What you can expect?
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your therapist and asked to lie on a comfortable massage table. You’ll then be given a relaxing foot rub, followed by a short session of reflexology to work out any knots and signs of stress you may have. The therapist will then use a mixture of different massage techniques to target the body’s different energy systems. The experience will end with some breathing exercises that you can also practise at home to help you feel the three Rs (revived, relaxed and rejuvenated) at all times.
Know before you go
- If you’re a bit sceptical about treatments involving energy flow, it's probably best to stick to a mainstream massage. However, we highly recommend a chakra massage (even if you are a little dubious at first). Speak to anyone who’s tried it and you’ll hear them singing its praises!
- As with all forms of therapeutic massage, it’s important to consult your therapist first if you suffer from any illnesses, injuries or are pregnant – they will be able to be provide expert advice tailored to you.
The sciencey stuff
Chakras are like funnels of energy which run from the top of your head to the bottom of your spine. You have seven in total, which are all linked to the major organs and glands in the body – for example, the solar plexus chakra (yup, you heard right) affects digestion, while the heart chakra has a direct impact on your emotional well-being and overall immune system. To be in perfect harmony, they should all be open. A chakra massage works by summoning energy from the base of the spine and helping it to diffuse throughout the body to unblock any chakras, leaving you feeling lighter and brighter.