Ever heard of Spa Baths but not had any yet? Well, among others, the gains include stress reduction and relief, soothing sore joints and muscles, and simply feeling better about oneself as most spa treatments involve being touched, a key element in helping relax and feel better.
Others benefits include minimise the pain of arthritis, lower diabetic blood sugar levels, promote weight loss, enable sound sleep and lowers blood pressure.
In one study of more than 3,300 Japanese government workers, frequency of spa use was linked to better physical and mental health, including better quality sleep and fewer sick days. Another study submitted, spa therapy reduced both absenteeism from work and hospitalizations.
However one needs to be careful with communal pools, saunas, and other water-related spa treatments hold the potential to transmit germs and a host of equally threatening organisms.
In many spa treatments that involve water, including hot whirlpool baths, very seldom do they change the water. They toss in some chlorine to keep bacteria counts down but some organisms prove stubborn.
With this in mind, let’s check some spa and massage offerings in Ghana.
Niobe is a unique upscale Salon and Spa, located at the prestigious African Regent Hotel; East Airport, Lizzy Sports Complex; East Legon, The Royal Senchi Resort, Hotel Akosombo and 39 La Tebu Crescent, East Cantonments, Accra offering service for personal care and comfort.
Services provided include Specialist Facials (Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peel), Elemis Biotech Facials, Spa Body Treatments (Including Scrubs & Wraps), Steam Rooms and Spa Parties.
Niobe can be reached on 0266 408 001, 0302 54 22 20 and 0303 96 46 46.
Price; from GHc100.00 upwards.
-Located at Otswe Street, Down from Plot 7, Adjacent to the Methodist Church, Opposite Ako Adjei Park in Accra sits Tranquility Spa.
With the mantra; ‘Your stress relief destination!’, the Spa urges all those stressed out and tense with stiff back and neck muscles as well as aching bodies to come for a Massage Therapy at a cool charge.
They are open Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 8pm and Saturdays: 11am – 7pm
Email: [email protected]
Price; from GHc75.00 upwards
Touchsense Massage and Spa in Accra was birthed in 2012 by a certified massage therapist; Jemie C. While providing their range of services at homes and in hotels, Touchsense now has an office at Jungle Road – A&C Mall; East Legon, Accra.
Experienced therapists are on hand to do Nail Piercing, Body Scrub, Body Waxing, Eyelash Extension, Eyebrow Trimming, Tinting, Manicure, Pedicure, Facials, and Massage.
With massages; the following are on offer Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Thai massage, Hot Stone massage, Aromatherapy massage, Shiatsu massage, Sports massage, Back massage and Leg massage.
They can be reached on 0302 906 797/0245 676 700. Email: [email protected]
Working days: Mondays to Fridays: 08:00am – 08:00pm; Saturdays: 08:00am – 07:00pm Sundays and holidays: 10:00 am – 05:00pm
Pantita Thai Masage and Spa is credited for possessing a unique skill to confront pain and ebb it away. For those craving an Asiatic touch, there’s no missing Pantita Thai Spa. Below its offerings.
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE
Rhythmic compressions, rolling of limbs, and gentle rocking are Thai massage methods employed in order to relax and realign energies in the body. Varying amounts of pressure are applied to energy lines (or ‘Sen’) along the body in accordance with the Ayurvedic principles of balancing one’s energy.
THAI OIL MASSAGE
Authentic Thai massage carried out by a genuine Thai masseuse/therapist is the best way to relieve pain, ease muscle aches, improve blood flow, de-stress and relax.
THAI HERBAL BALL MASSAGE
As the herbal ball is heated before the massage, it helps radiate heat through the body of the person being massaged. Heat helps dilate the blood vessels in the body and that increases the amount of blood and oxygen circulating in the body. As more oxygen is made available to various organs, they become more efficient.
AROMA OIL MASSAGE
Thai Oil (Aromatherapy) Massage is a combination of traditional Thai massage and special Thai and essential massage oils. Aroma massage harnesses the body’s sense of smell to help relieve stress, boost moods and improve general wellbeing.
It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage.
The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
BODY SCRUB & OIL MASSAGE
A body scrub is a spa treatment in which the skin is exfoliated, leaving it feeling fresh, smooth, moisturized, and soft. A good body scrub also serves as the foundation for other body treatments. It helps prepare your skin for an even tan, opens the pores before a wrap or mud treatment and the oils that are used relax and stimulate your senses.
SPA HEAD MASSAGE
Head, shoulder and back massages soothe away tensions in your upper body, break down knots and improve your flexibility.
FOOT RELAXING MASSAGE
Foot relaxing seeks to improve internal organ function by massaging specific areas of the foot.
Cleansing of the face is important to keep it healthy, glowing and hydrated.
Facial massages stimulate blood flow, which is why regular gentle rubbing and kneading might keep your face looking healthy and radiant.
In the intense heat sessions in sauna, a lot of sweating can be experienced, which helps flushing toxins from the body in a great way
F106/5, Peter Ala Adjetey Avenue, Labone; opposite Ecobank, Adjacent Chur Cheese Restaurant.
+233 (0) 30 396 6498
+233 (0) 24 186 1865
10th Lane, Ocean View Estates, Kokrobite-Accra
+233 30 396 7534
+233 24 186 1865
Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm
The Holy Trinity SPA & Health farm is the Integrative Health Department of the multiple award – winning Holy Trinity Medical Centre Accra – Ghana. The SPA is situated in a quiet, beautiful natural surrounding spreading along Ghana’s biggest river – the Volta River. It is impressively designed and decorated in calm vegetation green colours.
With a highly motivated staff comprising of doctors, dentists, dieticians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, optometrists, herbal practitioners, massage and spa therapists, hospitality service providers, we provide wellness with fun, recreation.
SPA services include Massages, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Colon Cleansing, Salon Services and Facials.
CALL: 0244311160 / 0244311161 / 0264311160 / 0260311160
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com