Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Spa Glossary R

Reflexology :

Ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage, usually on the feet (but also on the hands and ears), to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body.

Reiki :

Japanese healing technique in which practitioners use their hands to bring energy into the body for deep relaxation and wellbeing.

Resort Spa :

Spa facility offering treatments and services at a vacation destination that also offers such activities, such as golf, tennis, horseback riding, skiing, water sports, and children's programs.

Roman Bath :

The Roman Bath is traditionally, a series of hot, warm, and cold pools, but today used to refer to a hot whirlpool or Jacuzzi with benches.

Restorative Yoga :

Restorative Yoga is a form of yoga which has passive yoga poses lasting up to 20 minutes, supported by pillows, towels, etc., and meant to encourage relaxation via the release of tension in the muscles and spine. Also quiets the mind, rejuvenates the body-mind connection, and doesn't require flexibility or athletic ability of other forms of yoga.