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Ancient Massage Techniques


Spas are looking at traditional therapies such as those found in Chinese medicine, Indias Ayurvedic heritage and Indonesian Jamu. Call it a return of our roots. The advantage is that these are tried and test remedies with a long history of usage. Thus many spas today have found a way to apply these principles in modern ways

Bio-Equilibrium Massage

The tranditional Bio-equilibrium massage of India helps to clear blocked energy channels. There are 72,000 nerves in this network of channels and when they are not functioning smoothly, all kinds of problems, from back pain to poor digestion, are manifested. The therapist uses both her hands and feet and applies firm, sustained pressure along the entire length of the body to ease away those links and knots that have been causing you to feel fatigued. The massage works in the opposite direction of gravity, starting from the soles of the feet, moving up to the calf, pelvis, spine, neck, and finally the head. This helps to stimulate oxygen to the brain. At the end of the session, your head will feel clearer and your muscles more toned.

Elements Signature Treatment

The ancient art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is combined with aromatherapy and modern science at Elements Spa. The Elements Signature Treatment, in short, is a steam bath followed by a cold shower to improve metabolism and circulation. The skin is then dry-brushed which aids in lymphatic drainage, tightens skin, reduces cellulite and strengthens the immune system. The massage counteracts the symptoms by balancing the yin and yang. The clients state of mind and body is profiled and matched to one of the five elements fire, earth, metal, water, wood and the corresponding blend of essential oils is used for the massage.

Chopsticks Oriental Healing Massage

To drive away negative heat and tension from the body and to improve blood circulation, a bundle of customized wooden or plastic chopsticks are used to knead the body. The regular tapping of chopsticks on the body promotes blood circulations and relaxes tensed muscles. This is good if you are feeling stiff or tired.
 

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