Tradition and innovation at the service of our wellbeing
Since ancient times, humans have resorted to the elements of nature to regain and preserve health. Many of those rituals and practices are still in use in our days and technological advances allow us to have access to state-of-the-art discoveries that help us to stay young and promote whole wellness. Here are some of the most beneficial therapies for the body, the mind, and the spirit.
Cannabidiol, the chemical of Cannabis Sativa, is the main component of the cannabis flower. As it does not contain THC, it is not a psychotropic drug. Many studies and essays have found that the therapeutic properties of CBD bring great benefits to our health, and help alleviate problems like stress and depression, autoimmune inflammatory diseases, some neurological and cardiovascular disorders, and chronic skin diseases.
Some of the most popular CBD spa treatments are anti-stress massages, where a CBD infusion is blended with oil or cream to give a deep tissue massage that relaxes and liberates muscles, and body wraps infused in this substance, which also help to alleviate muscular and joint tension, as well as providing deep cellular hydration and regeneration.
The therapeutic use of wine traces back to ancient Egypt, where pharaohs were pampered with treatments based on this ferment. Today, there is a whole well-being culture based on the benefits of wine and grapes. Vinotherapy takes advantage of the antioxidant properties of grapes, which help to eliminate free radicals, the main causing agents of oxidation and aging.
The purpose of Vinotherapy is to reach physical, mental, and emotional wellness through the nutritional and therapeutic properties of grapes. Today, there are entire facial care lines based on wine, as well as beauty treatments like face and body scrubs and masks, relaxing baths, and deep massages, which in addition to decompressing and relaxing, achieve deep penetration of the antioxidant actives of wine, which help to retard aging.
Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures on the body or localized areas. Cryotherapy is used in medicine for minimally invasive interventions that freeze and destroy diseased tissue. Today, it has become one of the most sought-after beauty and wellness treatments. Aesthetic Cryotherapy consists of entering a cryosauna, a booth full of nitrogen and air at temperatures between -110 and -190ºC, for a time lapse between one and three minutes. The sensation is not painful because the air is dry, and even though the temperature of your skin will decrease to around 18ºC, your internal temperature will only experience a very slight decrease.
Cryotherapy has multiple benefits that have been broadly proven. Short exposures to low temperatures help to tone and strengthen blood vessels, improving blood circulation; balancing hormones, and stimulating nervous and immune systems. Aesthetically speaking, cryotherapy is one of the best treatments for acne, cellulite, and fat burning.
Ayurveda is the name of the Indian ancient medicine, which is based on cleaning the physical body and restoring the balance of the “doshas”, the energies represented by air, fire, water, and earth that govern different systems and functions of the organism. Ayurvedic medicine is based on body cleansing rituals, nutrition principles, and herbal compounds.
One of the most popular and requested treatments in spas all over the world is the Ayurvedic massage, which is a full-body deep massage made with vegetal and essential oils. The purpose of this massage is to balance the doshas and achieve total relaxation. Ayurvedic massage reduces stress, stimulates the immune system, detoxifies, and increases flexibility.
Thalassotherapy is based on the healing properties of the sea and its elements. It was born in the times of ancient Greece. Its main foundation is seawater, which has similar components to those found in blood plasma, such as sodium chloride, magnesium, and potassium. The body absorbs these elements by osmosis, improving our health. Another important element of thalassotherapy is seaweed, which is rich in nutrients that stimulate the immune system and strengthen internal organs, muscles, and joints. Likewise, thalassotherapy benefits from other components of the marine environment, such as marine mud, sand, and the marine bio-climate.
Thalassotherapy’s main techniques include seawater and sand baths, fresh or dried seaweed wraps, hydro massage, and therapeutic exercises in the water. It improves the recovery of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments; stimulates lymphatic and circulatory systems; burns body fat, and balances the nervous system.