Paraffin Treatment

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Warm paraffin wax is brushed over the body. The liquid wax coats the skin and, as it solidifies, forms a vacuum that causes any dirt in the pores to be drawn out, removes dead skin, and induces a loss of body fluid in the form of perspiration.

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Past Life Regression

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Hypnosis and talk therapy session that accesses experiences from past lives in order to work out problems in your current life.

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Pedicure

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Nail care and treatment of the feet. Includes soaking feet in warm soapy water and removing dry skin with a pumice stone or a special razor. Also includes a foot and leg massage and concludes with polishing of nails, if desired.

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A fitness professional will evaluate, design and monitor individual and small group training (exercise) programs.

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Photofacial

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Photofacial is a skin treatment that uses light-based technology, primarily for boosting collagen, treating hyperpigmentation, and diminishing the appearance of broken capillaries. 

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Physical Therapy

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The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.

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Physiochineitherapy

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Therapy that uses heat, light, electricity, mechanical means and movement.

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Pilates (Method)

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Strength training movements involving coordinated breathing techniques developed in Germany by Dr. Joseph Pilates during the 1920s.

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Pizzichilli

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An ayurvedic oil treatment in which oil is poured onto the body through a hose and massaged into the body. This is the heaviest oil treatment and therefore the most nourishing.

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Concept created by the Austrian born Dr. Randolph Stone in the early 1900s that is based on principles of energy and a philosophy derived from East Indian Ayurvedic teachings.

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Pregnancy Massage

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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.

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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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Raindrop Therapy

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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.

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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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