Why don’t you lay on our table, relax and enjoy a lovely massage while you learn vocabulary connected to spas?
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Could you please talk about Spa Service and any vocabulary connected with this service industry?
Deep tissue massage, relaxing massage, wrap of chocolate or seaweed, and so on.
Also, how would you reply to a complaint from a Lady in regards to a comment that she felt uncomfortable receiving a massage from a male therapist? Or vice versa… it could be a complaint from a man receiving a massage from a man…
Many thanks, guys,
Spas and massage
treatment – A (spa) treatment is a non-medical procedure that is intended to improve the overall health of the body.
Bathing in specialized, therapeutic pools such as hot springs (e.g., Japanese onsens or Roman Thermal baths) or Thalasso (revitalizing sea water pools)
Massages, including various disciplines (e.g., Thai massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Shiatsu, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic massage)
Body wraps, including hot blankets, mud wraps, or herbal compounds
Bodywork (therapies), including Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Alexander Technique, Chiropractic, Reflexology, Reiki, etc.
Saunas and steam baths
Hammam – Turkish (steam) bath
Aromatherapy – essential oils
Thalassotherapy – sea water
Balneotherapy -mineral baths
Hydrotherapy – The use of water
Nail care (e.g., manicures and pedicures)
You can go on a health retreat. A retreat is a specific holiday with a purpose (lose weight, relax, de-stress, detox, yoga, meditation etc)
Bootcamp – another name for a retreat
to pamper yourself
A masseur – a male massage therapist
A masseuse – a female massage therapist
To give (someone) a massage. To get a massage (from someone)
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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