From Abhyanga to Zen: Your Health and Wellness Glossary

Last updated June 24, 2024

Are you curious about wellness travel, or on a journey to enhance your well-being? As you browse websites and social feeds you may come across unfamiliar terms. We sure do!

So, we’ve compiled a comprehensive glossary to assist you in deciphering all the wellness lingo. From Gyrokinesis to Hammam to Traeger Massage, you’ll find over 250 health, wellness, spa, fitness, medical and beauty terms at your fingertips.

Access the full list of glossary categories or use the links below for specific sections. This is intended to be a living, breathing guide, updated and ongoing so if you see anything missing, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Body Treatments
CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Facial, Beauty & Esthetic Services
Fitness & Movement
Food & Nutrition
Medical Services
Miscellaneous Terms
Other Programs
Other Treatments
Spa Types
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind/Body Modalities
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