Sunday is the perfect day for a little wellness treatment. Since spring is coming up, we decided it’s about time to prepare our skin and hair for the beautiful, sunny season and got inspired by the ancient Indian beauty secrets.
Indian women mostly focus on their skin complexions, body shape and hair care. It is said that ancient Indian women were far more beautiful than they are today, since they didn’t use any cosmetics and rather focussed on the elements of nature.
We are talking about an era when princesses used to bathe in milk, used coconut oil and henna for beautiful hair or bananas for dry skin and wrinkles.
Nowadays it all comes down to individual ayurvedic treatments, which have been passed on for thousands of years to look and feel like real princesses. We simply wanted to find out what the fuzz is all about and booked our Indian beauty ayurvedic package at a day spa.
Ayurveda is the medical side of yoga. It’s India’s traditional natural healing system, which has been practiced for over 5,000 years.
Ayurveda is a pranic system of medicine, which works to balance the body’s life energy — refered to as the doshas. This is achieved by diet, different types of massage, pouring herbal liquid onto the body, and covering the body with herbal leaves and powders. You’ll be assessed by a qualified doctor and a treatment program tailor made to address the root of your problem. Generally, at least a couple of weeks are needed to complete a full course of ayurvedic treatment. However it’s also possible to get simple renewal treatments, such as ayurvedic massage, by themselves.
Generally, Ayurvedic medicine is particularly effective for metabolic, stress related, and chronic conditions. Treatments are also very helpful in relieving the effects of surgery or for general rejuvenation and beauty care.
We booked a four hour special for two that contained the following treatments: detox foot bath, Garshan massage (dry raw silk glove massage which balances, soothes and stimulates), ayurvedic tea, Mukabhyanga (gentle head, face and upper body massage), face mask and Padabhyanga (an ayurvedic foot massage which is performed using a special finger and thumb pressure technique).
Afterwards, we relaxed on the roof top and simply felt like we were in heaven. It was definitely one of the best treatments we ever had and can totally recommend it.
So, have a beautiful Sunday!