These days, gals- and guys- are flocking to beauty spas in unheard of numbers for pampering treatments. It seems that the growing consciousness of the importance or relaxation as well as the growing preference for all things “natural” has led this boom, and new spas as well as the novel treatments to go with them have been coming up like mushrooms in many parts of the United States as well as worldwide. More and more people are turning to massage and beautician work in terms of a career, and this means that spa goers can look forward to a very wide and diverse range of treatments that make use of and blend together therapies and beauty spa treatments from a smorgasbord of healing traditions.
So what exactly takes place in a beauty salon spa? A lot of the same things you will find in a beauty salon or massage clinic, and then some, it turns out. Spa and beauty treatments often make use of techniques that aim to make the client both look and feel better, as in ginger body rubs from Ayurveda which detoxify as well as soften skin. Then there’s massage, which when done in conjunction with special oils can rejuvenate, circulate lymph, as well as leave skin feeling smooth and supple. Spa massages are usually gentle and flowing, focusing mainly on relaxation.
It’s important to talk about skin, because so many treatments in any given beauty day spa target the skin, whether it’s to lessen wrinkles, remove dead skin, or moisturize it. For this, a mind-boggling large array of beauty spa products are used. As a general principle, it’s better to stay with natural products that are usually (but not always) more gentle for the skin. It’s almost always best to stay away from treatments like botox which employ toxins or man-made chemicals to get a desired result. There are often serious complications associated with such procedures.