Spa breaks should be more holistic and less ecliptic
When you think of spa breaks, you might think of walking around a beautifully therapeutic environment, with waterfalls and singing tropical birds. You might imagine being wrapped in a huge fluffy dressing gown, that feels like it have been hand woven by angels. Why? Because a Spa is all about having your body pampered by experts intent on making sure ever inch of you as relaxed and stress free as possible.
What you might not imagine is the opening scene to Ridley Scott’s Alien, your fluffy dressing gown is a cold space suit and you’re running through corridors avoiding aliens to find your 4.00pm pedicure.
OK, well maybe it’s not that bad, but as technology becomes more emboldened., are we in fact in danger of loosing the very sanctity of what a spa treatment really is. Here is our pick of some of the most bizarre space age treatments and Spa’s online.
1) High tech body spa machines
This spa in Skopje has high tech body work machines that look just mini space pods from some sixties movie B movie.
2) The 3D pluri-sensorial dimension Spa
This is the galactic Exedra Nice Hotel Wellness Centre in Nice. It is said to offer a “3D pluri-sensorial dimension never seen before,” I have no idea what that means, but it does look very nice.
3) The space age salon
This is a design concept for a new space age salon by designer Vizitiu Eduard, filled with transparent glass partitions, retro graphic art designs and walls that curve in on themselves.
4) Takeaway Spa hydro-fusion
This is a futurist spa that you can have in your home; it is basically a huge bathing tube where the user gets; a hydrotherapy spa treatment with inbuilt hydro-fusion, aromatherapy and musical technology (it has nozzles that spray water, play music and smell nice).
5) The Spa shower system
This is the kind of phone booth that even superman wouldn’t have minded changing in. OK, you got me, it’s a shower, but it is very pretty.
6) Futuristic head massager
If you wish to look like one of the original battlestar galactica’s cylon’s while you get your massage then this futuristic head gear is for you.
So, should spa breaks be a holistic experience or a step into the Twilight Zone?