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.

R

Radon

Analgetic and anti-inflammatory inert gas used to treat illnesses like Morbus Bechterew and rheumatoid arthritis.

Reflexology

An ancient Chinese technique using pressure point massage, usually on the feet, sometimes on the hands and ears, using sites corresponding to the organs of the body. This is thought to relax the body and heal the areas stimulated.

Rehabilitation

Therapeutical measures to re-establish health and the ability to work after sickness or accidents.

Relaxation

Relaxation treatment to soothe illnesses caused by civilisation as well as neurological and physical overtaxing.

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