Massage therapies and spa treatments have become mainstream treatments for relieving tension, reducing stress, improving sleep, and promoting relaxation throughout the body. When planning a vacation to Himachal, what else could be a better choice to relax and unwind after a long journey than going for one of the exotic massages? In the post, we give you an overview of types of spa and massages to choose from when traveling to Himachal.
Baanka Indulgent Spa
Duration – 180 minutes
Baanka (beauty in Pahari language) indulgent spa is an ultimate indulgent massage, which makes it a popular choice among people from all walk of life. The spa treatment starts with a quick steam bath followed with the body cleanse and exfoliation and an hour long full body massage. By the end of the spa, you are sure to experience a shiny and healthy body.
Duration – 60 minutes
Thai massage is an ancient healing system, which is a combination of acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures, which is why we also call it ‘Thai yoga massage’. The massage is done using gentle pressure on energy lines, and the yoga-like stretching, which in turn provides a deeper level of relaxation and improves blood circulation throughout the body. It is beneficial for healing muscle pain, and also improves body flexibility.
Duration – 60/90 minutes
Swedish massages are known for many health benefits, the primary being relaxed body. It is performed by rubbing the muscles with anti-stress oil in long, firm yet gentle flowing strokes. The rhythmic massage movement has a relaxing effect on deepest recesses of the brain and it is also a wonderful massage therapy to induce blissful serenity and expand consciousness. Other benefits of Swedish massage include increased oxygen level in blood, reduced muscle toxins, and improved muscles flexibility while releasing tension.
Duration – 60/90 mins
Balinese massage is an oriental type of massage that uses both Chinese and Ayurvedic methods of gentle stretching, acupressure, palming, kneading, and reflexology which in turn heals, revitalizes, calms and soothes the body. It also improves blood circulation, increases blood oxygen level, and boosts energy through the body. The massage uses natural essential oils rife with sensual aromas that rejuvenate and refresh the body and mind.
Deep Tissue Massage
Duration- 60/90 mins
It is an excellent massage for those looking for a solution to reduce muscular tension, and stiffness in areas, such as neck, back, and shoulders. The massage uses slow strokes of firm pressure in order to reach deeper layers of muscle and the connective tissue surrounding muscles. This in turn, helps break down knots, relieving muscles pain, and tightness. This is highly effective in getting rid of toxins and strained muscles.
Reflexology (30 mins)
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an ancient practice used for improving health and well-being of the person. It involves using some specific thumb, finger, and hand pressure techniques on feet and hands. It is believed that body is divided into ten zones and mapped by channels of energy (known as ‘qi’). We feel pain when the qi is blocked. Pressures exerted in the form of reflexology ensures qi is unblocked and flows freely again.
Indian Head Massage
Duration – 30 minutes
Indian head massage is a popular therapeutic treatment, which has been in practice for time immemorial. The massage focuses on the head, neck, and shoulder using a gentle pressure that taps into the seven ‘chakras’ of a human body. Indian head massage is highly beneficial for relieving stress.
Sparkling Back Massage
Duration – 30 minutes
Back massages are great, especially given current dynamic where most of our time is spent sitting at our workstations. Back massage relieves muscle tension and improves blood circulation. It also reduces pain that sits up along the back because of sitting in the same position for long work hours.
When it comes to natural ayurvedic treatments, it goes without saying that there is no match to the goodness of a good therapeutic body massage. If you are traveling to Himachal for a family vacation, or just to spend some quality time in the lap of Mother Nature, you can get all these messages under a single roof, at Rakkh. Categorized among the best 5-star resorts in Himachal Pradesh, Rakkh is popular for its signature Baanka Indulgent spa and six other rejuvenating massages. To schedule an appointment call at 0124-4908-616(L), + 91 8800409567 or +91 9816999300 (M), and our therapists will happily suggest the right treatment suiting your needs.