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Wellness Glossary


Cellular bioanalysis

Offered at SHA

It is a technique that starts with the study of a drop of blood in vivo using a dark field microscope, thanks to which the internal environment can be analysed and a large part of the cellular imbalances that could in the future lead to chronic or degenerative diseases be detected.

For this reason, it becomes essential within any anti-ageing program, thanks to its eminently preventive character. And not only that, but its usefulness is increased by the knowledge that allows making pursuit of the effectiveness of the applied treatments.

Chakra Sound Healing

Sound healing is a form of therapy which uses sound frequencies to harmonize and balance the body and mind.

Chenot Method (Henri Chenot)

Chenot Method is a tried and tested form of detox combining treatments and diet established by Henri Chenot. The aim is to prevent the body from bad toxins, premature aging and aid longevity. The treatments, which are a combination of classical Chinese medicine and the latest scientific advances in western medicine, help to activate energy channels and stimulate physical functions. This in turn restores balance in the body. Ultimately, the aim is to expel toxins from the body, so the organs can perform better. 

Chi Nei Tsang

A holistic treatment where the abdomen is warmed with oil and massage strokes. 

Chi Nei Tsang

Chi Nei Tsang is excellent for a diversity of health imbalances from digestive problems to nervous tension and stress. It promotes circulation and therefore health of the internal organs, while also balancing the nervous system to release stress and facilitate healing. Based on the Taoist theory that refers to the ‘gut’ as a ‘second brain’, this treatment releases stored emotional and psychological tension and stress thereby promoting healing on an emotional level. A series of treatments is most beneficial. Chi Nei Tsang is especially recommended for all detoxification, stress release and weight balancing programs.


Following a full body massage with dosha specific oils, therapeutic sweating is induced by the application of warmed herbal poultices. This is commonly known as ‘the bundle massage’. It increases circulation, speeds up the elimination of toxins, relieves muscle pain and stiffness, rheumatism, arthritis and sports injuries.

Colon hydrotherapy at Absolute Sanctuary

Colon Hydrotherapy is an alternative therapy that has been used for centuries. It is a simple process that cleanses the colon via the rectum using a series of infusions of warm, filtered water. The water dislodges impacted matter and is released gently throughout the session. It is an effective way of internally cleansing the colon, encouraging the removal of old impacted waste and built- up gas and mucous in the body.  

Colon Hydrotherapy at Kamalaya

Colon Hydrotherapy is a key treatment in any detoxification program, using warm water to gently cleanse the entire large colon. Colon Hydrotherapy aids in the removal of plaque and waste matter that may have accumulated over many years, creating blockages and sluggishness in our digestive system. Removal of this plaque enhances liver function and detoxification, improves lymphatic and capillary function and allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently. This therapy can improve ailments associated with a poorly functioning liver, including headaches, fatigue, irritability, skin conditions and many common allergies. It is also beneficial for increasing energy and reducing digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation and flatulence. Cleansing the colon is also said to bring clarity of mind. Using state-of-the-art, FDA-approved equipment that is safe and hygienic, Colon Hydrotherapy is performed by a highly trained nurse or medical therapist. The water is heated to a comfortable body temperature and any noxious chemicals or contaminants are removed by the filtration system. A series of 3-5 treatments may be required for a full cleanse. A herbal implant may be prescribed for you during this treatment to maximise its health benefits. Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage is recommended before each session for best results.

Colon Hydrotherapy SHA

Smooth and absolutely hygienic cleansing of the large intestine with warm filtered water. Stress, lack of fibre in foods and our unbalanced way of eating, alter the bowel function, promoting a series of illnesses such as headaches, arthritis, flatulence, vitamin deficiency and osteoporosis.

Colour healing massage at Preidlhof

An inspiring fragrant and sensory massage crafted with the healing and potent power of crystal and sounds. Following a short visual test, your therapist will select the oils to suit your needs and desired results. Orange, red, blue, yellow, indigo, violet, green? Or magical pink?

Colour wellness massage at Preidlhof

A fragrant, sensory massage with oils crafted to release the potent healing power of crystal, sounds and chromotherapy. Following a color test, the therapist selects oils to achieve desired results.

Comprehensive chirotherapy

Chirotherapeutic measures can be used to successfully treat a variety of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Small, quick impulses to the spine, joints and muscles release blockages and achieve lasting pain-relieving effects

Core Release Massage

To release tension and emotions stored in the guts. Central to our body, our core protects vital inner organs that make up our digestive powerhouse but can also carry tension and long-held emotions. A clever combination of detoxifying Inner Reset Body Oil and gentle Chi Nei Tsang techniques developed by Chinese Taoist monks help organs not only work more efficiently but also release inner emotions.  

Core Suspend

Exercise performed suspended off the ground. 

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Incorrect structural alignment of the cranial sacral system – pelvis, spine and head – can compress our nerves, causing painful muscle spasms that will impair the normal functionality of the body. This manual therapy, whose objective is to evaluate and improve the physiological function of the cranial sacral system that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, attenuates and corrects abnormal tensions and dissipates the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system. It is a beneficial preventive therapy in supporting and reinforcing the natural resistance against the disease, indicated in any age group, and without contraindications. It improves conditions associated with pain and dysfunction, including: migraines, chronic pain, neurovascular coordination difficulties and the immune system.

Cranio Cervical Massage SHA

Manual therapy designed to release the head, neck and upper back tension, energy blockages, and to improve relaxation that produces simultaneous reactions in the rest of the body that help to balance the nervous system.

Cranio Facial Massage

Wellness massage on the scalp and face, accompanied by relaxation techniques such as stretching and acupressure in the cervical, cranial and facial regions. Indicated in case of stress, migraines and muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.

Cranio-sacral therapy

This craniosacral therapy is a body-oriented form of treatment that has developed from osteopathy. It is based on working with the craniosacral rhythm, or the gently pulsating brain and spinal fluid. This is a holistic treatment that carefully addresses physical, emotional and mental issues.

Cryotherapy Session

By cooling the skin, your metabolism will accelerate and consequently will burn fat. In addition to eliminating localized fat, your skin will gain tonicity, reduce sagging and attenuate "orange peel”. It is possible to burn up to 800 kcal per session.

Cryotherapy SHA

This treatment consists of exposing the body to very low temperatures (between -100ºC and -196ºC) in a short period of time (180 seconds) using evaporated liquid nitrogen in a controlled atmosphere. As a result, it decreases the sensations of pain and fatigue and relaxes muscles, while increasing blood flow through the internal organs.


A traditional Chinese therapy which uses warm cups to stimulate energy flow by place them on the skin of the meridan line.