Glossary Terms

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Deep (Tissue) Muscle Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tone, tendons and fascia.

Depilatory Hair Removal

Special cream formula works effectively to remove hair gently, safely and quickly. Feel smooth all over with painless, safe and quick hair removal services for men and women.


The branch of science dealing with skin and its diseases.

Destination Spa

The Destination Spa category is available to those facilities with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to healthy lifestyles. This lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthful cuisine and special interest programming.

Dew Walking

Walking barefoot

Do-In (Daoyin, Doa-In, Tao-In)

A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a medtiative state.

Dulse Scrub

A vigorous scrubbing of the entire body with a mixture of powdered dulse seaweed and oil or water to remove dead skin and provide a mineral and vitamin treatment to the skin.


Counseling sessions with two people as between a mentor and a student, or between a therapist and a patient.

Ear Candling

A form of alternative therapy in which the tapered end of an ear candle is placed in a person’s ear while the other end of the candle is lit, in the belief that earwax and other impurities are drawn out of the ear canal by a partial vacuum created by the candle flame.


Grounding, or Earthing, is defined as placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs.

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