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Aromatherapy massage

Aromatherapy massage

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy (*) uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds, with claims for improving psychological or physical well-being. It is offered as a complementary therapy or as a form of alternative medicine, the first meaning alongside standard treatments, the second instead of conventional, evidence-based treatments. “Aroma” derives from the Greek word for spice and “therapy” means treatment. Aromatherapy massage literally means curative treatment by the use of scent.

Aromatherapy in History

Many powers have been attributed to fragrant plants, and they have been used throughout history in the pursuit of happiness and health as part of medicine, religion, magic and cosmetics. In early civilizations, scented woods and oils were burned to communicate with gods or to exorcize demos, and incense still features in religious ceremonies. Massage with aromatic oils has also been used to soften and perfume the skin and to promote healing. (**)

Using Massage oil

Oil helps the hands glide smoothly over the body. For a full body massage, you will need about 20 ml of carrier oil, to which you can add a few drops of essential oil. The amount of oil you use will depend on the dryness of the skin.

Top 5 fragrances

  1. Chamomile – One of the gentlest of oils, chamomile has a very soothing effect and is well suited to treating children. It was revered by the Ancient Egyptians and has long been associated with herbal medicine.
  2. Orange – Native to asia, the better, or Seville, orangetree is thought to have been introduced to Europe along Arab trade routes around AD 1200. The tree gained popularity in Spain under Moorish rule, bue as oranges were scarce and expansive, they were not greatly used in European herbal medicine util the late 17th century. By the 18th century, they were being recommended for an enormous variety of complaints, ranging from melancholia to heart problems and colic. The tree yields three essential citrus oils: orange, neroli, and petitgram. Today all are used to calm the nerves and combat insomnia.
  3. Bergamot – widely used in Italian folk medicine, bergamot takes its name from an Italian village where it was used traditionally for reducing fevers. The delighful perfume is an important ingredient in Eau de Cologne and the citrus oil is used to flavour Earl Grey tea. Bergamot oil has an uplifting effect that seems to help allay depression, and nearly everyone likes its fresh, citrus-like aroma.
  4. Eucalyptus – Easily recognized by its camphor-like vapour, eucalyptus is the classic remedy for respiratory problems and is contained in many commercial products for colds and sinus congestion. It is also used for chest complaints, musculo-skeletal problems, and to purify the air. Originally from Australia, the tree was introduced to Europe in the late 18th century, and distilled commercially in the 1850s.
  5. Lavander – is probably the most versatile and widely used essential oil. Deriving its name from the Latin lavare, to wash, it may have been used by the Romans in bath water. Due to its sedative nature, lavander has long been recommended as a folk remedy for insomnia, for example in herbal pillows. Recently it has been employed in many hospitals to help patients relax and sleep better.

Conclusion

Aromatherapy massage is an art that operates through the empathy between the person giving the massage, the person receiving it and the aroma of the oils. each blend of oils is individual, determinated by the scents the recipient prefers and by their desired effect, wheter it is to relieve minor ailments, to pamper with an aromatic beauty treatment, or simply to ease tension with a full body massage.

For any further information regarding the aromatherapy massage, you can have a look at our treatments and packages or call us at +356 27040100

We are open from 9:00 to 21:00 – 7 days per week.

 

References:

* Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aromatherapy 

**Book: “Clare Maxwell-Hudson’s”  – Aromatheraphy massage book – Dorling Kindersley

Lymphatic drainage massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

What is a lymphatic drainage massage?

Lymphatic drainage massage is a system of techniques that help the lymphatic system to function effectively.

What does it do?

It improves the circulation of lymph which helps fluid drainage from cells and the elimination of waste. The lymphatic drainage massage improves also the production and distribution of antibodies and lymphoocytes thus boosting immunity from disease. It stimulates the lymphatic system’s filtering process thus helping remove toxins and bacteria from the body.

When it is recommended

We recommend to have a Lymphatic drainage massage to clear congestion, waste and fluid from the system. It is indicated for:

  • acne
  • allergies
  • cellulite
  • fluid retention
  • headaches/migraines
  • menopause
  • respiratory congestion
  • stress
  • swelling
  • tiredness

It is contraindicated for:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy
  • heart and circulatory problems
  • kidney problems
  • lymphoedema
  • menstruation
  • nerve inflamed
  • nerve trapped
  • nervous/psychotic conditions
  • osteoporosis
  • pregnacy
  • rheumatism
  • thyroid problems

How is made

This type of massage combines gentle pressure with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymphnodes. Since the lymph vessels are superficial the massage has to be soft, not hard, because otherwise it could close the valves in the lymph vessels and consequently stop the circulation. That why all the movements should be carried out slowly.

For any further information regarding the lymphatic drainage massage, you can have a look at our Slimming & Body Treatments or call us at +356 27040100

We are open from 9:00 to 21:00 – 7 days per week and located at Sunny Coast Leisure Club in Qawra

 

References:

Book – Louise Tucker – An introductory Guide to Massage by Holistic Therapy Books

effects of massage

The effects of massage

What are the effects of massage?

The effects of massage are twofold: physiological and psychological. When the body is massaged, the mechanics effect the local area of the massage, whereas the nervous stimulation, effect the whole body. Evidently the positive benefits of massage for the physical body will affect the psychological body and vice-versa.

Physiological effects

In the short term massage will:

  • improve skin tone and colour by removing dead cells and improving circulation
  • encourage better circulation therefore more efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells and more efficient waste removal
  • encourage deeper and therefore more efficient and relaxed breathing
  • encorage better lymph drainage and reduce swelling
  • relieve muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness.
  • relieve tired, stiff joints.
  • promote general relaxation
  • sedate or stimulates the nervous system
  • encourage sleep
  • speed up digestion and waste removal.

Psychological effects

In the short term massage will:

  • relax the body, theby reducing tension and the effects of stress
  • relax the mind, thereby reducing anxiety and its effects
  • soothe and comfort the client
  • give a “lift” to the emotions and increase positive feelings
  • increase energy by invigorating allbody systems and reducing fatigue

In the long term massage will:

  • enable sustained relaxation of body and mind
  • improve body image, awaraness and general self-esteem
  • increase energy levels, less energy is spent in holding the body in a state of tension and strain.

A Soul Solutions Holistic Spa, we believe that massages are very important for everyone. We listen the needs of our clients and we tailor every treatment in order to maximize the effects of massage. We offer a wide rage of holistic massages and special packages that combine different quality treatments ad an affordable price.

For any further information about our holistic massages, we suggest you to contact or call us at +356 27040100 for a free consultation.

We are located at Sunny Coast Leisure Club in Qawra and we are open from 9:00 to 21:00 – 7 days per week

full body massage

Full Body Massage Malta

Full Body Massage

Massaging the whole body with aromatic oils has the power to release muscular tension, increase energy and create a feeling of well-being. This massage starts on the back, moves down to the feet, and then continues on the front from head to toes. It takes about an hour and a half.

Have a look at our full body massages

The Back

Everybody loves a back massage and, as most of the basic movements are used here, it is an ideal place to start. We begin by slowly stroking down the back to enhance relaxation. We work smoothly and rhythmically to create a hypnotic effect.

The Back of the Legs & Feet

Following the back massage, we move down to begin work on the back of the legs and feet. We make sure to keep the rest of the body covered with towels so you will stay warm while we massage first one leg, then the other.

The Face

Face massage will take about 15 minutes. Although it is easier to work oil or cream, we make this massage also without any lubricant if our client doesn’t want her hair to get oily.

Chest, Shoulders & Neck 

Almost everyone we carry tension in the shoulders and neck, so this is an extremely popular area to massage. By working on the chest, you relax the muscles and encourage deeper breathing.

Arms & Hands

Tension in one area can often be released by stroking another part of the body. If tense arms are causing the shoulders to ache, these calm hypnotic movements will soothe, and gently ease tension out of the muscles. Arm muscles are usually strong, so our movements here can be firm, while simply holding and stroking the hand can be calming.

The abdomen 

Great sensitivity is required when massaging the abdomen because many people are nervous about being touched here. We reassure our client that our strokes will be gentle, and we massage confidently in a clockwise direction, following the workings of the intestines. Smooth, repetitive massage with aromatic oils helps to calm the nerves, combat constipation and stimulate the digestive system while toning the skin.

The front of the legs

When we massage the leg, image that we are sculpting it into a perfect shape. We begin on the left leg, and continue with the foot massage before to returning to massage the right leg. These firm, repetitive movements stimulate the circulation, dispel fatigue, help to after exercise.

The feet

Massaging the foot with scented oils can be particularly relaxing and usually evokes sighs of delight. It relieves fatigue, and revitalises and relaxes the whole body. Because some people are ticklish on their feet and may be nervous at first, we use confident, firm movements with just enough oil to allow your fingers to move smoothly.

For any further info about a great full body massage or to make an appointment you can contact us or call at +356 27040100

holistic

Holistic

Meaning of Holistic

What does Holistic mean?

Firstly, holistic treatments are focused on self-healing. The client is led to understand that given the right environment, they can heal themselves; the holistic treatment provides the necessary knowledge and conditions for this to happen.

Secondly, holistic therapy concentrates on treating the underlying root causes of the problem, not just the symptoms the client reports. This requires that the therapist is very skilled at counselling the client. Ultimately, in keeping with the first principle outlined above, the client must understand the cause of their illness and want to treat it.

Thirdly, the holistic approach treats the mind and body as tightly interconnected systems with each affecting the other. This is taken for granted in everyday life, but a practical consequence is that even if the client has not recognised the underlying psychological causes of (for example) stress, they can still benefit from the physical effects of massage. And in the hands of a competent therapist, the client will come to understand the causes of the stress and be able to make the changes in their life to address them.

In conclusion, holistic practices represent empowerment for the client. They allow those who want to take responsibility for their own well being the opportunity to do so. Holistic practitioners help people to help themselves.

For any further information about holistic massages, don’t hesitate to contact or call us at +356 27040100
At Soul Solutions Holistic Spa you will find a wide rage of holistic massages. Have a look at our services or packages.
We are located at Sunny Coast Leisure Club in Qawra (Malta) and the SPA is open from 9:00 am to 21.00 / 7 days per week.

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Reviews Soul Solutions

Reviews Soul Solutions

Our mission is to tailor the clients experience based on an initial consultation. When we have understood the client’s needs, we want to make sure that the client receive exactly what he or she was expecting. Our daily goal in a nut shell is to make happy every single client that come to visit us. We strive to achieve this goal with every client because we believe that our best satisfaction on the services we provide is to see them happy!

In this article we have collected only some of many reviews we have received in the last months. We thank all those who spontaneously wrote to testify their satisfaction of having chosen us. We are proud to have served them and to have received these beautiful words of thanks for our work.

From our Facebook page

“Brilliant service today at your Spa, very friendly staff, cleanliness and very reasonable packages. You made our Women’s Day extra special 🙂 Even though we failed to be punctual for the appointments you still greeted us with a smile and also served with coffee!!! I highly recommend this place. thanks once again!!!”

“Excellent attitude, I was honestly impressed with the way they treat clients. I came in stressed, tired and my body in tense and as soon, I entered the door I knew that I’m in the right place. Then the warm welcoming and treatments accordingly to my needs…definitely worth it no matter how far you are :)”

“Had a very good experience at Soul solutions this weekend…the massage therapist did an excellent job and the service was tops!!! Will definitely return.”

“Great massage and facial!
perfect to treat yourself sometimes :)”

“What a fantastic place to spend some quality time. I had the best whole body massage there and the staff were very warm and friendly. Also loved the hair salon where I got special treatment once again. <3”

From Google Reviews Soul Solutions

“Glad to see Tracy back in action and rocking it! bought the Spa & dinner sensations for two package. Everything was perfect. Both the massage and the dinner. Dinner was at Lovage and the food was amazing. Super worth it and super satisfied!”

“I enjoy it every time I come! Highly recommended!!”

“I have already visited this salon 3 times this year for different hair treatments and each time I was very happy with the outcome. The place looks amazing: very clean and modern. The smell of aroma candles was very relaxing. The staff are very friendly and professional. Special thanks to the new owner Tracey for this great experience! Highly recommended.”

“Well maintained and clean and
Very relaxing atmosphere.
Well trained and very caring friendly staff.”

These are just few of the reviews we have received. We are proud of them and we will continue on our daily mission to make happy every single client.

Thank you again to all our happy clients!

From Soul Solutions Staff

Don’t forget to visit our services and packagesBe our next happy client!

prepare your skin for summer

Prepare Your Skin For Summer

Prepare Your Skin For Summer

Preparing your skin for summer is important if we want to take care of our skin. Stress, work, winter, smog, can make your skin look dull and tired. Summer is coming and we would all like to show off a golden and radiant complexion. In order to achieve the desired and long-lasting results, we should start preparing our skin for the sun now.

Skin preparation for sun exposure starts with a good cleansing using twice a week a specific scrub for face and body. The scrub will help you to remove dead cells from the skin and to detoxify it.
In order to achieve the best result we recommend PHYTO-GEL EXFOLIANT by YON-KA to refresh your skin as often as necessary, this gel with its smooth and silky foam cleanses and gently exfoliates dead skin cells and rough patches. Delicately polished b the bamboo silica micro-grains and jojoba beads, skin is soft, smooth and velvety.

Prepare your skin for summer with Yon-Ka Phyto-Gel Exfoliant means:

  • Receive a double action polish: exfoliates and cleanses
  • Leave the skin satin-soft
  • Fine, silky lather
  • A better absorption of body care products
  • Prevent ingrown hairs

How to use it

2 to 3 times a week or daily:

  • Apply the gel to damp skin. Insist on the rough areas.
  • Rinse off carefully

On areas like the sole of the feet, elbows:

  • apply the body polish to dried skin. Perform circular movements. Then humidify to make foam and rinse off carefully.

Ingrown hair:

  • To facilitate the waxing, use daily Phyto-Gel Exfoliant a week before.

For more info about how to prepare your skin for summer and Yon-Ka products, don’t hesitate to contact or call us +356 27040100 for a free consultation. We are here to help!

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Holistic Massage

Holistic Massage

The holistic massage is a very popular version of massage. Similar to Swedish massage or aromatherapy it is an ancient Natural Healing Therapy. Viewed holistically it is seen as a balance of the mind, body and soul and if this balance is upset, sickness can be the result.

Regular Holistic Massage helps prevent and achieves a feeling of well being, maintaining optimal health. It can be used purely to relax and tone muscles.,or a deeper remedial version can be used for more painful areas, often on the back or shoulders. It may also be used to treat muscular and soft tissue injuries, back pain, tiredness and fatigue, insomnia, headaches, stress, tension and circulation.

Holistic Massage boosts the immune system as it aids digestion and assists in the removal of wastes and toxins. The therapist will intuitively detect where stress has accumulated within the body and massage will help maintain balance.

For any further information about ours Holistic massages you can see at our services or deal packages

Soul Solutions Holistic Spa is located at Sunny Coast Leisure Club in Qawra and we are open 7 days per week from 9am till 9pm.

If you need a free consultation you can also call at (+356)27040100 or Send us a message. We are here to help you!

holistic reflexology

Holistic Reflexology

Holistic Reflexology

Reflexology is a specialised foot massage treating the whole person by using the feet (or the hands) as “map” to all the organs and systems of the body. Reflexology is a good-all round therapy and is also excellent for diagnosing imbalances and is especially appropriate for reducing stress levels. This type of treatment is also suitable for all age groups. Reflexology uses pressure points on the feet and hands, which relate to different parts or organs to stimulate the bodies own healing system. It can help the communication lines to stay open and the body, mind and emotions to stay healthy and works well for most conditions.

It has been demonstrated that the reflexology has impressive results when used to aid pregnancy and childbirth. Other benefits of this holistic massage is its usefulness in dealing with the problem of congestion in various parts of the body. When an area of the foot is sensitive or sore to the touch, it indicates an energy blockage in the part of the body it refers to. Due to the 7000 nerve endings in the feet, the holistic reflexology helps to release trapped nervous energy in the feet. Toxins are removed and homeostasis (a balanced state in the body) is restores, thus helping the body to heal itself and providing much needed energy, through improved circulation.

If you would like to receive a holistic reflexology massage you can have a look at our services and make an appointment with one of our professional masseur.

 

neck pain self help

Neck Pain Self-Help Treatments

Neck Pain Self-Help Treatments

Neck pain is a common compliant. Most neck pain is caused by a simple muscular strain or tension. It can sometimes become persistent but it is possible to prevent this with some self-help treatments. The most common symptoms of problems in the neck are pain and stiffness. The majority of neck pain is associated with overuse or poor posture from doing daily activities such as driving or sitting at a computer for long periods of time.

The following are some simple things that you can do which may help to ease your neck pain:

  1. Alternate heat and cold pads. Reduce inflammation by applying cold, such as an ice pack or ice wrapped in a towel for up to 20 minutes several times a day. Relax the muscles by taking a warm shower or applying a heat pad to the painful area.
  2. Rest. Lie down from time to time during the day to give your neck a rest from holding up your head.
  3. Gentle stretching. Gently move your neck to one side and hold it for 10 seconds. Stretch your neck in as many directions as your pain allows. This may help to alleviate some pain.
  4. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. This position puts stress on our neck. Choose a pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck.

Some simple changes in your daily routine may also help, such as:

  1. Adjust your desk, chair and computer so the monitor is at eye level.
  2. Avoid tucking the phone between your ear and shoulder when you talk.

We hope that these few advises can be helpful to relief your neck pain and you can feel better. In case you would like to relax and receive a holistic massage from our professional operators, you can contact us or call at +356 27040100 to make an appointment.

For more information about our services or packages

Our Goal

Our goal is to tailor the clients experience based on initial consultation information, as well as feedback during the treatments, to ensure the clients comfort and satisfaction. An important facet of the spa is that every treatment will be explained in detail so that the client will be able to relax completely.

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