Medical Spa

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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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A minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.

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Mineral Springs Spa

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The Mineral Springs Spa category is available to those persons, firms, corporations or other business entities which operate a spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or sea water which is used in professionally administered hydrotherapy treatments.

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A traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing on various acupoints on the body.

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Mud Bath

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A highly mineralized mud with oils and water used in a bath for guests to stimulate circulation, detoxify, and help reduce the pain of arthritis.

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Myofascial Release

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A technique which seeks to free the body from the grip of tight connective tissue to restore normal alignment and function and to reduce pain.

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Nail Art

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The practice of painting decorative designs on fingernails.

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Nasya

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An intranasal plug of herbs used in ayurvedic medicine to eliminate ama.

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Nasya

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Utilizing herbal oils, juices and powder, Nasya treatmemt aids, soothes and protects the nasal passages, ears and throat from blockages and disorders.

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Neti Pot

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A container designed to rinse debris or mucus from the nasal cavity.

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Nutrition Counseling

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Guiding clients on food choices and nutritional supplements with regards to weight management, anti-aging, vibrant skin, increased energy, hormonal balancing and general well being.

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Ohashiatsu

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A system of treatment and meditation used to relieve tension and fatigue and induce a state of harmony and peace. The practitioner first assesses a person's state by feeling the "hara,” the area below one's navel.

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Onsen

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Japanese natural mineral hot springs.

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Oxygen Facial

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Oxygen facials are said to combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin.

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Palm Reading

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Palm reading is the art or practice of revealing an individual's character and personality from the lines on the palms.

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Panchakarma

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Succession of cleansing and purifying treatments from Ayurveda, using nutrition, herbs, massage and meditative techniques aimed to restore the body’s own ability to create health.

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Panthermal

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Dermalife Spa Jet, Panthermal Regeneration Chamber

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Parafango

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A medicinal bath made with mineralized mud/clay and paraffin wax.

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