Hot stone cure

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Heat and massage create a relaxing gentle yet effect body treatment Hot stone massage is one of the fastest-growing massage techniques in spas throughout the US and Europe. This form of bodywork involves the use of heated and cooled stones applied to the body in various ways to bring about relief to stiff and sore muscles resulting in the alleviation of many chronic and acute problems.

The use of different temperatures on the body to bring about certain reactions has been done for eons, and many different types of practitioners know that adjusting temperatures in a bodywork can aid clients in healing. Hot Stone Massage combines heat and massage to create a relaxing, gentle yet effective treatment.

Basalt stones are the medium, and the hot and cold temperatures are the massage. This vascular gymnastics of the circulatory system assists the body in self-healing. Stone Massage goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage by entering deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well being, creating a positive approach to the “body-mind-spirit” philosophy. Stone Massage produces alternately sedative and re-energizing responses to the body.

They physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been medically proven, and clients love the potent recharge they receive from the treatment. Basalt, the most abundant of the volcanic rocks, is a modified igneous rock that is formed by volcanic and sedimentary action. Basalt rocks got their smooth, potato-like shape and size from long years of stream or water activity. Since the dawn the time, people have been drawn to the energies of stones.

You need only look around to see the traces we have left from centuries of walking on Mother Earth. Monstrous stones have been carried unspeakable distances to honor kings and gods. We have created monuments of stones, where we have carved our faces and those of our gods. There worry stones people carry in their pockets, and stone fetishes are created for many forms of healing, rebirth, wealth and relationships.

The American Indians call the stones the “Stone Clan People”, Shamans, medicine people and spiritual leaders from all over the world use stones and crystals in their healing ceremonies. Each color and type of stone reflects energy, purpose, clearing and releasing effect on the clients as it is being used. In Hawai, the Kahunas use lava in their healing treatments. The lava stone represents healing and protection. In the Philippines, it is a common practice to use a rough basalt stone to slough off old, dry skin. In Russia, there is a tradition of using heated black stones in the bath. Even in the days of cowboys, it was common practice to heat stones in the fire and place them on the ground under one’s bedding. You can try Hot Stone Massage while you’re on holiday here. Your hotel concierge should know a spa that offers it.

 

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Pattaya – also a place to relax

Although Pattaya is busy by Koh Samui or Phuket standards,
that certainly does not mean that it isn’t relaxing!

There is a wealth of ways to relax in Pattaya, so if you’d prefer to be close to Bangkok on your trip to Thailand, check out the luxury villas in Pattaya, nightlife of the town, and famous Thai massages that have made a name for this Bangkok satellite city.

Relaxation for many simply means not having to pick up after yourself, wash your own towels, make your own beds, cook your own food or worry about the state of the benches and floor! In Pattaya there are many of luxury hotels, service apartment and villa offers you relief from all this drudgery, with the daily maid service.

The Pattaya villa has marble floors, entertainment facilities and the feeling of being in a hotel – without crowds of people that you don’t know! It can sleep up to 8 people, and hanging around at this luxury villa in Pattaya, moseying up and down Jomtien beach, cruising around in the free hire car and sampling new taste sensations at the new Thai restaurant nearby are some of our favourite ways to relax in Pattaya.

Thai massage is another of Pattaya’s ultra-relaxing activities, and some masseuses will even come around to your private villa in Pattaya to give you a head, foot or full body massage at unbelievable prices. There are also hundreds of Thai massage shops in Pattaya, and you can even get one on the beach or in the market! They are designed to relieve stress and pressure over the whole body, with over 70,000 pressure points that the practitioners focus on.

They are an absolute delight! If relaxation to you means letting your hair down and partying hard, then Pattaya has some great relaxation opportunities. Pattaya beach road is where you’ll want to head from your luxury Pattaya villa for all the nightlife opportunities, like the exotic cabaret shows, karaoke bars, discotheques and nightclubs. Marine Disco is a great venue for house music from international artists, with free entry, and another free entry option on Walking Street is Tony’s Entertainment Complex.

The Hard Rock Cafe is a well known name in live music that is just as popular in Pattaya as elsewhere in the world – definitely something that you’ll have to leave the quiet comfort of your Pattaya luxury villa for! Golf is another of the best ways to relax in Pattaya – you can work out the kinks in your body and mind, focusing solely on the ball and where it has to go.

The Pattaya hills are known for good golfing, and there are several international class greens within 40 km of the city. The Siam Country Club has one of the most challenging golf courses in the world, if you want to lose yourself in the task at hand, and you can combine a weekend of golf with several choices of luxury villas in Pattaya that have courses on site.

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Pampering in a Thai spa

Unwind after a hectic day of shopping or a night of excessive partying, right in your hotel, or have a simple massage right on the beach.

Pattaya is not only known for its may different attractions. It, too, prides itself of one of Thailand’s best offer – Thai spa. Some of the finest spas in the world find their ome here offering services at competitive rates.

Spa in Thailand, in general, have an altogether very Thai touch embodied upon a time-honored healing tradition based on herbal and holistic remedies and generations of fold wisdom. It is based on the deep-rooted harmony of Buddhist teaching, so creating a inner spiritual calm, complementing the equation of mind, spirit and body.

Meditation is also used. And another compares to a day in a spa. Indulge in any of several types of body and health treatments that will surely relax the body and remove tension. Fact is, it might even add more years of your life. Recharge and discover the healing powers of natural elements. Feel your body getting back its energy after only a weekend stay. Highly recommended is an aromatherapy massage.

Start with a complete body care treatment that uses fragrant natural oils. Then have a massage where essential oils are blended to maximize their effect on the body’s central nervous system that triggers a healing process.

Try also traditional massage that’s known for its therapeutic effects. It is said to have originated from India 2500 years ago as a form of treatment for improving general circulation and alleviating fatigue.

A massage is an excellent way to unwind after a hectic day of shopping, a night excessive partying or a week of hard work. Foot massage is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that began with an acupuncture massage technique at reflex points of the feet where nerves are intertwined with other in several parts of the body.

These help keep internal organs healthy. In foot reflexology, nerve endings on each foot are stimulated. Both feet, which are said to be the second heart of the body, have 14,400 nerve endings and over 100 reflex zones. Pressure and massage on a certain zone of the foot stimulates the corresponding organ in the body and brings about a healing effect.

A facial treatment or aroma facial massage are both worth trying. Only herbal cosmetics are used to clean facial skin, remove dead cells and rejuvenate living cells. Most spas in the country have modern facilities and luxurious designs.

Treatment rooms have private shower, steam room and Jacuzzi. There are also beauty salons, boutiques, gyms and restaurants that serve health food. Should you take off your clothes in a spa? People who have never had a massage before al ask the same question: “Do I have to take my clothes off?” For a traditional Swedish massage, the answer is yes.

But it’s easier than you might think. You enter a private, dimly lit room, disrobe and climb under a large towel while the therapist is out of the room. There might be candles and dreamy music playing. She’ll knock before she enters so you won’t be caught in a embarrassing position.

A sheet and sometimes a light cotton blanket are draped over the massage table. She folds them over you and tuck you in so you feel sage and enfolded. She uncovers only the part of your body where she is working on, so almost all your body is covered at any time.

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