What is a welcome and goodbye touch?
Just ask yourself how many times have you been to a massage? Each massage simultaneously affects our physical and mental state. During the massage, a person relaxes psychophysically and recovers from various health problems faster and easier.
Arrival to the SPAeVITA Centre calms and relaxes the body and stimulates the release of positive hormones. Calm, relaxing music interwoven with scents of aromatic oils relaxes even further, while massages with special rituals at the beginning and end are really something you will not want to miss. Signature treatments and other massages include a welcome and goodbye touch - a ritual created by a renowned wellness therapist Pedja Filipović, who designed welcome and goodbye rituals used by therapists during massages. Massages thus provide a special type of comfort, relax the body and organism even further, all while building trust between the therapist and the guest.
There are two ways of performing welcome and goodbye rituals, depending on whether the guest is initially lying on his / her back or abdomen.
If the guest is lying on the back at the beginning of the massage, the welcome ritual begins by the therapist covering him / her with a towel, placing his / her hands on the chest and abdomen, and gently guiding him / her through deep inhalations and exhalations that help them relax. After deep breathing, the therapist begins a three-minute ritual where he stretches the guest`s shoulders and neck and massages his / her neck and scalp. After the welcome ritual, the guest is ready for a chosen massage, where the therapist eventually places the right palm on the part between the shoulders and the left palm on the neck. After three deep breaths, the therapist gently travels with his right palm from the neck to the left palm and with hands across the scalp. With this one-minute goodbye ritual, the therapist additionally heals the guest and makes the massage even more effective.
If the guest is lying on the abdomen at the beginning of the massage, the welcome ritual begins at the shoulder area, where the most tension builds up, and the contact of hands with the shoulders sends a message of trust. By lightly pressing on the shoulders while taking a deep inhalation and exhalation, the therapist moves to the part between the shoulder blades and neck, gently pressing with finger pads. After the head massage, the therapist travels to the feet with gently pressing his hands down and removing the towel from the guest when reaching the neck. The guest is relaxed and ready for the massage. The goodbye ritual lasts one minute with deep breaths and an additional neck massage.
Everyone sometimes needs a massage that improves the functioning of the body as well as the mind. Enjoy a massage every once in a while.