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Salt Glow :

Salt Glow

An exfoliating treatment where the body is rubbed with coarse salt to remove the top layer of dead skin and stimulate circulation.



Sauna :


Dry heat in a wooden room used to open the pores and eliminate toxins through sweat.



Sacred Stone Healing:

Sacred stone therapy marries the art of stone bodywork with amazing science of Ayurveda incorporating the healing power of marma point therapy and aromatherapy. The stones are not used to replace healing hands but as a powerful adjunct to the massage.

Sacred stone therapy is a 75 minute treatment that includes a marma point facial, it is designed to nurture, sooth, warm, nourish and calm.  Warm crystals and stones are laid upon the body in a sequence following the chakra system.

Heated stones are utilized as compresses on marma points and the chakra systems. Clearing, balancing and energizing the physical and subtle bodies.

During deep tissue and flushing massage therapy is done using a guiding hand to reassure, nurture and stay tuned to the tissue.

A shamanic drum acts as a vibrational healing that stimulates the energy of the stone and moves out unwanted ethereal debris that may have accumulated in the auric field.

Tibetan bells gently signal the end of the sacred stone experience.

This therapy can bring deep tissue release and alignment of the body, mind and spirit.

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Scotch Hose Massage :

Scotch Hose Massage

A massage received in a standing position performed by a therapist who uses a hose to spray strong jets of water on the body alternating hot and cold water or using sea water.



Seaweed Wrap :

Seaweed Wrap


A wrap of concentrated sea water and seaweed which diffuse minerals, rare elements, vitamins, proteins in the blood stream to revitalize the skin and the body.



Shiatsu :


Japanese acupressure massage technique, in which pressure is applied to specific points of the body to stimulate or release the 'meridians' (paths of the body) through which energy flows.



Spa :


Means the "cure of water". It has transformed into wonderful treatments utilizing the benefits of sea and mineral water.



Spinning :


Performing a series of exercises seated on special exercise bikes: stretching, low intensity aerobics, high intensity aerobics, body contour, yoga, meditation.



Sports Massage :

Sports Massage

Massage of foundation tissues directed specifically at the muscles used in athletic activities. This is a deep muscle massage often used around the joints. It combines classical Swedish style with trigger points, compression and electro-neuromuscular techniques to reduce soreness. Excellent when preparing for sports activities or after a strenuous workout.



Sports / Adventure Spa :

Adventure Spa

A hotel or resort providing therapeutic baths and body treatments that offer special sports and outdoor adventure programs. Programs include anything from golf to skiing and fly-fishing to marathon conditioning.



Steam Room :

steam room

Tiled room in which steam is generated at a high pressure and temperature. This treatment is used to open the pores and eliminate toxins.



Step Class / Step Aerobics :

Step Aerobics

Aerobic sessions performed with a small platform used to step up and down.



Stretching :


Various parts of the body are stretched by assuming different positions to help eliminate stress and tension and increase flexibility. 



Structured Spa :

Structured Spa

Spas with a strict set of rules whose entire facility is geared towards the achievement of a particular goal such as weight loss, smoking cessation, or fitness.



Sugaring :


An ancient hair removal process. A warm mixture of sugar, lemon and water, body sugar can remove hair from the eyebrows, upper lip, bikini area, legs and underarms. Like waxing, sugaring removes hair at the root so that it grows in finer and the skin stays smoother longer. But, because the sugar mixture is all natural and goes on warm, it's less painful than waxing and leaves the skin less irritated.



Swedish Massage :

Swedish Massage

A classical European massage technique of the muscles with special oils by therapeutic stroking and kneading of muscle tissue to promote stress relief. It is used to improve circulation, relieve muscle pain and tension, increase flexibility and induce relaxation. It combines three basic strokes to the skin: long, firm strokes; kneading strokes; and small circles. This is the most requested and one of the most enjoyable massages.



Swiss Shower :

Swiss Shower

Powerful shower jets that alternate hot and cold water are directed onto the body at various levels to produce the effect of an invigorating massage.



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