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HYDROTUB

Underwater massage in a deep tub equipped with high-pressure jets and hand-manipulated hose. See also hydromassage.

HYPNOSIS

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.

INDONESIAN MASSAGE

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.

INFRARED TREATMENT

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 treatments.

INTUITIVE CHANNELING

The art of being receptive to "knowing" without the use of rational processes.

IRIDOLOGY

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 body.

IYENGAR YOGA

Exercise system developed in India by B.K.S. Iyengar.

JACUZZI

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 and metabolism.

KINESIOLOGY

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.

KNEIPP KUR

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 resources.

LABYRINTH

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.

LAP POOL

A shallow swimming pool with exercise lanes; the standard lap length is 50 feet.

LAYING-ON-THE-HANDS

Among the most direct approaches to healing. A "body therapy" for removing energy blockages, balancing, and improving one's healing journey through life.

LIQUID BALANCING

Floating in body temperature saltwater alone or balanced by a physical therapist.

LOMI-LOMI

Hawaiian rhythmical rocking massage.

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