The Spas that Spoil
You’ve heard about spa craze, but what do you really know about spa treatments for your skin? Spas have came along way
from ever-so-loved facial. Well, here’s a little insight into growing $12 billion dollar industry. With baby
boomers trying to hide those fine lines, and younger consumers trying to keep up with Hollywood Glam squad; spa’s have
become rage in skin care. A holistic approach, that of organic background, has become backbone to spa industry.
We will be discussing both natures loving skin remedies found at spas and many treatments that benefit from
technological advances, such as microderabrasion.
For hundreds of years people have often looked to see for skin care regiments. Since turn of time, Ancient Greeks
told of beautiful Aphrodite, Goddess of Sea, rising from ocean in all her glory; gifted with beauty from
sea. Sea products are rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc; all of which are deep
cleansing and antibiotic products. The minerals found in these types of treatments are easily absorbed in skin,
chelated minerals. Because of this, minerals can protect against environmental pollution and ward off aging by
nourishing and moisturizing skin.
Today, in spa industry you will find seaweed wraps, salt rubs, algae wraps,
Sea Mud wraps, Sea Water treatments and various other treatments.
Seaweed wraps/Algae Wraps are both very popular spa treatments because seaweed and algae is known for cleansing, toning and
soothing skin’s appearance. natural vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and E, and
minerals such as zinc, selenium, and magnesium are found in Seaweed and Algae .
Salt rubs or salt scrubs are rich in minerals, as well, sea salts have a high concentration of magnesium, calcium, and
potassium. These minerals allow for more moisture absorption, which increases skin suppleness.
Sea Mud wraps/Sea Water treatments both are rich in minerals and are used to detoxify skin and improves circulation.
There are an abundance of treatments that spa’s offer that combines benefits of sea with other essential oils found
organically. A Dulse Scrub is a combination of seaweed powder, water, and oil which exfoliates and re-mineralizes skin.
A Loofah Scrub is a body treatment that exfoliates dead skin cells and aids in circulation. Thalassotherapy is a
combination of seawater and marine by-products, which are mineral and nutrient rich that aids in restoration of skin.
As with healing powers of sea comes benefits of essential oils found in herbs and plants. For hundreds of years,
Chinese, Balinese, and Eastern India women have benefited from herbs, oils, and plants of their countries. Not
only are these natural elements used to heal and help skin, but are believed to balance inner self; body, mind,
Ayurveda originated in India, this healing system combines oils and herbs with massage to balance body, mind, and soul
while improving circulation. Treatments such as Basti, a herbal purification treatment, or Bindi, an exfoliate treatment
using herbal infused topicals and light massage improves circulation while removing dead skin cells.
Herbal Wraps are wrapped around body to relax muscles and removes impurities in skin.
Rassoul is a mineral rich compound found in Morocco used to exfoliate and detoxify skin.
It can also be used on hair as a conditioner.
Boreh is a Balinese cleansing and exfoliating body treatment that utilizes herbs, seeds, grains, and various oils to
stimulate and increase circulation.
Often spas specialize in different types of Hydrotherapy for skin. Usually these are used for relaxation purposes or to
increase circulation. A Swiss Shower is a water therapy treatment aimed at pressure point areas in body, temperature
alternate between hot and cold. Marine hydrotherapy utilizes water jets that propel seawater; this massages, stimulates
circulation, and reduces pain and inflammation. Crenotherapy incorporates mineral water, mud, and vapor.
Other spa treatments incorporate today’s technology with ancient remedies and organically found compounds.
Volcanic mud mixed with paraffin is applied to body to relieve pain and decrease swelling in skin.
Paraffin Waxes are applied to body to hold in heat and draw out toxins, this deeply relaxes muscles and
leaves skin moist and smooth.
Cell Therapy involves injection of lamb embryonic cells, believed to regenerate cell growth and reverse aging process.
Cathiodermie is a low-voltage electrical stimulation of facial area used to oxygenate skin and stimulate circulation.
Golden Spoons based on Kneipp Treatment Principle of alternating hot and cold utilizes twenty-three karat plated `spoons`
on face. Creams are applied to face and spoons generate penetration opening and closing pores, stimulating circulation.
Microdermabrasion or sand blasting face resurfaces skin being treated. It removes dead skin cells and
scarred tissue using a continuous vacuum of microcrystals. Cleaning pore at a deep level, reducing pore size, as
well as fine lines and discoloration.
Chemical Peel Treatments are designed to remove dead skin cells, often using different type of acids,
usually Glycolic Acid, researched as leading Alpha Hydroxy Acid for minimizing fine lines and discoloration.
The spoilage of Spa; a great experience in mind and body, as business of treating aging consumers reaches an all
high. Spas have become food for soul, as well as skin.