The pomegranate therapy route
By Swati Sharma
02nd September 2012 12:01 AM
It’s no secret that pomegranates are a deliciously healthy snack. Packed with antioxidants, the pretty red seeds provide innumerable health benefits, whether eaten alone or added in to your favorite dishes. But what is it about this ruby red, sweet-tart fruit that spas are finding so tasty?
Rich in antioxidants and anti-aging benefits, pomegranate is often an overlooked ingredient for revitalizing the skin. Pomegranate extracts in facials and skincare products are working their magic on the over-40 crowd looking for natural alternatives to get a younger, more refreshed, glowing complexion.
A unique combination of natural fruits such as pomegranate and lime mixed with organic brown sugar allows the body to be gently exfoliated. Not only does it have a cleansing effect, it also removes the stress of daily grind. Using a powerful blend of traditional oils, the mind is guided into a rested state which induces a sense of peace. This divine state of well-being is then enhanced by the vigorous workout of the therapist’s hands, who applies deep rhythmical movements.
Ila Prabhu, Kaya Kalp Hyderabad in-charge, explains, “The pomegranate scrub contains lemon skin, brown sugar, ginger and milk. Lemon skin and ginger have antiseptic properties that exfoliate skin, reduce wind and toxins accumulated during summer. Pomegranate is high in Vitamin B (Pantothenic), which nourishes and protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.”
She adds, “Our signature massage is designed to relax the entire body, focussed on relieving muscular tension while combining wonderful soothing strokes for the ultimate massage. This powerful aroma therapeutic massage incorporates dynamic blends of oils.”
Pomegranate is at the core of several treatments like exotic pomegranate, pomegranate sugar scrub and the signature Kaya Kalp massage.
The theme of the pomegranate — a fruit, said to have been brought into India by the first Mughal emperor, Babar, pervades the interiors in the form of a leitmotif, running dramatically across the white floor as an inlay in red engineered stone.
The pomegranate-coloured treatment room smelt of the fruit. From the marble tub next to the massage table rose steam carrying the smell of the infusing oils.
First, the therapist gives your body a ritual scrub, with a mixture of pomegranate, ginger, lime and organic brown sugar. This is supposed to deep cleanse, soften and polish your skin. She then works on making your skin’s texture flawless, by applying liberal doses of an exotic body lotion made of pomegranate.
The particular spa treatment lasts for 120 minutes and includes various therapies like Indian aromasaul ritual massage, pomegranate bath infusion and pomegranate ritual scrub. These treatments let you experience the joy of being in a divine state. The amazing rhythmical movements of therapist will make it more enjoyable.
For instance, Babar’s legacy of fruit is highlighted through a luxurious pomegranate aromasoul massage, which serves to detoxify, revitalise and elevate the senses. The pomegranate ritual scrub, followed by the pomegranate infusion bath within a private garden atmosphere while sipping a glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate elixir can be considered the ultimate in relaxation therapies.
Therapists are trained in the healing qualities of some of the world’s most precious stones and metals employed in the illuminating pearl and gem stone facial and the chakra balancing gem stone massage.
There have been studies that show eating pomegranates or drinking their juice can prevent cancer, decrease the risk of heart disease, and reduce systolic blood pressure. So how does this panacea of fruits play into the skincare world? Unlike many health foods that came before them, pomegranates are scientifically proven to have a protective effect on the outside of the body in addition to the inside. The most recent studies suggest that it is the oil of the pomegranate seeds that can do wonders for the skin.
Revive your body, discover your ancient soul. An exotic exfoliation ritual to invigorate and revitalise your senses. Kaya Kalp’s signature blend of exotic pomegranate polishes and softens the body to perfection.
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