The Spa Encyclopedia: A Guide to Treatments and Their Benefits for Health and Healing

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Cengage Learning, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 174 pages
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For advanced courses in spa management, holistic health, or as a special course in massage programs, the authors give a "whole body" approach to various spa treatments not found in any other book. The Spa explains a variety of spa treatments and describes their therapeutic effects on the mind and body of the client. Each treatment description lists contraindications and equipment needed, and guides professionals and clients step-by-step through procedures. Health care students interested in mind/body connection and alternative therapies will find the book useful in understanding the specifics of spa treatments, including benefits and cautions.
  

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Contents

The Spa Treatments
12
THE TREATMENTS
27
Massage Wellness and Physiotherapies
57
Steam Vapor Bath and Sauna
71
Affusions under Pressure
97
Kneipp Ablution
106
Body Wraps
113
Body Packs
134
Hot Compresses
145
Herbal and Mineral Body Mask
151
Body Hardening
159
References
167
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