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Beautiful and healthy ala spa

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    CONTRIBUTOR

JAKARTA   /   Thu, November 5 2009   /  12:12 pm

Feeling drained due to hard work that saps your mind and energy? Perhaps it's time to pamper yourself with a spa treatment. Spa is an abbreviation of solus per aqua, which means health by or through water. However, it has developed to include massage and other salon and body care treatments. While in 15th century Egypt the spa was part of the world of doctors and medicine, the modern spa is synonymous with the beauty parlor and provides body and health care in great comfort. Spas offer holistic treatments that cover body massages, body scrubs, whitening masks, aroma therapy, milk baths and music. Spa treatments usually take between one and a half and two hours for massage, body scrub, bathing and soaking in refreshing spices. Spa treatments have a lot of benefi ts as they smoothen, tighten, whiten and nourish the skin, relax the muscles and detoxify the body. The spa ...