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).

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Virechana

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In Ayurveda, one of the five steps of panchakarma in which castor oil or other laxatives are administered to induce purgation after being on an empty stomach.

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Volcanic Mud Therapy

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Other Name(s):
Volcanic mud baths, volcanic ash treatments

Definition of Offering:
Volcanic mud treatments utilize the healing properties that are found in volcanic ash to treat, soften and detoxify the skin.

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Watsu

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A form of aquatic bodywork, Watsu is characterized by one-on-one sessions in which a practitioner or therapist gently cradles, moves, stretches, and massages a receiver in chest-deep warm water.

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The act or technique of applying a depilatory wax to the body for removing hair.

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Yoga

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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.

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Zen Garden

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A designed garden composed of rocks, trees, bushes, and moss in gravel or sand to represent ripples of water.

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