P4P is a collection of personal stories, anecdotes and articles on spas, venues, new treatments, health and everything else that is related to peace and poise.
In order to make it easy to navigate through P4P, I have divided the site into 5 main sections. The first and foremost of these is the venues where one can pause.
PAUSE 4 POISE – The foremost part of the site carries also the name of the site. Pause 4 Poise is a database of venues visited by myself or by personal and trusted acquaintances. Beneath you may find the specific evaluation criteria I will use to make personalized assessments of venues.
Key treatments: The Key Treatment(s) is merely a suggestion made to P4P users: one that may have been tried and enjoyed by myself or one of the contributors; or one that we utterly think is worth trying. However, the venues may in fact have other treatments to offer.
Therapist: s refer to tactfulness of the therapist. Is (s)he able to accommodate the needs of his/her clients? Is (s)he able to honour the client’s need to be silent? Politeness, understanding, kindness and tactfulness are the keywords here. Nonetheless, the hands naturally refer to the quality of the treatment. Was the therapist competent and good?
Compatibility of ambiance: Refers to the decency, the conformity, the harmony and the congruency between the venue and its ambiance. This rating focuses on the congruency between the venue, the price the customer pays and the offer in return.
Price & Value: Was the price paid worth the experience?
Ease of reservations: This is the call time and the wait time to make an appointment. Did you call the venue once and got through to the service provider and book an appointment? Or, did you have to call several times with no avail?
Overall Rating: A sum – up; a single grade that would be given to a venue, if one had to do so…
Among the evaluation criteria that has been presented above, one that I find particularly informative and important is “Compatibility of ambiance”. This has to do with the fact that I also find ambiance to be a very ambivalent word. What does “full of ambiance” truly suggest for instance? It sure does suggest allure and perhaps a unique touch and harmony. Above all, it refers to the observer’s pleasant feelings resulting from his/her presence within that harmony. Nevertheless, it is hard to distinguish between pleasant feelings enjoyed in a boutique, yet reasonable place and a lush, luxurious, 5* place.
At any 5* spa you would pay a lot and the ambiance would be spectacular. From private roof top suites to lyrical bath tubs, 5* spas would honour your excessive payment via delivering an unbelievably overwhelming and alluring ambiance. However, that shall not mean that a boutique urban spa where you pay much less will be decrepit or shabby. Indeed, it does not mean that ambiance fails to allure where you pay less.”Compatibility of ambiance” thus refers to the decency, the conformity, the harmony, the congruency between the venue and its ambiance. In this manner, it becomes possible to distinguish and honour a small, yet decent spa, which has been meticulously designed and decorated…
Pause 4 Poise lists spas and other venues where once can find inner peace and poise. The aim of and philosophy of Poise 4 Pause web site is not to market venues. It is to direct its users towards their inner balance. Hence, the reviews you will find under this section and on the entire site are honest and sincere feelings of its author.