These days most spas offer a great selection of facial and body treatments. From relaxing body massages to unusual treatments that will boost your mood and improve your skin.
If you are after boosting your health, you could try some type of therapeutic massage such as shiatsu, osteopathy, acupressure, or reflexology which focus in one specific problem area. Alternatively try spa water treatments.
But if you want to relax your mind and body while improving your skin, you should go for advanced spa treatments such as chocolate, olive oil, honey, green tea or oxygen. Below you will find a list of the most popular spa treatments.
If you scroll down you will also find more unusual spa treatments to pamper and rejuvenate the skin.
Honey has been used for centuries as a cosmetic ingredient, did you know that the Greeks and Romans used to elaborate their own facial and hair masks with honey?
Honey has moisturizing and nutritive properties. A massage with honey will help to regenerate cells and nourish the skin. The skin will be softer and smoother. This massage is recommended for dry skin and will be perfect for those in need of skin hydration.
2. Green Tea Massage
This spa treatment consists in a very
relaxing massage with green tea, used to improve aged skin and boost
This massage is performed using green tea, bamboo cane and Chinese therapy balls. A healing treatment that will leave your skin smooth and your mind invigorated. Since the antioxidant properties of green tea are excellent for the skin many skin care companies are including green tea in cosmetic products.
3. Olive Oil Massage
Olive oil is not just for cooking but it provides great benefits for the skin too.
Olive oil is rich in vitamin e and oleic acid (monounsaturated fat)
which make it a perfect antioxidant to prevent aging skin and protect the skin from external
factors such as wind, smoke and pollution.
This treatment is recommended to ease stress and for those with undernourished skin. Olive oil can also be applied in the hair, massaging the scalp to activate circulation and make it stronger.
4- Spa Chocolate Skin Treatment
This is a delicious beauty treatment, not just good for the skin, but also for the mind. Chocolate has antioxidant properties, helping to fight aging skin.
This treatment will assist with the elimination of lipids and will help to combat cellulite and skin flaccidity. The aroma of chocolate is efficient against depression and stress, calming the nervous system.
Thanks to its caffeine content improves energy levels and vitality. Chocolate therapy is also recommended for acne and dry skin in need of oxygenation.
5- Oxygen Facial Treatment
Thanks to its detoxifying action, this treatment is beneficial for the whole organism, but especially effective for skin regeneration and wrinkles.
It also helps to revitalize skin that is under the influence of external
aggressions such as wind, cold and UV light. It is recommended for dry skin, wrinkles, expression lines, sun damaged skin and cellulite.
The facial consist in sending blasts of oxygen, minerals and antioxidants through a mask attached to a machine, followed by the application of anti aging serums and moisturizers.
6- Mud Spa Treatment
This treatment consist in massaging mud or clay over the face and/or body, leave it to dry and then rinse it off with water.
Mud has a great power of absorption and once applied to the skin the warm feeling will open up the pores and the active ingredients will penetrate better. As a consequence toxins are eliminated easier when the mud is rinsed off.
Mud treatments are effective in eliminating oil and impurities from within the skin. It softens, tone and hydrates the skin. They are often recommended for dry skin, acne, cellulite and skin flaccidity. Mud is rich in oligo-elements and minerals which help to improve the skin’s elasticity.
7- Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Body stone massage is an ancient technique used to improve general health. Nowadays is one of the most demanded therapies across the spas.
This spa treatment consists in alternating hot and cold stones, which are impregnated in aromatic oils and then placed on specific parts of the body to alleviate discomfort or pain.
Hot and cold stones are complimentary to each other. The hot stones are made of lava, ideal to keep the heat without burning the skin. Hot stones are effective in stimulating blood circulation and cellular metabolism, relaxing the muscles and restoring the body’s energy.
The cold stones are made of marble and can be obtained from lakes, oceans or rivers. The texture is soft and silky and contain mineral properties. Cold stones are effective in calming irritations and stimulating the nervous system. Also effective for arthritis, insomnia, stress, cellulite, varicose veins and a bloated stomach.
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Unusual spa treatments are a growing trend and a very popular choice thanks to celebrities. These days beauty salons have much more to offer than just a mere facial.
The latest spa treatments are made with luxurious ingredients such as gold, pearls, silver and more. There are also treatments made with flowers such as roses and orchids and the ones made with gastronomic ingredients like wine, champagne, caviar and algae.
The benefits of spa treatments are great for the organism and are also effective in preventing facial wrinkles. Below is a selection of the most popular and effective luxury spa treatments.
1. Algae Therapy
This treatment consist in applying algae over the body in two different ways: massage or wrap around the body.
Algae are very rich in trace minerals. When algae are wrapped around the body they can help to alleviate pain and inflammation. They also help to get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation, stretch marks and is an excellent cellulite spa treatment.
When algae are used as a massage they will help to tone and moisturize the skin, delaying aging skin and purifying the organism.
2. Grape Seed Skin Therapy
A relaxing massage made with grape seeds that is very effective in delaying and improving aged skin. Thanks to the poliphenols that contains, its antioxidant power is great and is recommended for:
3. Orchid Treatment
This facial treatment is made with concentrated serum from orchid’s extract.
The great antioxidant properties help to delay fine lines and wrinkles. After the serum is applied, a cream containing the same extract is massaged over the skin with a hand piece device. This will help to regenerate the skin underneath and the end result will be a more luminous and toned skin.
4. Caviar & Gold Spa Treatments
Gold, when applied over the skin can have these benefits:
Caviar is rich in trace minerals and when applied to the skin the benefits are:
After the skin is thoroughly cleansed, a peeling is applied. Then, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced with a micro current machine followed by a massage made with a product containing gold and caviar.
This treatment finishes when vitamin c and a gold mask are applied over the skin. It can be done for special occasions or to rejuvenate the skin in six treatments. Is ideal for skin lacking vitality or luminosity.
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5. Pearl Treatment
Benefits of spa treatments made with pearls are:
This spa therapy can be done with white or black pearls. White pearls have antioxidant and moisturizing properties and are efficient against cellulite.
Black pearls have a revitalizing and hydrating effect. Products containing pearls are ideal for dry, fragile or stressed skin.
6. Gold Facials
Although facials using gold varies from salon to salon the results are similar. After thoroughly cleansing the skin, drops of liquid gold are applied all over the skin.
Then, some small sheets of gold are placed over the forehead, cheeks, chin and neck.
These sheets of gold are mixed with more drops of gold and massaged until absorbed by the skin. Afterwards a massage with jojoba oil, gold and vitamin e is performed.
This luxury spa facial and body treatment is ideal to prevent or diminish facial aging and wrinkles. A real luxurious experience!
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