Waxing A form of semi-permanent hair removal that works by removing the hair from the root (rather than at the skin’s surface as with shaving or creams), to leave the area hair-free for between two and six weeks. With regular waxing, the interval between waxing lengthens, and the rate of re-growth is noticeably reduced. Strip [...]
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Foot Massage Foot massage is a simple and effective method to relax your body and mind. It is based on the tenets of foot reflexology and involves applying pressure on key points in the foot to get benefits. This technique has been practiced for many centuries for its various benefits. Our feet contain greater than [...]
Body Wrap A body wrap - also known as a ‘body cocoon’ or ‘body mask’ - is a spa treatment created to enhance the health and appearance of skin, and/or reduce body measurements. A nourishing oil or mineral-rich formula is applied to the spa guest’s limbs and torso before they are wrapped in cotton, mylar [...]
Reflexology Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to, and massaging certain areas of the feet, hands and ears. The aim is to encourage healing and relieve stress and tension. It is also used to improve general health and well-being. It is based on the principle that certain areas of the feet - called [...]
Reiki Reiki is another Asian healing art that follows similar processes to that of acupressure, using the same key acupoints on the body. It primarily involves using the palm of the hand to channel and stimulate life energy, and has the same effect on the body, both emotionally and physically. Differently, however, Reiki can be [...]
Acupressure The term 'acupressure' refers to a traditional Chinese healing method in which pressure is applied by the fingertips to stimulate key points on the body to help relieve muscular pain and discomfort and restore emotional well-being. The technique is very similar to acupuncture, though without the needles, and is guided by the same principles [...]
Acupuncture How acupuncture is performed Typically, an initial acupuncture session will involve an assessment of general health, a medical history and a physical examination, followed by insertion of the acupuncture needles. Most acupuncture sessions last between 20 and 40 minutes. Courses of treatment often involve up to 10 separate sessions, but this can vary. Assessment and examination [...]
Manual Lymphatic Drainage The purpose of manual lymphatic drainage is to remove toxins and any excess lymph from the body. Lymph is a clear fluid that bathes cells and carries nutrients to them before returning to the blood stream. It is transported around the body via a network of vessels known as the lymphatic system. [...]
Infant Massage Infant massage refers to the application of gentle strokes and rhythmic hand movements to a baby's body. The technique is an ancient practice that was introduced to western society over 30 years ago. It has become more popular in recent years. A specially trained therapist will teach parents the basics of infant massage. [...]
Pregnancy Massage Prenatal, postnatal or pregnancy massage uses gentle techniques to help alleviate some of the ailments associated with pregnancy, including lower back, neck and shoulder pain; fatigue; joint tenderness; and stretch marks. Prenatal massage can help improve circulation, promote stress reduction and relaxation, and much more. Practitioners should be well-trained in prenatal massage in [...]