A Vichy shower is a shower with from 5-7 vertical shower heads in which large quantities of water are showered over a spa patron while he or she lies in a shallow wet bed (similar to a massage table, but with drainage for the water).
The therapist may also control a wand to assist in a more focused water massage.
The act or technique of applying a depilatory wax to the body for removing hair.
Elimination of hair from the body is either by depilation (the removal of the hair shaft at the skin’s surface), or by epilation (the removal of the entire hair from the “root” or bulb). Depilatory creams and shaving are depilation techniques often performed at home. Dermal planning is a form of depilation performed by a trained technician. Professional hair removal methods such as waxing, sugaring, threading and tweezing are good examples of temporary epilation. Laser hair removal is considered “semi-permanent” epilation because the destruction of the hair bulb may not be achieved in some cases. Electrology is the only permanent epilation method.
An ancient Hindu system of stretching and toning the body through movements or postures (asanas), composed of deep breathing, relaxation methods, and diet. Yoga is frequently part of stress-reduction programs.
It helps improve muscle tone, flexibility and mobility; reduces stress and anxiety; and induces a sense of well-being. The word "yoga" denotes a concept of discipline leading to union. The body and the mind form a continuum of consciousness and life that, when achieving a state of focus and clarity, may unite with Universal Spirit.