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This is the Menu of Services for Asclepios Wellness & Spa in Costa Rica.

This is the Menu of Services for Asclepios Wellness & Spa in Costa Rica.


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  • 1. Menu of Services
  • 2. Manual TechniquesAsclepios Massage Experience our Signature Massage to bring you back to a renewed and lighter state, the Asclepios massage regulates the flow of vital energy through all your body and stimulates the natural process of regeneration of the organism. This massage contains different passive movements (the person does not realize any effort) that helps to relax muscles and is vale of exquisite details, that makes Asclepios massage a unique and different experience. This is a house special massage that includes moderate pressure techniques. 60 min. $ 80 / 80 min. $ 130.Swedish Massage A tension releasing massage consisting of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles. Swedish massage is recommended for those persons that like soft to moderate pressure. An overall relaxation is the main objective in this massage, not only at body level but also at mental level. 60 min. $80 / 80 min. $ 120.Deep tissue massage Deep tissue massage is a technique that concentrates in the deep layers of muscle tissue. It is focalized in releasing chronic muscle tension of the body through soft movements and deep pressure in some areas, following and crossing muscle fibersand tendons. This massage helps to release toxins that are accumulated in muscles and promotes an adequate blood circulation and oxygenation. This massage is recommended to those persons that like strong pressure, it is special for sportsmen and persons who present considerable contractures. 60 min. $ 85 / 80 min. $ 135.
  • 3. Lymphatic Massage Because lymph fluid moves slowly without aid of its own pump, inactivity can seriously restrict its flow. Muscular contraction through exercise and deep breathing is the primary means by which our lymph circulates, but lymphatic massage and drainage provide another helpful option. As lymphatic system circulates fats, proteins and immune cells and removes bacteria, viruses and cholesterol as well, regular lymph massage (particularly around the abdomen, axillary’s nodes, and breast) can be great preventive health maintenance. 80 min. $ 125Healing Stone Massage The Chinese Shang dynasty, Romans and Native American used to utilize different types of stones at different temperatures with therapeutic purposes. Healing stone massage uses hot basaltic lava stones; these stones contain a high level of iron. This allows the stone to keep the heat for more time. The heat and magnetic power of the stone combined with the massage, fights the pain, relax the body and expand the blood vessels and lymphatic system. It also revitalizes and oxygenates skin. Some stones are located in different parts of the body (chakras) and others are moved by the therapist doing a massage. The use of the stones add a thermal and pressure effect. 90 min. $ 130Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage A complete massage focus in back, neck and shoulders, where stress is more evident. Pressure in this massage is moderate, with passive movements of different joints. The vascular dilatation, muscular and nerve balance achieved in this area is transmitted to the rest of the body and transforms tension and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and back into a pleasant lightweight sensation. 35 min. $ 55.Shiatsu Shiatsu is a Japanese classic massage that diagnoses and treats meridians and different system of the body according to traditional Chinese medicine. It is adequate for those who feel without energy exhausted and physically burned out. 60 min. $ 95Thai Massage Ancient bodywork practices from Thailand are enhanced with massage and yoga-like stretches to increase muscle relaxation and flexibility, all of which is performed without oils or undressing. 60 min. $ 100
  • 4. Spa TreatmentsNatural Facial A complete treatment that includes cleansing, exfoliation (manual and brush), extractions and massage of the face, shoulders and chest area. We apply a special hydrating facial mask which is complemented with a steam application and high frequency. Your face not only will look healthy, it also will be radiant. 60 min. $ 95Body Scrub When the top layer of dead skin cells is sloughed, underlying layer reveals a fresher, more radiant complexion. We give two kinds of exfoliations during the treatments: a manual exfoliation with the product of your choice and the other is done with a body brush and cleansing gel. Choose between our different options: Relaxing, stimulating of blood circulation, detoxifying and revitalizing. All of our recipes are made with 100% natural ingredients. 45 min. $ 65Body Wrap Choose one of our wrap recipes: moisturizing, tissue reaffirming (clay), remineralizing (kelp seaweed), fruits and yogurt and relaxing, according to your needs and desires. Let the product penetrate your pores by the heat application producing an evident change in your skin. This treatment begins with a body exfoliation, which optimizes the effect of the wrap and ends with a light facial and a moisturizing massage. 40 min. $ 80 * this treatment can be complemented with a Vichy Shower for 60 min. $ 110
  • 5. Scottish Shower A high pressure-hose provide a warm/cold and concentrated hydrotherapy massage while one remains standing. Improves circulation fortifying the vascular system and is a source of revitalization. 12 min. $ 40Vichy Shower As part of a process involving wraps, scrubs or massages, a Vichy shower uses multiple elevated showerheads spraying massaging jets of water. It improves relaxation of muscles and nerves. 20 min. $ 45Floatation Therapy Floating is another form of hydrotherapy that takes place in an enclosed pool, without light, in body temperature water made buoyant by the addition of sea salt. This therapy intimately connects your body and mind and induces an extremely deep state of mental and physical relaxation, helping to eliminate stress and tension. 50 min. $ 70Hammam This is the classic steam bath in a real Arabic Hammam. This treatment cleans the respiratory ways and is used to heal the classic affections of the respiratory system; releases the epidermis from impurities and dead cells and also improves blood and lymphatic circulation. This treatment is recommended to be used before a body exfoliation and/or body wrap treatments ending with a massage. 40 min. $ 35Sauna Dry heat room where temperature is maintained at 70- 80ºF degrees. The dry bath improves arterial pressure, reduces rheumatism and joint pains as well as muscular contractions; it also helps the basal metabolism and eliminates toxins; it is very relaxing. 1.5 hour $ 20
  • 6. Kneipp Baths Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp, believed to be the "father" of modern hydrotherapy, is famous the world over. Kneipp Baths involve “stork” walking in a body of both warm and cold water filled below the knee, to strengthen veins, induce sleep and stimulate metabolism. Ancient Therapeutic TreatmentsNaturopathy The Naturopath will have many different treatments to offer but all are based on the concept that the body will heal itself if given the right stimulus. It is a holistic system of healing that includes water, air, sunshine, herbs, vitamins, massage, and counseling, as well as diet and nutrition. Patients are treated as a whole person rather than just by their symptoms. 50 min. $ 80Acupuncture Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of our "vital energy" (a vital force that animates the body) within its pathways, known as "meridians and channels". Acupuncture is a traditional Asian therapy, which consists in the insertion of thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms. It can be very effective in musculoskeletal complaints, as well as balancing organ systems according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. 50 min. $ 100Reiki Reiki is a system of Enlightenment and a Hands on Healing Art developed in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui in Japan. It is an art that is passed from Master to student. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words - Rei and Ki, meaning Universal Life Force Energy. The term "Reiki" is used to describe both the energy and the Usui system of using it. This therapy is excellent for those who have trouble honoring their own needs. 60 min. $ 90
  • 7. Therapeutic Touch Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a modern therapy with its origin in several ancient healing practices. It was developed in the early 1970s by the nurse Dolores Krieger. TT re-patterns the body’s energy field so that one can use the body’s own natural healing potential. There have been over 33 doctoral thesis and many research studies compiled to attest to its benefits. The benefits of TT are several: It induces a relaxation response, alleviates tension and anxiety, alters the perception of pain and enhances the body’s natural healing process. This treatment is given by a Shaman. 60 min. $ 110Shirodhara Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic healing practice that consists in the pouring of warm medicated oil on the third eye point of the forehead. It takes you to deep relaxation and into a balanced state of rest in mind and body. It helps to alleviate many problems like stress and its ill effects on the nervous system, as well as migraine, headaches, anxiety, anger, insomnia, sore eyes and sinusitis. 50 min. $ 100Podoreflexology In Occident, podoreflexology is based on Dr. William Fitzgerald’s teachings in Zone Therapy (1917) and the notion that each body part is represented on the feet and that pressing on specific areas on the feet can have therapeutic effects in other parts of the body. This art gives invaluable information on the health and function of many organs and body systems. At the same time it heavenly for tired feet. 45 min. $ 60Floral Remedies Developed in Britain by a doctor named Edward Bach, Back Flower Remedies are said to work on an ‘energetic level’, healing different states of mind through the essence of flowers. Initially, Bach produced 38 different essences that work on specific emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, guilt and envy. Now you can also discover the Costa Rican healing essences. Our consultation guides you through issues that are most important at this time, and include remedies made individually to help you overcome these issues. 60 min. $ 100.
  • 8. Movement TechniquesYoga Yoga is much more than postural alignment (asanas) and breathing. Yoga is an ancient indian spiritual practice that helps the individual unify his body, mind, and spirit. 75 min. $ 20 (Group)/ In couple $ 30 ea / One on One $ 45.Personal Training Sessions with our personal trainer, who designs a specific plan of physical condition according to the characteristics, capacity and proper needs of each person. The trainer also reviews and takes note of the sufferings and injuries from each person with the purpose to surely create an exercise plan that is not only effective but also safe for its health. 60 min. $ 45Stretching classes With the passing of the years people lose the flexibility and elasticity of the tissues, but the constant stretching assures an adequate flexibility, which is a way of prevention against fractures and injuries in general. This class is dedicated to the practice and learning of different stretches and it is realized in a safe and effective way. The learned stretches can be used previously to a physical activity or just practice them as a single exercise. 60 min. $ 15 (Group)/ In couple $ 25 ea / One on One $ 35.Tibetan Rites Bodhi Tibetan Yoga uses a balanced holistic combination of stretching, intense aerobic breathing techniques, and ancient secret energy techniques. The 5 Tibetan postures represent a great way to keep your body in shape when you have limited time for a physical workout or limited space for a complete yoga routine. We use the 5 Tibetans as a warm up for our
  • 9. morning yoga or body workout. 60 min. $ 15 (Group) / In couple $ 25 ea / One by One $ 35.Pilates Pilates is like a cross between yoga, stretching and calisthenics. It enhances body alignment and balance, strengthens the abs, back and stabilizer muscles and stretches, strengthens and relaxes your body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. 60 min. $ 15 (Group) / In couple $ 25 ea / One on One $ 40.Tai Chi A traditional Chinese mind-body relaxation exercise consisting of several exercise sequences which are originally derived from martial arts (and perhaps even more ancestrally than that, from the natural movements of animals and birds). These movements are performed in a slow relaxed manner with smooth and even transitions between them. One of the avowed aims of Tai Chi is to foster the circulation of the vital force within the body, so the health and vitality of the person are enhanced. 60 min. $ 15 (Group) / In couple $ 25 ea / One on One $ 40.Watsu Aquatic bodywork involving stretching and Shiatsu (pressure-point techniques) while floating in warm water. The water temperature of 97 F∞ is ideal for experiencing a sensation of deep relaxation. Gentle stretching increases flexibility and strengthens muscles. 50 min. $ 85Aquafit An exercise class that is realized in the pool using the resistance and floatation that water offers. This session is directed by the personal trainer/therapist; during the class of 45 minutes to 1 hour duration the muscular resistance, balance and coordination are worked. 60 min. $ 15 (Group) / In couple $ 25 ea / One on One $ 35.
  • 10. CoachingNutrition Coaching Good nutrition or poor nutrition has a great impact in our health. Many of us are overfed yet malnourished. For others diet is actively feeding a disease process. By unraveling the myths surrounding food and gaining simple practical and individualized advice on eating, you can take control and make your dietary patterns work for you instead of against you. 50 min. $ 80Life Enhancement Coaching Qualified counselors give you the time and space to explore your inner world. Whether you need to reflect on certain issues, life direction, relationships or desires, or need assistance to help find out which of these is making you less happy. This session can be invaluable. 1.5 hour $ 160
  • 11. Wellness Spa GuideOpening Hours: 7 days a week from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am. to 7:00 pm. Our last Spa booking everyday is at 6:00 pm. for any one-hour treatment.Reservations: Advance reservations are recommended. A credit card number is required at the time of booking. Please arrive at the Spa 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Late arrivals will be subject to reduced treatment time because of other bookings.Special Health Considerations: Please inform our staff upon making a reservation whether you have any of the following conditions: High blood pressure, allergies, heart condition, physical ailments or disabilities, or if you are pregnant. We also recommend that alcohol not to be consumed before or immediately after your treatment.Dress Code: The Spa will provide the appropriate attire for you during your visit.Valuables: Management is not responsible for any damage or loss of valuables that are brought into the Spa. Jewelry and valuables should be left in the Safe Deposit Box at your hotel room.
  • 12. Mobile Phones: For the comfort of all our guests, you will be asked to switch off your mobile phone while visiting Asclepios. Lockable storage is provided in our dressing rooms.Gift Vouchers: For the ideal gift or special occasion treat a friend or loved one to an exclusive pampering session with our Spa Gift Voucher. Our receptionist will be pleased to assist you in selecting your choice of treatments. 24-hour advance notice is required.Cancellation Policy: A 50% charge will be made for treatments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice prior to appointment.No Show: Full treatment charge will be applied.Arrival for appointment: As a Wellness Spa guest you are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment, in order to have time to complete our Asclepios Spa rituals and enjoy our facility and amenities.Female or male therapist: Yes, we have both female and male therapists, however you must request your preference in advance to ensure availability.Late for my Treatments:
  • 13. If you are late for your appointment you must sign an agreement whereby you accept to take only the time remaining of your service. Depending on the duration of your treatment, a late arrival could be considered a no-show. Asclepios Wellness Spa Rules The use of Spa facilities is limited to guests who are undergoing therapies or treatments in our Day Spa,to our Special Program Guests or to our members. Share public space respectfully by observing silence or being quietly talkative, keeping mindful of thecomfort of others. Please refrain from smoking or introducing food into the Spa. Because of health and safety reasons,treatments cannot be delivered to guests under influence of alcohol, tranquilizers, or other drugs that causedrowsiness or that raise or lower the blood pressure. For your safety, remember to wear sandals or appropriate shoe wear at the Spa and surrounding areas. For your comfort and privacy, the use of mobile phones, video or photographic equipment is strictlyforbidden at our Spa You are in a professional spa therapy operation; do not expect anything other than therapeutic orwellness spa services.
  • 14. SuggestionsIt is not advisable to use the spa right after a heavy meal.Do not shave right before a body scrub treatment and avoid sunburns as they might limit yourtreatment options.You can talk during the treatment or stay quiet, as you choose. The therapist will follow your lead. Thebest choice is to remain quiet and enjoy the treatment.Feel free to give the therapist feedback as to your comfort at anytime during your treatment –whether you would like changes to the massage pressure, the music, the temperature, or anyparticular attention to special troubled areas. The therapist will make the necessary adjustment.Relax, yet respect that the room must be prepared and used for the next guest; so be aware that youmust vacate treatment room upon completion of service within a reasonable amount of time. Weinvite you to continue to relax while enjoying our relaxation area lounge chairs.