Glossary Terms

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Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy.

Primordial Sound Meditation

Primordial Sound meditation allows you to embark on an inner journey to experience the quiet that already exists within you and reconnect to your spirit.

Product-Based Wrap

Utilizing ingredients from gentle to invigorating, a body wrap can hydrate, soothe, revitalize, cleanse, stimulate circulation and improve the immune system.   Specific products and active ingredients used can reduce irritation, moisturize, smooth and firm or remove waste and reduce fluid retention.

Psychic Reading

Pertaining to the human mind or psyche; pertaining to the extraordinary, especially extrasensory and nonphysical, mental processes such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.

Raindrop Therapy

Other Name(s):
Raindrop Technique

Definition of Offering:
Method of using a combination of reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, and essential oils applied on your spine and on the feet.


Ancient Chinese technique using pressure point massage (usually on the feet, but also hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the body.


Meaning “universal life-force energy,” a scientific method of activating and balancing the life-force energy present in all living things. 

Resort/Hotel Spa

The Resort / Hotel Spa category is available to those persons, firms, corporations or other business entities that operate a spa within a resort or hotel providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components.


A technique developed by Ida Rolf of deep muscular manipulation and massage for the relief of rigid muscles, bones and joints. It is designed to improve energy flow and relieve stress most often related to emotional trauma.

A complete Rolfing treatment consists of a series of ten sessions which progress from superficial to deeper layers of tissue and from localized areas of constriction to an overall reorganization of larger body segments. This method of intensive manipulation may sometimes be experienced as painful. See also Deep Tissue Massage.

Ropes Course

Outdoor activities that consist of elements that are high and low to the ground and are designed for  personal or team development.

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