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sexual wellbeing in the equation. Bizarre
really! Not only are we all created via the sexual
act but we are quick to serve our clients in their
wellbeing after the act, helping them deal with
the result and beyond, we just don’t mention
the energy that creates life in the first place.
We check the dermis, the blood, the iris,
the liver, balance the chakras ... the list
goes on ... but do we ever ask “how is your
libido, do you have a healthy sexual life, how
are your ‘bits’ functioning?” We don’t.
Anyone who has studied any school of
thought in relation to the energy systems
of the body from Taoism, to the Vedas, to
TCM and more contemporary approaches,
fully understands that the sexual energy
of the body is one and the same as the life
force running through the major electrical
circuits. They cannot be separated; only the
different functions are able to be discussed
in relative isolation.
Some 20 years ago I first assisted my
mentor Barbara Carrellas to present sexual
energ y workshops that taught how to unblock
the energy circuits of the body to assist
healthy sexual responses and experiences.
When I presented Sex and Sensuality in
the Spa at the international forum, industry
leaders such as Canyon Ranch in the US were
already presenting high level counselling
on intimacy for couples, hence it was easy to
suggest that it was time to consider taking
intimate energy and partnership training into
a group or one on one setting within the spa.
I haven’t heard of much further
development in the spa arena in this field yet
but I expect we are at the brink of change.
In the last edition of SPA+CLINIC magazine
you may heave read Jenni Gilbert’s article
Flower Power and the New Age of Cosmetic
Gynaecology*** which discussed the new
technology we now have available to revitalise
vaginal healthy functioning, and for some
time now we are able to refer clients to medical
ser vice providers for aesthetic enhancement.
How do we even begin to promote this
technology to our client base if we can’t
discuss sexual wellbeing at all? So first of
all we need a framework. Once again ... so
where do we begin?
Let’s start with the consultation process.
Within a consultation setting, questions can
be framed that directly open conversation
and recommendation around sexual health
issues. It does mean that consultation data
may need to be more targeted though.
A young woman in her teens would not
necessarily be asked precisely the same
questions as an older gentleman.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO
DO WITH THAT DATA?
For a young woman the question might
revolve around hormonal health and her
answers direct us to not only help her with
her skin conditions but also her nutritional
wellbeing. We can also ask stage-of-life
questions about perhaps special occasions
coming up – such as marriage or planning
We have so many services that we
offer for these special occasion times that
opening conversation around them is easy.
Caring for loyal clients easily facilitates
discussion that slides into more intimate
areas. So when it does, what are your staff
going to do ? What do they have in their
arsenal that can be of any assistance?
Your business probably already has an
alliances and referral net work precedent
that can easily be expanded to include
ser vice prov iders in all the above areas with
a little research.
Genital aesthetic enhancement, couples
counselling, sexual function consultants
and the like can all be included on your
referral list, and the ser vices you can
prov ide in-house can now be proudly
presented on your menu alongside brazilian
waxing and chakra balancing!
And it won’t be very long, believe
me, before you will be providing genital
beautification treatments just as readily
as now you intimately wax. You will be
referring for labia plumping as readily as
you refer for facial Botox. You will be talking
the language of energy orgasms as readily as
“I think your throat chakra is blocked”.
Once again I say - isn’t change exciting!
* The act of physically manipulating a client to
orgasm at the end of a treatment.
** An erect penis
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