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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Skin Mask (Masque)

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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.

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Sleep Program

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

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Sophrology

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

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Sound Therapy

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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.

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Sports Massage

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

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Spray Tan

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

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Steam Room

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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. 

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Still Baths

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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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