Venus & Apoll’s philosophy centers on the balance of body, soul, and spirit alike. We are convinced that the effects of decorative cosmetics can be unfolded more sustainably when accompanied by the equilibrium of both body and soul. Indeed, beauty and harmony maintain an intimate relationship.
For this reason, we offer a selection of body treatments. This also includes massages, which we offer as either a full body massage or a back massage.
Massages are among mankind’s earliest remedies. They reached Europe via Greece where they were practiced by the physician Hippocrates. In Ancient Rome, they were used to treat gladiators, among others. At this point, we lose track of the technique of massage as a cure until this method was rediscovered by Paracelsus and Ambrois Paré for post-operative rehabilitation therapy.
Modern massage techniques such as rubbing, pressing, flexing, chopping (or hacking), and petrissage were originally developed in Sweden. It was not until the end of the 19th century that massage was introduced in Germany as a medical therapy.
Thanks to its supreme suitability when it comes to physical and mental relaxation and regeneration, massage holds a firm place in the pantheon of wellness treatments.
Effectiveness of massages
Activation of circulation
Relaxation of muscles
Reduction of pain
Reduction of stress
Relaxation of skin and connective tissue
Influencing of vegetative nervous system
Impact on internal organs
Reduction of blood pressure and heart rate
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The hot stone massage technique unites tradition and modernity. Over the ages, the invigorating and healing powers of warm stones have been cherished. The beginnings of the hot stone massage are attributed to the healing approaches of the Shamans.
What it is…
Modern hot stone treatment uses basalt stones which are warmed to ca. 60°in a water bath.
Prior to the hot stone treatment, the body is rubbed with pleasant smelling herb oil. Then the basalt stones are placed on the back or, as the case may be, on the cot, to ensure that their stored warmth can penetrate deeply into the connective tissues. The subsequent massage is carried out with basalt stones as well as with hands. The masseur is guided by the meridians – the energy gates according to which the organs are connected to one another in traditional Chinese medicine.
The interplay of heat supply and massage stimulates the circulation of the deep tissue layers of the skin, connective tissues and muscular system. Deep-lying tensions can thus be eased. At the same time, a hot stone massage in a sensual experience that conveys an absolute sense of well being and equilibrium. Enjoy the calm and relaxation that goes hand in hand with this soothing treatment while listening to some pleasant music. Treat yourself to a little “time-out” that is guaranteed to re-invigorate you.