One of the great advantages of our business is that once in a while we get the opportunity to actually test the programs we offer in our website. That is of course also very important, because by experiencing the treatments ourselves we will be better able to advise our clients about which programs best meets their wishes.
Recently we tested the new Ayurveda program offered at the Son Caliu Hotel & Spa Oasis. This 4* hotel is located right at the beach in the South of Mallorca. The Spa Oasis which forms a part of the hotel is a place to pause and to be pampered, a place to find inner tranquillity and regain energy.
Last year Spa Oasis has started offering an Ayurveda program which is guided by an Ayurveda specialist trained in India. They do not offer a complete Ayurveda including an Ayurveda diet, but if you are looking for a delightful wellness holiday with some relaxing Ayurveda treatments, the Son Caliu Hotel & Spa Oasis is the perfect place for this!
Ayurveda is an Ancient Indian science, medicine and philosophy that help maintain health by keeping the individual’s body, mind and spirit in equilibrium with nature, which leads to a long and healthy life.
One of the most common and most important treatments in Ayurveda is the Abhyangam treatment. This is an Intense rejuvenating massage with warm spiced oils that stimulates the metabolism, improves blood circulation, nourishes all tissues and helps remove toxins. It has an intense sedation effect on the nerve endings of the skin, bringing a pleasant feeling of weightlessness.
My Abhyangam treatment at Spa Oasis started with a 15 minute head massage where the therapist quite roughly, but nicely massaged my head and hair with an abundance of warm oils. After that I was asked to lay down on the massage bed, where the therapist Rosa continued the corporal massage. The warm oil and even more the amount of oil was just amazing, it felt so rich, so warm and so relaxing!
I chose the Pinda version of the Abhyangam massage, which means it is complemented with pindas, which are herbal bags which they use as a massage tool, they work the muscles and joints in a deeper way. The massage was great, from top to toe, every part was massaged. The 75 minutes passed by so quickly. When the massage was finished a hot steam bath (Svedana) was prepared, where I had to go in for a couple of minutes, which made the treatment complete!
I also tried the queen of all Ayurveda treatments the Shirodhara. I was put on a specially designed table. A wide mouthed vessel with a small hole at the bottom was hung above my head, so that the wick hanging from the vessel was about two inches above my forehead. The special warm oil that was poured into the vessel was made to flow in a continuous stream through the wick on to the upper part of my forehead. The process continued for 60. IT is nothing more than the warm stream of oil on to the forehead, but it was just soooo relaxing.
I loved the Ayurveda experience at the Spa Oasis, and by the end of the day I felt totally relaxed, calm, secure and like I was wrapped up in a warm blanket of love for the rest of the day and the day following….
If you want to experience the excellent Ayurveda treatments at the Hotel Son Caliu & Spa Oasis yourself, then please have a look this link.