where that person got up… no one was given a mask, and no one was disinfecting anything! This means that when Michelle and her father sat in the waiting room when they first got there, all of the people in the back had been sitting on the same sofas and chairs! They had to sit somewhere, but we will never know if anything was disinfected or sanitized between patients… in the waiting room or in the lab room chairs and tables. Or do we?

Well, two days later… Bing, Bang, BOOM! Full blown flu, for both of them!

This got me thinking… how are you protecting your clients, staff and yourself from catching this “flu bug” that seems to be taking over America? Some areas are worse than others, but we all need to think about this. Billions of dollars and productivity are being spent and lost from lost wages and employee absenteeism for sick days.

Of course, it is important to always keep your spa or salon clean. It is important to take steps in your spa or salon to continue to do business during flu and cold season by keeping your clients and staff healthy. By showing your clients that your spa or salon business has their best interest and health at heart, you will most definitely score major loyalty points! As well as going above and beyond when other businesses are not.

Here are a few Safety Precautions during the cold and flu season for your Spa and Salon:

1. If filling out a Client Questionnaire, be sure to either wipe off pens or this would be a great time to pass out new pens with your Spa or Salon Business information to all new clients or anyone that need to fill out any forms.

2. Be sure to have Front Desk Staff disinfect front counter, phone, charge card machine, key board or any service they come in contact with.

3. If you’re waiting area has furniture that can be wiped down periodically, do so.

4. In between clients, make sure to wipe down salon chairs, especially the arm rests top and underside. As well as arm rests on shampoo bowl chairs.

5. If you have magazines in the waiting area, print out a large sticker on the front that reminds people to be sure to wash their hands. In fact, this is where you can simply say, “Because we make your health and safety our priority, we recommend to wash your hands after enjoying reading this magazine either while waiting for your appointment or relaxing during your scheduled treatment.”

6. Always use gloves to put dirty towels into washing machine and always wipe machine off so no clean towels or sheets will come in contact where the dirty laundry may have touched.

7. Do not allow dirty laundry to sit over night.

8. Keep disposable masks on hand for any employee or client that feels they need to use one.

9. Spray down services with disinfectant spray every night prior to closing.

10. Eat right, get enough sleep, and stay hydrated.

What are you doing to protect your Spa and Salon staff and clients healthy during the cold and flu season?

Are you always looking for ways to stand out from your competition? It’s easy if you use these simple techniques and strategies to discover how to consistently bring new customers through your doors and actually double your client base month after month.

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How to Have a Luxury Spa and Hotel Break For a Budget Price

Ever since Gok Wan went from making us look good naked to creating catwalk outfits for less than the price of dry cleaning a designer outfit, I’ve been pulling out my craft glue (and the occasional DIY supplies) to glam up New Look basics into must have “pieces”. I’ve even taken a couple of their comfortable wide fit shoes and made them into sparkling triumphs courtesy of Claire’s Accessories and some Superdrug nail varnish. I know, these are not names that generally inspire, but when the resulting sandals are mistaken for the latest season sandals from Dune (and are actually comfortable enough to walk in) I knew I was on to a winner.

Fast forward to a girlie weekend in Barcelona this March and a visit to a local spa and suddenly my mind was working overtime again.

As much as I love the idea of a long weekend at a luxury spa hotel, if I’m honest the prices have always put me off, and my recent experiences at day spas in Morocco and Barcelona have convinced me that you don’t need to pay through the nose for an exceptional spa experience. In fact the best massages I have had to date have been the cheapest ones:

– Around 32 pounds for a hammam, with a gommage “scrubbing”, followed by a rhassoul, and then the most relaxing massage I’ve ever had. I can’t tell you how long I was in there – only that the sun had gone down, I had lost all track of time, and I was on a completely different planet.

– Even in Barcelona, with the euro at an all-time high, the top rated spa cost us around 54 pounds for the hammam, (with extra hot steam room and plunge pool), followed by a gommage “scrubbing” and another extremely relaxing massage. Three hours of luxury for 54 pounds compared to UK prices is a total steal.

The fact is that in many cultures the local spa is an everyday (or at least every month) treat, which, combined with good exchange rates (when they are available), makes them a great bargain on holiday. So why aren’t we taking advantage of them? Well personally I think it’s because, whereas guide books are stuffed with restaurant, sight and hotel recommendations, very rarely do they spend any time on spas. The spa in Morocco was recommended by friends, and the spa in Barcelona was found with some pre-emptive internet research. Later in the year I’m off to visit China, which has some world class hotel spas, but also boasts a proud massage tradition, which leads me to hope that as well as the day spas I’ve been recommended (where prices are about a quarter of UK rates) I’ll also be able to find other more authentic bargains.

Which leads me to the hotel part of the spa and hotel break. One of the reasons that staying at a luxury spa hotel can cost so much is that you are paying for the option to use it 24/7. If, like me, you see your spa time as part of a whole trip rather than a destination in itself, you’ll probably find that one day spending 3-4 hours in a spa is enough (taking into account the detox effects) at least for a couple of days. So just by choosing to stay in a separate hotel you will probably save a hefty chunk of your holiday budget, and you’ll also avoid the temptation to stay locked up in your hotel for your entire stay and miss out on the local treats.

By then choosing an affordable hotel, reasonably close to your spa, which features the required level of pampering (slippers, robe, fluffy white towels), you can relax back in your room safe in the knowledge that you’ll be going home with a designer glow and a budget bill.

Of course this is not to say that there aren’t spa hotels offering affordable deals, but by being flexible and savvy you can make sure that your relaxation time isn’t spent feeling ripped off. And perhaps more importantly, by being more creative in choosing your hotel, you have a much better choice of spa. You are not limited to an in-house spa experience, very important considering the number of excellent day spas available, even in the UK. Take for example Spa London in Bethnal Green, voted 2010 Professional Beauty Awards “Day Spa of the Year”, where 3 hours of thermal experience will set you back 21.50 pounds at the top of the scale for non-members, down to 6.75 pounds for concessionary local members (including towel, robe and flip flop use) and which is truly a luxury experience compared to the slightly run down Porchester Spa. And then there’s Thermae Bath Spa, the only place in the UK where you can bathe in natural healing spa waters, voted 2010 “Best Spa in the World” by readers of the Daily Telegraph’s Ultra Travel Magazine for the second time running, where a 2 hour session in the New Royal Bath (recommended) will set you back 24 pounds (plus 9 pounds hire cost for towel, robe and slippers if you need them – and you get to keep the slippers!) Unlike many spas the Thermae Bath Spa also offers reductions for locals, disabled guests and their carers, so a local disabled guest (and carer) could pay as little as 9.50 pounds each for a 2 hour session in the New Royal Bath. (You can also buy a glass of spa water at The Pump Room for only 50p!)

Of course London and Bath are not known for their cheap hotel rooms, and certainly in central Bath you might be pushed to find availability, let alone an affordable room rate. However, if you widen your search to the surrounding area, you’ll also find some wonderful B&Bs which would put many hotels to shame, and where you can wake up to the sound of a horse clip clopping past, right in the heart of the countryside. Then it’s up to you whether you decide to explore some old fashioned villages, head back home refreshed and revived, or pop back to the Thermae Bath Spa for just a little more bargain relaxation.

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Spas and Affordable Luxury In Sunny Sandanski – Bulgaria

Ever heard of Sandanski? Well, anyone interested in vacationing in Bulgaria certainly should. This charming town has been known for a long time by Bulgarians for its warm, sunny weather and the therapeutic virtues of its air and mineral waters. Under communism, sanatoriums offered a wide range of treatments for asthma and other respiratory diseases. Since the beginning of the ’90s, Greeks have also discovered Sandanski, which happens to lie just over the border, and have been visiting it in large numbers. Even though it is surrounded by mountains, Sandanski has a certain smoothness in the air, a certain nonchalance in the atmosphere, in short a distinctive Mediterranean flair. On a summer night, it seems like the whole town is busy leisurely strolling on the main pedestrian promenade, enjoying cafes and restaurants, and relaxing by the pervasive, sweet sound of water.

And indeed water seems to be everywhere: from the stream that happily cascades down the beautiful public garden, to the many fountains, pools and spas, it offers a sense of harmony and peacefulness.

Still the city takes its name after a revolutionary, a hero of the fight for Macedonian independence against the Turks on the eve of the XXth century. Yane Sandanski was assassinated in 1915 and was buried close to the Rozhen monastery, where he had found shelter. His tomb lays in the stunning landscape surrounding the monastery – a jewel in itself.

For Sandanski is enshrined in beauty, at the foot of the Pirin mountain, and offers endless opportunities for nature and hiking lovers. In the winter, it is one hour away from the ski resort of Bansko. It is also close to Melnik, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Bulgaria, also famous for its wineries and for the uniqueness of its natural settings (the “pyramids”).

It is no wonder then that former communist dictator Todor Jivkov had one of his residences built in Sandanski. After the fall of communism, the residence was converted into a hotel and “christened” under the name “Sveti Vrach”. It still hosts, though, a makeshift museum of communism – an unexpected reminder of the former tenant. The hotel overlooks the city from a distance. Its architecture is more interesting as a testimony to the style of the 60’s, than actually beautiful. But the vast surrounding park is certainly worth visiting, especially in the spring.

Todor Jivkov had an improbable neighbor in the person of Baba Vanga. Baba Vanga lived in a nearby place called Rupite and received numerous visitors attracted by her reputation as a saint, a healer and a clairvoyant. A church has been built to honor her memory – she died in the middle of the 90s – and hot springs abound freely about. Sandanski, the peaceful little town named after a revolutionary, was thus lying at the crossroads between a dictator and a saint.

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Spas and Affordable Luxury In Sunny Sandanski – Bulgaria

Ever heard of Sandanski? Well, anyone interested in vacationing in Bulgaria certainly should. This charming town has been known for a long time by Bulgarians for its warm, sunny weather and the therapeutic virtues of its air and mineral waters. Under communism, sanatoriums offered a wide range of treatments for asthma and other respiratory diseases. Since the beginning of the ’90s, Greeks have also discovered Sandanski, which happens to lie just over the border, and have been visiting it in large numbers. Even though it is surrounded by mountains, Sandanski has a certain smoothness in the air, a certain nonchalance in the atmosphere, in short a distinctive Mediterranean flair. On a summer night, it seems like the whole town is busy leisurely strolling on the main pedestrian promenade, enjoying cafes and restaurants, and relaxing by the pervasive, sweet sound of water.

And indeed water seems to be everywhere: from the stream that happily cascades down the beautiful public garden, to the many fountains, pools and spas, it offers a sense of harmony and peacefulness.

Still the city takes its name after a revolutionary, a hero of the fight for Macedonian independence against the Turks on the eve of the XXth century. Yane Sandanski was assassinated in 1915 and was buried close to the Rozhen monastery, where he had found shelter. His tomb lays in the stunning landscape surrounding the monastery – a jewel in itself.

For Sandanski is enshrined in beauty, at the foot of the Pirin mountain, and offers endless opportunities for nature and hiking lovers. In the winter, it is one hour away from the ski resort of Bansko. It is also close to Melnik, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Bulgaria, also famous for its wineries and for the uniqueness of its natural settings (the “pyramids”).

It is no wonder then that former communist dictator Todor Jivkov had one of his residences built in Sandanski. After the fall of communism, the residence was converted into a hotel and “christened” under the name “Sveti Vrach”. It still hosts, though, a makeshift museum of communism – an unexpected reminder of the former tenant. The hotel overlooks the city from a distance. Its architecture is more interesting as a testimony to the style of the 60’s, than actually beautiful. But the vast surrounding park is certainly worth visiting, especially in the spring.

Todor Jivkov had an improbable neighbor in the person of Baba Vanga. Baba Vanga lived in a nearby place called Rupite and received numerous visitors attracted by her reputation as a saint, a healer and a clairvoyant. A church has been built to honor her memory – she died in the middle of the 90s – and hot springs abound freely about. Sandanski, the peaceful little town named after a revolutionary, was thus lying at the crossroads between a dictator and a saint.

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