It might come as a bit of a surprise in our purpose-driven culture, but some
treatments are made simply for the sheer indulgence of it all, and frankly you need no better excuse when it comes to the CARITA Silk Revelation – after all, what could be more decadent than a treatment imbued with silk? Head Therapist at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Janine Isherwood explains …
What is the CARITA Silk Revelation?
It’s a 60 minute full body massage going from feet to scalp, but instead of using towels the customer lies on silk sheets, and instead of using a regular oil or cream we use a balm that contains silk extracts.
Where does it come from?
It was developed by CARITA, which is a unique brand because they are results driven – it’s all about relaxation and is very much about mind, body and soul.
Why use silk in a spa treatment?
The whole treatment is purely about relaxation – silk gives you that feeling of decadence, luxury and wellness, so being swathed in it is very uplifting. The balm itself is a very different texture to normal massage products – it’s extremely good for hydration and is light and nutritious for the skin – as soon as it is applied it’s absorbed so you don’t get that sticky feeling afterwards.
Is there anything extra that you do to enhance the treatment?
We give the client a silk eye pillow to wear during the treatment to create complete darkness and promote relaxation; we also use hairbrushes to massage the scalp which is a little different and very relaxing.
Is there anything you recommend clients to do before their treatment to get the most out of it?
Spend some time in the relaxation room and shower before the treatment to open the pores and increase product absorption.
What about afterwards?
Try not to shower for a while afterwards to allow the product to soak into the skin.
Is there anyone you would not recommend the treatment for?
If you have had a serious illness which might be effected by lymph drainage massage then it’s best to avoid it as the treatment cannot really be adapted, and it’s also not appropriate for pregnant women.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
Anyone who wants to get away from it all, relax the mind and forget things for a while. It’s not a treatment to wake you up, in fact it will send you off to sleep, so it’s best if you are not planning to do a lot for the rest of the day afterwards!
To try out the CARITA Silk Revelation why not book a spa break at The Mere by visiting Spabreaks.com or calling the team on: 0800 043 6600.
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