Four-handed/synchronized massage (balinese massage)
A massage performed by two therapists using synchronized movements along the body.
A Turkish or middle-Eastern bathing area which uses steam, water, and oils.
A treatment in which moisture, heat, and herbal essences penetrate the skin while the body is wrapped in hot linens, plastic sheets, and blankets. It is intended to promote muscle relaxation and the elimination of toxins.
Treatments using water incorporating underwater massage, jet blitzes, showers and/or mineral baths.
Indian head massage
An ayurvedic therapy in which medicated oils are used in a vigorous head and scalp massage. It increases circulation, exfoliates the scalp and nourishes the hair.
A thalassotherapy treatment in which pressurized seawater is administered via a controlled hose. Each area of the body is massaged in turn to help boost circulation and break down fatty tissue.
Similar to a sauna, where dry heat is used to relax muscles and help draw out toxins.
La stone/hot stone therapy
A relaxing treatment with roots in Native American culture designed to relieve stiffness and soreness and restore energy. Smooth, volcanic stones are heated and then used with oil in massage.
A Polynesian healing treatment incorporating long and broad massage strokes, as well as a rocking motion. This treatment can be quite vigorous, as the therapist uses forearms and elbows as well as hands.
Lymph or lymphatic drainage
A special type of massage where a gentle pumping technique is used to help drain away pockets of water retention and blocked toxins.
A type of massage where the strokes work on the body's energy channels to release blockages and help circulation.
Moor mud baths
A natural preparation of mud that is rich in organic matter, proteins, vitamins, and trace minerals, used to help ease aches and pains.
A treatment in which heated paraffin wax is brushed over the body, feet or hands. It is used as a heat pack to help eliminate toxins as well as softening the skin.
Devised by Dr Joseph Pilates to help damaged dancers, it is a series of precise movements performed on a specially designed apparatus to help strengthen and re-align the body as well as aiding flexibility. Exercises can also be done on a floor mat, but are not as effective