When we were invited by Sisters Beauty Lounge to try out their newly launched ‘Warm Lava Shells Massage,’ we didn't know what to expect. We've heard of a hot stone massage, but a shell massage? That's a new one. The salon has an extensive spa menu, many of which we've tried and tested before, but nothing as surprising as this one.
The treatment replaces the well known hot stones with Tiger Striped Clam Shells that are sourced from the South Pacific and are 100% recycled. Known for the shells' self-heating qualities and for retaining heat up to 12 times longer than other stones, these shells make the ideal accompaniment for a stress-relieving massage, removing muscle tension in the body.
The shells are heated with a Lava Gel made from algae and natural minerals and seawater. The 60-minute full-body massage begins with the therapist lightly pressing the body followed by the gliding of the shells in gentle but vigorous movements with special focus on the areas that need more attention.
The heat from the shells is the ideal way to ease any aches and relax all the muscles in the body. The shells are non-porous, making them more hygienic than the any other stones traditionally used for massaging.
The Warm Lava Shells Massage gets the blood circulation flowing and is a must-try for anyone suffering from low energy and tiredness. As an added bonus: it's eco-friendly! Who wouldn't want that?
The Warm Lava Shells Massage is available at Sisters Beauty Lounge in the UAE. To book an appointment visit www.sistersbeautylounge.com
– Saira Malik
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