Paradise for body and soul: where to quickly and budget to put in order and figure, and thoughts
To escape the severity of everyday routine, to change the city noise, birds singing and the crash of waves and the dull gray landscape — beautiful views and picturesque nature, it is absolutely regardless of the time of the year for Windows? This is feasible only 54 km away from metropolis — the reporter Passion.ru checked out the new Wellness program year-round resort “Igora” on himself and is willing to share experiences.
Remember how the heroes of Russian classics, just that, immediately went “on the water” — to treat ailments and broken hearts? In our case, of course, we are talking about SPA-centers, where the most demanding customers are offered not just body care, but give a special state, an atmosphere that creates a feeling of bliss and peace. This Paradise for me was the SPA-complex of the all-season resort “Igor” near St. Petersburg. I came there to visit my family and at some point realized that I just need at least a couple of days to escape from the problems that literally pressed on the shoulders — physically felt the tension in the neck and collar area. And at home in Moscow for a good massage just did not have enough time and effort…
In General, my family advised me to go to the resort “Igor” — a local complex has earned fame as one of the most professional and comfortable SPA in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. On the phone, I learned that just recently launched a new program of three -, five – and eight-day SPA-tours “Antistress”. What you need!
Sanus per aqua
The creators of the complex in the first place brought to life the generally accepted formula SPA, or Sanus Per Aqua: “Through water — to health.” The swimming area of the complex includes swimming pools — adult and children — with water from an artesian well. The pools are equipped with a modern cleaning system that allows you to take in the pools of mothers with infants, as well as guests with asthma or allergies.
In addition, in the same area at any time of the year you can relax on the pebble beach with a unique artificial sun. A nice addition to the rest here will be a visit to the Finnish sauna, and if you need a daily fitness load, the services of all comers — a gym, which is right there in the complex.
In my opinion, a distinctive and the most powerful feature of this SPA-center is that the resort team was able to give guests the opportunity at an affordable price to enjoy all your favorite Wellness treatments: Vichy shower, Charcot shower, hydro massage in the bath, treatments in a universal capsule NeoQi and, of course, floating — the last (and mega-popular!) trend of the world SPA. It is impossible to ignore and based on the short-term effects of cold “Air cryosauna”, which stimulates the production of endorphins (the so-called hormones of happiness) and significantly increases vitality.
Like a clean slate
Of course, I was primarily interested in those anti-Stress programs, which turned out to be several for every taste. I tried a 20-minute stay in the infrared capsule and Vichy shower, then I was waiting for the gommage-wrap and chiromassage of the face with warm oil by a unique Spanish technique.
I would like to separately note the incredible and very pleasant delicacy of all the specialists of the center — I, as a beginner in the world of SPA, was at first a little strange and uncomfortable that before each procedure I was asked to undress completely and put on disposable underwear. However, believe me, any constraint passes very quickly — so gently and with great desire to help the staff of the center treat each guest, regardless of sex and age.
So, first I lay down in the infrared capsule with vibration and after a few minutes relaxed much better than it usually happens to me, for example, in the sauna. As soon as it has been 10 minutes for half — time specialist have included a Vichy shower. It consists of thousands of thread-like streams, which have a mild therapeutic effect and create a special ionized zone on the surface of the skin. I was told that due to such a complex effect of this care, oxygen metabolism in the skin cells and blood circulation are significantly improved, which leads to weight loss. It is important for those who want to stay fit at any time of the year, not just preparing for the “bikini season”!
Then I went for a scrub-wrap. Massage with a specially developed French company Thalasso Bretagne peeling cream relaxed to such an extent that I almost fell asleep — as if balancing between sleep and reality. The master paid attention to almost every inch of my body. At first, the massage was easy, but gradually became more intense, the hands of the master acted synchronously and harmoniously. After I was wrapped in a special film — and, it seems, during a 15-minute rest in this state, I really fell asleep! Whatever it was, the state and mood can not be expressed in words — it’s just amazing. The feeling that life begins with a clean slate!
The program “Antistress” in the cosmetologist’s office — a facial massage, also with a specially selected oil. Just half an hour, and already with hard can be explain itself, that I, for example, not in India and for Windows cool and windy autumn, and already not the hot summer. By the way, my skin after all these manipulations has become fresh and radiant, and the beautician promised that this effect will last not even a few days, but several weeks.
My conclusion is simple: if you feel that the rhythm of the big city began to really put pressure on you — look at the resort “Igor”, an oasis of peace and quiet just an hour’s drive from St. Petersburg. By the way, the General program of SPA-tours “Antistress” of any duration includes accommodation in modern and comfortable rooms of the hotel, apartment hotel or cottage at a special rate (with a good discount), Spa treatments, as well as access to the pool, sauna and gym.