Glossary Terms

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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.

Search specific Balneotherapy offerings for more information (i.e. Bath/Still Tub (Baths), Foot Baths, Cold Plunge, etc.) 

Bamboo Massage

Other Name(s):
Bamboo Fusion, Tian Di

Definition of Offering:
The use of heated bamboo to roll and knead the body tissue to create a deep sense of relaxation.


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


The Ayurvedic medicated implant treatment known as Basti, involves the introduction of medicinals such as sesame oil, coffee, acidophilus, or a herbal decoction in a liquid medium into the rectum following a water enema. This treatment is useful for cleaning out the length of the colon, hydrating the body and freeing the lower body from stress and stagnation.

Beer Bath

Other Name(s):
Hops Bath, Brew Bath

Definition of Offering:
Bathing in a tub of warm beer.

Behavior Modification Therapy

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.


Bodywork combining exfoliation, herbal treatment, and light massage

Bioenergetic Analysis

Bioenergetic Analysis is an approach to therapy focusing on the mind, body, and the energy flowing between them. It is based on the premise that the mind and body function as one.


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

Body Composition Analysis

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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