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CELLULITE

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.

CEREMONY

A formal act or performance as prescribed by ritual or custom. Derived from the Latin word meaning, sacredness.

CHAKRA

Refers to the seven energy centres on your body. Taken from the Sanskrit word meaning, wheel.

CHANNELING

The art of receiving information, often while in a trance state, from a source, usually someone no longer alive.

CLEANSING

To free and detoxify one's body from accumulative toxins.

COLD PLUNGE

Deep pool for the rapid contraction of the capillaries intended to stimulate circulation after sauna.

COLONIC IRRIGATION

A water irrigation (enema) of the colon, intended to cleanse out trapped impurities preventing the recycling of toxins into the blood stream.

COLOR ANALYSIS

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.

COLOR HEALING

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.

CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY

A massage and manipulation of the head.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Includes dance, aerobic and stretch exercises designed to improve your co-ordination and mobility whilst moving oxygen through your body.

CREATIVE VISUALISATION

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 fantasy environment.

CRÈME BATH

An Indonesian scalp and hair treatment.

CRYOTHERAPY

Involves the whole body being cooled to extremely low temperatures to stimulate the body's defence and healing mechanisms. This was originally pioneered in Japan in the late 1970's, but Polish scientists developed it as an effective physical therapy a decade later.

CRYSTAL HEALING

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.