A menu of spa services can be confusing to anyone unfamiliar with the terminology used to describe the array of treatments available. However, a look into the traditions from which the treatments come, their countries of origin, or the people who developed techniques can shed light on the unique language found within a spa.
Spa treatments come from all over the world and have been developed over the centuries by people from many cultures, religions, and medical perspectives. Many modern spa therapies have their origins in one or more of the long-standing traditions described below.
Deep-tissue massage directed specifically at muscles used in athletic activities. This massage can be either preventive or corrective in approach.
Because it is given to those whose body tone and condition is tied to performance, it can be as specific as working over of leg muscles (in a runner, for example), or kneading muscles to assure optimal flexibility appropriate to the sport the person is engaged in.
A program of meditation, deep relaxation or any activity intended to reduce the ill effects of stress on the system.
Most spas offer a variety of tension-relieving techniques that fall under the category of stress management (yoga, meditation, guided relaxation and visualization, stretching and breathing exercises, positive thinking, and nutritional counseling).
This treatment involves the use of sugar often mixed with oils and applied to the skin with the intent to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s epidermis.The exfoliation is achieved by both a mechanical (manual) and a chemical means.The alpha hydroxy acid from the sugar loosens the bonds between dead skin cells and the coarseness of the sugar gently sloughs them away. The exfoliation not only leaves the skin with a better appearance and texture, but the treatment also increases the blood circulation and cell generation.
Rooted in ancient practices, sugaring is the most natural and long-lasting treatment for eliminating unwanted hair from all areas of the body for both men and women. Using only 100% natural ingredients, it is the least painful of all hair removal techniques and is great for all skin types.
Therapeutic baths using warm sea water. Warm sea water allows minerals, trace elements and vitamins to be drawn into the blood stream while toxins are actively eliminated.