During the crush of the morning commute, your mind seeks solace in a tranquil place. Imagine you’re on the way to a day spa rather than fighting the rat race. While you’re imagining, here’s some hot spa trends you can incorporate into your thoughts.
Hot stone massage
Massage practitioners hold round, heated basalt stones in their hands while delivering soothing, rhythmic strokes of traditional Swedish massage. Small, hot stones are frequently placed along specific points on the spine, in the palms, on feet, and between toes where they provide light pressure and radiate penetrating warmth.
Deep-tissue massage is not for everyone, but for many massage fans, especially guys, it’s the only kind that will do. This intense massage treatment is designed to reach deeper tissue structures of the muscle and connective tissue, releasing built-up muscle tension and knots. Ideally used as part of an extended treatment program, deep-tissue massage gradually untangles and releases those muscular knots you’ve tied.
Natural food facials
More spas are beginning to use simpler, fresher, natural ingredients for facials. Blends of natural foods, from maple sugar to avocado, are forming the base for nourishing skin facials. Honey, papaya, sea salt, oats, almonds, blueberries, and green tea have all found their place in this new world of chemical-free facials. This trend of putting on your skin only what you would put in your mouth makes getting a regular facial a tasty habit!
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