Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Spa Glossary M

Massage :
Manipulation of tissues, usually manually, to improve health and well-being by relaxing muscles, relieving tension, and improving circulation.

Marine Course :
In a corridor filled with seawater and equipped with hydromassage ducts, this method is used for walking reeducation. Besides, it improves blood circulation and tones muscles.

Medical Spa :
Destination or day spa that offers traditional and complementary medical services supervised or administered by medical professionals. A spa may specialize in diagnostic testing, preventive care, cosmetic procedures, or a combination.

Microdermabrasion :
Facial exfoliation procedure in which skin is "sandblasted" with ultra-fine crystals of aluminum oxide or other ingredients to remove top layer of skin.

Mineral Springs Spa :
Spa offering an on-site source of mineral-rich thermal or seawater that is used in hydrotherapy or thalassotherapy. Also see Balneology.

Moor Peat Baths :
Moor Peat Baths is a type of bath which uses mud harvested from a moor or a peat marsh that is rich in proteins, organic matter, vitamins, and minerals. It is used as a body or facial treatment to hydrate and exfoliate the skin and in a bath to ease aches and pains

Mobile Spa :
The Mobile Spa is a spa with or without a fixed facility that employs professionals who can travel to a client's home, office, or other preferred location to perform treatments