Puurenkuur, WELLNESS TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

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Abhyangam massage

Abhyangam massage is a relaxing but a firm body massage with medicinal oils. A special type of oil massage in which rhythmic strokes are given according to the nature of the diseases. The massage is given with one or two persons and takes 40 - 50 minutes. After the massage it is recommended to take a steam bath or a hot shower.

Acupressure

Traditional Chinese pressure-point massage (massage where fingers are applied to key points on the body) used to stimulate energy flow in the body, ease muscle tension, relieve pain, and promote relaxtion. Often referred to as "acupuncture without needles".

Acupuncture

A method from Chinese medicine which practices the inserting of fine needles on specific meridian points for the purpose of relieving tension, stress, and pain. Highly useful in the treatment and relief of back pain

Aerosol

Inhalation therapy, a mixture of gaseous and solid or liquid components which are used for enlightening complaints of the client

Affusieshower/massage

A relaxing showermassage with seawater. It helps to improve the blood circulation, refreshes en strengthens the body. You can combine a ShowerMassage with a manual massage.

 

AHA (fruit acids)

Alpha hydroxy acids are natural acids which mainly occur in fruits, these are used in beauty treatments and skin peeling

Aikido

Old Japanese art where the most important things are: natural posture, breathing and movement

Airbrush Tanning

This totally harmless product and will be sprayed on the skin. After 5 to 8 hours you will have a exotic tinge. This tinge will stay for at least one weak and will slowly disappear.

Airbrush tanning has no UV and is also safe for pregnant women and people with a difficult to brown their skin.

Alexander-techniek

Alexander Technique is a method of re-educating the mind and body to improve movement. The focus is on applying the appropriate amount of energy for each activity in order to improve posture and balance, and to eliminate stress-inducing habits.

Algae wraps

Algae are plants which are rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements that contain valuable nutrients for the skin.

Algae are used in bubble baths, creams and beauty wraps. The algae are pulverized and heated applied to the body, so they can work sedative and regenerative. Optionally, packed under a heated blanket so that the absorption of the oligo-elements and the skin is facilitated by the enzymes.

Alpha-training

Imagination exercises to work on developing of intuition, creativity and own healing power.

Alternative medicine

Collective term for therapies that are based on 'natural' principles.

Anti aging

Product or treatment that combats or defends against the aging process.

Apitherapy

The use of products produced by honeybees, such as pollen, honey, royal jelly, propolis, and bee venom, for therapeutic and pharmacologic purposes.

Aqua Musica

Aquamusica is a relaxing bath accompanied by sound tones, colors and nice scents, and it gives the sense of relaxation and peace.

Aquabalancing

The Germans Kaya Femerling and Nirvano Schulz developed this depth relaxation method. They want to work and mass with less energy expenditure therefore they work now no more longer on the table, but in the water. Here they combine their technology with courses of motion, which discovered them among other things when swimming with dolphins.

Aquagolf

Aqua golf is a variation of golf where the target green is floating in water.

Aquagym

Gymnastics in warm seawater under the supervision of a qualified trainer. Specific exercises aim at gently stretching and strengthening your muscles.

Aquariumsauna

This is a sauna which is provided with an aquarium wall.

Aqua Wellness

Body work under water with breath and movement exercises, which are accompanied by a body therapist. The client is stretched and massaged.

Aroma baths

a medicated bath in which aromatic substances or essential oils are added to the water

Aroma therapy

Treatments such as massage, facials, body wraps, or hydrobaths that include the application of fragrant essential oils. Different oils are used for different therapeutic benefits

Audio bath

Baths individually prepared with herbal blends and essences, that using sound frequencies in the skin are massaged.

Aufguss

The term comes from the German, literally means pouring. During an Aufguss water together with an essential oil will be cast on a hot sauna heater. Beforehand it will be explained which scent is going to be used and what its effect is. After priming the sauna, the employee flutters the hot vapor (with the scent) through the air with a towel. The idea is that you sweat more and using the scents the effect is even more relaxing. Mostly stimulating, harmonizing and soothing scents, such as peppermint, orange, jasmine, lavender and wood scents are used. This method is not only meant to create more variety and fun in the sauna, but also to relax you to your full potential.

Aura photografy

The aura of a man is formed by subtle color appearance, which surrounds his body and where each color indicates a specific vibration. This aura, which so far has only been observed by clairvoyants , may now be recorded with the aura camera polaroid , as a color radiation around the body. The aura of the body changes according to his thoughts and feelings and psycho-energetic life. This shows up on the aura pictured in colors. The aura photography can be used for interpretation and aura and chakra-healing, the effects of a treatment to ascertain the aura and the chakras to harmonize, for consciousness expansion, in psychotherapy, in color and sound therapy. It may also be used before, during and after a therapy where you are able to observe the evolution of change.

Auriculotherapy

A form of acupuncture in which needles are placed in various portions of the ear to affect the person. It postulates body correlates on the ear, so a treatment performed upon the ear will have effects on the reflected body part

Ayurveda

Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a form of alternative medicine. The word "Ayurveda" is a compound of Äyus "life" and veda "knowledge", and would roughly translate as the "Science of Life". Ayurveda promotes healthy living, along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.

Ayurvedic massage

Deep, therapeutic massage meant to release toxins, invigorate, and relax. Uses massage oils chosen to balance a person's doshas (see definition). Balancing the doshas is the basis of the ancient Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine, which incorporates nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage, and meditation.

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Breath Therapy

Breath therapy is an umbrella term covering a broad range of therapeutic approaches that emphasize the importance of breathing and its potential to affect human health. Most breath therapies employ specific types of breathing exercises, often done in conjunction with other practices.

Bach flower therapy

Bach Flower Therapy is a form of energy medicine that can be used in conjunction with traditional counselling. It can be used to help ease daily stress, address mild mood concerns, calm anxious feelings and reduce frustration and anger. While Bach Remedies can help ease any negative emotional state, intense emotional distress is best assessed and treated by a mental health professional.A Bach Flower "Remedy" consists of water that has been patterned with the energetic vibrations of one of 38 different flowers. The Remedy is added to a cup of water (or other beverage) 4 times a day. Like other energetic healing modalities, this treatment seeks to create balance in areas of energetic disruption. Bach Flower Treatment specifically addresses the emotional body of the energy system. Its purpose is to restore emotional harmony.

Bath with evening primrose oil

This medicinal plant in an oil bath helps relieves dry skin, stimulates the metabolism and circulation and regulates the hormone.

Balinese massage

Rooted in the healing traditions of Bali, Indonesia, this type of massage uses kneading and rolling actions followed by an application of spiced coconut oil.

Balneae

In ancient Rome, Thermae (from Greek thermos, "hot") and balnea (Greek βαλανείον, balaneion) were facilities for bathing. Thermae usually refers to the large imperial bath complexes, while balneae were smaller-scale facilities, public or private, that existed in great numbers throughout Rome

Balneo therapy

Balneotherapy involves the treatment of disease by bathing. It may involve hot or cold water, massage via moving water, relaxation or stimulation. Many mineral waters at spas are rich in particular minerals (silica, sulfur, selenium, radium) which can be absorbed via the skin.

Banja

The Banja is type of sauna, the classical Sauna not dissimilar to the sweating areas of Russian origin. At 10-40% air humidity and a temperature of approx. 70°C it unfolds its valuable effect.

Bioaqua circuit

A circuit of baths and (jet) rays, each with a different temperature and / or intensity

Bio-energetic

From the American physician Alexander Lowen developed single -, partner and group work. Exercises for attitude, mobility, to the expression, to the contact with itself and other one and for feeling body signals are accomplished and reflected in discussions. The vitality, the self value feeling and the perception of own body signals are to be strengthened.

Bio-energetic check-up

Bioenergy Healing is a dynamic treatment to scan your body's electrical circuitry system. These unique techniques can access and positively affect your body's physiological and psychological systems ability to function on an enhanced level.

Bio-energetic cleansing

See Bioenergetics. It is a technique aimed at restoring the balance between body and mind. This can be through diet, massage, breathing techniques (energy flow) and hands imposition

Biofeedback

Treatment method using real-time measurements of physiological functions (muscle tension or heart rate) to teach people how to consciously control them. Used to treat headaches, anxiety, pain, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, epilepsy, and more.

Biosauna

The Biosauna is the light version of the Finnish classical one. The ambient temperature climbs here on "mild" 55 degrees, the air humidity can amount three to sixty .

Bio rythm

A cyclically recurring pattern of physiological states in an organism or organ, such as alpha rhythm or circadian rhythm; believed by some to affect physical and mental states and behavior

Bioresonantie

A therapeutic approach that incorporates breathing, movement, body exercises, psychotherapy, and free expression of feelings to enhance self-awareness and well-being and relieve physical and emotional tension.

Blossom baths

Selected petals are scattered over warm water for a stimulating or relaxing effect. Be used independently or as part of a complete therapy (eg Lulur).

Body composition analysis

Balneotherapy involves the treatment of disease by bathing. It may involve hot or cold water, massage via moving water, relaxation or stimulation. Many mineral waters at spas are rich in particular minerals (silica, sulphur, selenium, radium) which can be absorbed via the skin.

A very large tub made of ceramic, acrylic, wood, or another substance and filled with hot water in which one or more bathers may soak.

Body Polish

A body polish is a popular body treatment that exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

A body polish is primarily a treatment for the skin -- sort of like a facial for the body. It should not be confused with a massage.

A body polish can be done with any number of materials -- salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, pecan hulls -- usually mixed with some kind of massage oil and aromatic like essential oils

Bodystim session

Electric muscle stimulator by means of a device on the body allows for the strengthening and stimulating muscles and lymphatic drainage. In addition, this treatment can reduce cellulite and to contribute to the stabilization of the weight.

Bodywrapping

Treatment in which strips of cloth are soaked in herbal teas and cocooned around the body

Boat sauna

Relaxing float on a natural pond, while also enjoying the sauna. The duration of this session / treatment is about fifteen minutes (same time as in a normal sauna).

Brain therapy

These are methods and techniques to obtain with sound or music application development and direct stimulation of the human brain and its abilities. Good brain therapies promote coordination between right and left (male and female) power in the human, so that the harmony of a clear mind and a healthy body in unlimited conditions are realized.

Brechelbath

Dry sauna from the alpine countries. Herbs and plant-derived essential oils are used for deepened respiration.The air temperature amounts to about 60 degrees.

Balance

Balance refers to the ways in which the elements (lines, shapes, colors, textures, etc.) of a piece are arranged. Balance occurs to produce harmony overall.

Body peeling

"Peeling" in skin care refers to the removal of the top most layer of dead skin cells to reveal the fresh layer of new and smoother skin underneath.

 

Some of the common methods of skin peeling includes microdermabrasion, chemical peel, demabrasion, skin needling etc.

 

Out of these skin peel procedures, microdermabrasion is one of the popular non-invasive and effective treatment for reducing wrinkles, age-spots, acne, fine lines, dry skin patches and clogged pores.

Body wrapping

Treatment in which strips of cloth are soaked in herbal teas and cocooned around the body.

Back & neckmassage

Back and neck massage is a good combination to rejuvenate your whole system by inducing relaxation, improving blood circulation and alleviation of musculoskeletal aches and pains.

 

Back care

Back care consists of any of several approaches used to restore or maintain a healthy, pain-free back.

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Connective Tissue massage

Connective Tissue Massage techniques are designed to specifically affect the connective tissue of the body. When light pressure will be applied through the skin and connective tissue in one area of the body, there is a related effect at a distant site. Connective Tissue Massage leaves a visible mark that looks somewhat like an abrasion or burn, but which goes away without leaving a scar.

Caldarium

Hottest room in ancient Roman baths where people would soak in steaming water to detoxify. Modern versions may not have a pool of hot water, but all use humidity or steam, sometimes infused with essential oils.             

Californian massage

Californian massages incorporates many of the recipient's senses, and has numerous physical and mental health benefits.

Callanetics

Gentle keep fit programme with small movements, for this but many repetitions. The body is tightened, the depth musculature is activated and the muscles are loosened up. Uses Pilates and Yoga-type exercises. Developed by Callan Pinckney.

Cavitosonic

A fine spray of seawater associated with Wood’s light causes a discharge of negative ions in the air that is breathed in.

Chakras energy rebalancing

Sanskrit for "wheel." Ayurvedic term for an energy center. It is believed that there are seven chakras located along the spine, each with specific qualities.

Chi Yang

The Chi yang provides integral diversion and harmonization as well as a neat and soft skin with special, cosmetic beauty products and oils along the meridians.

Chocolate therapy

A sugar peeling, chocolate fondue and relaxing orange and chocolate massage, which moisturises and nurturers the skin, whilst exciting the senses.

Chromo therapy

Based on the concept that color has vibrational energy that can help correct imbalances in the body, color therapy uses color in rooms, lights, crystals, fabrics, etc., to treat mental and spiritual health. Dates back to ancient Egypt.

Circuit weight training

Exercise plan utilizing six to ten exercises that are completed one after another on weight-resistance equipment to increase mobility, strength, and stamina. Each exercise is performed for a certain number of repetitions.

Cleopatra's bath

Old Egypt used to prepare the luxurious baths for wealthy and beautiful women by adding essential oils and donkey's milk. To accentuate her notorious beauty, the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took regular donkey's milk baths. If supplementary bath additives, such as essences and oils, are being added, Cleopatra's Bath will bring about and contribute to a general relaxation of body and soul and nourish your skin.

Cocooning

Backpeeling plus back and neck massage. Furthermore, facial and scalp massage

Cranio-sacral therapy

Treatment that aims to improve function of the central nervous system by balancing the fluid and membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Performed through gentle palpitations of specific areas. Used to treat a range of conditions, including stress, insomnia, headache, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and head, neck, and back pain.

Cryotherapie

Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant lesions.The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek cryo (κρυο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεια) meaning cure. Its goal is to decrease cellular metabolism, increase cellular survival, decrease inflammation, decrease pain and spasm, promote vasoconstriction, and when using extreme temperatures, to destroy cells by crystallizing the cytosol. The most prominent use of the term refers to the surgical treatment, specifically known as cryosurgery. Other therapies that use the term are cryogenic chamber therapy and ice pack therapy

Crystal therapy

Crystal therapy is the application of crystals or gemstones to facilitate balance and healing. The crystals can be carried or worn on the person, or they can be placed in a location where their healing vibrations can be felt by whomever is nearby.

Classical massage

Physical therapy for loosening of tensed up muscle parts, for circulation support and for the specific pain alleviation.

Clay / Kaolin

Gaskets or masks with a high aluminum content, which retains the heat and stimulates blood circulation, allowing the added active ingredients to penetrate the skin.

Color therapy

Based on the concept that color has vibrational energy that can help correct imbalances in the body, color therapy uses color in rooms, lights, crystals, fabrics, etc., to treat mental and spiritual health. Dates back to ancient Egypt.

Cold saunabath

This is a cold plunge. The cold sauna bath that follows after a stay in the cabin, ensures that the body is continually stimulated. Change from hot to cold is central. In the cooling phase, the elevated body by the fresh air and the cold water returned to the normal value. Heart and circulatory system are trained and metabolism is promoted. The blood vessels of the skin dilate and circulation accelerates. A proper cooling down is of great importance. It not only gives a refreshing feeling but it also stimulates the autonomic nervous system and major organs hormone. Dead skin cells are removed leaving whereby the skin becomes stronger, it makes the skin more elastic and gives her a better view.

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Danarium (sauna)

A Danarium is a circulation gentle sauna variant (analogous bio sauna, Sanarium der Firma KLAFS). The temperature amounts between 45°Celsius and 60° at an atmospheric humidity of 40-60%. This sauna form is frequently offered as a Euka sauna (with eucalyptus flavour) or as cabbage sauna (with cabbage flavours) in sauna baths. This sauna type is often offered compositely also with color light

Deep Muscle Relaxation (Jacobson-technique)

A stress and anxiety management technique developed by Chicago physician Edmund Jacobson in the 1920s. Jacobson theorized that anxiety and stress lead to muscle tension, which, in turn, increases feelings of anxiety. When the body is in a relaxed state, however, there is little muscle tension, leading to decreased anxious feelings.

Deep Warmth

Deep heat is a heat application used to relax muscle tensions. Metabolically-active movements are activated and in this way diminishment of water accumulation and fat cells is accelerated.

Detoxen

General term used to describe a variety of treatments intended to cleanse the body of poisons or toxins.

Dead Sea waterbath

A bath with Dead Sea minerals, Dead Sea salt and aromatic oils. It cleanses, nourishes and soothes the skin and relieves tension in the muscles.

Dulse scrub

Powdered dulse seed combined with water or oil is used to scrub the body, eliminating dead skin and leaving a smooth surface. This also serves as a vitamin/mineral treatment. Gentle enough for sensitive skin. Dulse is a form of seaweed, it is edible.

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Experience shower

A shower that suggests or evokes a natural element (e.g., a tropical storm or rain forest) through changes in lighting schemes and water pressure, often with an infusion of aromatherapy.

Electrolipolyse

It means diminishing surrounded fat cushions in a certain way. Certain low tension which flows between two needles (electrode) makes the walls of fat cells transparent.

Electrotherapy

High tech apparatus stimulate the musculature with different current frequencies. So grease is replaced and the circulation of the skin promoted

Endermology (LPG)

French massage therapy said to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Energize

New energy for bodies and mind by oxygen, flavours and exercises. The increase of the capabilities.

Energetic chairmassage

A type of body work performed while you sit in a special chair. It allows you to lean forward so your neck, back and shoulders are easy for the therapist to reach, as these are the areas of concentration.

Epilations

An electrical appliance consisting of a metal spiral head that rotates at high speed, plucking out unwanted hair

Essences

Essences are liquids with concentrated composition substances, and they can be used externally or internally and mostly only in diluted form.

Essential oils

Aromatic liquids extracted from flowers, grasses, fruits, leaves, roots, or trees. The oils maintain the odors and tastes, and thus the essence, of the plant they are extracted from.

Ethereal oils

Ethereal Oils are extracted from various plant parts through pressing or steam distillation. They are natural mixtures of various chemical substances. Unlike fatty oils, they evaporate without leaving a residue.

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Fango

Specialists in thermal medicine prescribe personalised treatments with mud enriched with chemical and biological elements of proven therepeutic value.

Fantasy trip

Daydreaming using suggestion or cue-controlled relaxation techniques, whereby the power of collective energy is used to clearly visualized ideas.

Felketherapy

Method named by its originator - parish priest - Emanuel Felke. Traditional mud bathing. Cause a purifying, detoxify and relaxation of the body.

Feng Shui

Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and furniture in optimal positions for achieving a harmonic flow of energy between a place and its inhabitants. Believed to influence health, happiness, wealth, and relationships.

Fitarium

Accompanying sound creates a general relaxation with colors and music, aromatic steams and hot rains.

Floatation tank

A large container filled with salt water in which people float in order to completely relax

Floating Bath

Floating is weightlessly float in very salty water in a specially designed cabin. Because there is no sound or light penetrates the tank and no temperature fluctuations, all the senses and it is better off to rest and relax. Floating is applied to fatigue, stress and nervousness. In some cases, music is being played by this treatment. A high salt concentration supports the body weight and gives the loose and floating feeling. Be used independently or in support of a treatment with Liquid Sound.

Facial treatment

A popular spa service, this treatment is meant to rejuvenate facial skin through cleansing, toning, exfoliation of dead cells, and massage of facial muscles.

Footreflexology of footreflexmassage

The reflex points on the feet are in connection to all internal organs. To feel these zones, the organs regarding this must be stimulated so that an existing disturbance is lifted in the balance.

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Gyrotonics

The inventor is Juliu Horvath. He connects elements from dance, swim, gymnastics and yoga in a three-dimensional movement system.

Circular, fluent movements stimulate all parts of the body. Strength, movability and coordination of the spinal column are especially important outcomes using this. The training awards slim, long muscles to the body with a high share of flexibility.

Ground sauna

The first saunas were probably just dug holes in the side of a hill. These were mainly used as a shelter during the winter months. The heat was created by warming up the stones until they were. Then water was thrown over them to create steam, causing more heat. The temperature was so high that people could take off their clothes. In Finland, a number of these saunas can be found. The word sauna is an ancient Finnish word whose precise meaning is not entirely clear. It is expected that the original meaning lies in the type of roof, as above described. The first saunas were mainly used for shelter and also for taking a bath. Besides this first type of sauna is the sauna room separated from the living area. This was already described in documents from the 12th century. The more advanced ground or holsauna had a roof and was supported by beams and a door hung on hinges. This type of sauna is still used in Finland.

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Hot Tub

A hot tub has built-in jets to provide warmth, relaxation and a massage-effect on people's muscles and joints. It is used for therapeutic reasons and socialization.

Hammam

Traditional Middle Eastern bath house. Modern versions involve a series of steam rooms of increasingly elevated temperature, wherein bathing rituals often include a massage, a cold shower, or time in a relaxation area.

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage

Hawaiian massage technique derived from ancient Polynesian cultures. Sometimes referred to as the "loving hands" massage because of its gentle, continuously flowing and rocking motion. May include gentle stretches and joint rotation, as well as traditional rituals or prayers.

Healing

The act or process in which the normal structural and functional characteristics of health are restored to diseased, dysfunctional, or damaged tissues, organs, or systems of the body

Healing stones

There are many uses for the healing stones, and in particular having one in your hand while you are doing a crystal meditation is very helpful

Herbal wrap

Treatment using strips of cloth soaked in a heated herbal solution to wrap around the body. It is used for relaxation and said to eliminate impurities and detoxify.

Holistic Pulsing

Body Targeted therapy which by "rocking or shaking" using particular techniques and in a certain rhythm, is acted on the body. This attempts to remedy certain physical symptoms and emotional blockages

Homeopathy

Form of medicine based on the principle that "like cures like." To stimulate healing, patients are treated with minute quantities of natural substances that cause symptoms much like those of the disease they are meant to cure.

Hay bath

Medicinal herbs are added to dried grass. The "spa visitor" puts itself on a water-bed and is wrapped up with hay. Gentle warming releases ethereal oils. This stimulates the circulation as well as the soul.

Hot Stone therapy

Relaxing, therapeutic treatment in which dark, smooth stones heated in hot water or hot spring pools are placed or stroked with light pressure on areas of the body such as the back, in the palms, and between the toes. Cold stones may also be used which are made of marble.

Hydro Colon Therapy

Irritate by water applications liquid or as steam to propose the metabolism and circulation to strengthen the immune system and to soothe pain.

 

Hydrojet massagebed

Machine massage which loosens the back musculature by water nozzles inside a water-bed.

Hydro massage

Body is massaged with waves, sprinkled water and water pressure in a large bath tube.

Hydro-oasys

Hydro – Oasys is a kind of bath which has color light effects, it provides relaxation with its heat and easiness, integrates body packages, is directed with music, and has massage effect

Hydro therapy

General term for therapeutic procedures that use water for a variety of purposes, from relaxation to disease treatment. Methods can include Kneipp baths, underwater jet massage, specialized or experience showers, mineral baths, thalassotherapy, and more.

Hypoxia

reduction of oxygen supply to a tissue below physiological levels despite adequate perfusion of the tissue by blood.

Herbal bath

Treatment using strips of cloth soaked in a heated herbal solution to wrap around the body. It is used for relaxation and said to eliminate impurities and detoxify.

Hot stone massage

Treatment in which smooth heated stones are placed on or used to stroke areas of the body, such as the back, palms, and between the toes. This type of massage is intended to relax tight muscles. The stones are usually basalt.

Hot stone therapy

Relaxing, therapeutic treatment in which dark, smooth stones heated in hot water or hot spring pools are placed or stroked with light pressure on areas of the body such as the back, in the palms, and between the toes. Cold stones may also be used.

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Imagineering

Imagineering is a tour in the world of fantasies. Imagination focuses with the help of concentration and is adjusted to a positive state. Tensions are relieved and objective plans are got suitable for their values.

Indian headmassage or Champi

Massage based on Ayurvedic principles that focuses on the scalp, face, neck, and shoulders to relieve stress and tension and nourish the scalp.

Indonesian massage

Massage based on Ayurvedic principles that focuses on the scalp, face, neck, and shoulders to relieve stress and tension and nourish the scalp.

Infrared cabin

Treatment that uses far-infrared light to mimic sunlight without the exposure to harmful ultraviolet light. Applied using lamps or through infrared saunas to relieve sore muscles and joints and to detoxify.

Inhalation therapy

Steam vapor treatments that are deemed especially helpful for those suffering from impaired respiratory function due to illness or a smoking habit. Vapor is often mixed with herbal elements such as eucalyptus and chamomile. This form of therapy is often found at spas with access to a mineral or thermal spring.

Intuitive massage

Massage where the masseuse is guided by their own intuition.

Iyengar yoga

It has been structured and categorised so as to allow a beginner to progress surely and safely from basic postures to the most advanced as they gain flexibility, strength and sensitivity in mind, body and spirit.

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Japanese bath

With much cedar wood and natural stone you are bathed in warm thermal water. Additionally can be taken with tea drinks and special massages

Jet stream

High pressure water jets massage the body and activate blood circulation. Each part of the body is treated, beginning with the bottom of the feet, rising up to the shoulders. It is for relaxing the joints, firming the skin, slimming, treating arthritis and cellulite.

Jet shower

A therapist syringe a distance from a beam (sea) water (under pressure) to the parts to be treated of the body. The muscles are thus massaged. In particular, in the treatment of cellulite, this can be an effective way, because the force of the water stimulates the blood flow and promotes the removal of accumulated waste

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Karma

Karma means "intentional action" and refers to the universal law of cause and effect. Karma is created not only by physical action but also by thoughts and words.

Kashmir yoga

Yoga who 'dexterity' centric in order to make contact with their own energy.

 

Kinesiology

The study and science of human movement and how it relates to health. Differs from applied kinesiology, which is a system that aims to diagnose and treat disease throughout the body by testing and improving the strength of various muscles.

Kinesi therapy

Treatments through movement therapy, massage and physical therapy. In addition, the physiotherapist cares for preventive advice, information and guidance to recurrence or worsening of symptoms. This treatment for sports injuries, complaints gained during work, a "wrong" movement, or simply because the body ages. The result is that you have pain somewhere, less power can exert a certain movement or less well or cannot make at all.

Kinjoy massage lounger

The operation of these electronic massage chair is based on the Shiatsu massage technique. The body is massaged into the chair while listening to music. The purpose of this form of treatment is by stimulating certain points on the body called life energy release and thus an overall good health.

 

Kirlian photography

A method of capturing on a photographic plate an image of what is thought by some to be an aura of energy and that undergoes changes in accordance with physiological or emotional changes

Kneipp-therapy

The Kneipp treatment is named after Sebastian Kneipp, a German priest who lived in the 19th century. Recovering from an illness he treated with water and herbs, he developed the theoretical and practical fundamentals of his cure. The cure is effective for the treatment of sleep disorders, exhaustion, certain heart conditions, strengthening the vascular and immune systems, but also effective in stress reduction. Kneipp treatments include pouring cold and warm water and jets of water on the body, as well as packing, washing down, wrapping in herb infusions and aroma baths.

Kneipp-snake

Rubber hose to a tap, designed to bring the body to coolness.

Kum Nye

Kum (sKu) is defined as 'body' and Nye (mNye) as 'massage' in the first Kum Nye books. In Kum Nye Dancing, Tarthang, Tulku and Rinpoche offers three additional definitions of Kum and Nye.

Kundalini

Kundalini is an intensive back treatment which comes from the approx. 5000 years old Indian medicine and science, the Ayurveda. At a Kundalini treatment the back is loosened gently with a special medical oil. Kundalini activates the metabolism of the whole body, the spinal column strengthens and mobilizes, soothes spinal complaints and migraine.

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Legs shower

The legs and feet will be sprayed with alternating hot and cold seawater. This improves circulation and prevents blockages in the blood and swelling of the feet.

Laughing meditation or laugh therapy or laughing yoga

The physical act of laughing is one of the few actions involving the body, emotions, and the soul. When we laugh, we give ourselves over to the immediacy of the present moment. We also are able to momentarily transcend minor physical and mental stresses.

Laconium

Hot room with relatively low humidity that was part of ancient Roman baths. Milder than a Finnish sauna, the laconium helps users eliminate toxins through perspiration

Lava stone massage

The technique combines massage with the application of heated and cooled stones over the entire body, including the face, hands and feet

Light therapy

Light therapy or phototherapy (classically referred to as heliotherapy) consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light, usually controlled with various devices. The light is administered for a prescribed amount of time and, in some cases, at a specific time of day.

Liquid sound

A new form of hydrotherapy, popular in a number of German bath spas, which incorporates the use of music and laser lights.

Loofah

Exfoliation with a sponge made of the fibrous skeleton of the loofah, a vegetable from the gourd family. Loofah is used extensively in Europe and Asia because of its effectiveness in removing dry skin and stimulating circulation.

Löyly

Löyly, the warm steam raising from kiuas, (the stove in the corner of the savusauna), feels like honey on the skin but also helps the soul. Löyly has several meanings in Finnic languages: "spirit; life; steam; breath; soul; person; vitality; a total new born".

Lulur

Body treatment, evolved from a traditional Javanese wedding ceremony, that typically involves a coconut oil massage, exfoliation with a mix of rice and fragrant herbs, a floral bath, and a yogurt moisturizer.

Lymphatic drainage

Therapeutic massage technique intended to increase circulation and drain trapped water and toxins from the body through the lymphatic system using delicate, wavelike movements on the face and neck or entire body. Used to reduce swelling, detoxify, regenerate tissue, and relieve pain and stress.

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Movie sauna

Sauna with large video screen. Relax and watch films in the sauna with a very pleasant temperature of around 60 ° C.

Macrobiotics

Nature orientated, roughage rich diet. Healthy at overweight, diabetes, high blood pressure and gout.

Magnet therapy of Magnet Resonant therapy

Magnet therapy is the application of electro magnetic currents to adjust power areas and body energies

Magnetize

Healing method which assume that the animal or human magnetism of one, a healing effect on the disease or condition of the other. The magnetizer strokes usually with his hand above (not on) the sick body of his patient. Magnetizing is through your hands a polarity energy transfer to a person where this energy is disturbed. You can recognize this tension in stubborn, tight shoulders, neck bones, etc. but also tensions on the stomach and / or throat and more physical complaints. Everyone's body contains positive and negative charged energy. When this is imbalanced, it leads to physical and psychological symptoms to even the most serious illnesses.

Makko Ho

Meridian extension, developed by Shitsuto Masunaga (Makko Ho).

The meridian extension exercises aim for increasing health and well being. In the language of the Shiatsu: To activate and to boost the flow of the energy in the meridians. A series of specific exercises like Qigong

Mandala's

The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolizes cosmic and psychic order.

Mandara massage

Executed by two therapists synchronously it combinates different massage techniques and leads to the ultimate diversion.

Mantra's

When mantras are chanted, the figure associated with the mantra may be visualized, or simply borne in mind. There are mantras associated with the historical Buddha.

Manual therapy

Manual therapy is the use of hands-on techniques to evaluate, treat, and improve the status of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Marine Prelude

This treatment consists of a wrap with sea mud and sea salt, followed by a massage with specific essential oils. This has a stimulating and revitalizing effect and makes the skin soft, free of toxins and calm.

Massage

Manipulation of tissues, usually manually, to improve health and well-being by relaxing muscles, relieving tension, and improving circulation.

Mayan Temescal

The Temescal is one of willow branches built into a hut and covered with blankets. Stones were heated by means of a fire in the cabin, and topped up with water. In the Maya (Indians from Mexico from antiquity) period, the sweat lodge mainly used by women after the birth of their children or sick persons, to expel the disease from their body. Today these huts are usually made of stone.

Medical massage

Performing medical massage requires a firm background in pathology and utilizes specific treatments appropriate to working with disease, pain, and recovery from injury. The therapist may work from a physician’s prescription or as an adjunct healer within a hospital or physical therapy setting.

Meditation

Practice of using mental skills to perform such feats as focusing attention on a single object for a long period of time; cultivating compassion, which involves the transforming of negative events; and creating a state of pure awareness of thoughts, emotions, and sensations without reacting. Meditation is said to increase emotional well-being and is being studied for alleged benefits to physical health.

Mental training

The activities performed to enhance mental ability power and psychosocial harmony characteristics. Personal hypnosis shares provide new life energy.

Meridians

Meridians were discovered thousands of years ago by the oriental medicine and are interpreted as symmetric energy channels that connects the acupuncture points and organs. Through the meridians and acupuncture points  there is communication between different parts of the body. It is therefore the energy flows in the body, which may become distorted, which may result in a variety of conditions. To remedy or cure acupuncture is an option

Metamorphic technique

Light touch is applied to the spinal reflexes on the hands, feet, and head to release "stuck" energies. The intention of this type of touching is to bring about change, allowing the recipient to break free of limiting attitudes and beliefs.

Mineral baths

They are often used for therapeutic treatments, as well as for revitalizing and relaxing the mind and body. The three components in mineral baths that are used therapeutically are the temperature of the water, dissolved minerals and gases in the water, and mud.

Mud bath / Mud wrapping

The peat mixed with a hot healing water is used to healing. A hot mud-bath serves the slow and deep warming of the body and also includes muscles and organs.

Modelage

A mask which gets hard after applying and works by cleaning and smoothing the skin using special active agents and warmth development. For face, bodies and hands.

 

Moxa

The therapy from the Chinese medicine stimulates the acupuncture points: A stick, the "Moxa cigar", rolled from mugwort is lit and held in place two centimetres over the skin. Energy is supplied to the body by the warmth of the burning herb.

Moxibustie of moxibution

The therapy from the Chinese medicine stimulates the acupuncture points: A stick, the "Moxa cigar", rolled from mugwort is lit and held in place two centimetres over the skin. Energy is supplied to the body by the warmth of the burning herb.

Music therapy

Music therapy means treating body imbalances and psycho vegetative illnesses with certain music. Music therapy boosts and accelerates relaxation and it is also used in psychotherapy

Myolifting

Myolifting enables certain muscle groups to gain condition. Myolifting is used to provide firmness and clarity in body lines and to lift lax body areas.

Mayr Cure

Wat is een Mayr-kuur?

De Oostenrijkse arts en onderzoeker, dr. Franz Xaver Mayr (1875-1965), was de eerste arts die de relatie tussen ziekte en problemen met onze spijsvertering herkende. Dokter Franz Xaver Mayr begreep dat de darmen hét centrale orgaan voor gezondheid en

vitaliteit zijn. Met zo'n 400 m2 oppervlakte zijn onze darmen het grootste orgaan van ons lichaam. Ze zijn verantwoordelijk voor het verwijderen van gifstoffen en afvalstoffen.

Dokter Mayr was een ware pionier in die tijd door preventieve geneeskunde vanuit een holistische inslag op de kaart te zetten. Hij introduceerde het concept van diëtiek en vasten en ontwikkelde een medisch concept voor langdurige gezondheidszorg: diagnose en therapie volgens de Dr FX Mayr-methode. 

Een regelmatige vastenperiode of een intensieve reiniging van het lichaam is een ideale manier om gezond en fit te blijven, meent dokter Mayr. Hij ontwikkelde een uitgebreid kuurprogramma. Enerzijds voor preventieve doeleinden, anderzijds voor het wegnemen van klachten in ons spijsverteringstelsel. In het dieet van Mayr worden vet-, eiwit- en koolhydraatophopingen aangepakt. Ook worden gifstoffen afgevoerd via klysma's. Een Mayrkuur is gebaseerd op drie basisprincipes die allemaal met een S beginnen: Safety (veiligheid - bescherming van de darmen), Sanitation (ontgifting van de darmen) en Scholing (met instructies en adviezen over gezondheid en vitaliteit in het dagelijkse leven.

Zijn theorieën zijn inmiddels wetenschappelijk getest en bewezen. Het werk van dokter Mayr leeft voort in de internationale vereniging van Mayr-artsen. Meer dan 1000 artsen in heel Europa maken gebruik van zijn Mayr-methode in ziekenhuizen, privépraktijken en kuuroorden. 

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Natation

the action or art of swimming

Natural oils

Natural oils are vegetable oils derived from stones or parts of fruits. Natural oils are used in skin treatments or massages purely or after they are added aromatic additives.

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Odarium

An inhalation bath. The mild room temperature amounts about 45 degrees celsius. Ethereal oils or herb extracts are evaporated and the scents taken over skin and breathing.

 

Oceanic Aqua Balancing

Oceanic – Aqua – Balancing is the meditative form of water massage used in removing spiritual and body tensions.

Onsen

A Japanese hot spring. Onsen are found all over Japan due to the geologic activity of the country's volcanoes. The onsen bathing ritual at many inns and resorts is an elaborate yet popular cultural activity among Japanese

Osmanisch Bathhouse

Bathhouse with heated walls and benches.

Oxygen bar

The newest in the wellness market: in a comfortable massage chair or brain machine where you inhale 94% high ionized oxygen. In this way you improve the recording, processing and transportation of oxygen in the body. In the long term it is claimed, you can decrease your biological age up to 10 years. You get a better and tighter skin, it strengthens your immune system and your mental performances.

Oxygen sauna

According to professionals, oxygen is an essential way to combat aging. With the passing of the years everyone will get a decreasing uptake of oxygen in the blood. Without any doubt can be assumed that the inhalation of air with decreased oxygen concentration has a beneficial effect. Therefore, in the oxygen sauna the atmosphere will be artificially enriched with nearly 100% pure oxygen.

Oxygen therapy

Recommended treatment for people with dull skin. Helps facial oxygenation and epidermis renewal improving facial rejuvenation.

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Permanent hair removal with elos

A skin and beauty treatment that permanently removes unwanted hair – for a beautiful smooth look without the work

Plunge bath

pool or bath large enough to immerse the whole body or to dive into

Pressure point massage

Selected Acupuncture points are treated with the pressure exerted by finger tips instead of needles, which enables energy blockages to be loosened and body functions to be adjusted.

Phlebology

A branch of medicine concerned with the study of veins. These contain de-oxygenated blood and return it to the heart.

Phytotherapy

The herbal medicine is a method used for therapeutic, preventive, organic and psychological well-being, with the help of the implementation of the special properties of herbs and plants, against specific problems (examples: influenza, acne problems, inflammation, arthritis , etc.).

Pole sauna

In a large pond is a sauna on four large poles. This so-called pole sauna is reached via a wooden staircase. Through a transparent portion in the floor can be seen the flora and fauna in the pond view.

Panorama sauna

Sauna overlooking an indoor or outdoor garden

Pantai Luar

Herb bags are warmed in the steam container and the body is dabbed with that, through this the pores of the skin open very fast and the massage has a greater deep effect.

Parafango

Volcanic mud is mixed with paraffin wax to alleviate aches and pains caused by such illnesses as rheumatism and arthritis.

Paraffin treatment

Heated paraffin wax is brushed over the body to soothe muscles and, by drawing out the dirt, removing the dead skin, and drawing out perspiration through the head, leave skin clean and soft.

Peeling

When peeling creams are applied to the skin to remove skin impurities and then be lightly rubbed.

Peeling & mud wrap

Combination of a body exfoliation with a mud pack for a deep cleansing effect. Aftercare with moisturizing milk.

Pilates-method

Body conditioning program meant to develop flexibility and strength via a system of controlled exercises. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, it can be performed on a mat or on specially designed equipment.

Polarity massage

Therapeutic, relaxing treatment involving hands placed along the energy meridians, stretching, and light rocking to bring the body's own energy into balance.

PowerPlate

Stimulates the body’s natural response to vibration.

These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second

PowerWrap

The Power Wrap helps weight loss on problem areas such as thighs, abdomen, buttocks and upper arms, but without heavy training with fast visible results. The combined method actually replaces in 35 minutes: a workout of half an hour, 30 minutes mechanical lymphatic drainage and anti-cellulite treatment for one hour. The three treatments are done simultaneously. It's for anti-cellulite, fat burning, toning and detoxification.

 

Power Nap

Minute, short mini-sleep which regenerates body and mind in a flash

 

Power Yoga

Energetic workout involving a sequence of postures (asanas) that flow into one another and that emphasize building body heat and breaching mindfully. Stretches and strengthens muscle while creating a calm and clear mind.

Pressotherapy

It works to improve circulation, and is a compliment to other treatments that help eliminate toxins, cellulite, varicose veins and achieves body contouring/ slimming. A body suit is worn in which compressed air is pumped, causing the suit to expand in waves, from the toes upwards, thus stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage.

 

Psychosynthese

The goal is to help individuals accomplish a fusion of the various parts of their personality into a more cohesive self. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the person's spiritual dimension or higher self as a source of inspiration, wisdom, unconditional love, and meaning in life.

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Qi Gong

From qi (energy) and gong (the achievement that comes from practice), a group of Chinese self-healing exercises. They combine simple movement, breathing, and mental imagery to relax and strengthen the body and the mind.

Qi-massage

According to Asian understanding, energy flows through certain channels (meridians) in body. Adjusting these meridians creates a harmonious balance again, and therefore an intensive relaxation is achieved.

QMS/Oxygenation

The addition of oxygen to any system, including the human body. Oxygenation may also refer to the process of treating a patient with oxygen, or of combining a medication or other substance with oxygen

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Rasulbath

Traditional Arabic cleansing ritual in which the body is coated in mineral-rich Moroccan mud that exfoliates and draws out impurities. Followed by relaxation in a steam room and rinsing mud off in a warm shower.

Rebalancing

Rebalancing is a body oriented therapy form. Due to the unique synthesis of connective tissue massage, joint loosening, respiratory therapy, "Bodyreading” and the support of the body intelligence not only symptoms are treated, the therapist rather is aware of his client as a unity of body, soul and mind.

Rebirthing

Rebirthing is a special form of respiration technique, which provides deep relaxation, and it means being born again. It must be absolutely applied under the control of experienced specialists

 

Reflexzone-therapy

Reflex zone therapy (RZT) is the simple application of touch by one person to the feet, hands, back or

head of another. Yet for all its simplicity of approach it has the capacity to illuminate much about the

health of the receiver, to relieve pain and discomfort and, when appropriately given, may be a means of restoring health. It is the treatment of a disorder by mechanical stimulation and counter irritation of a body area in the same longitudinal zone as the affected organ or region.

Rain shower

Relaxing while tonic treatment, which is very effective in some skin ailments. A rain shower activates the circulation of the blood and, in particular, the blood vessels at the skin surface.

Reiki

Spiritual Japanese healing technique in which practitioners lay hands on areas of the body to channel energy and promote deep relaxation, stress reduction, and well-being. Can also be used as a distance-healing.

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation means gaining or regaining young structure lines through body – mental conditioning works

Relaxation therapy

Relaxation is a relaxation type directed actively and consciously. In this work, mostly certain Asian techniques are adopted to enable harmony in all emotions

Relaxation therapy Shiatsu

See Shiatsu

Rose quartz

Rose Quartz is said to open the heart chakra to all forms of love: self love, family love, platonic love and romantic love. Emotionally, this gemstone is believed to bring gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance, to help raise self-esteem and to remove fears, resentments and anger.

Physically, the gemstone is used to benefit the heart, circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, throat problems, depression, addictions and ear aches.

Reflexology

Introduced as zone therapy in 1913 by Dr. William Fitzgerald, reflexology is based on ancient techniques that use pressure-point massage. This is usually on the feet but also on the hands and ears, to restore the flow of energy throughout the body. Practitioners believe that areas on feet and hands correspond to other areas throughout the body. Used to relieve symptoms of such conditions as back pain, migraines, arthritis, sleep disorders, injuries and stress.

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Sudatorium

Steam sweating bath in the ancient thermal springs. It had tubs with hot water there.

Today, it usually describes a steam bath in a Roman Irish bath.

Skin rejuvenation

See Anti-aging

Sound massage

In this type of sound therapy singing bowls are placed on the body and excited. The vibrations are transferred to the body and thus contribute to stress reduction and deep relaxation.

Smokesauna

See Savusauna

Sabbia Med

The Sabbia Med is an oriental decorated room heated sand is located on the floor. Meanwhile, there is a solar stimulated component (from sunrise to sunset) in which all the senses are stimulated by light-and aromatherapy in combination with heat and music. A total relaxation of body and mind is experienced.

Saline

A saline is a construction of blackthorn (sloe) branches where spring water (undiluted mineral water) through a circulation system seeps. This creates a tantalizing salty mist. Inhalation of the spray of spring water ensures a positive effect on the mind. A stronger resistance against colds, flu, headaches, stress, respiratory problems, insomnia and various allergies is derived therefrom. In addition, the beneficial spring water has a cleansing effect on your skin. The branches at the ends of the sloe branches provide the mist, in that the water drops burst on impact

Salt Glow

Body treatment in which skin is rubbed with coarse salt, sometimes in combination with fragrant oils, to exfoliate and stimulate circulation.

Sanarium

Sanarium is a general definition for ‘Treatment area’. The sauna with low temperature where some eteric oils such as eucalyptus are used to provide relaxation and peace on respiration channels

 

Sauna

An enclosed, heated room designed to promote sweating and boost circulation, relax muscles, and release toxins. Often followed by a shower or a dip in a pool to cool off. The Finnish sauna, which is heated by hot rocks, is the most common; other cultures have similar concepts, including Native American temazcals, Turkish hammams, and Roman laconiums and caldariums.

 

Savusauna

Saunas have chimney or they are electrically heated. They are modern constructions with running water and other comforts.

Smoke Sauna is heated with thin wood starting the fire above the wood.

 

Schroth cure

Now being a natural healing method for 140 years, it was discovered and further developed by Johannes Schroth. Supposedly, a fasting cure is intended to set free bodily energy that affects the body and soul, leading to some kind of regeneration.

Scrub

Scrub is a mechanical peeling applied with fine substances. Salts, ground fruit stones, fine sand and other active ingredients are used in the application.

Sensophorium

All the emotions are appealed to with sound tones, colors and nice scents and a peaceful harmony is achieved.

Sentoo

Sentoo is a type of Japanese communal bath house where customers pay for entrance.

Some Japanese find social importance in going to public baths, others go to a sentoo because they enjoy bathing in a spacious room and to relax in saunas or jet baths that often accompany new or renovated sentōs.

Serail bath

This is the part of a revitalizing ceremony. Partners can rub each other with mud. A pleasant heat of about 45° C dries the mud and the effect can spread deep into your skin. The body itself detoxified. After 10 minutes, a hot steam flows with soft herbal scents into the room. The mud on the body softens again and it will be washed away. The secret lies in the different combinations of the elements of water, fire, earth and aromatic air. The skin is deeply cleansed and can breathe again, ready for further procedures. A massage is recommended below.

Shiatsu

Japanese for finger pressure. Japanese massage technique in which the therapist applies pressure to specific points on the body to simulate and unblock meridians (pathways through which energy is said to flow). Similar to acupressure, but involves active and passive exercises and stretching, and the therapist diagnoses the patient as the treatment is in progress.

 

SPA

The International Spa Association (ISPA) defines the word spa in the following way: "Spas are devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit."

Spectrochrometherapy

Application of filtered UV radiation to the influencing of skin and metabolism diseases.

Sports masage

Indoor cycling on stationary bikes that allow riders to adjust resistance to make pedaling easier or harder. Class instructors guide students through a virtual hilly course and cue students about adjusting resistance.

Stone therapy

This is a relaxing technique that originates from the Far East almost five thousand years ago and also practiced in the baths of ancient Rome. A hot stone therapy is different then a more traditional full body massage or a therapeutic massage in that it requires a more gentle touch and in some cases the therapist may not even touch you, other then to position the hot stones.

The combination of the heat and light massage strokes in hot stone therapy it will help with clearing toxins and unblock the body's natural channel of energy and in turn relieves stress and tension.

Steam bath

A bath in steam saturated atmosphere of 40-55 ° degrees Celsius, serves for the stimulation and circulation of the skin and for the increase of the metabolism. For people with circulation weakness the steam bath is often more compatibly than the dry and hot sauna air.

Steam cave

Room where temperatures are kept at 110 to 130° F and humidity is generated in order to soften the skin, clean the pores, calm the nervous system, and relieve tension.

Styling Capsule

This is a capsule in which there is situated and a combined 5 therapies. The therapies that are used in this treatment are infrared therapy, color therapy, vibration therapy, aromatherapy and music therapy. Infrared therapy provides decomposition of water and fat. With regular use, you can burn up to 2400 kcal in a week. Colour therapy is useful in depression and supports sleep rhythm. Vibration massage is ideal for muscle pain, osteoarthritis and arthritis. In aromatherapy essential oils provide for a total relaxation. And last music therapy, with soothing music playing for rest and relaxation. These combination therapies in the capsule for Anti Cellulite, it is detoxifying. Furthermore, for lymphatic circulation, metabolism, and treatment for rheumatism and psoriasis.

Seaweed extracts

Body treatment using concentrated seawater and seaweed that contains nutrients including minerals, rare trace elements, vitamins, and proteins. Said by proponents to detoxify, increase circulation, and improve appearance of cellulite

Seaweed wrap

Body treatment using concentrated seawater and seaweed that contains nutrients including minerals, rare trace elements, vitamins, and proteins. Said by proponents to detoxify, increase circulation, and improve appearance of cellulite.

Sea salt

Salt that is extracted from the sea that supports the metabolism and helps to combat fluid retention. In high concentrations it will also be used for skin treatments.

Solarium

A solarium is an electrical device that can consists of 1 or 2 parts. The solarium of one-piece is called a canopy. The two-piece solarium consists of two circular panels, both with 10 a 12 special UV light tubes. You can lie down on the bottom panel and pull the top towards you, like a hot dog. The solarium is also equipped with a timer, with which the time of sunbathing can be set. Using UV lamps that mimic sunlight, you can tan inside. The one-piece variant is usually placed on a bed, so you can lie down on the bed and the panel with lights can be pulled over you. A disadvantage of this is that after the expiry of half of the time, you have to rotate in order to tan on both sides of the body to be uniformly brown. The advantage is that the machine takes up little space and therefore simply be placed in a bedroom or guest room next to the already existing bed.

Salt water bath

Bathing in natural salt sources. Revitalizes the metabolism and supports the detoxification of the body.

Swedish massage therapy or massage

The classic massage technique of manipulating muscles with the use of massage oils. It helps ease aching muscles, improve circulation and aids relaxation

Sweat lodge

See Mayan temescal

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Tae-Bo

Chinese martial art in which practitioners move slowly and gracefully through a series of postures coordinated by their breath. Used to reduce stress and improve flexibility, strength, energy, agility, and well-being. Often described as "meditation in motion.

Tai Chi / Tai Chi Chuan

Chinese martial art in which practitioners move slowly and gracefully through a series of postures coordinated by their breath. Used to reduce stress and improve flexibility, strength, energy, agility, and well-being. Often described as "meditation in motion."

Tecaldarium

The classic Roman bath (Tecaldarium), a sweating bath for the circulation stabilization, were rediscovered. Into the Tecaldarium one goes dressedly unlike the sauna and for approx. 40 to 60 minutes.

TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine. An ancient system of medicine estimated to date back to the third century B.C. TCM doctors often prescribe herb and mineral combinations to harmonize the body's five basic "elements": fire, wood, earth, metal, and water.

Tepidarium

Warm room in ancient Roman baths where visitors would prepare for bathing. The modern version is a heated lounge area with comfortable furniture where guests can relax before and after treatments.

Thai massage

Full-body treatment that involves passive, yoga-like stretching and pressure-point massage along the body's major energy channels to release blocked energy, relieve tension, align the skeletal structure, and increase flexibility. Traditionally done on the floor with the client wearing loose clothing.

 

Thalassotherapy

Umbrella term describing variety of treatments that use seawater, seaweed, and other natural elements from the ocean for therapeutic benefits. Treatments include underwater jet massage, different types of showers, mineral baths, and seaweed or algae wraps. (See also hydrotherapy.)

 

Therapeutic fasting (Buchinger-method)

Dr. Otto Buchinger, founder of Buchinger Therapeutic Fasting discovered this form of health therapy when suffering from a personal physical illness.

Dr. Otto Buchinger considered total abstinence from alcohol and tobacco to be of the utmost importance, as well as a new philosophy of life that centred on movement and carefully selected nutrition. In particular, he found the human soul to be worthy of therapy during the fasting procedures, as he considered not the body, but the soul to be in ultimate need of healing.

 

Thermae

Hot springs or hot baths; particularly, one of the public bathing-establishments of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The ancient baths were originally of the simplest character, but with the advance of time became, after the Periclean age, more and more luxurious.

In their fully developed form the Roman thermæ were of great size and lavish magnificence, including dressing-rooms, reservoirs, basins of hot and cold water, hot-air chambers, courts for exercising, gardens for rest, lecture-rooms, libraries, and every other elaboration of architecture and of luxury.

Tipi

The tipi, commonly traced back to the migratory American Indians, is an ingeniously simple compilation of only a few raw materials. Wooden poles erected in a triangular shape and tied together at the top form the skeleton of the structure. A durable fabric, historically animal skins, now typically a weather resistant canvas or heavy cotton, is wrapped snugly around the poles, leaving only a hole at the top to release smoke, a small door, and sometimes a window or two. A central fire would heat the structure in winters. Today, these conical constructions are a warm, spacious and historical alternative to a modern tent.

Tonic

Tonic is a liquid for external use. It creates vitality affect on skin, activates and tones it

Touch for Health

Touch for Health combines methods and techniques that include acupuncture principles, acupressure, muscle testing, massage, and dietary guidelines. After the muscles have been strengthened, Touch for Health theory states that energy then flows through the body, improving vitality and the ability to maintain good health.

Tui Na / Tui Nui massage

Chinese therapy used to balance energy in the body and release toxins with massage and acupressure techniques. An important component of traditional Chinese medicine.

 

The Five Tibetan

The Five Tibetan combine spinning with four Yoga movements. This combination revitalizes and rebalances the body it also cleanses the Aura and pulls the posture into the preferred energy flow.

The spinning subjects the whole body to a centrifugal force while the four other exercises realign the four alchemic elements along the spinal column.

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Underwatermassage

Massage in the bath- either manually or through a mechanically led jet of water. The boost and warmth of the water support the effects of the massage

Underwater shower

A powerful jet of water is directed on damaged or strained muscle groups for a massage or relaxing effect.

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Vapozone

Warm steam which is blown on the face for opening the pores. Warm compresses cause the same.

Vichy shower

See affussion shower

Vino therapy

See wine therapy

Visceral Manipulations

Visceral manipulation enhances the normal mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the visceral system. Hypertonicity, displacement, and adhesions can all cause organs to work against each other, creating chronic irritation and fixed, abnormal points of tension. By freeing each organ to work compatibly with the others, a therapist can potentially alter and improve the structure and functioning of the entire body.

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Walking

Walking is a fast walk type in intervals that creates a good work effect. Body can inhale in high ratios and it gains activity in this way.

Water walking

Water Walking is a work out that can range from high to low intensity and can be done in both shallow and deep water. Water Walking has an extremely effective cardiovascular component minus the wear and tear on the joints. Proper positioning, foot placement and full range of motion movements strengthen muscles around joint areas, increase flexibility and maintain tendon/ligament function. Water Walking is a smooth and continuous movement targeting the whole body: Enhancing muscle strength toning and definition and develops core body stabilization.

Watsu of WaterShiatsu

A warm underwater massage (Japanese Shiatsu) that applies acupressure to points along the body's energy pathways (meridians) in order to stimulate deep relaxation and reduce stress.

Whey therapy

Easily digestible meals from fruit, vegetables and full value products are completed with up to 3 litres of sweet whey. The purifying effect of the whey regulates the digestion.

Whirlpool

Whirlpool baths can supplement spa services by providing stress-relieving, therapeutic hydromassage. Regular uses of whirlpools are often prescribed by doctors to patients experiencing chronic pain or recovery from injury. Most baths are equipped with hydrojets utilizing electric pumps and automated air vents to soothe muscle tension, aches, and pains with streams of heated water that can be directed by the bather(s).

Wine therapy or Vino therapy

Skin treatments that use antioxidant-rich grape skins, seeds, and extracts in a variety of scrubs, baths, and masks. (The term vinothérapie is trademarked by the beauty products company Caudalie.)

Whiplash & NeuroMeningeale Manipulations (NSM)

The purpose of NSM is to achieve restoration of normal healthy mobility of the fascia (connective tissue) surrounding skull, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves and brains with subtle application of manual techniques. The treatment is an improvement of function and mobility of these structures to ensure optimum balance to create

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Yin & Yang

Yin (stands for passive, cool, femalely) and Yang (active, warm, manly). The different energies shall be brought into harmony for solving Qi or Chi (= life energy) blockades.

Yoga

Yoga is een eeuwenoud filosofisch systeem uit India en heeft als doel de éénwording van lichaam en geest. Er bestaan verschillende vormen van Yoga, zoals Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga en Hatha Yoga. De laatste is het meest bekend in het westen. Hatha Yoga is voornamelijk ontwikkeld in de twintigste eeuw, maar heeft zich pas de laatste paar decennia ontwikkeld tot de vorm die het nu is. Hatha Yoga onderscheidt zich van andere vormen van yoga doordat op beide aspecten, zowel het meditatieve als het fysieke, aandacht wordt gelegd. De eenvoudige oefeningen geven een soepel lichaam, een betere ademhaling en een groter concentratievermogen.

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Zen

Japanese name for a Buddhist sect whose followers pursuit the lighting in this lifet. They seek to achieve this by living a life that is based on meditation and practical work.

Zilgrei

Soft self massage as a remedy for tense muscles. Is mild for spine and joints, reduces load on the skeleton and creates mental relaxation.

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