A spa is an area where mineral rich warm water (and at times seawater) is applied to the skin to provide massage and other skin treatments. Most spa locations or spa resorts (which include hot springs resorts) also offer a variety of health treatments, which are otherwise called balneotherapy. The most famous spa therapy is probably the Swedish massage, a therapy that has been practiced since the 17th century. Today, it’s also one of the most popular spa therapies, because it provides a deep, penetrating massage that can relax and rejuvenate the body.
Many people who go on luxury spa vacations also practice some form of ritual purification, in order to rid their bodies of any “unhealthy” impurities that may have gotten aboard during their travels. For example, many Romans, who come to these spa locations for the sole purpose of getting a good Romany massage, wash their hands and face in mineral spring running water. While this may sound relatively harmless, it can actually be quite dangerous, as far as the Romany bacteria are concerned – they like dirty water, and if they get on your skin, you can pretty much be sure that they will multiply, and spread throughout your body.
Spa vacationers who are interested in learning more about the health resort business, but don’t want to visit a health resort, should keep in mind that there are plenty of spas that serve an essentially similar purpose, and all it takes is some research to find out what each spa has to offer. For example, aromatherapy spas usually serve a specific type of plant oil that is used in treating the romantic properties of certain plants (such as lavender, for instance), or other types of oils that are used for various ailments. Massage therapists also use certain types of massage movements, such as Reiki, that utilize energy from the universe to help their clients’ bodies relax and treat ailments. Spa goers who want a good way to learn more about these spa treatments should check out a variety of websites, read up on spa reviews, and look for spa locations near them. There’s nothing like getting the benefits of Romany healing in your own home!