Valuable information from the world of spas and spa medicine

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.


Liquid Sound

Therapy using light and sound above and under water.

Lomi-Lomi Massage

An ancient Hawaiian healing technique set to the soothing rhythm of drums.

Loofah Body Scrub

A body scrub using a Loofah sponge to exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation. Used with sea salt, sand, oils, marine and plant extracts.

Lymph Drainage

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.

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