Dyad

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Counseling sessions with two people as between a mentor and a student, or between a therapist and a patient.

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Ear Candling

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A form of alternative therapy in which the tapered end of an ear candle is placed in a person's ear while the other end of the candle is lit, in the belief that earwax and other impurities are drawn out of the ear canal by a partial vacuum created by the candle flame.

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Earthing

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Grounding, or Earthing, is defined as placing one's bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs.

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Electrolysis

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Electrolysis is treatment that results in permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is a treatment whereby a fine needle (wire filament or probe) is inserted into a hair follicle, and an electric current (galvanic and/or radio frequency) is passed down the needle to destroy the hair follicle so that it can no longer produce new hair.

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Treatments using the stimulating properties of a low voltage electric current. Used to reaffirm muscle, eliminate cellulite and help in weight loss treatments.

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Energy Healing

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An umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates energy circuits in our physical or subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our bodies innate healing mechanisms.

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Esalen Massage

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Developed and refined over the last 20 years by the Esalen Institute in California, this massage combines Swedish and sensory relaxation massage techniques.

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Exfoliation

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Skin treatment where the upper layer of dead skin cells is sloughed off. A variety of techniques can be used and the treatment is called accordingly: loofah rub, salt scrub, body glow, brush and tone, etc.

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Facial

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There are many types of facials. A standard facial usually includes massaging the face, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating and moisturizing. 

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Fangotherapy

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Fango is the Italian word for mud. Used in treatments, a highly mineralized mud may be mixed with oil or water and applied over the body as a heat pack to detoxify, stimulate the circulation and relieve muscular and arthritic pain.

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Faradism

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Electric muscle stimulators used to tone muscles through low-level electricity conducted through contact pads attached to the body for "passive exercise," often used for treatment of certain medical conditions.

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Feldenkrais (Method)

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System of bodywork developed by Moshe Feldenkrais that attempts to reprogram the nervous system through movement augmented by physical pressure and manipulation.

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Fitness Assessment

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This is an overall evaluation of the body's state, measuring such aspects as flexibility, aerobic capacity, muscular fitness and body composition.

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Float Therapy

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Floating, also known by the clinical name R.E.S.T. (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy/Treatment/Technique), is an experience of weightlessness that is acquired by lying quietly in a dark tank, suspended in a warm solution of water and Epsom salt. The solution is about 10″ deep and so dense that you float effortlessly.

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Foot Bath

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A bath for cleansing, warming, soothing or disinfecting the feet.

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G5 vibro massage

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"Vigorous massage with a machine named the G5, designed to break down fatty deposits and increase lymphatic and blood circulation."

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Galvanic Facial

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A specialized pre-treatment gel with a negative charge is applied to clean, dry skin.

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Gastein Cure

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Radon treatments taken at the spas of the Gastein Valley in Austria. Radon is a radioactive inert gas which is absorbed into the body, stimulates organic functions and promotes glandular secretion without radiation damage.

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Glyco-Peeling

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An alpha-hydroxyl acid based peeling derived from different fruit acids, used to reduce age spots, soften age lines, control acne, improve complexion and in general revitalize the skin's texture and appearance.

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Grief Counseling

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A form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with grief and mourning.

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