Try something out of the ordinary on your next spa visit. Eastern based treatments are making a resurgence into the modern spa industry. Here are a couple tantalizing treatments at some amazing Vancouver spa locations that you must try!
Sabai Thai has three locations on the lower mainland – Coal Harbour, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver, and offers a wide variety of spa services but their signature treatment is the Thai Massage. Thai massage is relatively new to the modern spa world but it is definitely worth checking out if you are looking for some tension release. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing. Thai massage takes place either on a mat on the floor or on a sturdy massage table, and you wear loose fitting clothing during the treatment.
The hammam is an ancient Turkish bath experience. the Hammam was known as a place of cleansing and healing for both body and soul. This is the essence of Miraj Hammam Spa in Vancouver, Canada’s first Hammam spa. If you are looking for tension release I would suggest getting the hammam, gommage and oriental massage package. Your spa experience starts with a quick shower and doning a sarong to enter the hammam chambers, where you will be cleansed with low mist and intense steam. Reclining on a slab of Jerusalem gold-streaked marble, and sink into a state of bliss as your therapist soothingly massages your entire body with a gommage made from luxuriously authentic black Moroccan soap of similar consistency to honey. She will then rub you with a loofah from head to toe and gently rinse the gommage away. Following this treatment, a robe is provided for your journey on to your Oriental massage. To finish, proceed to the Sultana Lounge where you rest on velvet and silk while savoring Middle Eastern tea and sweet cake.
Sticking with our theme of eastern traditions for relaxation the next spot on your journey to relaxation should be the Chi Spa. Chi massages and treatments are based on authentic natural healing methods found in traditional well-being practices shared by many Asian cultures. Looking to restore your inner balance? Try the Yin Yang Harmonizing massage. This massage was especially created to harmonize and pleasantly balance the flow of chi from within. Focus is given to specific meridians, releasing tension and restoring peace and harmony.