Let’s lay this out: deciding on a spa treatment could effortlessly top the list as one of the toughest beauty choices. Picking just one out is no easy feat when they all look so tempting – from something that gets puts you in the unwinding space to something full on that yields maximal results, they all exist. On top of that, you’ll need to think of which body part you’d want to get a treatment for, or perhaps even a full-body one.
The choices may well be endless but still, you ought to avoid taking too long of a time weighing those options. So, having tapped into each star sign’s notable traits, what we have here is a guide to the perfect spa treatment for you based on your sign. Each list treatment provides specific benefits that are most powerful when suited to the signs’ attributes, guaranteeing the much needed self-care.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Sports Massage
As an Aries, you are a combination of active, ambitious with whole lot of courage. It is therefore likely that you are drawn to the thought of diving into testing situations rather than staying a bystander. The best way to release all the pent up tension would be through engaging in dynamic activities. But with all the excitement and high bouts of energy comes the fatigue and body aches.
A good sports massage is the solution. With various techniques to reduce muscle aches and improve recovery, all the accumulated pain and discomfort will be taken care of and ultimately alleviated.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Aromatherapy
Ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love and beauty, Taurus is rendered the most sensual of the signs. With it also being an earth sign, the desire for something stimulating whilst relaxing is almost natural. Thus, to remain in harmony with their senses amidst luxurious scents, an aromatherapy body treatment is key. This gentle massage involves applying aromatic essential oils medicinally – these oils are obtained from plant compounds and have been found to improve one’s person’s health or mood.
Perfect for the contentment-seeking Tauruses, aromatherapy encourages a holistic healing of the physical and mental both.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Manicure
The life of the party and a social butterfly, Geminis take a particular liking for exuberance and diverse environments. Each sign has a body part that it rules over – for Geminis, this would be the hands and arms. This should not come off as much of a surprise though, this air sign’s passion is evident in the hands – they gesticulate a lot.
What better way to treat this personality-rich sign than a fresh manicure – it’s ideal pampering for the hands right from the shaping of the nails to the painted hues. A manicure treatment is also a chance for Geminis to express themselves in new shades as and when they wish!
Cancer (June 22 – July 22): Yoga
An exemplar of sensitivity and calmness, Cancerians tend to take other people’s issues upon themselves – this usually ends up with them holding a massive emotional load. Their sentiment quotient concerns more than just themselves and often includes their loved ones. The fact that this water sign is also conscientious means that they perform their tasks thoroughly.
All these attributes make a telltale sign that the ultimate treatment for Cancerians is a calming yoga session. A combination of breathing exercises, meditation, and poses proven useful for health, yoga sessions can be taken within your desired settings (from as little as four people up to even 25). A quality hour of yoga poses and stretching helps relieve stress and reinstates inner peace.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Hydrafacial
A zodiac ruled by the Sun itself, Leos exude confidence and possess commendable leadership skills. At the same time, they are known for their liberality with their energy and time so their ideal treatment must be one that is not confined by time. With regards to physical attributes, Leos usually have defined features and a strong natural glow which enhances their attractiveness.
The best self-care experience for this fire sign is a hydrafacial treatment – one of the world’s most powerful, and non-invasive skin resurfacing therapies. In a single session, the Hydrafacial [device] cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and lastly, delivers multiple rejuvenating serums to the skin. A more vibrant and radiant skin is promised!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Detox body wrap
Virgos are closely connected to the concepts of mind and body purity, what with being the sign of the Virgin. This earth sign is a perfectionist through and through: their logical and practical approach to life says it all. Though with this comes the tendency to over analyse things at times.
A detoxifying treatment is what this sign needs most as it focuses on removing impurities. More specifically, a detox body wrap: your body is wrapped in a special material, usually cloth or plastic, and then allowed to sweat. Fresh, cleansing and efficient, this treatment is frankly a luxurious embrace.
Libra (September 23 – October 23): Hot stone massage
Aesthetic and artistic, this air sign is ruled by Venus just like its fellow Taurus. So, it is no surprise that Libras adore the luxuries that life has to offer, which includes a rich rejuvenating spa treatment. The sign also priorities tranquility and balance so it is crucial that the self-care activity enables relaxation.
Given that Libra rules over the spine, a hot stone massage is a glimpse into nirvana. Hot stones are placed on the back, encouraging the body to detox and heal naturally by increasing its lymphatic flow. What follows are relaxed muscles and beautiful, nourished skin and of course, mind and body harmony.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 21): Reiki
Scorpios are known for their passion and mysterious aura – their strong inclination towards intrigue beckons a treatment that surpasses generic alternatives. With a tendency to think deeply, there is a certain edge to their energy and a constant rebalance is essential.
Reiki is an energy healing treatment involving the placement of hands over key spots on the body to alter the flow of bodily energy and clear any blockages. This calming indulgence does not require touch to serve its purpose, offering stress relief and a luxurious session of revitalisation.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Body scrub
Charming characters that light up whichever room they walk into, Sagittarians are enthusiastic forces of nature. They are drawn towards new adventures of all sorts and prioritise constant simulation. Maintaining their oh so precious glow is equally important to this fire sign. It goes without saying that their ultimate spa retreat must involve a treatment that invigorates.
So, a full body invigorating scrub is the perfect candidate – it is both incredibly relaxing and nourishing all at once. Beginning with an all-over exfoliation with scrubs of your choice, the spa treatment culminates with a coating of rich moisturising products. With cleansed, smooth skin and a re-energised body suited for this young-spirited sign, this bespoke session leaves you feeling like a brand new person!
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Vinotherapy facial
This Saturn-ruled sign is defined by extraordinary ambition and hard work. Capricorns are also often coined as the most mature of the signs. So, it comes as no shock that burnouts are inevitable – a calming hour with a trained aesthetician is bound to inject life back into this earth sign.
To suit the sign’s love for lavishness, behold the Vinotherapy facial, a treatment designed specially by renowned French skincare brand, Caudalie. The luxury facial is grounded in the brand’s signature Vinotherapist series which utilises the antioxidant and exfoliating strains of wine and grapes. Gentler skin and a much happier mood – a much-needed solution to a tiring burnout. And, if you the dreamiest experience, Caudalie’s original spa, Les Sources de Caudalie welcomes you always!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Crystal treatment
Aquarians are dubbed as one of the most spiritual signs, so being inventive and intellectual come naturally to them. With all the thinking that goes on, this air sign is also prone to getting a little tangled in their heads.
The ideal remedy for Aquarians is a crystal treatment – it is a groundbreaking healing therapy that focuses on the energy system attached to the body at seven centres (chakras). Beautiful crystals and gemstones are used to improve circulation and restore balance, allowing you to feel more in tune with your mind and body than ever.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Reflexology
Ruled by Neptune, this star sign comprises of individuals who are emotionally sensitive and often rather mystical. Interestingly, Pisceans are also more inclined to exploring alternative therapies.
As Pisces rules over the feet, it is only apt that the sign’s go-to treatment is a healing foot reflexology. This treatment involves applying pressure on specific points on the feet soles and opening the body’s meridians. Designed to balance the body’s chi and promote complete wellness, this foot-focused relaxing session is the tension-reliever your Pisces self needs.
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