"Spa Therapy" is supposed to be associated with water therapy, as in the olden days the word "Spa" was used in reference to water treatment. However, these days, spa therapy comprises of a broad range of treatment or therapy such as hot tub, mud bath, sauna, massages and also nail, facial and water therapies. There are some spa facilities which provide only nail or facial treatment and then there are spa therapy places which comprise of body massage, nail treatment, facial therapy and foot massage without any involvement of aqua therapy or water. There are different classifications and types of spa therapy such as urban spa, destination spa, medical spa, Ayurveda spa and much more. To read in detail about what is spa therapy? Please go to our additional spa therapy topics on the left side menu. The benefits of spa therapy are many such as: Relaxation, stress and anxiety relief, pain relief, boosting the immune system, plus it also helps in various medical conditions. We are giving you a small peek on some of the spa therapy topics which we have, but to know more, you have to refer to our SPA THERAPY section where we have lots of information on different spa topics in extensive detail.
This is one of the most popular items of spa therapy and the second most sought after massage therapy. A facial, when done by a professional, helps in nourishing, moisturizing and toning your skin. It also cleans, exfoliates and gives you a clear, well-hydrated and supple skin. It is recommended to have a facial as part of your regular skin care regime. There are different types of facial which the esthetician/beautician/ facialists will choose depending on your skin type. Regardless, the basic steps in a facial are:
- Skin Analysis
- Facial Massage
- Facial Mask
- Final Step
Now you must be curious to know about the details of what each step entails. For this, you have to refer to our "Facial Therapy" topic under the SPA THERAPY section where you can read in leisure all about facial therapy.
Manicure is nail spa therapy for the hands and fingernails and is generally done at a nail salon. A typical manicure consists of nail filing, shaping the free edges, hand massage and nail polish application. There are various types of manicures available such as Paraffin Nail Treatment and Hot Oil Manicure. A manicure relaxes your hands and keeps your skin of the hands soft and your nails trimmed and in shape.
Pedicure is spa therapy for toenails and feet and is very popular among women all over the world, especially working women. Getting manicures and pedicures helps in keeping your nails, hands, toe nails and feet neat, tidy and in shape. Manis and pedis, as they are popularly known, give you a well groomed appearance. Nothing is better or more relaxing than a good manicure and pedicure at the end of a long day. Please feel free to read more about them under our SPA THERAPY section on the left side menu.
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