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The Modern Spa Of Today Offers More Than Just Massage
Spas go back to the times of ancient Greeks and Romans which consisted of several baths of varying temperatures and perhaps an oil rub. Today’s spas combine some of the same theories and practices as were used in Ancient Greek and Roman days.
New and different well-being treatments, such as hot stone massage are being added to spa menus daily and in the category of massage alone there are a number of cultural massages utilizing different methods to access those hard to reach muscles.
The Ayurvedic massage comes from India and this style of massage includes tapping, squeezing and kneading the muscles in addition to commonly used massage strokes.
A Balinese massage is a combination of stretches, using aromatherapy oils and acupressure to stimulate blood flow, oxygen and energy, whilst also using a number of techniques such as kneading, reflexology, and skin rolling. Deeper finger pressure and firmer strokes are applied in the deep tissue massage, this is to loosen tight muscles to get to deep connecting tissue surrounding bones, tendons, organs and nerves.
Hot stone massage therapy is commonly used in modern spas today; it involves placing smooth warmed stones on the body to relax the muscles before the massage begins. Today many spas in London (http://www.dolphinsquare.co.uk/
One might want to try the traditional Hammam; the services begin with relaxation in a large steam room to open the pores. Next follows being covered with a coat of an olive oil product which is then followed by a full body exfoliation. A clay mask is then applied to release impurities, a cold cloth mask follows to close pores and then to complete the cleansing you are given a full body massage.
Most spas around the UK as well as London spas now also offer beauty treatments which previously were typically found in a “beauty shop”. Facials are one of the most popular beauty treatments being offered. This treatment will include cleansing, toning and moisturizing, and should leave your face feeling fresh, soft and very clean. Manicures and pedicures are two other treatments that you could expect to receive at any spa in London or indeed at any spa in most towns and cities around the UK
Massages are still probably the most popular spa treatments with a variety of styles offered and that is why many people take spa breaks in London to experience massages and also get pampered for a few days, whilst also being able to sample the other delights that London has to offer.
A spokesman for Dolphin Square Spa located in the heart of Westminster said “there are many spas in London and all will offer their own particular brand of massages and beauty treatment, but we are the only spa in London offering the benefits of an award winning authentic Moroccan Hammam, Rhassoul and salt infused steam room and this is an experience not to miss. All the treatments that we offer in our spa are suitable for both him and for her”.
For further information visit: www.dolphinsquare.co.uk/