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Six of the best: spa treatments - page 5
Most of us don’t have the time or the money to shimmy to the salon every time we’re feeling a little deflated. But that’s what makes it simply marvellous when we do book ourselves in for a pampering treat or two…
And it’s not just limited to a simple massage or a facial these days. There’s a treatment to suit every need or problem you may endure; from Chakra Balancing Massages, to detoxing heat wraps and everything in between. The beautyheaven team had the arduous task of road-testing six of the best spa-treatments, just so we could report back to you with the goods…
“Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap is good for those who love saunas, and great for pain relief, weight loss and the removal of toxins (yes please!) - all while lying down! I had never heard of this treatment before and being someone who will try anything once, I thought, bring it on! The ladies at Sydney’s Alkaline Spa are lovely, and take the time to fully explain what’s going to happen before the treatment starts.
During my treatment, my ‘problem areas’ (hips, thighs, tummy and bingo arms) were wrapped up in heat-conducting, non-allergenic silicone bands, which heat up slowly over a 50-minute period. I found the first half of the treatment quite relaxing, like being wrapped up in a warm blanket, and even fell asleep for a little while! I did get quite hot and VERY sweaty towards the end, and the last few minutes were slightly uncomfortable, but nothing I couldn’t handle. Afterwards you have to allow your body temperature to cool down naturally, so I couldn’t shower until I got home.
While I didn’t look significantly more toned (this treatment works best when you have a series of treatments) I did I feel quite refreshed – almost like I’d just done an hours workout, without the effort and pain! I think that over a period of time it would work really well to tone your body.” Rating: 5/5 – bh’s Nat
Do you think this a good way to tone your body?