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An ancient system of traditional Indian healing techniques which is based on homeopathy and restoring the balance through nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage, and meditation.</>


Spa treatments that use mineral water, such as hot springs and sea water to improve circulation, strengthen the immune system, and reduce pain or stress.

Body Mask

There are two types: detoxifying, which could be mud or seaweed slathered all over, followed by wrapping up in a thermal blanket to help the body sweat out impurities; or hydrating mask, which entails a creamy mask tat puts moisture back into your skin.

Dry Brushing

Skin is gently brushed with what looks like a hair brush to remove dead layers and impurities and stimulate circulation.


Massage technique involving quick, long strokes used at the beginning and end of certain treatments


Procedure that removes the top layer of dead skin cells on the face or body. Can be manual, which involves scrubs; or chemical, where a lotion or cream is smeared on the face or body to dissolve the dead skin cells on the surface.

Hot Stone Therapy

Therapeutic treatment in which smooth stones heated in hot water are placed or stroked with light pressure on areas of the body, such as the back, in the palms, and between the toes. The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the body and is supposed to boost circulation and assist healing.


Treatment using water to stimulate and relax, such as jet massage, shower massage and baths.


A Javanese system of improving inner and outer health and beauty using herbal pills and concoctions, together with massage. It can treat insomnia, remove lymphatic toxins and is said to improve sexual energy.


A tranditional Javanese body treatment which enfoliates the body. It usually includes a massage, a wrap and polish with spices and yoghurt finished with a fragrant soak in the bath.

Lymphatic Drainage

Massage technique which uses pumping movements to stimulate circulation in the lymph system to drain away excess fluids and trapped toxins.

Oxygen Facial

Treatment that involves oxygen and other nutrients being applied or sprayed onto the face. Said to reduce the signs of aging.

Parraffin Wax

Heated paraffin wax is applied and left to harden. It draws out dirt, removes dead skin, and leaves skin soft and smooth.


An ancient Chinese technique where pressure is applied on areas of the feet and hands that correspond to the major organs in the body to stimulate and improve health. It can relieve symptoms such as back pain, headaches and respiratory and digestive problems.

Salt Scrub

This natural product does wonders to exfoliate and polish the body for a healthy glow and remove toxins in the body.

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 and increase circulation.


Japanese finger-pressure massage and stretching which targets specific points in the body to stimulate and unblock meridians (the energy channels). It stimulates the lymphatic flow, reduce fatigue and strengthens the immune system. No oil used.


Ayurvedic treatment where a slow stream of oil is poured in the centre of your forehead (where the third eye is located) in order to help relax your mind and body and improve focus.

Steam Room

Room where humidity is generated in order to soften the skin, clean the pores, calm the nervous system, and relieve tension.

Swedish Massage

Soothing European massage where muscles are manipulated with the use of massage oils. Meant for circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, and improve flexibility.

Thai Massage

A full-body treatment that involves gentle rocking, passive stretching and pressure-point massage along the bodys major energy channels to release blocked energy, loosen the joints, stretch the muscles, relieve tension and create deep relaxation. Usually finished with a spine-cracking stretch.


Treatments using sea and seawater products such as seaweed and seaweed wraps.

Tui Na

A Chinese system of bodywork which combines acupressure and massage to rebalance ones energy, while flushing toxins from the system and furthering the treatment of some ailments.

Vichy Shower

A horizontal shower where jets of water from several shower heads are aimed at different parts of your body. The effect is like being under a warm rain and it helps to improve circulation, relieve stress and tension and induce a sense of wellbeing.


Healing massage treatment performed in a warm pool in which the therapies administers rhythmic movements, pressure-point massage, and stretches to help clients achieve deep relaxation.

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