10 Absolutely Wonderful SPA Treatments You Should Try
If you’re ever lucky enough to find one of those spas that offer floatation therapy – you need to sign up for it immediately. It’s an incredibly relaxing procedure. In most cases, these spas have little shallow pools in which they dissolve a lot of Epsom salt. That means that no matter your size or body weight, you’re going to float in shallow water, even if you don’t know how to swim. It’s a procedure that makes you feel weightless and helps you relax. It’s one of the few ways to feel like you’re in zero gravity. It’s highly recommended for people who are under a lot of stress and want to feel completely relaxed.
Most people associate mud baths with something dirty and disgusting but do not be discouraged. The mud baths in spa salons use special clay with a variety of salts oils that are good for your skin. All you have to do is get into the bath and try to relax and not think about it too much. After the mud bath, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how beautiful your skin looks and feels. Mud baths also help to soothe certain kinds of skin irritations. Mud baths are usually heated to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that they feel pleasantly warm and help to open up your pores and get rid of toxins. It’s also a great way to help your muscles relax after a workout and avoid muscle cramps. But be sure to stay hydrated.
Deep Tissue Massage
This kind of massage is unlike any other. It’s purpose is to relieve muscle cramps and muscle tension. The process itself isn’t what you usually expect from a massage. It’s not soothing, it’s quite vigorous and can sometimes be a bit painful. So if you have sensitive skin and your pain tolerance level is very low, perhaps it’s not for you. However, if you decide to get a deep tissue massage, it will be worth it. After the procedure, you’ll feel very loose and more relaxed than you’ve ever felt. Regular massages usually concentrate on making you feel comfortable at that moment and are very soothing, which is great, but doesn’t have lasting effects. Deep Tissue massage works your muscles through and relieves all kinds of tension you might not be even aware of. It’s great for stress relief too.
Fish therapy is probably the most fun way to get a pedicure. You put your feet into a tank full of small fishes, and they nibble away at your dead skin. Don’t worry, they won’t bit into the skin that’s sensitive. It doesn’t hurt at all, and it’s effective. Instead of spending hours trying to buff your feet you can just let the little fish do the job for you and get some laughs out of it. It feels very strange at first, and if you’re very ticklish it might take a while to get used to, but the result is worth it, and the experience is fun and uplifting. Some people even find it to be relaxing, as they feel little fish swim in between their toes. So if you’re looking for a cool and fun way to get your feet ready for sandal season, try it out.
Hot Stone Massage
This variation of a massage is quite unusual, as you don’t get a massage in the way you’re used to. Hot stone massages work in a different way. You get hot stones placed on your body. You might think that sounds pointless, but there’s a secret to it. The rocks aren’t just any rocks, and they’re usually smooth volcanic rocks that retain and transfer heat well. And the hot stones aren’t placed randomly. They are placed in certain parts of your body to relax your muscles with the help of the heat. It’s perfect for those who want to get rid of muscle tension but have sensitive skin. With this kind of massage, you don’t have to worry about getting your skin irritated.
This is a dream come true for people with a sweet tooth. Getting a chocolate body wrap is a very pleasant and surprisingly effective procedure. First of all your body gets exfoliated to get rid of dead skin cells and make sure that the chocolate wrap gets into your pores. After that, you get covered in a chocolate cream and covered in a thermal blanket. It’s not just chocolate that you get smothered in though, it’s usually mixed with different oils and sea clay, so don’t try to lick it off. After you’re done with the procedure, your skin is left feeling extra soft and smelling delicious. Chocolate wraps have a slimming effect on your body that can be visible even after the first procedure. Chocolate also wrapshelp detoxify your pores and the smell of chocolate releases endorphins, so you feel happier.
Sounds extravagant, doesn’t it? While the idea of taking a bath in wine might seem ridiculously expensive but luxurious, it’s not what happens. Soaking in actual wine would dry out your skin, because it contains alcohol. For the wine bath, SPAs use a combination of water and grape leaf stalk. Grape leaves and branches contain a compound that fights aging and provides better circulation. The grapes themselves have a lot of antioxidants that help to brighten up the skin and help get rid of the irritation. So don’t try this at home, instead pamper yourself and go to a SPA and get one of their wine baths and grape massages. Your skin will thank you for it.
This might sounds ridiculous and pricey. It kind of is. But a few SPAs offer their clients a caviar facial or a caviar body treatment. It’s meant to brighten your complexion and make your skin firmer and more radiant. Apparently the caviar facial will make your skin look younger and give you that youthful glow. Some luxurious hair salons also offer a hair treatment with caviar. It’s supposed to make your hair stronger and prevent hair loss. It’s also said to be an excellent remedy for hair that’s prone to breakage. The vitamins and minerals in the caviar make your hair more elastic, therefore preventing the damage. It’s up to you if you want to cover yourself in caviar, but before you do, check the prices. This is not cheap.
Seaweed is disgusting when you spot it at the beach, but, as it turns out is beneficial to your skin. Seaweed wraps aren’t as gross as they sound. In most cases, the seaweed is grounded up and combined with clay, essential oils and water to form a paste. During your seaweed wrap, you’ll be coated with that paste and then wrapped in a thermal blanket or a towel so that you stay warm, and the mixture can actually penetrate your pores. Seaweed wraps are incredibly useful. They help lose weight, remove dead skin, make your skin more elastic and moisturized. Seaweed also covers help reduce cellulite and get rid of toxins. So, in case you’re looking to improve a few things about you skin but can’t choose a treatment, go with seaweed. It’s always the right choice.
Many SPAs offered this treatment but did you know you can do it at home? A Cleopatra bath is easy to replicate at home. All you need to do is add 1 cup of milk and half a cup of honey to your bath. If you want, you can also add an essential oil of your choice. The trick here is the proportion. Try not to fill the bath to the brim, and if you do, then add more milk and honey. Don’t worry about keeping the temperature of the water too hot, it doesn’t matter and doesn’t change the result. Just make sure you stay in that bath for about 15 minutes. That’s enough time to remove dry skin. This bath will make your skin silky smooth and will help soothe any skin irritation.