Sugaring

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Rooted in ancient practices, sugaring is the most natural and long-lasting treatment for eliminating unwanted hair from all areas of the body for both men and women. Using only 100% natural ingredients, it is the least painful of all hair removal techniques and is great for all skin types.

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Sweat Lodge

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An ancient Native American body purification ceremony involving the use of intense heat similar to that of a sauna and other methods to provoke visions and insights.

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Swedana

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Indulge in an invigorating traditional Ayurvedic Swedana treatment that will expel toxins and impurities out of the body though the use of medicated herbal decoctions. This treatment also increases blood circulation which reduces pain and relaxes the body.

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Swedena

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An ayurvedic steam treatment which induces sweat with the held of steam generated from medicated herbal decoctions.

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Swedish Massage

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The most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It was devised at the University of Stockholm in 1812 by Henri Peter Ling.

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Swiss Shower

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Standing body massage delivered by therapist with high-pressure hoses.

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Tai Chi (Chuan)

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A Chinese Taoist martial art form of "meditation in movement" which combines mental concentration, coordinated breathing, and a series of slow, graceful body movements.

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Tanning Beds

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A tanning bed is a machine that emits ultraviolet radiation that produces a cosmetic tan.

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Tarot

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Tarot readings offer clarity to important life questions as well as a deeper understanding of oneself. This ancient tool is a mirror into the unconscious mind. Readings give insight and guidance for personal growth and transformation.  

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Thai

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Traditional massage without oil that utilizes pressure on pressure points, muscles and ligaments and manipulations to elongate the spine, stretch joints and relieve tension. Elicits a feeling of well being, energy and flexibility.

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Thai Face Slapping

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Other Name(s):
Massage Boxing, Face Slapping Natural, Face Slapping Facial

Definition of Offering:
A treatment that includes pinching and working the skin with light slaps to shrink pores and remove wrinkles.

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Thalassotherapy uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea (which is rich in minerals, micro elements and vitamins) and the marine environment for health and wellbeing. Thalassotherapy baths when heated up to just over 90 degrees Fahrenheit have various therapeutic benefits.

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Therapeutic Touch

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A form of laying on of the hands which creates a balance by transmitting energy and releasing energy blockages. It is a method of drawing and channeling the healing forces within and around us.

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Threading

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Removal of facial hair, especially from the eyebrows, using a looped and twisted thread.

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Trager Approach

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Utilizing gentle, non-intrusive, natural movements, The Trager Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity.

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A technique which seeks to free the body from the grip of tight connective tissue to restore normal alignment and function and to reduce pain. Mild, sustained pressure is applied in order to gently stretch and soften the tissue. Trigger point therapy is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, sports injuries and other conditions.

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Tui Na

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The literal meaning of tui na is "push and grasp", which is the main technique used.

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Udvartana

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An ayurvedic body massage that uses a paste made of ground grains to cleanse the skin, improve circulation and help weight loss.

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Vamana

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In Ayurveda, one of the five steps of panchakarma which refers to therapeutic vomiting induced to eliminate the mucus causing builup of kapha.

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Vibration Therapy

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Whole body vibration refers to a training method employing low amplitude, low frequency mechanical stimulation to exercise musculoskeletal structures for the improvement of muscle strength, power, and flexibility. The technology centers on a recurrent change of position on a vibrating platform to stimulate muscles to work by the stretch reflex, ensuring all muscle fibers are stimulated at one time.

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