Ashiatsu

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A method through which therapists apply massage techniques directed through bare feet.

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Aston-Patterning

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Aston-Patterning encourages good health and wellbeing through improving the way the body functions and moves.

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Astrology

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The study of planetary (and heavenly) influence on human psychology, character, and relationships.

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Aura

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

Energy field around the body, whose color changes according to the individual's health; physical, mental and spiritual.


See also: Aura Reading

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Aura Reading

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Being able to visualize the size, color, and vibration of one's aura energy.

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B.E.T.A.R.

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Other Name: Bio-Energetic Transduction-Aided Resonance, Vibro Acounstic Sound Therapy
A vibrational sound therapy experience created with equipment from a company named BETAR.

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Back Facial

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Back facials are, for the most part, a painless extraction process. The facial typically begins with a gentle steaming to open pores and lift impurities, followed by a deep cleansing and exfoliation.

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Balinese Boreh

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This Balinese blend of herbs, spices and rice is used topically as a warming, circulatory enhancing, healing mask or poultice.

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Balinese Massage

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Traditional relaxing massage that uses a combination of stretching, acupressure and Swedish massage techniques.

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Balneotherapy

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A therapy in which natural substances including hot-spring water, natural gases, muds, as well as various climatic elements of the spa station are utilized for medical therapeutic purposes, such as improved circulation, stress management and pain relief.

Search specific Balneotherapy offerings for more information (i.e. Bath/Still Tub (Baths), Foot Baths, Cold Plunge, etc.) 

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Bamboo Massage

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Other Name(s):
Bamboo Fusion, Tian Di

Definition of Offering:
The use of heated bamboo to roll and knead the body tissue to create a deep sense of relaxation.

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Barre

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A balance bar or rail used during exercise or an aerobic exercise program focused on exercise using a barre.

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Basti

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The Ayurvedic medicated implant treatment known as Basti, involves the introduction of medicinals such as sesame oil, coffee, acidophilus, or a herbal decoction in a liquid medium into the rectum following a water enema. This treatment is useful for cleaning out the length of the colon, hydrating the body and freeing the lower body from stress and stagnation.

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Beer Bath

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Other Name(s):
Hops Bath, Brew Bath

Definition of Offering:
Bathing in a tub of warm beer.

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Programs designed to eliminate harmful personal habits such as smoking and substance abuse by teaching people how to change lifelong habits in order to become healthier and more at peace with themselves.

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Bindi

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Bodywork combining exfoliation, herbal treatment, and light massage

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Bioenergetic Analysis is an approach to therapy focusing on the mind, body, and the energy flowing between them. It is based on the premise that the mind and body function as one.

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Biofeedback

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A technique by which one can learn conscious control of biological processes by means of monitoring one's physical responses.

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In this test, a measuring device is used and a computerized evaluation is made of lean body mass to determine the % of body fat to muscle. Nutrition and fitness programs are formatted accordingly to the results.

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Body Contour

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A series of exercises which tone various parts of the body such as buttocks and abdomen, while increasing flexibility as well.

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