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By Amy Remic
August 3rd, 2012
Archaeological evidence of massage has been found in many ancient civilizations including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia. Today it is found all over the world, and is considered a tradition rich in restoring and balancing the body.
Here are ten spa services at the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing that will take you around the world.
1. Lavender Mint Massage and Foot Treatment –England & France
Breathe in the scents of Provence France or the English Countryside, with the delicate aroma of lavender that soothes and calms the body, while you are swept away.
2. Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage – Belize
Inspired by the ancient practices of Mayan healers this session works with techniques to balance the physical body focusing on reproductive and digestive health.
3. Ayurvedic Hot Stone Spa Ritual - India
Based on centuries old techniques of Ayurvedic medicine originating in India, this treatment is designed to balance the Vata Dosha, calming the excess energy in the body, supporting balance and bliss in your life.
4. Swedish Massage – Well not Sweden, but we thought we would throw it in anyway!
The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English, Québécois or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as "classic massage".
5. Shiatsu – Japan
A traditional hands-on Japanese healing art that focuses on the meridians, pathways of energy in the body, so that the natural even flow of can be restored.
6. Reflexology – Ancient Egypt, China & Japan
Around the world and throughout history, reflexology has been rediscovered time and time again spanning to ancient times in Egypt, China and even Japan. No matter where it was performed it has always been used as a natural healing art to gently stimulate the areas of the body through the specific pressures of the feet, hands, and ears .
7. Lomi Lomi Spa Ritual – Hawaii
Lomi Lomi is a holistic healing tradition beyond simple massage. Its ancient Hawaiian techniques are strongly rooted in the restorative and healing beliefs of intention to heal, for many this massage is seen as a luxurious event.
8. Thai Massage – Thailand
Nuad Phaen Boran as is it called in Thailand, correctly translates only as Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage, is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body, with stretching, muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure.
9. Peruvian Chocolate Indulgence – Peru
Chocolate has been a timeless favorite for many all over the world. This decadent and beneficial ingredient has been grown in the rainforests for thousands of years. You will love the smells and tranquility of this blissful treatment.
10. Honey Citrus Hand and Foot Treatment – New Zealand & Australia
A revitalizing treatment for the hands and feet! That uses Manuka Honey, a rare variety of honey harvested only in New Zealand, is universally celebrated for its restorative and antibacterial properties.