The combination of touch, along with the use of brushes, acts on the nerve fibres,
and especially the C-tactile fibres, which have been recently discovered. Studies reveal that
when the skin and consequently these fibres are stimulated with specific delicate and slow
movements, they confer a favourable state of peace and a profound release from the state.
60 minutes - CHF 120
HOT AND COLD STONE
Hot Stone Massage involves the use of polished, heated, stones applied to the body using long, flowing massage strokes. The hot stones bring about local and systemic changes in the body through thermal conduction, expanding the blood vessels, pushing blood and unwanted waste materials through the body. This has a relaxing, sedative effect on the nervous system, allowing muscle tissue to soften and relax. Special massage techniques in conjunction with the hot stones help produce energy that assists with and directs vital flow to areas of blockage. The direct heat deeply relaxes muscles, allowing deeper manipulations of the tissue than would be possible with regular massage.
Cold stones are alternated with the hot stones during stone massage to create thermo-therapeutic effects to help the body detoxify and heal. The cold stones cause the blood vessels to constrict, stimulating the nervous system and drawing blood and waste products though the system and out of the body. Cold stones can also be very beneficial in the treatment of inflammation and muscular injury.
A massage ritual that takes you on a journey through four worlds: the exotic Orient, the warmth of the Mediterranean, the vibrant world of India, and the cultures of desert tribes, the Berbers, for a complete sensorial experience. A full body massage ritual which highlights aromatherapy with exfoliation. Enhanced with pure volcanic ash from the Stromboli volcano in Sicily and rituals from ancient cultures, this treatment will leave you relaxed and renewed.
Each journey begins with your choice of essential oil blend:
ORIENTAL: Soothing, calming and anti-stress.
MEDITERRANEAN: Draining, toning and energising.
INDIAN: Soothes and relieves muscle aches and pains, stimulates circulation.
ARABIAN: Restoring and strengthening..
85 minutes - CHF 180