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The Maldives Spas

Spas: The Blissful Essence of Being

At one time, it was popular belief that the way to spiritual and physical well-being was attained through purposeful meditation and solitude. In practice however, squatting atop a mountain for years on end did nothing to achieve any degree of popularity whatsoever. Thankfully, nowadays, Maldives spas are popping up just about everywhere to treat those seeking a sense of rejuvenation. Regular 'spa-goers' are all too familiar with the natural high associated with the unification of essential elements. Neophytes on the other hand, are reluctant to test the waters when presented with the daunting and somewhat esoteric array of choices. Spa treatments come in a variety of flavours to be sure, and thus may appear confusing or intimidating to the uninitiated. Yet, even seasoned veterans continue to sample and explore new methods. So don't be shy because every treatment plan has one thing in common: Each attempts to gently remove all traces of stress from mind and body. And, this is where the magic comes in, because the combined effect of absolute relaxation of mind and body, frees an illusive third element, which might be regarded as the essence of your inner self. No longer shackled to stress or tension, your consciousness manifests itself in a heightened state of harmony and sense of well-being. Think of it as a tune-up for the mind, body and soul.

Why then would someone travel to the secluded Maldives hotels and resorts to experience the pleasures of a Maldives spa?

...stepping out onto the icy sidewalk of your downtown spa or health club, a harsh wind in your face, jostled by throngs of pedestrian traffic, horns cutting above the general clamour of urban existence and someone jumps the cab you finally managed to flag down, slamming the door in your face. Gritting your teeth, you're fuming over the sudden dissipation of that wonderful sense of well-being.

Well some places are just more conducive to prolonging the beneficial results of treatment: The Maldives hotels and resorts are in a world of their own. Luxurious tropical pampering has found new heights of expression in these islands. When it comes to easing the vitriolic toxins from your body and instilling that special blissful sensation, the spas of the Maldives work magic.

It's your first time. Perhaps you're timid or uncomfortable because you don't know what to expect. Well relax; most spas are staffed by competent professionals who are helpful and eager to explain various treatment methods. You can rest assured everything is designed to enhance your level of comfort from initial consultation to parting smiles. Firstly, many Maldives hotel/resort spas are set in tranquil surroundings of subdued tones and natural decor, which are united with pleasing sensory stimulation such as soft music or aromatic oils and exotic flowers. The aim is to create the necessary ambience requisite for the commencement of therapy. Secondly, privacy for yourself, or in company of your significant other (should you choose to attend as a couple), is ensured and respected. Before long, all your worries will drift away with the tension released from your physical self.

Here is a quick primer for first time Maldives spa enthusiasts:

Before you book your appointment, inform yourself as best you can of the services offered by the Maldives spa. This can be from brochures, website or even dropping by for a preliminary discussion. A sense of the environment will likely be presented in photos accompanying the brochures or web pages, which will allow you gauge whether you might enjoy the surroundings. Visiting the establishment will afford a quick tour of the facilities. If you speak with a representative either personally, by telephone, or via email, you can ascertain if the staff is friendly and helpful. Should you find yourself intrigued by one treatment or another, don't be afraid to ask for detailed descriptions of exactly what the application of the particular treatment entails and how long it takes to complete. Inquire whether there might be group activities such as exercise classes if this interests you. After you are aware of what is on offer, what treatments you are attracted to, and how they will be carried out, you can begin to organize your time accordingly. Do you wish to be pampered for a couple of hours or the whole day? With or without your spouse, friend or roommate? When consulting with a therapist concerning selected treatments, be open with your medical history. It is important to know whether you have undergone recent surgery, suffered any trauma or if you have high blood pressure, allergies, or a heart condition. Inform your therapist of such things as varicose veins, current aches or pains, swelling of joints, pregnancy or any other condition that impacts on your health. A trained therapist will guide you through an appropriate selection of treatments to help satisfy your expectations.

After you book your appointment at a Maldives Spa, be sure to arrive a little ahead of time to allow yourself the opportunity to rest prior to beginning treatment. You may be offered a refreshing beverage and a pleasant reassuring chat with staff members. A few minutes spent relaxing comfortably helps to unwind. Phones, children and other sources of disturbance are best left elsewhere. This is a self-indulgent activity; make the most of it. It does not help to arrive hungry or feeling stuffed so eat sensibly and don't consume alcohol immediately before treatment. Healthy food and drinks are available should you feel the need for nourishment. Jewellery and valuables are best left in a secure place. Undressing completely is normal as you are always partially covered by towels or a sheet. Bathrobes, a generous supply of towels and slippers are normally provided to clients. If you wish to remain partly clothed, no one will bat an eye if you keep your underwear on-so whatever makes you comfortable.

A small sampling of treatments:

Aromatherapy is becoming extremely popular these days. It involves the use of essential oils derived from plants to induce psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy finds its roots in the age-old belief that organic matter can possess healing properties. Therefore, the preparations must be true essential oils; synthetic oils are not effective.

Therapeutic massage comes in many forms and is applicable to the entire body. A deep muscle massage aims to relieve tension from the body by concentrating on 'knotted' fibres. Pressure is focused on 'tight spots' by applying deep muscle compression and cross fibre friction to increase blood and lymphatic flow. The resulting release of muscular tension is not only therapeutic; it allows the muscle to achieve renewed elasticity. Another form developed by Buddhist monks sees the therapist using compression and pressure techniques as well as manipulative postures and stretches that you cannot perform individually. Yet another draws on an ancient Chinese method call acupressure (not to be confused with acupuncture), whereby finger pressure is applied to specific points on the body to gradually relieve muscular tension.

Foot and hand reflexology is based on the premise that zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands correspond to all body parts. Thus, applying specific pressure techniques can relieve stress and discomfort in the particular area of the body affected by the zone being manipulated.

A full body wrap employs linen sheets soaked in hot water or sometimes, herbal formulas. These first layers are then wrapped further with heat conserving Mylar or cotton blankets. Cool compresses should be used on the forehead to keep your temperature from climbing too high. If you are uneasy about the cocoon-like imprisonment or suffer from mild claustrophobia, it is quite acceptable to leave your arms outside the wrap.

Body scrubs and facials are essentially treatments for the skin. The facial is a more comprehensive treatment than the body scrub in that it not only exfoliates, tones and moisturizes the skin, it also extracts impurities leaving the surface of the face truly cleansed. Both treatments utilize a number of techniques and applications to achieve the desired results. A nice way to end your spa session is with a stimulating blend of mineral-rich sea salt and warm oil. This mixture is gently massaged onto your skin leaving it moist, glowing and tingling.

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