Special cream formula works effectively to remove hair gently, safely and quickly. Feel smooth all over with painless, safe and quick hair removal services for men and women.

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Dermatology

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The branch of science dealing with skin and its diseases.

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Destination Spa

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The Destination Spa category is available to those facilities with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to healthy lifestyles. This lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthful cuisine and special interest programming.

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Dew Walking

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Walking barefoot

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A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a medtiative state.

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Dulse Scrub

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A vigorous scrubbing of the entire body with a mixture of powdered dulse seaweed and oil or water to remove dead skin and provide a mineral and vitamin treatment to the skin.

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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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