Gold Facial

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A facial treatment incorporating an application of gold leaf.

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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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Gua-Sha

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Instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.

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Guided Imagery

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A process which involves listening to music or a person's voice in a relaxed state for the purpose of allowing imagery, symbols, and deep feelings to arise from the inner self. This visualization may be used to stimulate the body's immune system.

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Hair Coloring

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Dye or tint for the hair.

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Hakomi Therapy

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Hakomi Integrative Somatics

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Halotherapy

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The use of salt vapor to treat respiratory ailments, skin irritations, and combat mental lethargy.

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Hammam

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A health treatment that takes place in a large, marbled steam room (110-160 F with 100% humidity) and receive a series of body treatments.

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Hay Bath

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Body detoxification treatment through the use of steamed hay.

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Heliotherapy

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The use of sunlight for the treatment of different skin conditions. Uses UV rays from the sun in small doses, which can induce vitamin D production in the skin.

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Hellerwork

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Hellerwork is a system of bodywork that combines deep tissue massage, body movement education, and verbal dialogue. It is designed to realign the body’s structure for overall health, improvement of posture, and reduction of physical and mental stress.

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Herbal Body Wrap

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The body is wrapped in warm linen or cotton sheets which have been steeped like tea bags in a variety of aromatic herbs, then covered with blankets or towels, preventing the moist heat from escaping.

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A high frequency facial is a treatment that helps improve overall skin complexion using a glass electrode filled with argon or neon gas which generates a high frequency current with a high oscillation rate when applied to the skin. The oscillation causes a slight heat increase, which affects the blood circulation in the skin, cleanses, and tones the skin. This process is very safe and gentle, and can benefit multiple different skin issues such as fine line, wrinkles, acne, enlarged pores, hydration and the tightening and toning of loose skin.

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Hot Plunge

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Hot water plunge pool to promote blood circulation and relaxation.

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Hot Stone Massage

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Specific massage technique that incorporates the use of hot (and possibly cold) stones to help massage and relax stubborn muscles.  Aromatherapy oils are applied to enhance the relaxing nature of this unique service.

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Hydradermie

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Hydradermie, previously known as cathiodermie, is a facial which uses high frequency and low voltage electrotherapy to rejuvinate and revitalize the skin in order to restore its natural radiance.

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Ice Room

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A space with low temperatures where the body is cooled and open pores are closed. Upon entering, one walks and occasionally pours cold water on oneself or rubs the body with crushed ice.

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Infant Massage

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A massage therapy technique that is specialized for use on infants.  In most cases, oil or lotion is used as it would be with an adult.

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Infrared Sauna

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An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. These saunas are sometimes called far-infrared saunas — "far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body.

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Inhalation Therapy

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The therapeutic use of inhaled vapors, some augmented with essential oils, as in the treatment to enhance respiratory wellness.

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