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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.

Thai Massage

Classic Thai massage uses no oil. Stretching and rocking movements are predominant and the client remains dressed. Elements of Chinese reflexology and Ayurveda are used in the meditation part of the treatment. May involve more than one therapist


Treatments that use mineral and vitamin rich seawater & seaweed and are most associated with spas built very close to the sea