Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, the practice of Reiki blends alternative and oriental medicine with spirituality. Its’ name literally translates to “universal life force energy”, and it utilizes a technique called “palm healing” – a series of localized touches, taps, and blowing – to manipulate meridian energy lines and chakras for the purpose of inducing healing. It is believed that this process, during which the practitioner fixes their gaze to the injured area while administering palm healing, is actually a method by which universal energy (or ‘reiki’) is transferred to the client to achieve a state of self-healing and balanc.
Believe it or not, body wraps actually derive their name from an old weight-loss treatment, whereby Ace bandages or rolls of plastic wrap were wound tightly across the body to induce vasodilatation. Fortunately, though, the modern art of administering body wraps has replaced plastic and latex with a gentle mask of rich, rejuvenating, natural ingredients. These ‘masks’, which may combine ingredients like algae, seaweed, mud, clay, lotion, or cream, are usually applied directly to the body, then covered with a wrap while the body absorbs the organic nutrients.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses the scents of natural oils and extracts to induce a variety of health benefits, which range from physical to psychological. The ingredients used in aromatherapy are often derived from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, or other miscellaneous plant parts, and are specifically engineered to enhance brain function upon inhalation. These oils and extracts may also be applied to the skin in a diluted form, so that they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body. This latter method of application comes in a variety of different forms, including aromatherapy baths, massage, vapor inhalation, and compresses.
Spa treatments offer a unique opportunity to indulge in pampering and a little good-natured hedonism, while simultaneously rejuvenating and relaxing your body. Experience the soothing yet sumptuous calm of a worry-free vacation day, while taking your sweet time to rest within the confines of a tranquil, aesthetic haven. Certified practitioners are always on hand to administer a variety of massages and treatments that yield both maximum relaxation and numerous health benefits.