Back Facial

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Back facials are, for the most part, a painless extraction process. The facial typically begins with a gentle steaming to open pores and lift impurities, followed by a deep cleansing and exfoliation.

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Balinese Boreh (Healing Pack)

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Traditional body scrub made from cloves, pepper, cardamom, ginger, galangal and rice powder. Relieves sore muscles and stiffness. Removes dead skin and promotes blood circulation.

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Balinese Massage

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Traditional relaxing massage that uses a combination of stretching, acupressure and Swedish massage techniques.

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Balneotherapy

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A therapy in which natural substances including hot-spring water, natural gases, muds, as well as various climatic elements of the spa station are utilized for medical therapeutic purposes, such as improved circulation, stress management and pain relief.

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Barre

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A balance bar or rail used during exercise or an aerobic exercise program focused on exercise using a barre.

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Basti

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The ayurvedic term for enemas.

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Bath/Still Tub (Baths)

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The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam. The water used for cleansing the body. A building equipped for bathing. A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa. 

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The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam. The water used for cleansing the body. A building equipped for bathing. A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa.

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Beds (Tanning)

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A boxlike bed having a hinged cover and equipped with sunlamps to produce a suntan.

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Behavior Modification

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Programs designed to eliminate harmful personal habits such as smoking and substance abuse by teaching people how to change lifelong habits in order to become healthier and more at peace with themselves.

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Bindi

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Bodywork combining exfoliation, herbal treatment, and light massage.

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Bioenergetics

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Bioenergetics holds that repressed emotions and desires affect the body and psyche by creating muscular tension and diminished energy.

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Biofeedback

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A technique by which one can learn conscious control of biological processes by means of monitoring one's physical responses.

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Body Composition

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In this test, a measuring device is used and a computerized evaluation is made of lean body mass to determine the % of body fat to muscle. Nutrition and fitness programs are formatted accordingly to the results.

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Body Contour

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A series of exercises which tone various parts of the body such as buttocks and abdomen, while increasing flexibility as well.

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Body scrubs remove the upper layer of dead skin, leaving the skin soft. Types include herbal, loofah, clay and salt.

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Body Sugaring

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Hair-removal process said to date from the time of Cleopatra. This Egyptian method of hair removal uses a natural paste of sugar, lemon and water.

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Body Wrap

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A beauty treatment in which the body is covered in a skin care lotion/product and wrapped tightly in strips of cloth in order to promote weight loss or improve skin tone.

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Body-Mind Counseling

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A general term meaning a range of practices which combine bodywork and verbal dialogue together. Is usually a less formal treatment than psychotherapy, and may also encompass advice about diet or lifestyle issues.

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Developed by fitness expert Bonnie Prudden in 1976, this bodywork method is intended to relax muscle spasms, improve blood circulation and diminish pain.

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