Feeling stressed and tired? Wish to relax in some calm place with pleasant music? Need a proper massage? There is one place in Budapest, which can fulfill your needs. Magnolia Day Spa is one of the best places in the city, providing wide range of body and head massages including Ayurveda treatment. The moment you enter this place you already feel calmer. Beautiful interior, remaining some ancient baths with quite big Jacuzzi, saunas and special pool with little stones. There is also a tea room, where you can sit and chill before or after planned treatment, drink herbal tea or water and grab some fruits.
Last week I spent there around three hours, including my mystical massage. Worth to mention that in the past six years, Indian culture was pretty close to me, however I never took seriously any spiritual way of living. Things changed and even though, I don’t follow Indian thing recently, the Ayurveda treatment got my attention. As my live in the past months was quite intense and rather stressful, I decided to choose Shirodhara massage, which is is an ancient Ayurvedic Medicinal Treatment.
How does it work?
Shirodhara involves streaming liquid over the forehead while the patient lies supine on a table. This type of massage is considered to be one of the most powerful treatments for relieving unregulated movement of thought and heat in the mind. ‘Bound together with a delicate head massage, clears the head’. The whole purpose of this massage is to release accumulated stress with a deep relaxation, and improve perceptiveness of the senses plus appease anxiety, concentration and insomnia. Magnolia offers 30 min massage, where various certificated, herbal oils are used. It’s also recommended not to wash your hair after this treatment, rather keep them oily over the night – it will revitalize them. It’s worth to mention, that I not only received an amazing head massage but also my face, ears and neck were involved. The result of that was a glowing skin next morning and a deep feeling of relaxation.
I can tell you that during this massage, I almost fell asleep or rather felt a bit hypnotized. My body was still there, but my mind was already somewhere else. But Shirodhara itself means switching off the mind and turning on the senses.
All in all I can say, that even if the massage was a bit costly 13 900 huf (around 45 EUR), I think it was worth it. Magnolia offers various mystical massages and rituals but also many regenerating, full body massages. If you have a partner, you can choose one of their special offers for couples – sometimes a proper massage can be the grates gift!.
I think, I will be continuing my journey with Ayurvedic Treatment and if any of you have some good massage to recommend, let me know in the comment field. I will be glad to test them all.
What’s your opinion of Ayurvedic Treatment? Have you ever tried any of such massages?