ANCIENT ROMAN MASSAGE
FEEL LIKE ROMAN ROYALTY WITH AN ANCIENT ROMAN MASSAGE!
Roman massage therapy is traced back to between 200 and 100 BCE. During the 1st century BCE, ancient Rome's greatest physician, Claudius Galenus, developed a practice that served many emperors and their families and cronies in his day. He incorporated olive and other pure oils into his massage therapies when treating royalty, as he found it beneficial in relieving the pain and symptoms of disease and physical injuries. Julius Cesar used daily massages to prevent and alleviate neuralgia. The therapies involved a bath, which was then followed by a full body massage with pure or essential oils for prevention and healing and aimed to stimulate circulation, loosen the joints and rejuvenate the skin.
More than any of the other ancient cultures, the Romans used aromatic materials and essential oils with sheer extreme and decadence in their massage practices. A prominent Greek physician for the Roman army, Pedanius Dioscorides, even wrote an impressive 5-volume reference work on herbal medicine and essential oils during the first century A.D. listing well over 600 remedies.
HOW DO WE PERFORM THE ROYAL ANCIENT ROMAN MASSAGE?
We don't have a bath house at our Day Spa as the Romans did - but you will find peace, de-stress and rejuvenate in our exquisitely decorated, candlelit Roman-Egyptian Cleopatra Suite. In our Ancient Roman Massage we work slowly and gently on your entire body with long, slow and smooth motions, alternating with the soothing, circular movements of our fingers on your chest and stomach, making this therapy a relaxing and luxuriating experience.
We are using the same natural products they used in ancient Rome, including pure oils, natural fine grained sand, and incense; and our therapists even wear a fancy Roman Tunica dress to add authenticity. We have soft background music played by ancient roman instruments, or sounds of your choice. At the end of the massage, Romans used a rough Strigil to remove oils and sand - but don't worry, we will wipe you down with our signature Spearmint and Eucalyptus Hot Towels, leaving you crispy clean, revitalized and comfortable.
THE BENEFITS OF ANCIENT ROMAN MASSAGE
Our Ancient Roman Massage Therapy will relieve your stress and tensions, heal sore muscles, achy joints, inflamed skin - and the pure Olive oil we use works as a perfect anti-aging agent promoting healthy-looking skin.