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Treatment Glossary

Anti-Cellulite Massage - A soothing massage using anti-cellulite cream instead of oil, targetting mainly at the legs and areas where there is cellulite. The masaged area will feel toned and lighter due to the slimming effect of the cream.

Aromatherapy - Dating back to 4500 B.C., this ancient healing art combines essential oils extracted from plants, leaves, barks, roots and flowers, with treatments such as massage, facials and body wraps. This therapy stimulates the nasal/olfactory senses, mental responses and circulatory functions.

Body Contouring - Working on specific parts of the body, such as the abdomen, buttocks and thighs to improve toning and increased flexibility.

Cleansing - To free and detoxify one's body from cumulative toxins.

Deep-cleansing Facial - Aestheticians use machines or manual techniques to open pores, extract blackheads, purify and revitalise skin.

Essential Oils - Aromatic liquids are extracted from some types of flowers, fruits, roots and trees to use on the body. These oils are created to help bring oxygen and nutrients to the tissues while assisting to remove carbon dioxide and other waste products produced b cell metabolism.

Facial - A treatment that revitalises skin on face and neck. A typical facial includes massaging, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating and moisturising.

Fango Therapy - Treatment utilising various types of mud, which are rich in minerals and nutrients, to remove toxins from the skin's pores and aid in the exfoliation process.

HydroTherapy - Water therapies using jets and underwater massage for therapeutic purposes.The use of water in professional treatments has long been proven an effective aid in promoting health and well-being. Our hydrotherapy bath consists of 150 air jets and 60 water jets which are fully adjustable so that we may customize treatment to suit the individual's needs and tastes. Salubrious effects of the bath include: relaxing the body, improving strength, strengthening the immune system, equalizing circulation, accelerating metabolism, improving digestion and relieving stiffness and pain.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage - A therapeutic massage using a gentle pumping technique to drain pockets of water retention and trapped toxins. This anti-aging treatment is designed to help stimulate circulation and boost the body's ability to eliminate wastes and absorb nutrients.

Massage - Manipulation of tissues by rubbing, stroking and kneading with the hand for remedial purposes. There are may forms of massages available at spas.

Paraffin Treatment - Warm paraffin wax is applied over the body to form a vacuum that draws out dirt in the pores, removes dead skin and leaves skin smooth.

Physiotherapy - Healing treatment that uses herbs, essential oils, seaweed, and herbal and floral extracts applied via massage, packs, wraps or steam therapies.

Reflexology - Based on an ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Indian technique, pressure point massages are used to restore the flow of energy throughout the body.

Retreat Spa - Located in scenic, secluded surroundings removed from the hustle and bustle of big cities or as an added feature at a hotel or country club, these spas offer traditional spa services that invigorate the body and mind.

Salt Glow - A body treatment which consists of rubbing on coarse salt mixed with essential oils and waters, followed by a gentle shower and body moisturiser to cleanse pores and remove dead skin.

Sauna - A dry heat bath in wooden structure set at temperatures of 160 -210 degrees Fahrenheit, designed to cleanse the body of impurities by sweating.

SeaWeed Wrap - A wrap or mask of concentrated sea water and seaweed with a balance of the ocean's nutrients, including minerals, rare trace elements, vitamins, and proteins, The nutrients are absorbed into the blood stream to revitalise skin and body.

Shiatsu - A cross between acupuncture and massage, this treatment works with vital points and energy meridians and uses finger-thumb-palm pressure to stimulate the body's inner powers of balance and healing.

Skin Care Consultation - Experience customised skin care as our Spa Consultant recommends the perfect products and regime for your skin's health and well-being.

Skin Masque - Customised to each person's skin type, skin care products are applied to the face and neck to cleanse, tone and remove dry skin.

Sports Massage - A deep-tissue massage directed specifically at muscles used in athletic activities.

Steam Room - A tiled room with wet, hot steam that promotes sweating and softens the skin, cleanse pores and relieves tension.

Stress Management - Programs that teach relaxation techniques and incorporates relaxing spa services designed to reduce a person's stress and the conditions it causes.

Swedish Massage - One of the most popular types of massage, this technique uses oils and employs five different movements: long strokes, kneading of individual muscles, tapping movements, rolling of the fingers, and vibration.

Thalassotherapy - Various treatments that use the therapeutic benefits of the sea for vitamins and minerals that reinvigorate skin and hair.

Waxing - Removal of unwanted hair from face, arms, legs or body using wax.