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

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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

Spas Today
5
The Spa Treatments
12
You The Spa Client
19
THE TREATMENTS
27
Seaweed Powder Bath 53 Herbal Essential
56
Lymphatic Drainage Massage 63 Sound
67
Water Affusions
75
Affusions under Pressure
97
Kneipp Ablution
107
Body Wraps
113
Temperature
132
Lumbar HaypackHot
143
General Description 146 Abdominal Compress
149
Exfoliation Treatments
157
References
167
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