Melt away the winter blues with a massage

by Staff Reporter

WINTER has well and truly hit and our skin is feeling the bite but help is on hand to melt away any doom and gloom with an ultra-relaxing VOYA Seaweed Hot Stone Massage.

The Voya massage combines all the benefits of organic hand-harvested seaweed, aromatic essential oils, with skilful hands and stone work to give an invigorating massage.

This massage helps to relieve tight and stressed muscles, while stimulating the body right down to the toes, leaving you soothed and calm, just what one needs after a hectic Christmas.

The one-and-a-half hour treatment targets key trouble spots on the back, neck and shoulders by using VOYA’s organic seaweed oil. The treatment does not end there, this is followed by a deep massage of the lower legs, focusing on relaxing tight muscles, and then a head massage to ease the mind.

This massage is ideal for deep tissue treatment.  Aromatic organic essential oils are combined with leaves of seaweed and placed on the body; heated stones are then placed over the leaves.  The heat of the stones soothes the muscles while releasing the powerful seaweed extracts into the body to detoxify skin.

Some of the many benefits of seaweed according to VOYA include:

Anti-aging: it improves suppleness and elasticity of the skin by promoting tissue regeneration. It stimulates the renewal of damaged skin cells resulting in brighter younger fresher looking skin.

Tightens and firms the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps prevent premature aging.

Anti-oxidant protection: It is nature’s most powerful anti-oxidant from the vegetal world – fights against harmful environmental aggressors, thus slowing down the signs of aging. Strengthens the immune system and helps with prevention of acute illnesses. Deeply detoxifies, hydrates and nourishes.

Re-mineralising: Seaweed contains almost all vitamins, minerals etc that the body needs. High mineral and vitamin content helps to strengthen skin and bones, optimising the body’s functions. Packed with fluorine, magnesium and calcium – helping to restore a radiant skin complexion. Minerals in seaweed help to maintain the skins natural moisture balance leaving the skin neither too dry nor too oily

Helps skin conditions: Seaweed has been used as an effective treatment for conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and acne. Seaweed is known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as therapeutic properties in treatment of sensitive and allergy prone skin.

VOYA spa treatments are available in a number of locations including: Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Rochestown Lodge, Killiney, Co Dublin and The Royal Marine, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. VOYA products can also be purchased online at www.voya.ie.

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