For women, spas signify much more than just a haven of rejuvenation, it is a place of rest, a place of getting back lost charm and a place of insightful conversations and freedom.
Every nation and culture have their own forms of pampering and stimulating the weary hearted and the physically tied down, which every modern spa tries to inculcate into their long list of therapies to give their clientele greater variety and service.
Listed and explained below are a number of therapies used all across the world for the sole purpose of relaxing the body and rejuvenating the soul:
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release. This hot stone therapy works on the seven chakras of the body. This hot stone massage is very beneficial for people suffering from back problems.
The Swedish Massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body’s largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing.
Signature Bamboo Massage is an effective and exotic new full-body massage treatment which utilizes hand crafted, custom designed warm bamboo shoots and rattan tools of different sizes. This wonderful luxurious full body treatment using warm bamboo tools designed for Relaxation and Deep tissue work which involves long, soothing rhythmic strokes and deep pressure application. The bamboo sticks hold heat and feel comforting as they are applied with pressure and movement to tight, stressed spasm muscles. The combination provides very deep relaxation while soothing away muscle tension and pain. Essential oil blends are added to this treatment to further enhance the benefits.
Exotic Candle Massage – Candles have been a part of prayer and magic for thousands of years. Therapeutically, they can impart a sense of comfort and serenity. Massage candles are a special, new kind of candles which have various uses. They generally work as a candle, massage oil, and moisturizing lotion all in one. Massage candles have natural ingredients. They are made from pure essential oils, are organic and offer an absolute aromatherapy experience. The benefits of Candle massage therapy include relaxation and soothing feeling, healing of wounds and injuries, stiffness and pain, makes breathing better, helps in circulation of blood, as well as giving an enhanced feeling of well-being.
Pregnancy massage is a massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mothers needs. It is also called pre-natal massage. This therapy has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only is the massage physically beneficial, but is also comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy through the use of the human touch.
Bust Firming & Lymphatic massage: Firmness of the breast is a problem faced by many women, especially with age as the chest tissues get weaker. Motherhood & nursing can further accelerate the process causing breast to sag. A firm B-line is more important than actual size of breasts, as that is what gives you the desired confidence and appeal.
PMS Massage is a great treatment for PMS (pre-menstrual) symptoms. This massage can redress the circulatory changes triggered by altered hormone production during PMS that lead to retention and that awful bloated sensation. PMS Massage promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage, thereby redressing the body’s fluid balance, it is also great for the skin; a problem area many women face during PMS.
(By Zehra Merchant and Farooq Merchant. The authors are owners of Bambooo Tree All Day Spaa in Bandra, Mumbai. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org)