Scandinavia has a rich sauna bath history that has developed for centuries. Borrowing from this sauna tradition, the Scandinavian Detox Ritual uses Scandinavian customs to cleanse the skin, relax the body, and promote overall circulation.
Vichy Shower and Body Polish
The Scandinavian Detox Ritual begins with a stimulating Vichy shower. Your entire body will relax as water cascades onto your skin. This is followed by an exfoliating lemon verbena body polish, which will remove dry and dull skin. Lemon is known for its cleansing properties on skin and its use as a natural astringent.
Body Wrap with Arnica Envelopment
The body is then wrapped in an anti-inflammatory arnica gel envelopment. In addition to reducing inflammation, arnica increases circulation and leaves your skin clear and glowing. Sometimes your body wrap will include extracts such as willow bark extract and birch essential oil, which promote blood vessel regeneration, enhance cell turnover, and tone the skin.
Deep Tissue Massage and Scalp Massage
After your body wrap, you will receive a deep tissue massage with herbal extracts such as arnica, rosemary, basil and bay laurel. Deep tissue massages use muscle compression and friction along the grain of your muscle in order to release muscle fibers and tension points. Next, you will enjoy a scalp massage with wild lime scalp oil to awaken your senses. Scalp massages can relieve pain by improving circulation and removing muscle tension, as well as increasing the production of endorphins and serotonin. Lastly, a restorative peppermint foot massage rejuvenates your toes.
If the Scandinavian Detox Ritual has piqued your interest, then contact us at Spa Réveil of Austin to find out more. Spa Réveil is a spa sanctuary that seeks to calm the mind, sooth the body, and nurture the mind. We can be reached at (512) 961-4714.