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9 Elements Spa & Reflexology prides itself on fusing the best of the East and West. Located in Hudson Mews, the holistic spa and tea bar features sleek, modern furnishing including plush black reflexology chairs and industrial accents. The interior's Western elements are offset by 9 Elements's menu of services, all of which are characterized by the use of traditional Asian massage modalities.
- Reflexology: The sole of the foot features thousands of acupressure points believed to be connected to vital organs. During reflexology sessions, a practitioner kneads those points to target stress, pain, and imbalances in the body. These holistic treatments aim to soothe specific organ systems, improve circulation, and promote overall wellness.
- Essential-oil massage During this massage, the practitioner meticulously selects pure essential oils to tailor the treatment to client's needs. For example, vanilla essential oil may promote relaxation, while peppermint can help alleviate sore muscles. These therapeutic oils combined with gentle, soothing bodywork methods, aim to soothe the body and mind.
- Thai massage: This massage blends acupressure techniques with assisted yoga postures and tui na's rhythmic compression along the body's meridians. Thai massage is unlike most massage styles in that clients remain clothed during treatments, which are performed on yoga mattresses, rather than massage tables. As patrons lie on the mattresses, practitioners respond to their needs by rocking, pulling, and stretching muscles.