Spa Terms A-Z
All services, applications, therapies and relaxation techniques that promote personal well-being through a holistic harmony of the body, mind and spirit. Western spa traditions are combined with far-eastern philosophies with the addition of cosmetic and esoteric aspects. These may be supplemented by fitness workouts and/or movement programmes. Spa can improve health, but does not constitute healing.
Relaxation and cosmetic/beauty considerations in the widest sense are uppermost in short spa programmes in particular, although they should always be provided under trained instruction. Special expertise is required for behavioural "reprogramming", whose effects only unfold long term. So-called "medical spa" requires specialist medical expertise and the use of alternative treatments.
Offers its guests a separate area in which the great effort has been made to create an "aesthetical sense of well-being" within its category. In-house as well as external staff are employed. In this high-quality environment, guests can relax their mind, body and spirit in complete tranquillity.
Relaxation, health and beauty are the three main areas that individual spa hotels focus on in their own particular way. Spa hotels promote a sense of "all-round well-being" through high-quality services and the calm way their staff treat guests.