The lotus in bloom symbolizes a state of bliss & transcendence beyond earthly concerns. This exquisite session is designed to activate the body’s relaxation response & evoke the peacefulness of a deep meditative state, helping melt away stress & tension.
Research is revealing that stress can have a significant impact on well-being. Connections have been made between stress & mental health, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mood swings & burnout. Stress impacts cardiovascular health, blood pressure, cholesterol & the risk of stroke & heart attacks. Poor sleep, headaches, migraines, metabolic disorders (including diabetes & weight management), bloating, digestive & gastrointestinal discomfort, muscle tension, back pain, shoulder, neck & other musculoskeletal issues, as well as chronic pain, have been linked to stress. Inflammation & immune function, including auto-immune conditions (e.g. allergies, asthma, arthritis, eczema, colitis, Hashimoto's, psoriasis & more), as well as our ability to defend & recover from colds & flu, are influenced by stress. Optimal hormonal balance (estrogen & testosterone levels), PMS, menstrual difficulties & reproductive concerns are also responsive to stress. Last but not least, it’s no wonder that energy levels, chronic fatigue & pain can be improved via stress reduction!
BLOSSOMING LOTUS is a heavenly combination of Reiki, aromatherapy, gemstone, far infrared & magnetic therapy, carefully crafted to shift the system away from flight or fight mode into profound relaxation. Dissolve stress with a harmonizing Reiki treatment. You'll rest on the spa bed fully clothed, with your back on the table as soft pressure is applied to your body by the practitioner's hands. Their palms face down & are held still over the head, face, neck, chest, shoulders, stomach & legs in a deeply comforting, meditative sequence. You may experience a range of soothing sensations, such as energy waves, pulsing, cosy heat, refreshing coolness or tingling. Some people may experience a general sense of well-being & peacefulness, without any physical sensations. You may also find yourself drifting into a peaceful slumber. The sensations can vary from session to session & from person to person. Regardless of what sensations you observe, studies have indicated that Reiki is having a positive influence. It has a measurable effect on the parasympathetic nervous system & has been shown to reduce heart rate & blood pressure, reduce pain & anxiety,
Throughout the session, therapeutic essential oils which target the respiratory & limbic system are softly released into the air to facilitate deeper breathing & serenity. While you’re enjoying the hands-on Reiki treatment to the front of your body, mild infrared heat gently warms you from underneath, encouraging circulation, lymphatic flow & easing physical tension. Jade has been prized throughout Asia for having both a tranquil & rejuvenating effect. A special combination of 428 jade, tourmaline & passive magnet stones are located within the spa bed, creating a cocoon of calm.
1 hour | Special Offer Rate $108 ($138 value)
BLOSSOMING LOTUS is performed by the following Spa Team Members:
- Jacquie-Lynn (she/her)
- Mur (he/him)
to learn more about their skills and background.
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LOCATION The SILK ROAD SPA is located within our Victoria Chinatown shop at 1624 Government St.
INFRARED CONTRAINDICATIONS Our spa bed has a built-in, far infrared feature which provides a gentle heat of approximately 37.78 to 40 degrees Celsius (100 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit). While far infrared is associated with some beneficial effects, there are some conditions & situations where it is not recommended. If this applies to you, we can modify the service so that the infrared heat is turned off.
Please read the contraindications carefully below & advise us if any of these apply to you. Infrared is not considered suitable for those who:
- have diabetes
- use an insulin pump
- have a pacemaker
- are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant
- are experiencing hot flashes or menopause
- are easily overheated
- are experiencing a fever
- have low or high blood pressure
- are prone to dizzy spells
- have poor circulation or circulatory issues
- have kidney disease
- have cancer
- who are undergoing cancer treatment, including chemotherapy &/or radiation
- are experiencing any serious medical conditions other than the ones that are listed above. In that event, consult with your doctor.
AROMATHERAPY CONTRAINDICATIONS Please inform us in advance of your service if you have any allergies to essential oils. We will do our best to accommodate you; however, depending on the severity of your allergy, a spa visit may not be suitable. Contact us to discuss.
SPA SERVICES & PREGNANCY We are able to make some accommodations during pregnancy, but in order for you to enjoy the service, it's important for you to be feeling well enough to do so. If you are experiencing nausea, wait until after any symptoms relating to nausea are gone to book an appointment. Please note that our Spa Services are performed on a spa bed, and require you to lay on your back, fully reclined during the treatment. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, it may not be comfortable to do so. In that case, it can be best to wait to book in for a Spa Service until you'll find it relaxing to be fully reclined for the duration of the service time.