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Massage Retreat

Rejuvenation massages may seem like a new, upcoming trend yet the practice of mixing together natural ingredients has been around for time immemorial. Surely, the first person to take a dip in the Dead Sea wasn’t aware of the benefits of sea salt, nor did the Pakistani fishermen who hauled his catch through the clayey soil of Multan region know that it would someday be used in beauty treatments.

For a while, such beauty therapies have been considered to be a woman’s prerogative, yet, historically, men have also had their own rituals. In India, the royal vaidyas – or physicians, designed remedies of massages and body packs for both men and women of the palace. While Cleopatra’s milk and honey baths are legendary, Julius Caesar was also known to undergo regular exfoliation and epilation treatments. Today, men and women across the world are opting for rejuvenation massages, as be it oil or herbs, mud or salt, the joy of luxuriating in a massage is unparalleled.

At Anaha Spa, we have a wide range of luxuriant rejuvenation massages with ingredients from around the world. Crystal salt, forest honey, aloe vera, sandalwood, coconut, rose water, aloe vera, brown rice, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom and turmeric, coffee and even, chocolate – find their way into our face, body and hair packs. We can’t think of a more indulgent way to rejuvenate oneself!

Balinese Massage

Balinese Massage

This is an oil-based massage that involves deep manipulation of the body’s soft tissue, concentrating primarily on the connective tissue of the muscles. The therapist uses smooth but deep thumb pushes along each individual muscle, following the course of the body’s energy channels (meridians). It is an excellent therapy for treating stiff and painful muscles and is also used in the treatment of conditions of the abdominal organs. A one-hour session of this kind of massage is enough to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energized.

 

Thai Massage

Thai massage is a system of massage and assisted stretching developed in Thailand, and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia. A blend of yoga, acupressure and reflexology, Traditional Thai Massage is designed to relax and open the body’s natural energy flow. Unlike the scooping and continuous strokes of western-style massage, Traditional Thai Massage uses point pressure, muscle stretching and compression done in a rhythmic moment of gentle rocking. Thai massage has been called Lazy Man’s Yoga or Yoga for two – because of the passive range of motion on the part of the receiver. The therapist helps stretch your body into a variety of yoga-like positions, whilst giving manual compression strokes on the muscles to further enhance the stretch and release tension.

For your session, please wear loose and comfortable clothing. No oils are used in a traditional Thai Massage session and it is performed on a floor mat or a floor mat or a low massage bed.

Thai Massage
 
Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage was developed in the 1700’s by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling. The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Stimulating the skin and nervous system and soothing the nerves, it reduces stress, both emotional and physical.

 

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy, as we know it today, is a revived branch of herbal medicine as practiced by people across the world for centuries. Based on each individual’s needs, the therapist chooses a blend of essential oils to stimulate or relax the body, and the aromatic oils help reawaken the senses and stimulate the mind. Aromatherapy is recommended for chronic conditions like stress, insomnia, menstrual problems, hypertension, joint stiffness, low energy and body fatigue.

Aromatherapy Massage
 
head Massage

Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage

This gentle massage focused on the head, neck and shoulders is an instant pick-me-up that leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Indulge yourself!

 

Back Massage

A massage involving a combination of long, soothing strokes along the length of the spine – our back massage eases stiffness of the lower and upper regions of the back, helps stimulate the spinal nerves and leaves you feeling fresh and energized.

Aromatherapy Massage
 
Hot Stone  Massage

Hot Stone Massage

The hot stone massage is a special treatment that uses pre-heated volcanic stones and medicated oil for fomentation (known as ‘thapa swedanam’ in Ayurvedic texts). The stones are sanitized in boiling water beforehand, and their volcanic origin, smoothed over time by the forces of water (either seas or rivers) allows them to absorb and retain heat well. The medicated oils are specially formulated for each individual with due regard to his specific ailments. The body is draped in sheets, except the area the therapist intends to work upon. The therapist warms up the body with a traditional massage, followed by one with a heated stone. As the stone cools, it is replaced with another and the therapy continues with stones of different shapes and sizes placed on various muscles, along points of the spine, the palms, the forehead and between the toes – to improve the flow of energy in the body. Ideally, the stones are neither too warm nor the pressure too intense, leading to a feeling of physical and physiological well-being.

The hot stone massage helps remove stiffness from the joints, eases the tightness and tones the muscles, improves circulation, stimulates the nerves and energizes the body and mind. The hot stone massage is excellent for relieving deep-rooted stress.