Glossary Terms

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The pouring of medicated oils on the forehead, a modality used in ayurvedic medicine to eliminate ama (physical impurities).

Sitz Bath

A bathtub shaped like a chair in which the hips and lower body are immersed in herbal hot water, followed by cold water, while soaking feet in water alternating from cold to hot to stimulate the immune system.

Skin Mask (Masque)

A preparation usually applied to the face and neck to stimulate local circulation, tone, cleanse and tighten pores and remove dry skin. Ingredients are varied to accommodate specific needs of one’s skin type and condition.

Sleep Program

It is a unique spa offering with overnight accommodations designed to help people get the healthy sleep, reduce stress levels, and rejuvenate.


A stress management regimen comprised of relaxation techniques and dynamic movements.

Sound Therapy

The use of Sound Therapy in its many manifestations is believed to create emotional, mental and physical balance through the vibration or resonance of sound or in some instances the absence of sound.

Sports Massage

Deep-tissue massage directed specifically at muscles used in athletic activities. This massage can be either preventive or corrective in approach.

Spray Tan

A beauty treatment in which the body is sprayed with a product containing chemicals that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan.

Steam Room

A ceramic-tiled room with wet heat generated by temperatures of 110-130° Fahrenheit designed to soften the skin, cleanse the pores, calm the nervous system and relieve tension. 

Still Baths

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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