Weird and Wonderful Spa Treatments
You might think that there’s not much in the spa world that’s not already been tried. I suppose you might be wrong; they are thinking of new things all the time. Most new treatments are, in fact, variations of ancient themes with a modern twist. We’ve handpicked a few of our favorite unusual weird, and wonderful global spa treatments for you to try if you’re feeling adventurous!
Himalayan Heart Stone Massage
Himalayan Heart Stone Massage is a sweet and gentle therapy. It uses warmth from specially heated heart-shaped salt stones combined with massage oil and specific massage techniques to help you achieve that most elusive thing; inner peace. The warmth that emanates from the stones helps to soothe and ease tension in your muscles. And the positive ions also help calm you down by eliminating harmful vibrations and clearing the air. A nice peaceful therapy to start with…
Red & Black Pepper Lipolysis
This is a detox with a twist – a twist of seasoning! The medicinal properties of red and black pepper help stimulate your circulation and help break down fatty tissue.
The treatment is another relaxing and soothing one and uses warming and cooling techniques designed to tone the skin. This is followed by a firming massage that boosts blood and lymph circulation and helps your body detox.
A cleansing spirulina wrap and chilly dip in a thalassotherapy pool usually follow this kind of treatment. It will leave your skin feeling thoroughly cleansed and toned and your mind beautifully relaxed.
Indian Nasal Treatment
This one is probably less relaxing but said to be very effective. This nasal treatment comes from Nasya. It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice, and along with washing out your nasal cavities, it is also a kind of yoga for the nose. This treatment is helpful for anyone who suffers from blocked sinuses and headaches and can help remove a build-up of toxins from the head and neck area.
Ashiatsu Bar or Chavutti Thirumal Massage Therapy
What is Ashiatsu?
In the Japanese language, “Ashi” translates to foot and “Atsu” into pressure. Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy is a barefoot massage technique. It is a technique where the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight. Working with gravity instead of against it, Ashiatsu therapists can provide an effective therapeutic massage without causing pain or discomfort to themselves or the receiving client.
The therapist uses cream or oil on the client’s body, making this deep therapeutic massage fluid and relaxing. The therapist holds onto parallel bars above the massage table for balance, support, and client safety.
Like Ashiatsu, Chavuti, also known as Indian rope massage, involves therapists giving you a massage with their feet! The therapist is clinging onto a rope above their head while doing the massage. The ropes help them to balance and also to adjust the pressure. The feet can help give you a stronger and deeper massage.
Nepalese Eye Therapy
Akshi Tarpana or Ayurvedic Eye Therapy is an unusual treatment that involves applying ghee to your eyes to treat eye disorders and revive tired eyes. It sounds a bit yuck to most of us, but it’s been used effectively for many years. A session involves you lying down while a ring of flour paste is created around your eyes. Then, medicated ghee is poured into the ring while you open and close your eyes on the therapist’s instructions.
Anja Light Therapy
Anja Light Therapy uses ‘dynamic neural stimulating brainwave technology’ to induce an intense meditative state. This deep therapy can help you to explore the depths of your perception, develop clarity, reduce stress and anxiety, and encourage a more profound connection. Some people even claim to have experienced out-of-body and astral projections during sessions.
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