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What is Spa ?

The term spa is associated with water treatment. Many people around the world believed that bathing in a particular spring, well, or river resulted in physical and spiritual purification. A spa is a place where we can receive spa treatments, most commonly massage , facials, and body treatments . Spas are devoted to enhancing health and well-being. Nowadays, many ayurvedic Spas are offering Abhyanga (Massage), Swedana (hot fomentation), Shirodhara etc. for revitalizing and balancing the life. As we know, ayurveda not only deals with the diseases and their management. The centuries old science also focuses on healthy living. Panchkarma is one of those therapies which believe our body as the machine that requires timely repair. Ayurvedic Spas, along with this revitalizing therapy use specific oils, herbs, and aromas to provide the optimal balance and nourishment for our mind-body constitution.

Spa therapies are for the purpose of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. These nourishing treatments build up the health of the immune and nervous systems and provide us with a fresh start

Typical Spa treatments include:
•    Facials :facial cleansing with a variety of products
•   Massage
•    Waxing : the removal of body hair with hot wax
•    Body Wraps :- wrapping the body in hot linens, plastic sheets and blankets, or mud wraps, often in combination with herbal compounds.
•    Aromatherapy
•    Skin Exfoliation — including chemical peels and microdermabrasion
•    Nail Care such as manicures and pedicures
•    Bathing or Soaking in any of the following:
o    Hot Spring
Onsen (Japanese Hot Springs)
Thermae (Roman Hot Springs)
o    Hot tub
o    Mud bath
o    Peat pulp bath
o    Sauna
o    Steam bath
•    Nutrition and Weight guidance
•    Personal training
•    Yoga and Meditation
•    Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage): herbal oil massage that is designed to bring nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind.
•    Shirodara: Warm, dosha-specific oils and herbs are beautifully streamed over the forehead, which works specifically on balancing and stabilizing the activity of the mind.
•    Swedana (Hot Fomentation): warm oil massage with an exquisite herbal steam treatment that will leave you feeling clear, rejuvenated and deeply moisturized
•    Marma Point Massage
•    Basti: Shirobasti, Netrabasti, Katibasti

Different types of spas:
•    Day Spa. It offers spa treatments exclusively on a day-use basis.

•    Destination Spa. Its sole purpose is to help us lead a healthier lifestyle through spa treatments, exercise, and educational programming. A destination spa is a short term residential/lodging facility with the primary purpose of providing individual services for spa-goers to develop healthy habits.

•    Resort/Hotel Spa. It is located within a resort or hotel. It offers spa services, fitness classes and spa cuisine alongside less health choices like steaks and burgers. It's a good choice when one person wants spa and the other golf. It also works for business travelers and families.

•    Medical Spa. It offers treatments that require a doctor's supervision, such as laser resurfacing and Botox injections. It also offers spa treatments.

•    Mineral Springs Spa. It has natural mineral, thermal or seawater that is used in hydrotherapy treatments.

•    Club Spa. A day spa located in a fitness facility or health club.

•    Cruise Ship Spa. Aboard a cruise ship that provides spa treatments, fitness and wellness components and spa cuisine menu choices.

•    Airport Spa. It is located in an airport and specializes in short treatments aimed at the traveler, like 15-minute chair massage and oxygen therapy. Some also offer longer treatments.

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