Each culture has its own very unique style of massage that has been handed down through generations. At Ushvani, we have chosen seven massage therapies each with its own beneficial properties:
The Malay Massage is justifiably renowned for its contouring and toning benefits. It uses long kneading strokes and soothing stretches and is one of the gentler approaches amongst the Asian therapies. A deep sense of relaxation is felt almost immediately and this treatment ideally suited to the busy and stressed.
This powerful massage comes from the Spice Islands of Indonesia and effectively balances the body and restores vitality. This deep pressured treatment will leave you feeling uplifted and recharged and is an effective way to release tension in the body and boost circulation.
This is a specific nurturing massage for mothers-to-be. Long sweeping strokes soothe the body, lymphatic drainage releases water retention and safe effective work is applied to key areas of tension. A nourishing oil is used to keep the skin supple and hydrated. This massage is recommended after the first trimester until birth during an invaluable time when the mother-to-be can focus purely on this precious bonding experience.
FULL BODY EXPERIENCE
Our Full Body Experience is a treatment which combines a customised massage with a scrub and a wrap. This treatment starts with a full body scrub, which you can choose from the Enhancements menu, followed by a 30 minute massage specifically tailored by your therapist to address your specific areas of concern. The treatment concludes with a full body wrap, again chosen from the Enhancements menu.
FULL BODY EXPERIENCE FOR HIM
This ritual commences with a back and arm scrub; areas that are hard to reach and that often succumb to break outs. A nourishing and hydrating mask is then applied which contains natural ingredients native to South East Asia. Your therapist will then use deep Balinese Massage strokes to the back of your legs and feet to effectively melt away stress in these key areas. Your Ushvani treatment is tailored to your individual needs; the chosen mask and scrub will be specifically selected from our skincare range following a consultation with your therapist.
WARMING HERBAL RITUAL
This fall, Ushvani introduces a twist to one of its most popular treatments, the Ushvani Signature Massage. This perennial favourite has been significantly reworked to achieve maximum results and help you get through the cold, dark months of winter. This warming massage ritual is inspired by movements from traditional Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai massage, Thai reflexology and Shiatsu massage. We have worked with experts to formulate and develop a choice of three different herbal compresses which will be incorporated into your massage thereby warming up and releasing your muscles and aiding the healing process. We have also formulated three blends of herbal oils to correspond with your choice of compress. This will be used in conjunction with a blend of our signature oils, the Ushvani Oil and Coconut and Hibiscus Oil. The warmed compresses and oils will be used to perform body compressions, stretches and effleurage movements, letting the healing herbal ingredients work their benefits into your muscles and joints. During this ritual, your Ushvani therapist will carefully support you into yoga-like poses by using their body weight. Particular attention will be paid to your back, legs and stomach. Your therapist will carry out shoulder mobilizations and work on specific acupressure points to soothe and release areas of tension, before assisting you into a deep back bend stretch. In Thailand, it is believed that worry and anxiety are held in your calves so particular attention will be focussed here. Your therapist will also ease you into a hip rotation and stretch in order to treat any stiffness and soreness in your glutes and inner thighs. Your gluteal muscles are very often ignored and can hold an extraordinary amount of tension, so this will be addressed with deep massage strokes as well as use of warm compresses. Your therapist will perform Ushvani’s stomach massage using the herbal compresses whilst working through any knots in your digestive tract. This calming ritual is completed with work on your scalp and face, finishing with a soothing neck stretch which mimics a mild rocking motion and lulls you into a deep sense of relaxation. At the time of your reservation, you will be given a choice of three herbal compresses to choose from: The Uplifting Blend is composed of, amongst other ingredients, Gotu Kola which is an adaptogen with a firming and rejuvenating effect. The Anti-Inflammatory Blend consists of, amongst other ingredients, Cassia Bark which has astringent properties and known to reduce inflammation. The Relaxing Blend consists of Rose, amongst other ingredients, which is a mild sedative and has soothing properties both physically and emotionally. Your therapist will use the corresponding oil blend to work with your choice of compress. You will be given your herbal compress to continue your Ushvani experience at home.
NUTMEG FLOWER BATH OIL RITUAL
This journey of pure relaxation begins with a traditional mandi bathing ritual of warm nutmeg flower oil. Tension will melt away with this aromatic blend of 33 essential oils, leaving the skin fragrant and soft. The focus of this ritual is as much about calming the mind as it is of ridding the body of tension. Deep inhalations of Ushvani’s signature balm clears the airways and stills the mind. While deep pressure Balinese massage strokes on the back, neck and shoulders eleviate stress in the muscles. Reflex points in the feet are worked on to rebalance the bodyusing Coconut & Kemiri Butter. Warm compress of ginger and nutmeg encase the feet while a soothing stomach massage is performed. This massage boosts the metalbollic rate and produces a gentle non- invasive colonic cleanse reducing the appearance of bloating. The ritual culminates with a face and scalp massage, de-stressing the mind and stimulating muscle tone in the face, guaranteed to make you feel as good on the inside as you look great on the outside.