There has been a tendency recently – unfortunately – that it is fashionable to be busy, to be always on the (smart) phone and to be in a hurry. This hectic, running lifestyle we have picked up lately does not do our health any good. Quite the opposite!
Guest Contribution on spas on cruise ships by EuropeSpa Consultant Jovana Redžić who has worked as a spa therapist on cruise ships for several years and now back ashore runs her own day spa in Belgrade.
When we want to go on a vacation, we usually look for full relaxation, sun, sea and sand. What’s a better way than having it all together by taking a cruise, enjoying the spa onboard and at the same time visit several countries in only a couple of days. Read more
Often we find numerous ‘Pre-Treatments’ on Spa Menus. But do we really know what they are? Or how exactly they contribute to the effectiveness of the following treatments?
When we take a bath in thermal water and enjoy the warmth and weightlessness we feel comfort and happiness. At first glance it does not matter whether it is a bath with artificially heated tap water or a bath with naturally heated thermal water from deep layers of the earth. For decades bathing in warm water has been highly appreciated. The ancient Roman and Greeks already used it for health and hygiene purposes. Read more
“The sea cures all ailments of man.” – Plato
Since ancient times humankind has always turned to water for healing purposes. Water was considered sacred and nobody questioned its balancing and well-being effects. Today we use the term “Thalassotherapy” and treatments are available almost everywhere. But what is Thalassotherapy exactly?
For millennia, healing waters have attracted people’s attention, simply because they were different. They smelled different, for instance sulphurous; they tasted highly metallic or contained a lot of carbonic acid (which made them last longer and “taste better”). Especially thermal waters have always been spectacular, as the sight of freely escaping hot water from the earth was and still is fascinating. These locations often were places of worship and already known for many thousands of years. Read more
When entering a hotel the guest is already received in the lobby by the interior alone. In the spa, it goes even further. Here the design, the light, the materials, the fragrances and sounds fascinate, inspire and “carry away” the guest. They can downright feel the place. The composition of these stimuli does something to our minds, which goes beyond the simple joy of seeing something beautiful. In other words: A good spa with the essential spa elements can have the right to claim to be a walk-in work of art.
There are many different ways thermal water benefits our health. Generally speaking, warm water is good for us. The warmth in combination with zero gravity act deeply relaxing and make us feel safe. While bathing in thermal water, we can put our thoughts in order. The water serves as a support and provides warmth in the form of swimming pools, baths, showers or – as is common in Ayurvedic tradition – in the form of a drink for warmth from the inside.