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ABLUTIONS (TOTAL & PARTIAL)
A washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of a religious
Finger massage designed to release muscle tension and promote healing
by applying pressure to "energy points" or "meridians" in
the body. The pressure applied to these vital points (the same points
used in acupuncture) was identified by medical practitioners in China
centuries ago and is believed to improve the flow of energy (chi) throughout
the body. Similar in many ways to Shiatsu.
An ancient Chinese healing technique based on Taoist philosophy. The
aim is to balance the energy meridians to permit the body to "heal"
itself. A relatively painless technique, it is administered by inserting
fine needles at key points meridians of the body that relate to different
organs in order to relieve muscular, neurological and arthritic problems,
cure disease and relieve pain.
Similar to visualisation, this technique is used to overcome physical
ailments (e.g. backaches) and emotional problems (e.g., family or professional
problems) through repetition of a positive statement. For example,
a person who is afraid of flying would repeat "I like to fly"
and envision a pleasant flying experience.
ALCHEMICAL / ALCHEMY
Essentially a reverence for the material world as being the reflection
of a more perfect living transcendent reality.
Was developed in 1890’s by an Australian, FM Alexander to teach
us how to move with greater ease and co-ordination by focusing on correct
posture, the right way to lift objects, the proper position of feet when
standing, the angle of one's shoulders and so forth, thus retaining optimum
Use of algae (seaweed) in treatments including bath, scrubs, body wraps.
Can also see Thalassotherapy.
Treatments based on speculative or abstract reasoning. Such treatments
include: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Treatment, Colonic, Cranio-sacral
Therapy, Electro Therapy, Energy Balancing, Fango, Flotation, Gommages,
Homeopathy, Light Treatment, Lymph Drainage, Mud Therapies, Music Therapy,
Panchakarma, Phytotherapy, Primordial Sound, Reiki, Spinal Release
Therapy and Ultrasound.
Treatments in humid caves where the atmosphere is very vaporous (between
30°-42°C / 86°-107°F). In dry caves the atmosphere
takes the heat from the spring (between 50°-70°C / 122° -
Releases and reduces cellulite on various parts of the body.
Aerobics workouts performed in a swimming pool. Water resistance is utilised
to stretch, strengthen and increase stamina. This activity is also
commonly known as aqua exercise.
An ancient healing art dating back to 4500 B. C., Aromatherapy usually
refers to treatments such as massage, facials, body wraps or hydro
baths with the application of essential oils from plants, leaves, bark,
roots, seeds, resins and flowers. These oils are used to treat emotional
disorders, organ dysfunction, and skin problems through a variety of
internal and external application techniques.
An electromagnetic field or visual energy that surrounds each living
thing. The different layers of colour and contouring shapes are believed
to reflect your physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being.
An ancient holistic system from India that encompasses custom, nutrition,
herbal medicines, massage, exercise and yoga to sustain a balanced
BACH FLOWER CURES
Thirty eight flower remedies developed by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s.
The vibration level of the flower is used to effect emotional change.
Also known as Flower Essence.
A generic term for water treatments that use hot springs, mineral water
or sea waters to improve and revitalise circulation, the immune system
and relieve stress and pain.
The soaking or cleansing of the body or parts in water or steam. May
be infused with oils, flowers, salts or minerals in varying temperatures.
A variety of treatments used to enhance beauty and overall well being.
Treatments include facials, manicure/pedicure, waxing, tanning, image
consultation and makeovers.
Body is coated in clay or mud the benefiting minerals and elements help
detoxify and hydrate the skin.
Exfoliates the body using products such as salts or herbs to remove dry
dead body cells and improve blood circulation giving skin a healthier
glow. Techniques such as dry body brushing, loofahs can also be used.
Also known as body polish or body exfoliation.
A term for treatments for the body.
Touching or manipulating techniques using massage or exercise to relax,
ease tension or treat illnesses or pain. It may also involve instruction
in posture and movement.
A treatment to detox the system, sooth tired muscles and hydrate the
skin by applying a wrap to the body that has been coated in either
clays, muds or seaweed.
BRINE (SALT WATER) BATHS
Water saturated with or containing large amounts of a salt, especially
of sodium chloride. The water from the sea or an ocean.
A heavy, volatile, corrosive, reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element,
having a highly irritating vapour combined with a liquid containing
iodine dissolved in ethyl alcohol, used as an antiseptic on the skin.
BRUSH AND TONE
Dry brushing of the skin, intended to remove dead layers and impurities
while stimulating circulation. This is one of many exfoliation techniques
used as a pre-treatment for mud and seaweed body masks. The body is
brushed in invigorating, circular motions to remove dead skin, followed
by the application of moisturising lotion that leaves the skin silky
smooth, alive, and glowing.
A non-scientific term used to describe dimply or uneven surface of the
skin of the hips, thighs, or buttocks. Caused by the sagging or breaking
down of the quilt-like strands of collagen which attach the skin to
underlying structures and is associated with increased deposits of
fat in those areas.
A formal act or performance as prescribed by ritual or custom. Derived
from the Latin word meaning, sacredness.
Refers to the seven energy centres on your body. Taken from the Sanskrit
word meaning, wheel.
The art of receiving information, often while in a trance state, from
a source, usually someone no longer alive.
To free and detoxify one's body from accumulative toxins.
Deep pool for the rapid contraction of the capillaries intended to stimulate
circulation after sauna.
A water irrigation (enema) of the colon, intended to cleanse out trapped
impurities preventing the recycling of toxins into the blood stream.
Think you look good in blue? A colour analysis may prove otherwise. Each
season of the year represents a group of colours that are flattering
to certain skin tones. To determine whether you're a spring, summer,
fall or winter colour type, swatches of fabric from each season are
held next to your face. The analysis, based on the colours that are
most becoming to you, then gives you guidelines for choosing wardrobe
and makeup colours.
Based on the law of attraction wherein the vibration of the colour attracts
a similar vibration in the human body. Dates back to ancient Egypt.
COMPRESSES (cold and hot)
A folded cloth or pad applied so as to press upon a body part.
A massage and manipulation of the head.
Includes dance, aerobic and stretch exercises designed to improve your
co-ordination and mobility whilst moving oxygen through your body.
An effective process of creating what we want in our lives using mental
energy to transform and greatly improve health, beauty, prosperity,
loving relationships, and the fulfilment of all one's desires. A relaxation
technique similar to meditation where in a quiet room you are narratively
lead to imagine a serene, relaxing environment, such as a beautiful
sand beach or peaceful meadow. By describing things like the colour
of the sky or the smell or wildflowers, the instructor creates a soothing
An Indonesian scalp and hair treatment.
IInvolves the whole body being cooled to extremely low temperatures to stimulate the body's defence and healing mechanisms. This was orginally pioneered in Japan in the late 1970's, but Polish scientists developed it as an effective physical therapy a decade later.
Healing energy believed to be generated by quartz and other minerals.
Crystals are known to have electromagnetic energy, as does the human
body. When a natural quartz crystal is brought into contact with a
person's enteric body, the electromagnetic attraction is capable of
drawing imbalanced energy out of the human body.
A spa offering a variety of professionally administered spa services
to clients on a day use basis.
DEAD SEA MUD TREATMENT
Applications of mineral-rich mud from the Dead Sea in Israel. Used to
detoxify skin and body; also used to ease painful symptoms of rheumatism
DEEP TISSUE MUSCLE MASSAGE
A massage technique separates muscle groups and loosens fascia (a thin
layer of connective tissue covering and supporting or connecting the
muscles or inner organs of the body) so as to bring about the realignment
of the body and freedom of movement.
Use of sophisticated machines or manual techniques to open pores, extract
blackheads by hand, purify skin, close pores, and revitalize skin.
DESTINATION SPA (Health Spa
A spa whose sole purpose is to provide guests with lifestyle improvement
and health enhancement through professionally administered spa services,
physical fitness, spa cuisine exclusively served, educational programming,
and on-site accommodations.
The cleansing of the inner body of accumulated toxins in the way of diet,
exercise or potions for a healthier and clearer appearance and feeling.
A holistic perspective on health and illness that constitutes the existence
of a person as a whole - physiologically and psychologically.
The acknowledgement, removal or healing of the emotional body.
A term for techniques that channel and stimulate energy through the body.
Aromatic liquid substances which are extracted from certain species of
flowers, grasses, fruits, leaves, roots and trees which are used in the
medicinal, food and cosmetic industries. The positive effect of essential
oils on blood circulation is due to bringing oxygen and nutrients to
the tissues while assisting in the disposal of carbon dioxide and other
waste products produced by cell metabolism.
Skin treatment where the upper layer of dead skin cells is sloughed off.
A variety of techniques can be used and the treatment is called accordingly:
loofah rub, salt scrub, body glow, brush and tone, etc.
There are many types of facials. A standard facial usually includes massaging
the face, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating and moisturising.
Other types of facials, masks and skin treatments are available at
most spas. Eg a peeling mask designed to lift dead skin and encourage
new skin growth; a paraffin mask, which helps increase circulation
and rehydrate the skin; and a deep cleansing facial which purifies
and revitalises the skin.
FANGO TREATMENT (THERAPY) (FANGO BATH)
The Italian word for mud. Used in treatments, a highly mineralised mud
may be mixed with oil or water and applied over the body as a heat pack
to detoxify, stimulate the circulation and relieve muscular and arthritic
pain. Fango creates all-encompassing warmth and works like a poultice
softening the skin. Natural ingredients such as peat moss and sea kelp
are often mixed into the mud to help contain the warmth and increase
To abstain from certain, or all, food and certain drink, except water,
for a period of time for the purpose of physical detoxification and rejuvenation.
A supplemented fast, or very low-calorie diet, consists of small amounts
of regular foods and extra vitamins and minerals, or of a liquid "formula" diet
which is nutritionally adequate except for its content of calories.
System developed by Moshe Feldenkrais that attempts to reprogram the
nervous system through movement instrumented by physical pressure and
manipulation to the body.
An enclosed tank the approximate size of single bed filled with 30 -40
cm of warm water and Epsom salts allowing you to float comfortably in
a totally dark silent environment. This can be a serene, deeply relaxing
experience for some, but claustrophobic for others. It creates a sensation
that has been likened to returning to the womb.
A process which involves listening to music or a person's voice in a
relaxed state for the purpose of allowing imagery, symbols, and deep
feelings to arise from the inner self. This visualisation may be used
to stimulate the body's immune system.
A highly effective way to exfoliate the face or body, leaving skin feeling silky soft. A cream or paste is thinly applied to the skin. It sits for a few minutes until it dries slightly. The spa therapist then removes it from your skin by rubbing. The gommage rolls up off the skin as it is rubbed, picking up the skin's dead skin cells.
HAND AND FOOT TREATMENT
This often includes a standard manicure and pedicure, followed by a seaweed
or paraffin mask to soften and smooth the skin.
Arabic steam bath. Muhammad believed that the heat of the hammam, which
in Arabic means "spreader of warmth" enhanced fertility and
the followers of the faith should multiply.
Kneipp treatment with steamed hay intended to detoxify the body.
HERBAL WRAP/BATH (hot and cold)
The body is wrapped in warm linen or cotton sheets which have been steeped
like tea bags in a variety of aromatic herbs, then covered with blankets
or towels, preventing the moist heat from escaping. Additionally, a cool
compress is applied to the forehead. Herbal wraps help relax the muscles,
soothe soreness and soften skin. However, some people find the heat oppressive
and the cocoon effect of the wet sheets and blankets smothering. To avoid
feeling claustrophobic, the arms may remain outside of the wrap.
The use and study of herbs for the purpose of healing and diet. Herbs
are prepared for internal and external use in a variety of ways including
teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, compresses, and poultices.
Also known as wholistic (from whole) A non-medical approach to the healing
and health of the whole person that looks to combine physical and mental
well being. This philosophy of health views the environmental, physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life as intricately interwoven
and seeks to create balance by attending to all.
A form of medicine based on the principle that "like cures like".
Patients are treated with natural substances in minute quantities which
cause symptoms much like those manifested by the disease. In this way
the body's own vital force is stimulated to cure itself.
A hot pool for the rapid expansion of the capillaries and is complimentary
to a cold plunge.
Long a staple in European spas this is the generic term for water therapies
using jets, underwater massage and mineral baths such as Balneotherapy,
Iodine-Grine Therapy, Kneipp Treatments, Scotch Hose, Swiss Shower, Thalassotherapy,
and others. It also can mean a whirlpool bath, hot Roman pool, hot tub,
Jacuzzi, cold plunge and mineral bath. These treatments use physical
water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes,
to stimulate blood circulation, dispel toxins and treat certain diseases.
Underwater massage in a deep tub equipped with high-pressure jets and
hand-manipulated hose. See also hydromassage.
Inducing an altered state that has been compared to a state of deep meditation
or transcendence in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche
are allowed to flow more freely.
A traditional method of massage from Indonesia or Bali in which deep
tissue pressure and kneading is applied by the therapist’s fingers.
Blended with oils to release muscle and improve circulation.
A heat treatment to aid in muscular relaxation and increase blood circulation.
INHALATION THERAPY (ROOM)
A wood-panelled room filled with hot vapours and/or steam from sea water,
mineral water, or thermal water, sometimes augmented with pine eucalyptus
and other oils for relieving respiratory congestion and enjoying the
pleasures of aromatherapy. Hot vapours, or steam combined with eucalyptus
oil, for treatment of respiratory, pulmonary and sinus problems are breathed
through inhalation equipment or in a specific steam room. In Europe this
sometimes refers to breathing vapours piped from below ground for varying
The art of being receptive to "knowing" without the use of
A science by which a doctor or practitioner can determine from the markings
or signs in the iris of the eye the condition of various organs in the
Exercise system developed in India by B.K.S. Iyengar.
A patented design of a whirlpool bath or a mechanism which swirls water
in a bath with underwater jets.
JAPANESE ENZYME BATH
A three part treatment - first you are served hot enzyme tea then you
submerge in a large wooden tub filled with fragrant blends of cedar fibres
and plant enzymes imported from Japan. The enzyme bath stimulates circulation
Applied Kinesiology is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and
mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard
methods of diagnosis.
KNEIPP BATHS (THERAPY/TREATMENTS)
Herbal or mineral baths of hot and cold temperatures to improve circulation
combined with diet and exercise.
Treatments combining hydrotherapy, herbology and a diet of natural foods
for emotional and physical well-being, developed in Germany in the mid-1800s
by Sebastian Kneipp. The Kur course of daily treatments uses natural
Ancient meditation tool in which a winding path leads to central point
and back out again. Walking a labyrinth is meant to help centre your
mind and on return broaden and clear the mind.
A shallow swimming pool with exercise lanes; the standard lap length
is 50 feet.
Among the most direct approaches to healing. A "body therapy" for
removing energy blockages, balancing, and improving one's healing journey
Floating in body temperature saltwater alone or balanced by a physical
Hawaiian rhythmical rocking massage.
A natural plant such as a dried sponge is used to slough off dead skin
on the body.
LOOFAH BODY SCRUB
Full body massage with loofah sponge and sea salt to exfoliate the skin
followed by a deep but soft massage of specific body sites located around
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
A therapeutic massage using a gentle pumping technique to drain away
pockets of retained fluid and trapped toxins from the lymphatic nodes.
Lymph drainage can be achieved through manual massage, hydro massage,
or with aromatherapy massage boosting the body’s ability to eliminate
waste and absorb nutrients. Works well when combined with exercise, drinking
plenty of water and a wholesome diet.
An extremely restrict vegetarian diet. The Eastern philosophy macrobiotic
diet offers a way to achieve a fuller sense of balance both within
ourselves and with the world around us by synchronising our eating
habits with the cycles of nature.
The body's vital energy points in Ayurveda. Having an imbalance or dysfunction
of points leads to illness.
Sanskrit word literally meaning "circle" or "centre".
A mandala consists of a series of concentric forms, suggestive of a passage
between different dimensions. Through the mandala, man and woman may
be projected into the universe and the universe into man and woman.
A beautifying treatment for hands and nails. Procedure normally consists
of soaking of the hands, grooming of cuticles, trimming and shaping of
nails, may include buffing and shining or coating of polish on the nails.
A hand massage may also be included.
A therapy that applies a manipulation technique for muscle and joints
to relax, relieve tension and pain, improve circulation and elimination
of wastes to improve well-being. Generally practiced with the use of
hands but machinery, water jets or hot stones may be used. Various forms
of massage include: acupressure, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, sports
massage, Swedish, Thai, traeger, watsu.
A male massage therapist.
A female massage therapist.
The deep relaxation of breathing, mental concentration and contemplation
heals the body, quiets the mind, and stimulates creativity and efficiency,
thereby providing a sense of inner balance and peace.
Pathways or channels which vital energies flow and circulate through
the body. Emotional, mental and physical illnesses are believed to result
from an imbalance or blockage of flow.
MINERAL SPRING SPA
An on-site source of natural mineral or thermal water used in hydrotherapy
MINERAL WATER BATH
The bathing in hot or cool water of thermal springs which contains mineral
salts or natural elements.
MOOR / PEAT BATHS
A natural plant accumulation that is rich in organic matter, proteins,
vitamins and trace minerals, applied to ease aches and pains.
A form of dance therapy.
See Fango therapy.
A practice of preventing, assessing and treating conditions of the human
mind and body. By integrating conventional health sciences with a range
of natural therapies and traditional medicines, naturopathy treats
the patient’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting
Substances derived from foods that are necessary for the functioning
of the human body including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,
and minerals. The body in three ways uses nutrients: to permit growth
and repair of its tissues, to furnish energy and heat and to regulate
Japanese natural mineral hot spring.
Facial treatment in which a fine mist of oxygen infused with a liquid
ampoule is applied to your face.
Succession of cleansing and purifying treatments from Ayurveda using
nutrition, herbs, massage and meditative techniques aimed to restore
the body’s own ability to create health.
A mixture of dehydrated mud containing healing ingredients such as minerals
and converted plants parts, mixed with various paraffins.
PARAFFIN TREATMENT (BATH)
Warm paraffin wax is brushed over the body. The liquid wax coats the
skin and as it solidifies forms a vacuum that causes any dirt in the
pores to be drawn out. Removes dead skin and induces a loss of body fluid
in the form of perspiration. The deep heat created by this treatment
helps to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Treatments leave the
A beautifying treatment for feet and nails. Procedure normally consists
of soaking of the feet, exfoliation, grooming of cuticles, trimming and
shaping of nails, may include buffing and shining or coating of polish
on the nails. A foot and calf massage may also be included.
Is the healing treatment through plants involves the use of herbs, aromatic
essential oils, seaweed and herbal and floral extracts and maybe applied
through massage, packs or wraps, water and steam therapies, inhalation
treatments and the drinking of herbal teas.
Training involving slow movements, co-ordinated breathing techniques
and special exercise equipment aimed at building strength and flexibility.
Developed in Germany by Dr. Joseph Pilates during the 1920s.
POLARITY MASSAGE (THERAPY)
Is the art of healing based on the principles of energy in motion and
how our life is governed by these principles. Polarity unites bodywork,
diet, exercise, and self-awareness into a fully integrated system of
health for the human body based on the Chakra system. From this basis,
a full-body energy balancing treatment is taught, along with simple exercises
designed to increase sensitivity to subtle energy. The experience of
giving and receiving polarity work serves as the gateway to understanding
energy bodywork while emphasizing the relationship of energy to healing,
integrating all other forms of bodywork. Created by Austrian born Dr.
Randolph Stone in the early 1900's.
The basic most essential sounds of nature.
The specific Primordial Sounds which are used in meditation are mantras.
These mantras are personal for each participant. They are chosen on the
basis of Vedic mathematics which determines a specific sound or vibration
of the Universe at the time and place of our birth. When we silently
repeat Primordial Sounds as part of the mantra, they help to take our
awareness away from the frenzy of daily activity of the mind to the stillness
of our spirit. The effect soothes our entire physiology - mind, body
To make or become clean or pure.
The use of mud packs or mud baths in health or beauty
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Elaborately tiled steam room in which you
apply different coloured muds to your body.
An extension of yogic breathing technique combined
with guided meditation that allows total relaxation and clearing of
the mind of non-supportive thought patterns. Sometimes includes reliving
the birth experience.
Ancient Chinese technique using finger point pressure
massage to reflex zones on the hands, feet, and ears to restore the
flow of energy throughout the body, improve circulation, ease pain
and relax the body. The specific points on the hands, feet and ears
relate to and affect different body parts, organs and glands.
"universal life-force energy," an ancient Tibetan teaching
by applying hands over parts of a body to activate and balance the
mind, body and soul. Helps to elevate pain, Intended to relieve acute
emotional and physical conditions.
To restore to youthful vigor or appearance; make
To become less formal or tense; to relieve from
A spa within a resort environment providing professionally
administered spa services, fitness and wellness components or spa cuisine
menu choices with the resort providing activities, services and tours.
Therapy used to stimulate fatigued or ageing organisms
which assist an organism in defending itself and resisting the wear
and tear of time and ageing.
RIGHT/LEFT BRAIN INTEGRATION
The integration or balancing of the right being
feminine side of the brain with the left being masculine side of the
A technique developed by Ida Rolf of deep muscular
manipulation and massage for the relief of rigid muscles, bones and
joints. It is designed to improve energy flow and relieve stress most
often related to emotional trauma.
ROMAN (POOL) BATH
Historically consisted of a number of rooms and
pools of different temperatures for bathing. Today the term usually
refers to a hot whirlpool/Jacuzzi with benches to sit on for one or
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A dry heat treatment (at less than 10% humidity)
in a room with benches to sit and relax. The inducing of perspiration
opens the pores and cleanses the body of impurities. After a sauna
a cool shower closes the pores and brings down body temperature.
SCALP AND HAIR TREATMENTS
A process that gives a thorough cleansing, conditioning
and scalp massage leaving hair shiny and full of body. Also known as
SCOTCH HOSE / SWISS SHOWER (DOUCHE MASSAGE)
Standing body massage delivered by therapist standing
approximately 3 meters away with high-pressure hoses. The temperature
is turned quickly from hot to cold to hot for several seconds at a
time. This massage aids circulation and helps relieve the pain of arthritis
SEAWEED (BODY) WRAP
Similar to herbal wrap but it is using sea water
and seaweed with the balance of the ocean's nutrients; minerals, rare
trace elements, vitamins and proteins which are soaked into the blood
stream to revitalize skin and body.
The quest for complete harmony and understanding
of whom or what we are and why we are here.
"finger" (shi) "pressure" (atsu) a blend of acupuncture
and massage developed in Japan by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1940s
works with vital points and energy meridians using finger-thumb-palm
pressure as well as hand, forearm, elbow, knee or feet.
A spiritual or natural healing practice performed by a medicine man.
Sharman being a medicine man.
SHIRODHARA (OIL THERAPY)
An oil-filled pot with a small hole in the base is suspended above the patient's forehead, who is lying flat face up on a wooden bed, a thin flow of warm medicated oil is directed onto a spot between the eye-brows. The oil is gently stroked down the hair for 30-40 minutes and permeates the skin. Sometimes the therapist will massage it into the scalp for extra potency. It is highly effective in the treatment of insomnia, migraine, epilepsy and amnesia.
A bathing process in which ones hips and feets immersed
in different water temperatures. Also a Kneipp treatment for constipation,
haemorrhoids, prostate problems, menstrual problems and digestive upsets.
A term that may have generated from "sanitas
per aqua" meaning health through water. It may have also been
inspired by the Belgium town of Spa. These days it refers to an establishment
that provides water treatments based on well being.
Light healthy meals served at a spa location. Meals
concentrate on low calories, fats, salts and sugars.
A list of spa treatments available at a spa establishment.
Deep-tissue massage directed specifically at muscles
used in athletic activities, administered before physical exertion
and after physical exertion aiding in prevention of any sporting injury.
A room with wet heat generated by temperatures of
110-130° Fahrenheit designed to soften the skin, cleanse the pores,
calm the nervous system and relieves tension.
Techniques used to deal with stress and anxiety.
Oils are applied to a body and varies techniques
such us effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration
are used to release tension, ease pain and relax the body.
A shower with jets that spray on to you from the sides and top.
Treatments that harness mineral and vitamin rich sea water or sea weed
for curative or preventative purposes. Thalasso, Greek word meaning
Heat treatment involving the use of minerals and salts for therapeutic
A vegetarian who follows a strict diet of consuming vegetables and fruits
and does not consume products including butter, cheese, eggs and
A person who avoids the consumption of red or white meats or fish, but
does consume dairy products and eats eggs and honey.
A horizontal shower that has water spraying jets at which the temperature
and pressure can be regulated by a therapist. This treatment is often
followed by exfoliating treatments such as Dulse scrub, loofah or
Is the use of wine and grapes for therapeutic benefits in both beauty
and health treatments.
A water treatment involving you floating in a pool whilst being supported
by a therapist stretches and manipulates your body to bring about
a deep relaxation.
A pool with water circulating around in hot temperatures this treatment
soothes sore and overstrained muscles and is used for relaxation.
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An ancient Hindu practice based on deep breathing,
balance, stretching and movement through postures called asanas aiming
to improve flexibility and openness for the mind, body and soul.
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