RITUALS FROM KYOTO
women pay particular attention to their porcelain-like complexion by using natural ointments to preserve their youthful skin. Empress “Komyo” was not only renowned for her great empathy towards the poor and destitute but also for her beautiful complexion that she maintained thanks to the beneficial effects of plants in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia, one of the principal plants being Shiso.
their smooth skin and perfect alabaster complexion, Japanese women use ointments containing ingredients from the Japanese Pharmacopoeia along with Shiatsu-inspired, manual massage techniques, also known as “Ko Bi Do” or “beauty method” in Japanese, which combine the stimulation of vital energy points and deep, structuring petrissage movements for a remarkable natural facelift effect.
“KO-BI-DO” RITUAL LIFTING AND PLUMPING FACIAL
This manual anti-wrinkle facial from the ancestral Japanese Ko Bi Do Ritual is associated with a unique anti-ageing active complex. Enjoy this holistic approach to lift and tonify your facial contours and effectively renew smooth and plump lines on the face and neckline.
50 minutes, $160
PRECIOUS “KO-BI-DO” RITUAL GLOBAL ANTI-AGE FACIAL
This “global anti-ageing” facial, manual anti-wrinkle treatment from the Japanese Ko Bi Do ritual paired with a regenerating mask, deeply works on wrinkles, firmness and dewy complexion and focuses on eye contour, lips, neckline and arms. Skin feels soft and youthful, and the spirit and mind very restful.
70 minutes, $185
OM ASHIATSU MASSAGE
Ashiatsu, meaning “foot pressure,” was associated with Keralite foot massage called “Chavutti Thirummal.” This modality was given in conjunction with following the energy lines, similar to Thai bodywork. Ashiatsu was done in Kerala, India, as part of a martial art training.
This is a unique massage using the feet instead of hands. The practitioner holds onto bars placed overhead and gives the massage with their feet. The practitioner uses body weight to work on the energy lines focusing on muscle and bone alignment. A session consists of Swedish effleurage with deep therapeutic compression, stimulating the immune system and reducing chronic muscle pain. 50 min $145 80 min $165