Indulgent spa treatments can ease aches and pains, relax the mind and soothe the soul… The natural ingredients that go into the oils and scrubs used are equally as important as the skill of the therapist’s hands!
So should you be looking for coconut oil, fresh lemongrass or maybe even moringa powder? Each ingredient brings unique properties making for a special spa experience.
The power of coconuts
From cooking to removing makeup, coconut oil is used for everything nowadays! And it’s with good reason – this tropical seed has many benefits.
Not only do coconuts taste delicious, coconut oil is great for the skin!
Coconut oil is a fantastic moisturiser. Replenishing the skin’s moisture is particularly important in hotter climates where it tends to dry out more quickly. Plus, did you know that coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal?
Popular with massage therapists, warm coconut oil helps to ease muscle tension and helps to induce complete relaxation.
Therapists warm the coconut pouches before the massage
Not only can you use coconut oil directly on the skin, but pouches containing coconut powder and small stones can be crafted for use during a massage treatment. Bliss!
Where to try this treatment: Constance Moofushi Maldives
Deliciously fragrant, lemongrass can be used as part of a spa treatment as well as in your favourite recipes.
Organic lemongrass is grown at Constance Ephelia’s spa village – lemongrass is abundant in Seychelles
Organic lemongrass oil makes for an amazingly relaxing massage experience and is further enhanced by the use of fresh lemongrass, which is tapped on the back and legs.
Enjoy a lemongrass tea after your treatment
And of course, finish your massage experience with either a warm or cold tea infused with lemongrass and ginger.
Where to try this treatment: Constance Ephelia Seychelles
Detox with fennel
Did you know that essential fennel oil can benefit the respiratory and digestive systems and can also improve the condition of your skin?
It’s also got anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. Need any more reasons to try it in a spa treatment?
Fennel seeds – the aniseed flavour isn’t for everyone, but you can still experience benefits from its essential oil form!
Let stress and tension melt away with gentle, slow stroking massage movements using a clarifying body oil combining the best properties of geranium, grapefruit, ginger and, of course, fennel.
Our U Spa ‘Detox Oil’ contains fennel essential oil
Where to try this treatment: Constance Prince Maurice
Have you heard of moringa powder? It’s derived from the leaves of one of the most nutrient-rich plants on the planet and comes with a range of health benefits from helping to decrease fatigue, to improving skin, to boosting the immune system.
Moringa powder has a vibrant green colour
Indulge in a spa treatment that starts with a foot ritual using a scrub made from coconut and moringa powder, then relaxes into a long full-body massage including a scalp massage using a fusion of coconut oil and moringa juice or powder.
Enjoy a signature spa treatment with the benefits of moringa at
Constance Halaveli’s U Spa
Where to try this treatment: Constance Halaveli Maldives
Fragrant ylang ylang
Ylang ylang essential oil is extracted from fresh flowers of the ylang ylang tree using a steam distillation technique. It’s widely thought to act as an antidepressant, antiseptic and to treat high blood pressure.
A ylang ylang tree in bloom
Credit: Lotus Garden Botanicals
When used in massage therapy, it helps to promote a deep sense of relaxation, calming you to the core, particularly when mixed with other essential oils with similar properties.
U Spa by Constance has created the ‘Relax Oil’ using ylang ylang, frangipani, lemongrass and neroli essential oils
Where to try this treatment: Constance Belle Mare Plage
The right concoction of herbs can work wonders as part of a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment.
Looking to traditional local medicine for inspiration can help uncover fantastic herbal properties. For example, cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass and clove are grown within our garden at Constance Lemuria Seychelles before being cut, dried in the sunshine, and mixed in a bundle.
Close your eyes and relax…
This combination is effective at relaxing the muscles and improving circulation when used with warm oils and expert massage techniques.
Where to try this treatment: Constance Lemuria Seychelles
Indulge in a signature spa treatment on offer at Constance Hotels & Resorts to help you relax, rejuvenate and energise.
Have you tried any of our signature spa treatments at U Spa by Constance? Let us know in the comments!