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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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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