SWEDISH – Simply Relaxation
The most popular relaxation massage in the world. A classic Swedish style massage employing gliding strokes to improve circulation, assist lymphatic flow, calm nerves and promote relaxation.
Shi meaning ‘thumb’ and Atsu meaning ‘pressure’, this ancient form of Eastern acupressure massage revi-talizes the body by releasing muscle tension and reducing fatigue.
BLISSFUL MEDLEY (A combination of Swedish & Shiatsu Massage)
This is a magical combination of the ancient healing techniques of Japanese Shiatsu and deeper more specific Swedish massage strokes. Sink into a deep state of relaxation while your body’s energy flow is unblocked and your muscles are stretched and treated using a variety of rhythmical movements.
STRESS – FREE AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
Let your senses take you into a different world with this combination of light relaxation massage, exquisite aromas, and soothing music. Envelop your senses with any of our 5 signature Aromatherapy Blends for an absolutely blissful experience.
BACK, SHOULDER & NECK MASSAGE
The perfect massage for the person who sits all day and needs to relax those sore neck, shoulder and back muscles. One half hour of pure concentration on these problem areas is sure to have you feeling brand new. Also a great massage to improve your golf swing!
FOOT & HAND REFLEXOLOGY
This ancient Chinese treatment focuses on reflex points on the hands and feet that correlate to specific organs and integral body systems. Compression to these points helps enhance circulation and create bal-ance from within.
OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE
This signature massage is pure tranquility! A special massage incorporating a blend of Swedish, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy and Reflexology massage. Essential oils derived from therapeutic herbs, flowers, leaves and barks are prepared for each individual guest. Envelop your senses with any of our 5 Signature Blends for an absolutely blissful experience. This luxurious stress-relieving massage coupled with essential oils will help restore balance and harmony. Truly, an absolute indulgence!
PREMIER MASSAGE TREATMENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
JAPANESE SHITAO STONE MASSAGE TREATMENT FOR BOTH FACE & BODY
JAPANESE SHITAO STONE MASSAGE FOR BODY
This is one of the secrets of the Asian philosophy of beauty for body and mind where inner harmony leads to health and youthful glow. This unique treatment gives you the sensation of well-being that makes you forget your everyday cares. Give your body a new vital energy. This head-to-toe treatment with its sooth-ing fragrance and pressure-point massage with volcanic stones by Babor transports you to another world of total relaxation and activates the flow of your natural energies.
INDIAN AYURVEDA WELLNESS MASSAGE (FOR FACE & BODY WITH ROSE QUARTZ THERAPY)
The ultimate in relaxation, wellness and balance from a healing system that dates back to more than 5,000 years ago. Let yourself go, right at the beginning, when feet, legs, back, arms and hands are harmonized with this special massage. Then, switch off your thoughts, lie back and just fully enjoy the intensive neck and facial massage to the full with Rose Quartz Stones as you absorb the feelings of forever love & care with this love stone to achieve the ultimate state of total peace & wellness. To finish off, a head massage will leave you with a sense of well-being for several days to come.
AFRICAN KHANYA ENERGY BALANCE BODY MASSAGE (WITHOUT SCRUB)
This treatment harnesses Africa’s three different basic elements and attributes within your reach: closeness to nature, mysticism and originality. Nature’s elements such as lavastone, calcite and rose quartz awaken and harmonise the vital energies. Maracas, wooden African rattles, are used as a harmonizing massage implements, reminiscent of original dance rituals. Special techniques used to apply exfoliating masks stand for power and stamina, rejuvenation and perfection. They are in alignment with the old, aesthetic and cosmetic rites of the Africans. Guests experience a close encounter with African exoticism and mysticism. In KHANYA ENERGY BALANCE body treatment, the continent’s purity and authenticity are reflected in the use of finest sea salt. As a purifying, clarifying treatment essence, sea salt symbolizes health, life and humanity’s well-being.
While the body treatment activates the vital energies, bringing them into harmony, valuable Marula oil and active tea plant extracts balance the skin’s natural protective functions and help maintain its newly gained vitality and resilience during the massage treatment portion. A must-have for all!
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
This relaxing and soothing massagehelps to reduce muscular and nervous tension and induces feelings of peace and tranquility. More specifically, it helps stress and tension, eye strain, sinus problems, relieves headaches and migraine and improves hair growth and circulation. The use of oils on your scalp is optional.
HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI
This is one of the most profound forms of massage derived from the ancient healers of Hawaii. With ‘loving hands’, the therapist works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, totally nur-turing the body and enabling you to relax, give in and simply be. Each massage technique is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands. This would feel like gentle waves moving over the body. Dancework or hula movements are also an important part of Lomi – Lomi. The movements are all important to assisting your energy flow and keeps it unblocked and at a high level.
PHILIPPINE TRADITIONAL HILOT MASSAGE
Our very own indigenous healing modality and unwavering traditional ritual begins with the identification of areas of imbalance in one’s body using strips of banana leaves previously soaked in mildly heated coconut oil. The ritual continues with the application of long and deep strokes along energy pathways so that bal-ance and equilibrium is established. The culmination of this ritual is through the application of a therapeutic foot massage, “dagdagay”, using two bamboo sticks to stimulate the soles of the feet and to achieve bal-ance and boost the immune system.
BODY TREATMENTS by Babor & Phytometer
FIRMING BODY SCRUB (Body Polish)
Pamper your body and let it appear like new and velvety-soft. This special scrub is the answer to help you forget every trace of stress and your daily cares. The treatment stimulates your circulation, giving you a pleasant feeling of warmth, while the many minerals help to flush impurities out of the skin.
DEAD SEA MINERAL WRAP TREATMENT
The Dead Sea is the world’s largest ‘Natural Spa’. A unique reserve which is located 420 meters below sea level, its shores are the lowest point on the surface of the Earth.
Millions of years ago, the hot dry air and high evaporation rate have contributed to the high salt concentra-tion present in the Dead Sea, making it one of the saltiest lakes in the world. With more than 30 percent salinity, it is ten times saltier than the ocean and nine times saltier than the Mediterranean Sea 31.5% salt versus 3.5% for the Mediterranean).
The water of the Dead Sea contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, bromine and potassium. Twelve of these are found in no other sea or ocean in the world. Some of these minerals are recognized for imparting a relaxed feeling, nourishing the skin, activating the circulatory system, easing rheumatic discom-fort and metabolic disorders.
Exposure to Dead Sea water is acclaimed for nourishing the skin, easing rheumatic discomfort, activating the circulatory system, and relaxing the nerves. Modern science has proven that the minerals contained in the salt and mud of the Dead Sea stimulates circulation, enhances cell regeneration, improves skin tone and provides relief from skin, rheumatic, joint and inflammatory ailments.
PURIFYING BACK TREATMENT
If you suffer from blemishes and spots on your back, try this purifying treatment. Deep-pore cleansing with tried and tested ingredients regulate the skin’s lipid content, refines the pores and soothes irritations, giving your skin a chance to regenerate fully.
Also available, our back treatment for dry and dehydrated skin.
FACIAL TREATMENTS (FOR ALL SKIN TYPES)
We offer a gold mine of facials promoting well–being for the body and mind. After deep-pore cleansing and a detailed skin analysis, skin-care now is the focus of our specialized BABOR facial treat-ments. An exfoliating cream and specialized ampoules and fluids are followed by Babor’s premier facial massage which forms the highlight of the treatment. This is rounded off with a mask and a finishing cream to regenerate the skin.
CALMING SENSITIVE TREATMENT – for all skin types, most especially for sensitive skin
This gentle treatment provides immediate relief for skin that has “gone haywire”. We use products that are filled with herbal oils, omega-3 fatty acids, echium and other special ingredients that has a calming effect and strengthens the skin’s natural resistance. Relieves redness and soothes irritations. The products do not contain fragrance or colorants.
GLOW FACIAL – For oily and combination skin
This skin care treatment is designed specially for the oily skin and the differing needs of combination skin. Vitamin C, fruity acids regulate the skin’s lipid and moisture content and visibly refine the appearance of the skin and diminishes enlarged pores in the process.
ELASTO-FIRM FACIAL – for sagging skin
This high-end treatment provides relaxation for the body and mind, as well as new tone and elasticity for the skin. Multi-active ingredients protect your skin’s elastic fibers and prevent damage caused by everyday environmental aggressors. They refine the skin’s contours and give a new meaning to the word “lifting.”
INSTANT SKIN ENERGY TREATMENT – the Instant Beautifier Party Facial!
This treatment delivers breathtaking beauty in an instant! Every woman wants to have a perfect complex-ion for big, important occasions. With this treatment, you can make your dream of having a young-looking, vital and radiant complexion come true.
POWER REPAIR FACIAL – for aging, dry & dehydrated skin
Your skin also needs a little fitness routine now and again. Get your skin in shape again with full power moisture-inducing active ingredients and the highest concentration of anti-free radical vitamins that you can imagine. Be amazed by the intensively firming effects, with long-lasting results.
RE-NIGHT REPAIR FACIAL – a bedtime facial for aging skin
A bedtime ritual designed to give your skin a better chance of repairing itself from the effects of the envi-ronment and stress while you sleep. You will definitely wake up the next day look refreshed and rejuvenated!
THE SMOKER’S FACIAL / ENERGIZING OXYGEN-ENRICHED FACIAL
Too much nicotine can make your skin look dull, tired and exhausted. The Smoker’s Facial incorporates concentrated oxygen to let the skin breathe instantly. Embedded in a vesicle made of the skin’s own natural ceramides, molecular, highly concentrated oxygen is transported down to the deepest level of the skin. This facial treatment leaves the skin looking freshly energized, revitalized and radiant!
HIGH – PERFORMANCE COLLAGEN FACIAL – for deep lines, wrinkles
Thanks to the intensity of the active ingredients and the treatment sequence, fine lines are instantly smoothed, and the contours of the face and neck are firmed. We recommend that you follow a 6-week in-tensive course of treatment as this is the most efficient way to provide visible, long-lasting results.
In a hurry? Babor’s Quick Fix Facials are also offered for any of the above facials
* With the exclusion of our premier massage and Fluid / Concentrate application.
SPECIALIZED FACIAL & EYE TREATMENTS
TEEN – FACIAL – CLARIFYING FACIAL
This treatment not only cleanses the skin, but also regulates the lipid content. After extractions have been performed, a few massage strokes will relax your skin and the PURE fluid ampoule will actively supplement the treatment especially for blemished or acneic skin. The purifying mask and care cream that finishes the treatment create a sense of instant well-being and inhibits the formation of bacteria.
SENSATIONAL EYES – for the special care of the eye area
(Eye Treatment for BOTH Puffiness and Wrinkles)
Whether you are reading, writing, going for a nice walk in the park or catching someone’s eye, your eyes are always active. Even slight fatigue is immediately evident in fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Close your eyes briefly, to make them sparkle again. May be incorporated with any facial.
Dubbed as “Beauty at the Beach,” this facial for the bikini area is targeted toward spring breakers, holiday travelers, and summer sunbathers. The steps are similar to a regular facial, with emphasis on exfoliation to prevent ingrowns or to lighten the bikini area. May be combined with a bikini wax or brazilian wax.
HIGH SKIN REFINER ‘FOUNDATION OF YOUTH FACIAL
This treatment offers you the ultimate in relaxation and anti-aging combined with the luxury skin care gen-eration, HIGH SKIN REFINER (HSR ®). The innovative HSR® Lifting Complex increases the elasticity of your skin immediately and protects against daily attacks by free radicals on a long term basis. A special feature to look for is the carefully coordinated Babor premier harmonious massage underscored by relaxing music from “Seduction of the Senses.” Totally relaxing, absolutely anti-aging!
IT’S A MAN’S WORLD
Whether in the business world or in your private life where first impressions count,
a well-groomed appearance is becoming increasingly important.
That is why the BABOR for men range is specially tailored to men’s skin requirements.
More and more men are discovering this special wellness experience for themselves.
BUSINESS FACIAL TREATMENT
A deep-cleansing facial treatment for our man which includes a massage of the face, head and shoulder and neck area to ensure total relaxation.
BABOR FOR MEN: RELAXING TREATMENT
A facial treatment for individual skin types including a pressure point massage supplemented by any power ampoules of your choice to thoroughly moisturize the skin, restore its elasticity, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment also allows you to switch off completely for more than an hour.
POWER ‘FEETNESS’ THERAPY BY BABOR
(Anti-Callus Feet Treatment)
Pamper your feet with Gena Feetness products and discover how foot well-being can create a sense of relaxation and harmony for your body and soul.Gena has taken selected active ingredients from the US and incorporated them into modern products under the motto “Fitness for your feet”. Cutting-edge ingredients in these products have wide-ranging effects aside from effectively removing calluses. They stimulate skin regeneration and the circulation, promote relaxation and prevent inflammations. Another very pleasing effect is due to aloe vera gel, which refreshes the feet, cools and soothes them, provides conditioning moisture and in the process, diminishes stubborn calluses too.
“DARE TO BARE ALL” WAXING TREATMENTS
The Health Benefits of Steam Baths
The benefits of steam baths have been known for thousand of years, Hippocrates believed fever could cure almost any disease, and steam baths and saunas have been used for
creating “artificial” fevers since at least the time of Hippocrates.
While both saunas and steam baths are therapeutic, the high moisture content of the steam bath is especially useful for respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, and allergies. It is also helpful for cleaning and toning the skin. The large amount of perspiration created by both steam baths and saunas makes the skin soft and purple, and leaves the bathers feeling invigorated and refreshed.
Special Benefits of Steam Baths
We noted that the steam bath is useful for respiratory problems. This is so because steam can clear allergens and mucus from the lungs. For generations, doctors have recommended breathing steam for all kinds of respiratory problems. The steam bath provides a higher concentration of steam than a vaporizer, giving even greater benefits to those with breathing problems.
Steam soothes breathing passages by increasing the moisture content in the lungs, throat, and nose. Anyone suffering from the discomfort of asthma or the common cold can find relief by spending time in a steam bath.
It should be noted, however, that the sauna bath is not a cure for respiratory diseases. It imply provides relief from the symptoms, but is enough for most sufferers to return to the steam bath repeatedly.
Nothing is better for the skin than a heavy sweat. Dermatologist recognized the value of steam in creating a beautiful, healthy glow. Heavy sweating cleanses the skin more thoroughly than soap and water because it opens the pores and allows deep-seated grime and dead cells to be flushed out. In addition, a steam bath improves blood circulation to the skin and this contributes to a healthy, glowing appearance.
Heat is an effective treatment for muscular pain. A steam bath after a physical workout is a good way to speed up the healing process of injured tissues and muscles. Heat causes the blood vessels to expand which increases the circulation, allowing more oxygen to reach damaged parts of the body. This has the double effect of reducing pain and increasing the healing rate.
Deep rest is one of the most therapeutic ways to heal the body. Our modern life is filled with daily stress, which can build up and causes stress related illnesses like high blood pressure and hypertension. A sauna bath is a great way to unwind and relieve the stress of the day. The heat of the sauna causes the muscles to relax, and the steam provide a soothing atmosphere for calming the mind.
You will find that the steam bath before bed is great way to promote deep restful sleep. You emerge from the steam bath feeling relaxed and calm. When taken as part of your daily routine, the steam bath has tremendous benefits for your health ad your state of mind.
How to Bathe in a Finnish Sauna
The is no one right way to take a sauna. Above all you should be in good company, so that you can enjoy the experience in peace. One usually goes to the sauna naked but you can wear a bathing suit or towel if you feel more comfortable.
Try this first, and once you’ve tried it out, you can change it to suit your taste:
- Start by taking a shower. This helps to keep the hot room clean.
- Enter the sauna and sit on the upper bench. You may want to use a small towel to sit on.
- Sit back for a few minutes and let the heat permeate your body and open the pores of the skin.
- You may adjust the moisture by throwing water on the stones of the heater. The steam will make the room feel hotter.
- Step into the changing room to cool down, maybe take another shower.
- You may go back to the heat a few times, taking your time to relax and enjoy the warmth.
- Finally shower to clean yourself from the sweat.
- Allow yourself to cool and dry properly before clothing yourself.
- Follow the sauna with a peaceful rest add a drink.
To get the most of the sauna, you will need:
- A least half an hour of time, so you have ample time to relax.
- A large towel to dry yourself.
You may also want to consider these:
- A smaller towel to sit on
- A moisture lotion after the sauna
- A bathrobe to wear while cooling down.
The Temperatures in a sauna are of the order of 60 to 100 degree Celsius. The air can be relatively dry, or water can be sprinkled over the stones to increase humidity. The air must never be completely dry, however, since it could be harmful to the respiratory system.
A cool, refreshing shower during or after the sauna completes your relaxation.
How long can I stay in there?
Enjoying a sauna is a personal thing, you should always listen to your body and do as you feel best. For a first time, I would suggest you to stay in for a few minutes, go into the sauna again and stay a bit longer, maybe five to ten minutes. When you feel like having another break, feel free to do so.
How many times a week can I use the same?
If you are reasonably healthy, you can bathe in a sauna as often as you like without worrying about health effects. As with showering, taking saunas very often may dry your skin, so you may want to use a moisturizing lotion after a sauna.