Barcelona traditional chinese medicine

Barcelona traditional chinese medicine

Barcelona will have the biggest hospital dedicated to Chinese traditional medicine in Europe, becoming the centre of this discipline in the continent. The project consists of a hospital dedicated to Traditional Chinese medicine and also a new university degree traditional Chinese medicine done in the Barcelona university and the University Pompeu Fabra. They are also thinking about cultivated the needed plants to use in the treatments as well as producing those herbal Chinese products. They will also establish the offices for the European Development and Promotion Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Barcelona and with all these specialized facilities they expect to increase the use and application of these techniques in the city.The Chinese traditional medicine is a combination of t…

Mayan Luxury spa in Barcelona

Mayan Luxury spa in Barcelona

Mayan luxury spa is known to be one of the best spas in Europe and has won the world luxury spa awards every year since 2012. The spa is inspired by the Mayan culture, traditional treatments combined with the French exclusive cosmetics of Anne Semonin. The facilities include treatment rooms, relaxation area, the temazcal sauna, a chromotherapy/sensations shower and also manicure and pedicure stations.The experience starts with the temazcal sauna and the chromotherapy/sensations shower before starting the chosen treatment. All the needed is provided by the spa (towels, flip-flops, a towel-beach wrap to access the sauna, hairdryer etc...)The professionalism of the therapists is incredible, I am a big fan of spas but this was my first time for a luxury treatment, I had the holistic massage o…

Bali Spirit: massages and treatments in Barcelona

Bali Spirit: massages and treatments in Barcelona

If you are looking for a balinese massage in Barcelona, Bali Spirit is your place, a relaxing spot in Barcelona's city center that has more than 20 different types of Balinese massages. You can feel the peace the moment you enter the place with its wooden floors, the smell of species and cinnamon and sit down in the waiting room observing what surrounds you. The first thing, they offered me to choose was what oil I wanted to have in my massage, I loved that as I am very special with smells so this could enhance or ruin the experience. They have 3 different oils to choose from and they change them every season, so every 3 months you will get to try other oils, is always a different smell for you if you wish. I could choose between bamboo, opium or passion fruit when I had my massage. No …

Aire de Barcelona: hammam and ancient baths in Born area

Aire de Barcelona: hammam and ancient baths in Born ar…

Who doesn't love a bit of self pampering? I certainly do, I love massages and thermal baths I have a long curriculum of: wellness days, japanese massages, thai massages, spa getaways etc... I passed by Aire de Barcelona in Born area for some time now and I wanted to try it out their thermal baths. Aire de Barcelona it is in an amazing old palace where they have restored an ancient bath following the Roman structure of baths, I loved the architecture, and of course, the baths. In Roman times, the public baths were an important social centre. People went to baths to gossip with friends, do business and also to clean themselves. Nowadays the main reason is to relax, and we ladies to gossip on the way as well if we go with girlfriends. Aire de Barcelona: the space At Aire they have a …

Wellness and relax day in Barcelona: spa and healthy lunch

Wellness and relax day in Barcelona: spa and healthy l…

We all need to pamper ourselves from time to time, you know I love spas, massages and all that includes relax in style. I have tried hammams, Thai massages, Japanese massages etc... This time, it was not only pampering myself but also a dose of gossiping and girls time. Normally spa time is something you do on your own but it definitely has so much to offer when you do it with your girlfriends. It was a full day of healthy eating and spa time, a girlfriends day out with all we needed. We had so many thing to talk about and experience a wellness and relax day in our city. Our time at YHI Wellness by Silom Spa at Melia Barcelona Sky The Spa The spa has capacity for 8 people and it is located in the Melia Hotel in Barcelona. We were seven ladies so we had the…

Rituels d’Orient: the authentic hammam in Barcelona

Rituels d’Orient: the authentic hammam in Barcelona

I had the pleasure to be at Rituels d'Orient right before my trip to Thailand. I so needed a time for me to relax and prepare my body for a new adventure. I went to Rituels d'Orient and I was delighted with the atmosphere, it reminded me of Marrakech, the decoration, materials and all the spaces. It all started in the changing room where you are given a bathrobe and flip flops, all you need before going into the hammam. When you are ready with the bathrobe on and your swimsuit you are taken to the hammam. They give you a bottle of cold water (great idea, you will needed inside to refresh yourself) and also a beach wrap so you can either cover yourself or use it to lay dowm in the hammam. The hammam in Rituels d'Orient is based on the Moroccan and Turquish hammams and offers areas of pro…

Japanese traditional shiatsu massage in Barcelona

Japanese traditional shiatsu massage in Barcelona

Shiatsu is an evolution of anma massage that developed in XIX century in Japan. During the 20th century shiatsu was known worldwide, and from 1955 shiatsu was acknowledged as a beneficial treatment by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare and started to license practitioners.Shiatsu is an acupressure type of massage based on the concept of ki, which is the energy that flows through everything in the universe. The ki is not a Japanese invention but a Chinese one, they believe that the ki flows through the body along special energy pathways called meridians. Each meridian is associated with a vital organ, that is the reason why in Asian traditional medicine, diseases are believed to occur due to disruptions on the flow of energy in the body.Shiatsu aims to restore the flow of energy …

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