Saturday, 23 February 2019 20:33

Strengthen your body with a massage

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Going to the gym, doing other types of physical activity, and eating right are all important parts of taking good care of your body. But another method that offers even more potential benefits is a good massage.

A massage is the perfect accompaniment for a workout, or other types of exercise. Anything from running a marathon to taking a brisk stroll around Riga. If you use your body actively, it will benefit from massage.

This goes both for before and after you exercise, by the way!

A massage therapistss will knead your muscles in a way that frees them up. He can also manipulate joints and tendons so that they gain greater mobility and elasticity. All these aspects help your body become more resistant to injuries, and capable of enduring greater amounts of activity.

Basically, there is no reason not to get a massage in conjunction with your exercise regimen. The benefits will always be there.

A massage can strengthen many parts of the organism

That a thorough massage is good for muscles, joints and tendons is perhaps not breaking news. Sportspeople have worked with masseurs for many, many decades. But there are other reasons for this too. 

A massage can help strengthen your spine also. This offers a great deal of positive outcomes for the entire body. A strong back is essential for all kinds of activities. You basically can’t move if your back is not cooperating. Many of our readers probably know that all too well from painful, personal experience.

Also, your internal organs can benefit from a massage. The same goes for your vascular system. A massage can improve anything from your digestive system to your skin tone.

Among the reasons for this, is that a massage has a lot in common with a strenuous workout. Your body needs to move. It needs to get warmed up. It needs to feel that it is being put to use. Your muscles are probably crying out for more action if you – like most of us – have a sedentary lifestyle.

A massage is an effective way of achieving this. With very low impact, and virtually no risk of injury. For this reason, a massage is ideal for people trying to get into shape. It is a lot easier to go from low activity via a massage to high-level activity, than going straight from high to low.

At Elien Spa we have a massage workout that fits for you

Regardles of your level of fitness or ambition, we have the right massage for you. You can come to our Spa Studio in the heart of Riga after and before your exercise routine. You can come here as a first step towards beginning a new exercise regimen. And you can come here just to give your body a nice, relaxing workout that will strengthen it in so many ways.

Our professional massage therapistss will listen to your needs and wishes, and recommend the best treatment available.      

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:37

It’s OK to spoil yourself a little

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It’s OK to spoil yourself a little

There’s nothing wrong about being a little bit extra kind to yourself now and then. Perhaps you feel you deserve a treat? Or have earned some sort of delicious reward? Then what are you waiting for? Go give yourself the extra little goodies you crave. After all, if you’re not spoiling yourself, who will?

In today’s hectic and demanding world, it is more important than ever to make sure you look after yourself. It goes without saying that we look at what we eat and drink. Everybody knows how important it is for our bodies that we do enough exercise and other forms of physical activity.

But what about your soul, your spiritual essence? How do you care for this aspect of your being? Both for your mental and physical health, the importance of feeling happy and content is enormous. The value of enjoyment to your quality of life cannot be overstated. That’s why constantly being firm with yourself, disciplining yourself and sticking to sensible meals and acts of self-denial, day after day after day simply isn’t good for you.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to spoil yourself a little. One of the healthiest things you can do, is to really go out there and show yourself how much you like yourself. It is joyous to indulge your own good self. Buy yourself that new dress you’ve had your eyes on. Treat yourself to something extra nice for dinner. Allow yourself that special bottle of wine. The least you can do is give yourself a lie-in on the weekend.

A spa treatment is the ultimate self-indulgence

But if you are serious about spoiling yourself; if you think you deserve something truly luxurious, something that will make you feel spectacular and truly appreciated, a spa treatment is what you’re after.

A spa offers an unbeatable combination of physical enjoyment and spiritual relaxation. Tension is relieved. Stress evaporates. And your whole organism fills with bliss.

Here at Elien Spa in the heart of Riga, we offer many spa treatments that are perfectly luxurious. They are simply the perfect treat.

How about our chocolate spa massage? Just imagine how special you would feel as warm, thick chocolate covers your skin; the wonderful aroma fills your nostrils and passes through your body as pure joy.

We also offer many other, similarly delectable treatments. You can savor a coffee peel, any number of footbaths and face treatments, such as massages and peels. All of them are perfect for an indulgence. They do not have to break the bank either. A 3-hour day spa, consisting of a chocolate spa massage, a coffee peel, a face massage and a face mask will only set you back €195.

A small price to pay for long-lasting, deep relaxation, and showing yourself just how much you appreciate who you are. We are waiting for you, ready to give you the treat that you know you deserve.

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Our beautiful city of Riga has many charms. Visitors flock here from all over Europe, and even further afield. Our beautiful architecture, rich history and welcoming hospitality have helped turn the city into one of the premier destinations in the region.

But one thing most guests, and even we locals, could do without is the winter weather. For even though the snow turns our old town into a winter wonderland, it does become very cold indeed.

Luckily, there are many things you can do to protect yourself against the frosty condition. Savoring a hot chocolate or perhaps a mug of mulled wine in one of our many cozy coffee shops, or going for a strenuous walk can help keep the cold at bay. But nothing works better than enjoying a sauna!

The sauna has a long history around the Baltic sea. The tradition of warming up a small log cabin with hot stones goes back many centuries. This sort of sweat lodge has helped the hardy people who have made this corner of Europe their home stay warm and healthy despite the harsh climate.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:46

Foot massage – the macho trend for 2019!

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Did you know that ever more men choose to have a foot massage? The trend has been ongoing for a while. But is expected to explode in the new year!

The signs have been around for a while. Men have discovered many new things lately that used to be only for us ladies. Such as skin creams, manicures and moisturizers. Now the time has come for foot massage!

There are many good reasons for this.

Of course, men also like to be pampered. And a foot massage is a lovely way to give yourself a well-earned treat!

But you also get a lot of other important benefits. Obviously, your feet are in action a lot of the time. And even though guys tend to wear more comfortable footwear than us girls, their feet can still ache at the end of a long day.