RETREATS FOR THE HANDS
Often an overlooked area for care, at My Retreat we indulge your hard-working hands.
DELUXE HAND RETREAT
The ultimate treatment for the hands and fingernails: enjoy the Japanese hand ritual plus a luxury manicure with nail soak, shaping, cuticle tidying and your choice of painting or buffing. You’ll be clapping your hands!
JAPANESE HAND RITUAL
Taking its inspiration from the ceremony of Hanami, this ritual evokes the Imperial Land of the Sun. A wakame and bamboo wash and scrub is followed by a white tea, enriching mask, which reduces the appearance of ageing on the hands. A Shiatsu-based hand and forearm massage, using white tea oil, provides a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. After massaging, the hands are softened with ‘sakura’ or cherry blossom and rice milk balm, and warm towel wraps ensure deep moisturisation.
TIBETAN HAND AND ARM MASSAGE
‘Ku Nye’ massage is an incredibly healing and relaxing treatment that draws on the ancient wisdom and philosophies of the Tibetan Ayurveda. It uses a holistic approach and balances energy flow as well as providing physical benefits. It is oriented toward pressure points that stimulate specific energies. The aim is to restore equilibrium and prevent ill health.
The use of sound is also included to clear energy; achieved through the vibration of buddhist singing bowls and tingsha chimes. This is a real treat for those who have repetitive arm or hand stresses at work, but also for anyone with stress or anxiety.