The Benefits of a Massage

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The relation between physical and mental wellbeing has a great impact on the quality and length of life and on the society as a whole. Mental wellbeing supports good physical health and vice versa. Therefore it is important that we pay equal attention to not only how we look, but also to how we really feel on the inside. Having a busy work and personal schedule, hurrying from one place to another, getting stuck in a traffic jam, multitasking ….the list goes on and on. Over time society adjusted to this lifestyle and therefore we tend to forget the negative effects this can leave on the body and mind. Stop for a second and rewind your daily routine. What does your morning look like? Are you one of those people who get ready in a few minutes before rushing out of the door to a busy work schedule full of deadlines and meetings whilst holding onto your favourite reusable coffee cup? Do you manage to fit in a short work-out before or after work? Do you even make time for a healthy breakfast before embarking on your a day? As a result, such a lifestyle can eventually lead to cardiovascular disease, obesity, anxiety, built up tension, stroke and many other complications. It is very important that we take a break for ourselves and every once in a while, truly enjoy our free time whilst contributing to our over all health and health-being.

There are several massage techniques one can choose from, which are suitable for the individuals needs. Massage can benefit everyone who is looking for quality time to relax and appreciate their body. According to experts, having a massage at least once a month is highly beneficial. Massage is a great tool with many benefits. There are several benefits to receiving regular massages, including:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved ability to control stress levels
  • Improved sleep
  • Positive impact on mood swings
  • Helps expand blood vessels and therefore the supply of healthy nutrients to our body
  • Improves the heart blood supply and as a result the circulation of blood to extremities
  • Clears body of toxins
  • Helps prevent adhesion
  • Stretches connective tissues around the mussels
  • Helps minimise stiffness or swelling
  • Stimulates and calms the nervous system
  • Can also have a positive impact on weight reduction
  • Regular massages can also have a positive impact on weight reductions

Le Grand Spa at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta offers you a great choice of massages:
Swedish massage
The full body Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, while easing tension.

Anti – stress head & back massage
Our Anti-Stress Head and Back Massage will relieve stress and help to ease the tension built up over time.

Aromatherapy Massages
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine which uses volatile plant materials known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood or health.

Anti – cellulite massage
Anti-Cellulite Massage is beneficial in many ways. It drastically improves the appearance and health of your skin. The anti-cellulite body massage is a type of body treatment that favours the elimination of toxins that accumulate in specific areas of the body.

Thai massage
This is a therapy passed on from master to disciple for over 2,500 years and is based on Ayurvedic medicine and yoga. Through deep body work, it helps re- establish our life energy and rebalance our physical, mental and emotional aspect.

Self heating stones massage
The Hot Stone Massage is an ancient oriental therapy that has many benefits for both the body and mind. It consists of using the perfect combination of hot basalt lava stones, essential oils, and deep massage that help to release tension and reduce stress.

Take a break from the hectic life and enjoy a relaxing massage at a superior spa hotel in Malta. The team at Le Grand Spa are happy to assist you with any queries. Please feel free to contact the Spa Team on 23192115 or by email on spa@excelsior.com.mt.

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Fancy a special summer spa experience?

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Would you like to experience a massage or a beauty treatment whilst enjoying this lovely weather?

Summer spa treatments under the canopyLe Grand Spa at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta has introduced ‘Treatments under the Canopy’, spa treatments by our outdoor pool.

So this Summer if you will be staying at this luxury 5 star hotel in Malta, enjoy a dip in the pool or relax on our private beach and be sure to complement your relaxing day by booking a massage or an express treatment under the canopy.

View Our Summer under the Canopy Treatments List

For more information or should you wish to book one of our spa treatments kindly contact Le Grand Spa on spa@excelsior.com.mt or on +356 21250520.

 

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Mnarja: A traditional Folk Festival in Malta

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Malta is renowned for its traditional feasts and celebrations. One of the yearly festival which is well known with Maltese and foreigners alike is the Mnarja Festival.

The Imnarja festival is held on the 28th and 29th of June yearly. During this festival you can experience various archaic Maltese customs and traditions. The name for this very popular Maltese festival is believed to have originated from the corruption of the Italian word “luminaria” which means illuminations. This refers to the bonfires that used to be lit up in Rabat, Malta during the festival traditions. (Imnarja can also be spelt Mnarja). The 29th of June is also the feast day of St Peter and St Paul, and the Mnarja festival is heavily linked to this feast. The origins of this festival date back to before the occupation of the Knights of Malta!

Imnarja Festival at a glance
The festival starts on the 28th of June in Buskett Gardens. The atmosphere in Buskett is that of a huge and never ending party, with folk music and traditional singing (ghana), dancing and plenty of food and drink. The main dish served during the event is rabbit stew. In fact, rabbit is consumed in abundance during the Mnarja festival. To wash down the food, plenty of excellent local wine is available. The festivities go on until the early hours of the following morning! In the past, there was a custom that when a couple got married, the groom promised his bride that he would take her to the Mnarja evening celebrations after they got married.

The following day, i.e. the 29th of June, is a public holiday in Malta and Gozo. On the 29th, the festival continues at Buskett Gardens. This time though, it is more of an agricultural show where you can see lots of farmers proudly exhibiting their fresh produce. In the afternoon, the attention is switched to the Telgha tas-Saqqajja in Rabat (Saqqajja Hill) where bareback horse and donkey races are held. Thousands gather to watch these races each year. The winner of the race is awarded a colourful brocade banner.

The Imnarja festival is a huge sociable and family affair where families and friends meet and celebrate day and night in Buskett Gardens, which is the largest natural woodland in Malta.

The Grand Hotel Excelsior offers you great ideas on what to do in Malta during your upcoming holidays. Visit this superior 5 star hotel in Malta‘s website and stay updated with events taking place around Malta.

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