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Thailand Uses Snails for Massages

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We have always heard about unusual spa treatments that leave us unsure about their effectiveness. A lot of people enjoy unusual, natural ways of massage therapy. In fact, Thailand has been one of the leading countries when it comes to Spa Therapies. However, Snail Massage comes on a whole new level.

What is Snail Massage?

Carmencitta-magazine-Thailand-Uses-Snails-for-Massages-1Before answering the question, let us not forget to mention that this idea first appeared in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. This location is surrounded by forests and jungles. It is not a surprise that they were able to come up with this idea. In general, the snails are applied to the face and left to roam on it.

As a result, a trail of mucus (coming from the snails’ body) is left on the face. This treatment is known to give a glow to the skin as well as encouraging its rejuvenation. In addition, experts claim that the snail essence removes dead skin cells and toxins that lay under the skin’s dermal layers.

Further Information

When the snails get stressed, they release a fluid called helix aspera muller glycoconjugates. In the spa, they leave the fluid on your face for a determined time and then massage it so it can enter as good as possible into the layer on the surface of your skin. In addition, this treatment in known to cost a lot of money. For instance, in Japan 5 minutes of snail massage cost about 160$.

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However, no evidence (except for claims) has shown that those treatments are beneficial. Some people say that the fact that the fluid that the snails release can help reduce puffiness is because it is cold. This effect is the same as putting a cucumber on your face for it to reduce under eye puffiness.

A Treatment from the Sea

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Ever since people started developing and finding unusual ways to make their businesses more successful, SPAs and resorts have developed new treatments and therapies to try and cure their patients’ cases. However, some of them, did not believe in modern ways of treatment, and chose to maintain their ancestors’ ways of healing and dealing with patients. For example, ancient Egyptians kept believing in the healing powers of long soaks in seawater.

Sea; Life Origin

Carmencitta Magazine - A Treatment from the Sea 4Have you ever wondered why we always seek relaxation on a beach? most people, find it stress relieving going to the beach, just sitting on the shore, looking at the sunset, and smelling the ocean’s breeze.

In fact, this relieving feeling, has a deeper meaning. Scientifically, plant life first started in the deepest part of the sea. Since Planet Earth was first created, the only source of nourishment existed in the sea, because the sea itself, was covering all the planet. Moreover, in a recent scientific research, it was proven that seawater can restore balance to an organism. “The living organism is a sea aquarium in which a few billion cells are bathing,” said Quinton, a French physiologist.

Carmencitta Magazine - A Treatment from the Sea 3The start of Thalassotherapy

The first Thalassotherapy center first opened in 1899, in the Brittany region of France. Not to forget, the term thalassotherapy means: to seawater healing in a medically supervised environment as a form of preventive or curative health care, utilizing seawater, seaweed, marine mud, sand and other marine substances. Moreover, in the last century, Thalassotherapy started gaining credibility and fame throughout Europe. In addition, there are today, more than 45 Thalassotherapy centers in France alone.

About Thalassotherapy

Carmencitta Magazine - A Treatment from the Sea 2Thalassotherapy centers have a spa treatment included as well as medical therapy. In addition, a plumbing system plumbs seawater into the spa and connects all equipment in the center. Moreover, the spa has a heated seawater pool where patients immerge themselves based on schedules. Furthermore, when patients arrive, they meet with a doctor so he can decide what they will be treated for. Once the doctor finishes examination, the patient starts the therapy which can last from two days to two weeks.

 

A Spa on the Sea; Bota Bota

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Bota Bota is a water spa located on a boat in Montreal’s old port, Canada. This spa number one on the list of the most unusual spas in the world. Moreover, its location and concept are enough factors to make it be on the top of the list. This spa offers a lot of unusual services that will be mentioned and talked about in this article.

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Bota Bota’s services

The Water Circuit:

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This is a treatment that should be followed step by step in order to get its full benefits. In Bota Bota you do not have to take an appointment in order to get this treatment. First you start with dry sauna or a steam bath in order to open your pores. Nest, a jump under cold water or bath should be immediately done in order to close the pores. Finally, a stretching up for 20 minutes is necessary so that your heart rate returns to normal.

Massage Therapy:

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This spa offers two types of massage treatments: Therapeutic Massage and Relaxation Massage. The Therapeutic one is the one that targets a specific area that you feel pain in, and massage it so that the tension goes away. On the other hand, the relaxation type of massage targets the whole body where the therapist puts more pressure on the places that you feel they need it.

Facial and Body treatments:

Carmencitta Magazine - Bota Bota 3The facial treatment aims to cleanse, exfoliate, massage, mask and hydrate your skin that is guaranteed to come out glowing. As for the body treatments; Bota Bota offers multiple options such as: coconut sugar scrub, pear and green apple sugar scrub, immersive indulgence treatment, blueberry soy sugar scrub, the shaping wave treatment, and the escape treatment.

Mom to be treatment:

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Some unpleasant symptoms are a necessary part of pregnancy. This is why, this spa offers ways to feel more comfortable while going through them. Such as: sauna and wet steam, bathes, and thermotherapy.

Mykonos for vacation?

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Summer is here, and most of us are trying to find the perfect place to go for a vacation. If it happens that you chose Mykonos, Greece for this summer’s vacation, you should book in one of its best hotels; Cavo Tagoo. This hotel is considered to be one of the first establishments among the island.

Location

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Cavo Tagoo locates in Cyclades, Mykonos, Greece. More specifically, 500 meters north of Hóra towards the new port, on a west-facing hillside. In this location, you can enjoy sunsets and anchored cruise ships.

Style

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A relaxed mood takes over the hotel. The most beautiful spot is the 38m long infinity pool that is filled with sea water where next to it, lies a big aquarium bar with wood decking, and a sunset that happens right in front of your face.

About Cavo Tagoo

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It is a five star hotel, with a well-trained friendly staff. Moreover, it offers facilities such as: a basement pool, a spa that includes steam bath, a sauna, and couple’s massage service. In addition, it has a decently equipped fitness center.

Rooms

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Cavo Tagoo is divided into 83 units. However, more than half of them consists of “superior” room, villas, or suites. In fact, the previously mentioned, are worth the extra money because they offer upgraded services such as: quasi-private pools music systems, DVD players, marvelous bathrooms, and a lot more. Furthermore, all units contain minimalist furniture with subdued tones and a bit of color that appears only in chairs.

Food

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The hotel includes an on-site restaurant that offers a Greek menu for lunch. However, this changes at night, and the restaurant turns into a sushi bar at night. Moreover, every day, there is a generous and universally praised buffet that they offer at poolside. In addition, there is a bar near the pool that offers drinks for those who like to enjoy a sunny day at the pool while sipping a delicious cocktail.

Thalassotherapy: A Sea Treatment

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Ever since people started developing and finding unusual ways to make their businesses more successful, SPAs and resorts have developed new treatments and therapies to try and cure their patients’ cases. However, some of them, did not believe in modern ways of treatment, and chose to maintain their ancestors’ ways of healing and dealing with patients. For example, ancient Egyptians kept believing in the healing powers of long soaks in seawater.

Sea; Life Origin

Have you ever wondered why we always seek relaxation on a beach? most people, find it stress relieving going to the beach, just sitting on the shore, looking at the sunset, and smelling the ocean’s breeze.

In fact, this relieving feeling, has a deeper meaning. Scientifically, plant life first started in the deepest part of the sea. Since Planet Earth was first created, the only source of nourishment existed in the sea, because the sea itself, was covering all the planet. Moreover, in a recent scientific research, it was proven that seawater can restore balance to an organism. “The living organism is a sea aquarium in which a few billion cells are bathing,” said Quinton, a French physiologist.

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The start of Thalassotherapy

The first Thalassotherapy center first opened in 1899, in the Brittany region of France. Not to forget, the term thalassotherapy means: to seawater healing in a medically supervised environment as a form of preventive or curative health care, utilizing seawater, seaweed, marine mud, sand and other marine substances. Moreover, in the last century, Thalassotherapy started gaining credibility and fame throughout Europe. In addition, there are today, more than 45 Thalassotherapy centers in France alone.

About Thalassotherapy

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Thalassotherapy centers have a spa treatment included as well as medical therapy. In addition, a plumbing system plumbs seawater into the spa and connects all equipment in the center. Moreover, the spa has a heated seawater pool where patients immerse themselves based on schedules. Furthermore, when patients arrive, they meet with a doctor so he can decide what they will be treated for. Once the doctor finishes examination, the patient starts the therapy which can last from two days to two weeks.

Spas where you can bathe in beer

In those spas, you can enjoy yourself while you are soaking your body in Czech beer! In fact, Czechs believe that bathing in beer is not only enjoyable, but also comes with a lot of benefits for both the body, and the mind. For all of you, beer lovers, forget about boring therapies and go discover the following spas where you can bathe in Czech Beer.

Pilsen beer spa

This Spa is situated in the Pivovarský dvůr Plzeň complex, in the Černice suburb of Pilsen. Moreover, in this spa, is beautifully designed in order to provide you with a lot of relaxation. Moreover, over there, you will find five custom-made wooden tubs that they fill with a special bath mix based on natural ingredients, as well as Pilsner malt. Furthermore, the treatments take about 60 min, and includes a potable Purkmistr beer.

Pivní Lázně Spa Beer Land Prague

In this spa, you will be able to relax in a handmade Royal Oak tub, while you enjoy the health benefits of bathing in beer. Moreover, this spa is located in central Prague, a short drive from Charles Square. In addition, you will also be able to enjoy some extra sauna sessions, as well as an unlimited consumption of Krušovice beer.

Harrachov Beer Spa

The location of this spa is in Novosad & Son Glassworks. In fact, this lovely beer spa in Harrachov promises to tone you up from the inside as well as the outside. Moreover, in order for your body to gain the full effect of their beer bath, experts combine natural mountain water that has a degree of 36° Celsius, with five liters of light beer as well as 5 liters of a darker, unfiltered combination of beers. In fact, this special therapy gives you the chance to have free beer, in addition to a relaxing massage.

Palm Springs “Arrive Hotel Lands”.

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Thanks to its close proximity to Los Angeles, Palm Springs continues to be a hot famous spot for holidays and vacations. Recently, the new “Arrive” hotel has appeared on the scene with its cozy atmosphere and proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream shops.

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The hotel property includes nine buildings with profiles mimicking the surrounding mountain ridges and giving nod to the mid-century architecture.

It emits a relaxing vibe which is steered through the use of natural pallets of rustic furniture. It features steel, wood and concrete. The project’s main focus was the energy efficiency and sustainability.

Outdoors, there is space for guests and is located around the pool. The courtyard which wraps the hotel brings a welcome presence to the neighborhood.

The hotel’s main aim is to give guests a local experience with its offerings. A pool side that fascinates with its sun view, a modern southern California cuisine at their special Reservoir restaurant and exciting nights by the pool and fire pits.

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Its guest rooms are smartly designed, and come with outlets in which you can charge all your electronic devices.  However, the tech-savvy hotel also lets you check in at the bar and lets you interact with the crew via text message. you can ask for room service, housekeeping and many other services only via text message, how easy!

The hotel rates starts $179 per night and it depends on the season. Reservations can be online via the hotel’s official website.

Palm Springs is an original, sophisticated area that can definitely be a remarkable destination for all tourists and luxury lovers.

If you are planning for a relaxing, well-spent and a distinctive vacation this summer, don not hesitate in checking this hotel out. It is a combination of ultimate serenity, art and sophistication.

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