Spa Treatments For The Mind And Body

Spa menus are constantly transforming to meet the tide of the trends. Today, holistic treatments that target the mind, body and spirit-also known as energy treatments-are becoming increasingly popular as more spa-goers seek a more balanced state overall. But, while these treatments are fascinating, what they entail is not always clearly defined.

Energy medicine is based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields. These different modalities help to balance them:

Chakra treatments. Chakra balancing, which works to maintain one's physical, mental and spiritual health, can include several methods aimed at aligning the body.

Reiki is a complete holistic energy system that works to heal on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. In the most basic terms, it is the transference of positive energy to the client.

Acupuncture. The practice is based on the belief that the body has meridians through which the properties yin (blood) and yang (qi, or life energy) flow. When these elements become imbalanced, health is compromised.

Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic approach that targets the spine and skull to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and boost the body's self-healing properties.