Spa treatments are treatments made available by spas. Perhaps, the most popular spa treatment in many countries is massage. This ancient remedy, which has been around for thousands of years, is said to have many health benefits.
Spas also offer a variety of body treatments, including salt glows and body wraps. Most have manicure and pedicure corners as well. Some spas, particularly those located in hotels and resorts, will often offer their signature services, which are a combination of treatments, such as a scrub followed by a massage, and, then, a mini-facial. Day spas are usually attached to salons that provide additional services, such as a haircut, as well as hair coloring and styling.
The following services are the ones offered by high-quality spas, like Spitale Laser Spa & Salon:
There are two main massage styles to choose from: Swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
Swedish massage covers a large portion of the body, typically characterized by firm strokes, but without much focused and profound work. Deep tissue massage, on the one hand, includes firmer pressure, as well as targeted work, particularly on tight areas.
Aromatherapy is another type of massage offered by most spas, which uses essential oils to achieve different purposes, mostly relaxation. Companies manufacture some oils to give off certain effects, that’s why the therapist may ask you to sift through a collection of oils before picking the one you like best.
On the one hand, hot stone massages use heat-retaining stones soaked in hot water. This type of massage is standard in most spa menus. During the session, the therapist may place hot stones on your belly, hands, back, or even neck. The warmth helps relax your muscles. You can ask your therapist to massage you using their hands instead of warm stones if you’re uncomfortable with how the stones feel.
Many spas offer couple massages, too, in which you can have any of the above massages with your loved one right beside you.
- Hair Removal
Hair removal with wax is the most traditional method of removing hair at spas. During waxing procedures, professionals apply hot wax on the skin before pressing a cloth strip onto the wax. Once the strip is fully submerged in the wax, they remove it quickly along with the entrapped hairs. Some spas even offer Brazilian waxes where all of the hair from the genital area is removed. Waxing removes hair from all parts of the body, such as the eyebrows, legs, upper lip, and bikini area.
Waxing may also use sugar instead of wax. The only difference is that the paste isn’t as sticky as wax.
Threading is a technique that has been used in India and the Middle East for centuries, and which has also become increasingly popular worldwide. The aesthetician holds one end of the thread with the support of her teeth, and the other in her hand. Her fingers find the center of the thread in her right index and middle fingers, and, using the loop, entrap hair and pull it. The threading process only removes facial hair, unlike waxing and sugaring.
Lastly, the most advanced and reliable hair removal method these days is IPL or intense pulsed light hair removal.
- Foot Mask And Spa
You can also avail of an invigorating foot treatment that uses therapeutic oils and other refreshing ingredients. Sometimes, spas use aloe vera gel combined with peppermint oil to make a mask-like consistency that the therapist applies to your feet while massaging in. Before finally washing it off, it will be left on for several minutes.
- Body Treatments
Spas do a lot more than just exfoliate and moisturize the face. They also provide a wide range of body treatments, like aqua therapy, body polish, body wraps, and Vichy showers for the entire body.
An aromatherapy treatment involves soaking in steam baths with aromatherapy oils, moisturizers, and exfoliators. The baths increase circulation, exfoliate the skin, and hydrate it.
Such type of treatment is a body facial. The dead skin cells are sloughed off the body using sea salt scrubs, and then a cream moisturizer is massaged in for hydration. The body is, then, wrapped with either a seaweed or mud mask to help draw out excess oils and improve the skin’s overall texture.
Body polish may conclude with a Vichy shower, but it’s also possible to experience one on its own. A shower with this type of head allows you to lay on a bubble bed and soak up water while sitting upright. This helps with blood circulation, as well as skin hydration.
Keep in mind to arrive at your favorite spa at least 15 minutes before your scheduled treatment will begin. This will give you ample time to enjoy and breathe in the spa’s relaxing atmosphere and environment. After settling in, you may then change into your robe and continue relaxing.