This sensorial voyage along the spice route from the Emerald Coast to China, blends coastal French traditions, ingredients from exotic lands and “tui na” (Chinese-inspired massage). A granite massage gem from the coasts of Brittany is used to transmit heat and ease tension. Spice essences soothe the mind and stimulate skin tone. “Wen fa,” a Chinese technique of warming tension points is used throughout the treatment. This exotic journey leaves the complexion radiant, rejuvenated and glowing.
STEP 1 – PREPARATION
Scent the room with Asian room fragrance. Place six wen fa towels and a pink granite massage gem in a hot towel warmer. Ask client to choose a spice essence (either soothing cinnamon-vanilla or invigorating cardamom-nutmeg) which will be used throughout the treatment.
STEP 2 – WELCOME PROLOGUE
Place a wen fa towel over the eyes. Perform tui na welcome massage movements (stretching the arms and legs, rocking the shoulders and hips and alternating shoulder pressures). Smooth the trapezius and décolleté with spice essence and warm massage gem. Massage the solar plexus. Place a wen fa towel on the solar plexus and two behind the neck.
STEP 3 – CLEANSE AND TONE
Remove eye and lip makeup and cleanse and tone with marine-based products. Marine minerals refresh the skin, while hydrating, softening and balancing.
STEP 4 – EXFOLIATE
Under steam, apply a mechanical and enzymatic exfoliant containing red vegetal coral, Indonesian plant powder and the enzyme, protease. Vegetal coral strengthens cellular cohesion and reduces the loss of water and lipids in the epidermis for smooth, hydrated skin. This exotic combination will eliminate dead cells for silky-smooth texture and a brightening effect. Remove exfoliant with cleanser and replace wen fa towels.
STEP 5 – RELAXING SCULTPING MASSAGE
Mix a half dropper of spice essence with massage cream and massage the face, neck and shoulders. This spicy facial massage reduces anxiety, calms the senses and brings radiance and circulation to the skin. Replace wen fa towels.
STEP 6 – MASK
Apply a half dropper of spice essence to the face and neck. Apply a medium layer of radiance enhancing mask containing vegetal coral extract, apricot oil, white clay and luminous mica particles and leave on for 10 minutes. Vegetal coral extracts oxygenate and balance the skin, apricot oil nourishes and white clay absorbs complexion-dulling impurities. Perform a hand and arm massage using the warm granite massage gem, massage balm and spice essence. Remove mask and tone with marine toner. Remove wen fa towels.
STEP 7 – MOISTURIZE AND PROTECT
Apply a wrinkle smoothing gel containing vegetal coral, sea retinol and jojoba oil to the eye and lip area and lightly pat until absorbed. These ingredients soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Apply a skin illuminating moisturizer and/or sun protection cream.
STEP 8 – CLOSING EPILOGUE
Perform tui na massage techniques to awaken the client including gentle body rocking on the hips and shoulders and stretching of the feet.