The glossary of the European Spas Association contains a variety of definitions and explanations of all sorts of terms related to spas and health resorts. This extremely useful dictionary can be ordered from bookshops (ISBN 3-88907-014-0) or directly from ESPA's head office in Brussels. As a foretaste, a few excerpts from the dictionary containing plenty of interesting information are listed below.
Therapy using light and sound above and under water.
An ancient Hawaiian healing technique set to the soothing rhythm of drums.
A body scrub using a Loofah sponge to exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation. Used with sea salt, sand, oils, marine and plant extracts.
Therapeutic massage using a gentle pumping technique to encourage the flow of lymphatic fluid to drain the body of excess fluids toxins and waste products. This can be achieved by manual, hydro- or aromatherapy massage or mechanical compression.