7 Modern Chakra Treatments to Try
By Leann Harms |
For centuries chakra treatments have been a holistic go-to when it comes to harmonizing the body’s energy centers for a more relaxed and refreshed state of well-being. While the focus of these treatments remains true to its ancient origins, many spas have added modern day versions that incorporate even more wellness benefits.
1. Root Chakra incites survival instincts and controls tension to improve your well-being and relieve tension.
Treatment: Down to Earth Blessing
Because the root chakra governs our basic needs and houses our stress levels, maintaining balance and harmony is essential. The Down to Earth Blessing, part of the Himalayan Journey menu of treatments at Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, in Avon, CO, helps transport you to a peaceful, relaxed state through a series of treatments that focus on balancing the Muladhara, or root chakra. spaanjali.com
2. Sacral Chakra governs fertility and sexuality and restores hormonal balance.
Treatment: Water Chakra-Arising of Stillness
Among the seven chakra blessing treatments at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai in Thailand, Water Chakra-Arising of Stillness helps restore hormonal balance and governs sexual virility through a series of targeted treatments that focus on the sacral chakra. Water, the element that represents this chakra, is a key component among the treatments: a deep lymphatic scrub, Vichy shower, flowing massage and a chakra-warming treatment that incorporates oils of jasmine, patchouli, rose and sandalwood. fourseasons.com/chiangmai
3. Solar Plexus Chakra boosts self-esteem and personal empowerment to help you regain your self-confidence.
Treatment: Manipura Full Body Treatment
A Sanskrit term for beautiful, shining jewel, Manipura also refers to the solar plexus chakra, which is thought to house the body’s primary energy supply and self-confidence. The 60-minute Manipura Full Body Treatment at Chewton Glen in Hampshire, England, helps restore this chakra to its optimal state through reflexology, lymphatic drainage, marma massage, and a Himalayan herb poultice applied to the solar plexus chakra. chewtonglen.com
4. Heart Chakra cultivates love and compassion and opens your heart to a deeper love.
Treatment: Chakra Balancing Massage
A signature Aveda treatment featuring the Aveda Chakra Balancing blend of specifically chosen aromatic oils, the 60-minute Chakra Balancing Massage at Ste. Anne’s Spa in Ontario, Canada focuses on centering the chakras using a variety of techniques including massage, reflexology and energy work. As a result of achieving true balance and a meditative state, your body and mind will feel relieved, grounded and harmonized by a more open heart. steannes.com
5. Throat Chakra strengthens communication so you can express yourself more effectively.
Treatment: Vishudda Harmonising Facial
A restorative facial based on the 16 petals of the throat chakra, the Vishuddha Harmonising Facial at Ananda in the Himalayas uses healing rose oil, marma massage and nurturing touch to help relieve muscle tension and clear the chest and throat for more effective communication. The ingredients also help calm and soothe the skin for a glowing, more radiant-looking complexion, leaving you feeling refreshed from the inside out. anandaspa.com
6. Third Eye Chakra fosters intuition and imagination and harnesses your sixth sense.
Treatment: Sargasso Si-weed and Chakra Experience
The Sargasso Si-weed and Chakra Experience at SiSpa at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa offers a unique third eye experience. Spa director Natalee Lynch explains, “The treatment includes a full-body exfoliation, algae detox mud wrap and warm oil that is dripped onto the third eye chakra while your scalp is massaged as the oil flows into the hair. It ends with sound bowls being placed on each chakra point and beautiful sounds are emitted as the therapist taps each bowl.” marriott.com/pbisg
7. Crown Chakra enhances spiritual awareness and elevates your state of consciousness.
Treatment: Kundalini Journey
A deep body massage combined with the healing power of gemstones in the Kundalini Journey available at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is believed to help balance body, mind and soul by addressing the body’s energy centers using targeted, restorative techniques. Different stones are used to address corresponding chakras, including clear quartz, which helps to balance and revitalize the crown chakra and leave you with a renewed sense of overall well-being. mandarinoriental.com/miami