SPA TERMINOLOGY

Commonly Used Terms in the Spa

 

Aromatherapy

massage is a soothing scented massage using essential oils extracted from plants that are known for their healing properties.

 

Body Wraps

stimulate circulation and soothe the skin, and have been used for centuries to draw impurities from the body through sweat. The most common is the herbal wrap in which natural linen sheets, soaked in therapeutic herbs, are wrapped snugly around the body.

 

Facials

provide cleansing, facial massage, and various masks to soothe, hydrate, or balance the skin. We offer several different types of facials, some hydrating, some firming. Ask your spa consultant which one would be best for you.

 

Hydrotherapy

is the therapeutic use of water. Hydrotherapy services include our body wraps; aqua polish, mud baths, and moor mud hydro massage.

 

Hydrotherapy Bath Tubs

are "state of the art" bath equipment that combine water and air jets and an underwater wand to massage tension from muscles and improve circulation. Natural herbal oils, salts, and algae are added to the bath to rejuvenate and relax. This type of tub is used with our Moor Mud Hydro Massage, one of our signature treatments.

 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

stimulates the lymphatic system which is the body's immune system. It promotes the elimination of toxins while it soothes and relaxes, and is an excellent choice for relieving the pain and swelling of sinusitis.

 

Reflexology

applies pressure points on specific areas of the feet which correspond to areas throughout the body. Our deluxe reflexology incorporates a soothing moisturizing treatment for the ultimate in luxury.

 

Shiatsu

is a full body Japanese healing therapy that helps to relieve pain and stress. A shiatsu Therapist uses fingers, palms, elbows, or knees to apply comfortable sustained pressure to areas of muscle tension to generate a deep sense of harmony and relaxation. Unlike other types of massage, Shiatsu is performed through loose comfortable clothing.

 

Swedish

a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) uses a personalized blend of pure plant and flower extracts to massage away pain, increase joint mobility and deeply relax specific areas of tension Swedish massage is likely the most well known massage.

 

Vichy Shower

is a light waterfall of rain that is used in combination with many of our body treatments including the mud bath, aqua polish and our Moor Mud Hydro Massage.