Labyrinth

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

A meditative path found in many ancient civilizations.  Labyrinths can often be confused with a maze, but unlike mazes, labyrinths have no dead ends or intersecting paths.

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Laser Facial

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A skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin or treat minor facial flaws.

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Laser Hair Removal

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A medical procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair.

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Laying On of Hands

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The placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured. Among the most direct approaches to healing. A "body therapy" for removing energy blockages, balancing, and improving one's healing journey through life. 

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Light/Color Therapy

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Other Name(s):
Phototherapy, Chromotherapy

Definition of Offering:
A type of holistic healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to affect mood, physical or mental health.

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Liquid Balancing

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

Floating in body temperature saltwater alone or balanced by a physical therapist.

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Liquid Sound

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Light and music under and above the water for relaxation and vitalization.

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Lomi-Lomi

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A rhythmical, rocking form of healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and master healers of Hawaii.

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Magnetotherapy

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Magnetotherapy is the application of a magnetic field of staticmagnets to the body for purported health benefits.

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This service usually involves learning to apply makeup appropriate for your skin type, look and age. 

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Makeup Application

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Begins with a thorough consultation to identify the appropriate colors and look for the individual client. The application itself can range from everyday natural looks to special occasion makeup such as bridal or photography.

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Makeup Consultation

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This usually involves learning to apply makeup appropriate for your skin type, look and age. If this is not a spa's area of expertise, you may be disappointed with the results.

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Manaka Tapping

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The therapy hammer or 'tapping' is a technique used in oriental medicine to trigger acu points and reduce muscle tension in areas of the body. It was developed from a technique used in Japan since the sixteenth century.

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Mandi Lulur

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A purifying ritual inspired by the royal palaces of Java to restore balance to body and mind.

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Manicure

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A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing.

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A therapeutic massage using a gentle pumping technique to drain away pockets of water retention and trapped toxins. Lymph drainage can be achieved through manual massage, hydro massage, or with aromatherapy massage.

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MariEL

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Developed by Reiki Master Ethel Lombardi, MariEL refers to a transformational healing energy that works at the cellular level to help clients release emotional and physical traumas.

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Medical Spa

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

The Medical Spa category is available to spas that have a full-time licensed health care professional on-site, which is further defined as a health professional who has earned a degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as defined by the AMA. All applications are reviewed individually and international standards are taken into account when applicants from outside the U.S. apply for membership.

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Meditation

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A state of focused attention through which one emerges into an ever-increasing clear awareness of reality.

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Technique developed to restore energy flow through the twelve body meridians (energy lines).

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