This kind of massage is, above all, extremely pleasurable. But, it also has numerous physical and psychic benefits. Among others, it favors the relief of tensions and migraine. Besides, it helps overcome insomnia. The session begins with a light heating of the upper area of the pectoral muscles, the clavicles, shoulders and cervical vertebrae. Lavender, rosemary or chamomile oil is usually used for its refreshing effect. After the heating, the head is bent to one side, and soft pressure is applied to certain points of the shoulder and each of the cervical vertebrae, going on to the apophasis of the vertebrae. Hindu philosophy calls these points chakra or energetic centers. The massage provides a sensation of pleasure that grows by the minute. Breathing becomes softer in time, and the body sinks deeper into the bed while the relaxing music fills the air in a profoundly relaxing atmosphere. The upper dorsal and cervical areas receive special attention at this stage, which translates, above all in the pressure on the vertebrae, into an increased sense of wellbeing.
The oil, managed by the soft fingers of the expert, travels towards the head. Especially in the occipital and temporal bones, where the sense of balance is centered. As we breathe in, we start seeing bright intense yellow-red-orange colors taking over our unconscious and elevating us to a sensation of uttermost comfort. After the head, the face comes next. The jaws, eyebrows, nose, and forehead are slightly manipulated. At each point of the eyebrow, consecutively, you feel a pulsating finger. Your face feels like it’s deflating. The effect is like anesthesia without a needle, without pain, you are sunken, relieved from tensions, feeling an unknown sensation: “Wow, definitely, God exists!”, the atheist would end up telling himself.
That’s how you are going to feel. Five minutes of celestial rest with a stream and birds chirping in the background.
Where to get a Hindu massage in Lanzarote
– Arrecife Gran Hotel Spa (Arrecife): 40 minutes of Hindu head massage. Prices: € 42 per session. Hours: Every day from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Parque Islas Canarias, no number. Information: Information: +34 928 800 000.
– Hotel Beatriz Playa Spa (Costa Teguise): 30 minutes of Hindu head massage. Prices: € 36 per session. Hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Calle Atalaya, 3, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. Information: +34 928 590 828 (Extension 2360). – Hotel Beatriz Playa Spa (Puerto del Carmen): 30 minutes of Hindu head massage. Prices: € 36 per session. Hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Urbanización Matagorda, no number, Puerto del Carmen. Information: +34 928 512 166.
– Hotel Princesa Yaiza Spa (Playa Blanca): 60 minutes of Hindu head massage. Prices: € 80 per session. Hours: Every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Avenida Papagayo no number, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Information: +34 928 519 222 (Extension 5175).
NOTE: Ocio Lanzarote wishes to thank Arrecife Gran Hotel Spa for their collaboration incollecting the above information. The wise hands of Isabel Sánchez deserve special mention.