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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
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.

DAY SPA

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 and arthritis.

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.

DEEP-CLEANSING FACIAL

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 Retreat)

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.

DETOX

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.

EASTERN MEDICINE

A holistic perspective on health and illness that constitutes the existence of a person as a whole - physiologically and psychologically.

EMOTIONAL CLEANSING

The acknowledgement, removal or healing of the emotional body.

ENERGY BALANCING

A term for techniques that channel and stimulate energy through the body.

ESSENTIAL OILS

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.

EXFOLIATION

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.

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