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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y
BEAUTY TREATMENTS

A variety of treatments used to enhance beauty and overall well being. Treatments include facials, manicure/pedicure, waxing, tanning, image consultation and makeovers.

BODY MASK

Body is coated in clay or mud the benefiting minerals and elements help detoxify and hydrate the skin.

 

BODY SCRUB

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.

BODY TREATMENT

A term for treatments for the body.

BODYWORK

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.

BODY WRAP

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.

BROMINE/IODINE BATH

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.

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.

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