TREATMENT OF THE MONTH: Ila Ananda Face Therapy

Ila Ananda Face Therapy at I-Spa, Athens
Ananda means bliss or divine joy in Sanskrit. This joy exists only within one's self and cannot be found through anything outside oneself. 
Ila Ananda Face Therapy is a rejuvenating, nourishing and hydrating facial treatment, the perfect antidote for stressed and exhausted skin. It is inspired by the Shaman women (Naguals) in Mexico who appear to be ageless; their skin is preserved with a beautiful luminance because they understand how the energy of light is deeply rejuvenating. Both the third eye and the throat chakras hold much light and prana (energy) and those points are stimulated during this face therapy.

Ila Ananda Face Therapy is especially designed to treat 3 major purposes: 

• To open up the energy field of the face and the neck, using the Glowing Radiance Face Oil & Face Serum 
• To work the marma points in order to remove blockages and stimulate the flow of energy along the pathways of the face, so that the guest receives Prana (energy) and light
• To relieve the face from accumulated stress and tension with the Light Technique and reveal a radiant skin

The treatment uses ila’s Glowing Radiance Collection: Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, ‘ila’ reflects faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness. Being completely free from synthetic chemicals, ila uses only the finest natural plant and mineral ingredients, wild-harvested in remote, untainted regions by artisan producers who value traditional, sustainable practices. By honouring the earth's most ancient and purest sources this brand includes a wide range of results-driven products that are as effective as they are ethical: no-compromise skin and body care with the ability to awaken, transform and heal.

Treatment Ritual at I-Spa, Athenaeum Intercontinental

To find out more about this holistic face treatment, we chose to visit I-Spa within the Athenaeum Intercontinental Greece, one of world's top hotel spas, with various international recognitions. Our visit started with a cup of warm ginger tea with honey, in a quite relaxation room with heated ceramic loungers. The soft lighting, the elegant & cozy atmosphere and the healing music eased body & mind to a relaxed state. 

The firs step of Ila Ananda Face Therapy was a detoxifying and energizing foot scrub performed in order to stimulate the energy channels of the body. The scrub & foot massage was actually the very best way to start the treatment as it provided a deep feeling of relaxation in combination with the back, neck and shoulders pressure point massage that followed. 

The second step was an aloe vera and pomegranate cleanse and a gentle blackcurrant & honey exfoliation, that left the skin velvet in touch and glowing. After the peeling, powerful damascena rose otto and sandalwood oils were applied to stimulate the energy of the skin cells. The specialised marma massage technique (along the meridians of the face) that the therapist used restored the natural luminance of the skin and enhanced the overall sense of well-being.

The green clay mask that followed drew out deep impurities and reduced any inflammation while the minerals penetrated the deepest layers of the skin, tightening pores. While on the mask, feet and hands were massaged with the use of Ila Rose Balm, by the expert hands of Dora and that provided a deeply relaxing effect. The mask was removed with warm towels, enveloping the face. The skin was radiant and a sense of peace pervaded the body. After the clay mask, Rose 'Miracle Oil' was applied and the treatment was completed with an energising scalp massage. 

ila Ananda Face Therapy at I-Spa Athenaeum Intercontinental was a wonderful treatment, performed by a lovely therapist. Apart from being highly beneficial to the skin, it was also intensely relaxing and rejuvenating. Dora, thank you for this magnificent session.


Spa cosmetics that were used in the treatment

The treatment was performed with the following spa cosmetics by ila which are available for purchase in Greece at the Asian Spas, by Asian Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat and online at the e-shop of the Asian Spa Group. 
Α cleansing milk with a silky blend and an Argan Oil base, that cleanses, hydrates and leaves skin beautiful and soft. 
An incredibly pure, organic toner that feels like splashing fresh dew to the skin.
Ideal for when you are feeling run down, this cure-all scrub boosts your energy field and immune system as well as leaving skin silky and smooth. 
Subtle and enveloping this organic scrub gives a true energetic uplift to your face, leaving skin supple and glowing. 
Sensuality in a pot! Your whole body feels nourished, moisturised and sweetly adored when you apply this exquisite cream and let it melt onto your skin.
A beautifully light cream with Rosa Damascena oil, that works extraordinarily fast and effectively, bringing amazing hydration, softness and radiance to dull skin.
ila's best selling "little miracle" face oil for men and women is intensely nourishing, hydrating and pure. As it softhens your skin, it also opens your heart, leaving you feeling youthful and radiant.
An energizing, incredibly effective face serum, perfect for skin that needs an immediate boost. It's creamy blend with powerful healing properties re-energizes and re-balances the skin. 
ila's Little Face Treats Bag
Ila offers a fabulous bag of organic skin care treats, ideal as a travel companion or as a luxurious gift. It contains five goodies that complete the routine of a mini face treatment, so that you can enjoy a fresh, radiant skin whenever and wherever.
Little Face Treats includes:
1 x Face Oil for Glowing Radiance (10ml)
1 x Cleansing Milk for Natural Beauty (30ml)
1 x Hydrolat Toner for Hydrating the Skin (30ml)
1 x Day Cream for Glowing Radiance (20g)
1 x Face Mask for Revitalising Skin (20g)


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