On an island famed for its abundance of aromatic black pepper, it should come as no surprise that Maia Spa at Fusion Resort Phu Quoc harnesses the health-giving properties of this local spice in their signature Natural Living Pepper treatment.
The natural healing benefits of the ‘King of Spices’ have been known for thousands of years, rich in potent antioxidants and full of anti-inflammatory properties, this fragrant spice helps fight damaging free radicals and soothe chronic inflammation in conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes.
Extracts from black pepper can help lower cholesterol levels and boost absorption of essential nutrients, while reducing appetite and promoting health bacteria in the gut. And used as a cleansing natural exfoliant, this versatile spice removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, supple and radiant.
With an oil blended from local organic black pepper and wild lemon extracts, Natural Living Pepper uses Swedish massage techniques to re-align the body’s energy flows, helping to reduce joint pain and stiffness while increasing oxygenation of the blood. The result is a deeply cleansing experience that relieves both physical and emotional stress, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
As the treatment starts, the gentle touch of hands builds a healing connection between therapist and guest, while long strokes performed using the palm of the hand and the pepper oil helps release tensions held deeply within the muscles. Using the thumbs to go deep into the body’s meridian lines, the therapist initiates the detoxing process, balancing the meridian and bringing new energy to refresh and restore.
Swedish massage techniques use the touching of hand and finger to warm the muscles, gently lifting, rolling and manipulating, loosening and relaxing, and fully energising them again. Pressure applied to tense shoulders, neck and back works slowly down the spine to release tensions in the legs and arms, reducing knots and relieving uncomfortable stiffness.
As the massage finishes, the benefits of the custom blended oil have been absorbed deeply within your skin, leaving it feeling soft and soothed, and the uplifting fragrance of pepper and lemon has taken you from a state of intense relaxation to feeling revived and refreshed. It’s no surprise the Natural Living Pepper treatment is one of Maia Spa’s most popular therapies, make sure you try it!