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.

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Product-Based Wrap

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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.

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Psychic Reading

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

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Reflexology

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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.

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Reiki

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

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Resort/Hotel Spa

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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.

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Rolfing

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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.

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Ropes Course

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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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The Rubenfeld Synergy Method was developed by healer Ilana Rubenfeld and uses gentle touch, movement, verbal exchange and imagination to access memories and emotions locked in the body.

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The body is rubbed with a vigorous, abrasive scrub, consisting of coarse salt usually mixed with essential oils and water. A salt exfoliation cleanses pores and removes dead skin. It is usually followed by a gentle shower and body moisturizer. 

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Sauna

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Using electric heaters and igneous rocks as a heat source, saunas are usually wood-lined, enclosed rooms with the intention of inducing sweat in order to promote healing, open the skin's pores and flush out toxins.

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A treatment which includes a thorough cleansing, conditioning and scalp massage that leaves hair shiny and full of body.

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Scotch Hose

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The Scotch Hose is an invigorating hydrotherapy treatment. The use of alternating warm and cool water, through a high velocity water wand (or hose), is controlled by a body treatment specialist. Scotch Hose units work to speed up the client’s metabolism through hot and cold pressurized water and direct contact to the client’s specific points of pressure.

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Exposure to seawater or application of sea products to the body for health or beauty benefits.

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Seaweed (Body) Wrap

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Similar to herbal wraps combined with heat packs, using sea water and seaweed with a balance of the ocean's nutrients; minerals, rare trace elements, vitamins and proteins, which are soaked into the blood stream, to revitalize skin and body.

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Shamanic Healing

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Spiritual and natural healing performed by a medicine man or Shaman.

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Shaving

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To remove hair by cutting it off close to the skin with a razor.

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Shiatsu (Massage)

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Means "finger" (shi) "pressure" (atsu), a cross between acupuncture and massage developed in Japan by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1940s.

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Shirodhara

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

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Sitz Bath

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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.

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