Spa- The Perfect Relaxing Quotient

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The mild alluring tango music that enhances the zest of your life, the ambiance that adds to the tranquility and the royalty that calms down your frayed nerves ,it not only promises you a perfect backdrop to soak yourselves into the life of benevolence but also brings that extra glow into your life and gladdens your spirits.There is no better way than heading to a ´spa´ to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, to unwind yourself, to rejuvenate, to de-stress and to experience the ultimate pampering. This heaven on earth is a bliss and there is no surprise that they soothe your senses and slacken off your tension. None would have imagined that the stones, mud and steam would create wonders on your mind, soul and body. Gone are the days when visiting a spa was a luxury and now it is more than a necessity. These are your perfect relaxing quotient as they refresh your mind and alter your demeanor. A holiday would never be complete without a short break at a spa as they deepen your connection to the holiday spot. Spas are mostly located amidst backwaters, oceans, lush greens and coastal areas providing meditations, yoga and massages that unclutter your mind.

Massage

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Massage is a process of rubbing, pressing and manipulating your skin, muscles and ligaments. Usually hands are used but at times even forearms and feet is used. It relieves stress, pain, muscle tension and sometimes releases muscle cramps . Massages are also helpful for digestive disorders, anxiety, soft tissue strains, nerve pain and headaches.

Beyond these there are much more benefits that a massage provides that are connected to mind and soul. They boost up your spirits and creates a sense of empowerment. There a wide variety of massages that are done with ayurvedic oils, stones and sands. Some of the popular ones are Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology.

Swedish massage

In a Swedish massage the therapist lubricates the skin with oil performing massage strokes that are long and smooth,kneading and other circulatory movements. This breaks up muscle knots and promotes relaxation. If you are getting your massage done for the first time, this massage is recommended.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deep layers of muscles and connected tissues. It is mostly preferred for repetitive strains, painful muscles and postural problems. The massage therapist uses slower strokes across the grain of the muscle.

Hot stone massage

Smooth warm stones are placed on certain points of the body to loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body. The massage therapist holds these stones and applies slight pressure on it. The warmth is soothing and it is one of the lighter massages.

Aromatherapy massage

This therapy is similar to the massage therapy with an addition of scented oil in the lubricant used for massage. It is generally recommended for stress related issues and relieves tension.

Reflexology

Reflexology is similar to foot massage and pressure is given in the areas of foot corresponding to the organs in the body.

Facials

A facial is one of the popular spa treatment which cleanses and nourishes skin leaving it clean and clear. Facial is usually done by an experienced esthetician. It promotes a glowing, well-nourished skin. Facial prevents ageing to some extent and exfoliates your skin. The basic steps of a facial involves cleansing, exfoliation and extraction. These facials are done only by licensed estheticians and they can be done once in a month. Cleansing is done using cotton pads, wipes and sponges. Exfoliation is done to remove the dead cells from the surface of your skin.Extraction involves removal of black heads or whiteheads. A photo facial is a separate light treatment facial done to treat acne.

Waxing and Hair removal

Waxing and hair removal is done commonly in spas. A hot wax is applied on the skin and peeled off to remove unwanted hair from the body. It is the best and one of the cheapest methods of hair removal. The best part of waxing is that it takes very less time to removes hairs from all over the body. Sometimes it may be allergic for a few and other hair removal methods like laser treatments may be done in such cases.

Other than these treatments many other variety of treatments like steam bath, body treatments and specialty massages. Milk and honey bath, yoga and meditations are also done in these spas. Spas are those relaxation spots when you are on your holidays. They rejuvenate your skin and make it glow. A spa bath followed by a massage and facial will boost your spirits and refreshes your mind, body and soul. Yoga and meditation sessions are also sometimes included in a spa that bring tranquility and unclutter your mind. If you are the one waiting to plunge in a wellness soak, here your wait comes to an end, visit a spa and get the exhilarating feeling enjoying the royalty. Aren´t these spas alluring? Plan a visit and your holiday is never complete without a spa break. Relax, embrace yourself, enjoy the experience of visiting a spa.