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FACIAL

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 mineral content.

FAST (FASTING)

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.

FELDENKRAIS (METHOD)

System developed by Moshe Feldenkrais that attempts to reprogram the nervous system through movement instrumented by physical pressure and manipulation to the body.

FLOTATION TANK

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.