|(left) Massage at Soneva Spa; (right) Inset photo by NinesVsFood.com|
Jade Stone Massage
Soneva Spa, the only organic spa in Quezon City, is well-known among young professionals for being home to the soothing Jade Stone Massage. Also called the Soneva Elemental Jade Massage, it's becoming the preferred massage treatment for its therapeutic benefits, alluding to its African Egyptian, Mayan and Chinese origins. The gem stone is known to have been used for over 7,000 years in meditation. Over the course of time, it has become a tool for enhancing massage techniques by imbibing on its mystical aspect. In China, a disk version of it is a revered heavenly symbol. Even the great philosopher, Confucius, alluded to its virtue as a representation of heaven.
You must know that obtaining the gem, like the concept of heaven, is complex. It's mined from smoke-dimmed caves where early humans might have taken shelter. Proof of this were weapons, ornaments, and ritual-related objects that were found to have been created by early Stone Age workers. Prehistoric humans were baffled by its quality of being extremely tough without being hard, making it possible for use in so many ways. As a matter of fact, China's imperial court once used jade stones for wind chimes. It was determined that the gem represented the process of rejuvenation.
Medicinal Use In The Aztec Culture
It was in Central America where the gem was used for medicinal purposes aside from being a beautiful ornament or religious artifact. The word jade actually comes from the Spanish expression "piedra de ijada" which means “stone of the pain in the side.” Based on Mayan and Aztec archaeological research, natives used to hold pieces of the stone to their sides with the intention of curing or relieving aches and pains.
Active individuals who dabble in numerous activities every single day almost always set an appointment at Soneva Spa in Quezon City's Tomas Morato once a month with the spa's well-trained therapists to relieve themselves of any signs of urban coma. And, the treatment of choice from the wellness menu is Jade Stone Massage.
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When used at Soneva Spa for massage, the gem is treated as a protective stone that assists in healing stressed organs and discharging toxins. The process involves placing the stone on specific points of one's back. As a result, the aging process is slowed down when someone has it for a regular therapy on a weekly basis. Each session of it makes for strengthening the body's natural defenses.
More benefits include decreasing high blood pressure, preventing chronic illnesses, relieving sore muscles, encouraging the healing of tissues and improving many chronic and acute conditions.
Those who are privy to skin condition enhancements will find it a good news to know that jade stone is an effective tool in smoothing out wrinkles. As it's used to strengthen the body's blood vessels, one's skin is also rejuvenated in the process.
With the expert hands of Soneva Spa's therapists, any tired traveler or hardworking city dweller will find a Jade Stone Massage an effective way to calm the mind and relax the body.
Soneva Spa is an organic spa in Quezon City with all-female therapists specializing in organic treatments for one's wellness. This is the first piece in the Soneva Spa Wellness Series on this blog.
For a complete menu of services, check out Soneva Spa's official website.
Address: 4/F Forum Building, 270 Tomas Morato corner Scout Limbaga Street, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 1:00pm to 12:00am
Phone: (02) 926-6249