Behavior ModificationChange in personal habits through repetition of desired behaviors. Most spas incorporate behavior modification into their weight loss programs.
BiofeedbackBiofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, galvanic skin response (sweating), and muscle tension in real-time, biofeedback aims to raise awareness and conscious control of the related physiological (natural biological processes) activities. In essence, biofeedback attempts to use the mind to control the body.
Blood PressurePressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the body's arteries. Normal blood pressure is usually 120/80.
Body Fat TestingA test that tells you the percentage of body fat vs lean muscle mass.
Bone Density EvaluationTests bone health and risk factors for fractures and other bone mass issues.
DNA analysisAny number of procedures that collect and analyze an individual’s DNA and compare it against known genetic markers to recommend lifestyle and nutritional changes.
Hormone Replacement TherapyMedication containing one or more female hormones (usually oestogen) used to treat women experiencing symptoms of menopause or amenorrheoa or women who have had partial or full hysterectomy. Medical opinion about the risks of this kind of therapy is divided.
Integrative MedicineA healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Medical TourismPractice of traveling to a medical facility outside one’s home country to seek quality, yet less expensive, health-care services.
OestrogenGeneric term for any steroid hormones secreted chiefly by the ovaries and placenta. Promotes the development of the female secondary sex characteristics and affects female reproductive system.
OsteoporosisFrom "porous bones" progressive disease in which bones become weaker. It most commonly affects post-menopausal women. Weight-baring exercises are helpful in maintaining bone health, as is sufficient intake of calcium.
SclerotherapyA procedure in which a solution is injected into spider veins, causing them to collapse and disappear, often delivered in a series of treatments.
VO2 Heart Rate TestingTests the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during exercise to help you achieve maximum results and efficiency when working out.