Alma Resort’s beachfront Le Spa has introduced a new menu with treatments ranging from collagen facials and sun soother wraps to four hands massages and “fancy footwork therapy”.
Crafted by new spa manager Nguyen Thi Thanh Hang, the menu offers packages, massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, hair mask treatments and more based on all-natural products such as essential oils, antioxidant vitamins, fruits, herbs, flowers, and Vietnamese mineral mud.
Le Spa’s packages include the 100-minute “Reset” that begins with an aroma steam bath, followed by an aromatherapy floral footbath, Balinese massage and facial.
The 120-minute “Rejuvenate” also starts out with an aroma steam bath and floral footbath before a traditional coconut, orange or herbal body scrub and Vietnamese mineral mud body wrap, and the choice of either “fancy footwork therapy” or an “energizer retreat” massage. Described as “reflexology without the ouch”, fancy footwork therapy is based on the same therapeutic principles as its ancient ancestor, helping to release toxins and restore the body’s energy flow. The energizer retreat massage is tailored to concentrate on the back, neck and shoulders.
The 135-minute “Recover” package encompasses a floral footbath, body scrub, a choice of either a Balinese massage or “pure nature” facial, as well as a foot massage and scalp massage. Rich in enzymes that peel away dead skin, antioxidant vitamins to treat and protect cells from pollutants, and natural oils for nourishment, the pure nature facial comes in three options for different skin types.
The menu’s host of massages includes Le Spa’s signature treatment “Le Four-Hand Signature”, a sublime blend of five different massage styles – Shiatsu (Japanese), Thai, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swedish and Balinese – performed by two therapists in synchronization. Traditional Vietnamese, warm stone therapy, deep tissue, Ancient Thai, and Thai herbal compress are among other massages on offer.
An array of facials includes “collagen radiance” that uses collagen to smooth fine lines and has a plumping effect. The “rejuvenating” facial is underscored by a purifying mask, energizing digit pressure massage and serum concentrate to awaken the skin. The “purity ritual” facial is designed for oily skin, redefining pores and controlling shine, while the “rosa cream ritual” aims to boost dry and delicate skin’s tolerance threshold by reducing redness and smoothing the skin with a nutrient-packed natural clay mask.
Sunburn or no sunburn, the sun soother wrap delivers hydrating, balancing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties to the skin. Beginning with a chilled lavender-infused compress, the treatment includes a hydrating banana leaf wrap with cucumber and lavender essential oil, foot massage, and the application of anti-inflammatory towels compressed with green tea and lavender essential oil followed by aloe vera.
Le Spa’s manager Hang said the new menu “draws on ancient health and beauty traditions and is inspired by rejuvenating treatments stemming from different techniques and cultures throughout the world”
In addition to Le Spa’s 13 beachfront treatment villas, separated by botanic gardens named after a different Vietnamese flower, the spa has ‘his and hers’ saunas and steam rooms, two lounges, and a beauty salon.
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