Glossary Terms

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Electrolysis is treatment that results in permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is a treatment whereby a fine needle (wire filament or probe) is inserted into a hair follicle, and an electric current (galvanic and/or radio frequency) is passed down the needle to destroy the hair follicle so that it can no longer produce new hair.

Electrotherapy / Diathermy (Electro-Impulse)

Treatments using the stimulating properties of a low voltage electric current. Used to reaffirm muscle, eliminate cellulite and help in weight loss treatments.

Energy Healing

An umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates energy circuits in our physical or subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our bodies innate healing mechanisms.

Esalen Massage

Developed and refined over the last 20 years by the Esalen Institute in California, this massage combines Swedish and sensory relaxation massage techniques.


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.

Search specific exfoliation offerings for more information (i.e. Body Scrub etc.)


There are many types of facials. A standard facial usually includes massaging the face, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating and moisturizing. 


Fango is the Italian word for mud. Used in treatments, a highly mineralized 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.


Electric muscle stimulators used to tone muscles through low-level electricity conducted through contact pads attached to the body for “passive exercise,” often used for treatment of certain medical conditions.

Feldenkrais (Method)

System of bodywork developed by Moshe Feldenkrais that attempts to reprogram the nervous system through movement augmented by physical pressure and manipulation.

Fish Pedicure

A treatment that involves patrons dipping their feet in a tub of water filled with small Garra Rufa fish that eat away the dead skin found on people’s feet

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