A few days ago I had the pleasure of experiencing yet another amazing spa treatment in Bali. This time it was an absolutely sinful massage that included hot stones, cool slices of cucumbers and warm lavender towels at my beloved Amo Spa. While the massage was absolutely incredible, what impressed me even more was the Full Body Dry Brushing pre-treatment that was was offered as an add-on to my massage. I was completely unfamiliar with dry skin brushing, so of course I HAD to try it. The Full Body Dry Brushing treatment is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. My entire body was brushed in circular motions with a dry brush for about thirty minutes and is something you can easily do at home, as well. Unbeknownst to me dry brushing your skin has a ton of benefits. It aids in cellulite and stretch mark reduction, boosts metabolism, eliminates fat and toxins, stimulates circulation and the lymphatic system, and of course, it exfoliates. I am violently ticklish so at first the thought of having someone brush my skin seemed like voluntary torture, but the dry brushing was actually very soothing. Thus far I've only had one dry brushing treatment so it's too soon to tell if it had reduced any stretch marks, cellulite or fat, but my skin was unmistakably smoother, softer and more luminous after the treatment. I plan on acquiring a body brush of my own as soon as possible and make dry brushing a part of my regular beauty routine. Have you tried dry skin brushing? Has it made a difference in your skin? Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too!
Amo Spa in Seminyak, Bali. Amo Spa is the creation of native New York Supermodel/Actress Navia Nguyen and is a beautifully serene space with an amazing service menu and an expertly trained staff. Before my service began, I had the pleasure of sipping on a cool refreshing glass of wine from the in-house bar. After changing into proper Amo Spa attire, my insanely decadent hour-long service began with a shampoo, during which I went weak in the knees from the massage that accompanied my shampoo experience. The conditioning cream was then applied to my hair, section by section, and slowly, luxuriously massaged in by the stylist (who I may begin stalking on a regular basis.) Not only was the product massaged into my scalp, but my head, neck and shoulders were also continuously massaged with oil as I sat like jello in a chair. Amo Spa stateside and eradicating bad hair days one state at a time...a girl can dream. Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too! Shannon on G+