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A guide to spa speak

First time visiting a spa or 10th - it doesn't matter; the range of treatments & experiences can be confusing. If you're not sure about a treatment don't be afraid to ask. Our glossary is a start to understanding the terms but not definitive - the list is truly endless.

Detoxification (Detox)

The goal of detox is to clear toxins from the body so the body can adjust and heal itself after being dependent on a substance, e.g. caffeine. May be achieved by way of appropriate treatments and/or diet

Dry Floatation

Ultra comfortable and relaxing treatment where you lie floating on a “waterbed” so you are enveloped in warm water but dry. May be combined with a warm oil treatment or body wrap