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Aphrodite body packs, luxurious cream and vanilla treatments – you’ll feel like you’re living the life of a character in The Arabian Nights. And in a sense, you will be! With the difference that our story is set on Margaret Island, the place in Budapest where you can find wellness treatments that are sought by vacationers from all over the world. Don’t waste time hesitating, when you could be relaxing in the Cleopatra baths!
List of Wellness massages (18 items)
This ancient massage actually has its origins in India. The founder of this art was an Indian Doctor, Jivaka Kumar Bhaka, who was a contemporary of Buddha. The massage is conducted in light clothing, on a special mattress lying on the floor. It is a full body massage, during which the masseur uses steady and precisely-directed pressing actions on the pressure points of the body, combined with passive stretching movements. Massaging these pressure points removes energy blockages and removes pain in the joints, spine and muscles. The massage also helps strengthen the nervous system, increases mobility/ flexibility, and improves blood and lymph circulation.
Foot massage is different from reflexology (See Physiotherapy: Foot Reflex Massage).. The foot massage is a gentle, general massage with Swedish massage techniques concentrated on the feet, ankles and toes. The massage is conducted on a normal massage bed with the feet slightly raised. It has the effect of improving blood circulation, and releasing tension, tiredness and stiffness in the feet and ankles. This treatment is recommended after a long day or tiring journey
The revitalizing aromatic massage is conducted on a massage bed whilst the masseur massages part or all of the body. The massage uses Swedish techniques in combination with aroma oils. Different aroma oils are used in our different spa locations, for example Peppermint, Rosemary and Lemon oil in a Hazelnut oil base. Our revitalizing aromatic massage is effective in improving blood circulation, the oxygen supply to the tissues, muscle flexibility and in refreshing and reviving the body. The time of the massage depends very much on you, but is generally available in 20-minute sessions that can be extended according to your wishes.
The relaxing aromatic massage is conducted on a massage bed whilst the masseur massages part or all of the body. This is a slow massage with Swedish techniques that uses steady stroking movements of the hand in combination with aroma oils. Different aroma oils are used in our various spa locations. Our Relaxing Aromatic Massage is effective in releasing tension in the joints and tissues, improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation and built-up tension. The time of the massage depends very much on you, but is generally available in 20-minute sessions that can be extended according to your wishes.
This massage uses two rolled up towels soaked in hot water. The massage targets the back using the heat from the towels and a special rolling action, with the masseur firmly rolling the towels across the neck, shoulders and down the back to the sacrum in one continuous action. The treatment is excellent for reducing stress in the back, and releasing tension and pain. This makes a refreshing alternative to other standard massages, but can also be used in conjunction with other relaxation and massage treatments (See: Dolce Vitae Massage)..
This treatment is conducted lying in a comfortable position. A relaxing massage technique is applied with gentle pumping and stroking movements to the face, forehead, nose, eyes and ears. The same technique is also used on the nape or back of the neck. This massage gently reduces stress and tension and is recommended after a stressful day, stiffness after a long journey, or after working on the computer for a long stretch.
This special massage uses stroking techniques, applied in a special technique to the skin using a brush of half bristles. This action helps increase blood circulation in the skin and removes dead cells from the upper skin layer. This leaves the skin surface smooth and receptive for other treatments. It is therefore often used as a preparation treatment for some packs (See Further relaxation treatments: Aphrodite Pack). Owing also to its effect as a metabolism stimulator, it can be used as part of a detoxification or anti-cellulite treatment.
This treatment begins with a relaxing aroma massage (See: Relaxing Aromatic Massage). This is a slow massage technique that uses steady stroking movements of the hand with relaxing aroma oils. It is then followed by a hot towel back massage (See: Hot Towel Back Massage) for 20 minutes, using two rolled up towels soaked in hot water. The massage targets the back muscles, using the heat from the towels in a special rolling action. The masseur firmly rolls the towels across the neck, shoulders and down the back to the sacrum in one continuous action. It finishes with a short relaxation back massage. The combination of both treatments helps improve muscle flexibility, blood circulation, built-up emotional stress in the back, and releases tension and pain.
The de luxe massage is a relaxation massage, based on Swedish massage techniques for 50 minutes. This is a slow massage that uses steady stroking movements of the hand in combination with aroma oils. Different aroma oils are used in our various spa locations, for example: Lavender, Tangerine, and Orange flower in a Hazelnut oil base. Our relaxing aromatic massage is effective in releasing tension in the joints and tissues, improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation and built up tension.
Shiatsu is an old, traditional Japanese healing method which is carried out on the floor in loose clothing. (Shiatsu in Japanese means ‘finger pressure’). Unlike the massages of the West that focus on kneading and friction, pressure and stretching are the techniques used in Shiatsu. The masseur uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and feet on the body’s acupuncture points along what are considered the body’s meridians or energy channels. In Shiatsu, it is believed that disease is a result of blocked or unbalanced energy in these channels, and the pressure applied in the massage helps to release it. Shiatsu massages are effective in treating many conditions, particularly respiratory and digestive problems, as well as headaches.
Hot stone therapy is a variation on classic massage therapy. Massage oil is first applied to the body, which allows the stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. The stones used are normally lava or basalt, a type of rock rich in iron that retains heat. These stones are heated to a suitable temperature and used to massage the back. After the massage with the stones is completed, the treatment continues with a normal massage using Swedish techniques. When this is completed, the hot stones may then be placed on key points on the body and left for a short period of time. Depending on the length on the massage, this can then be repeated on the front section of the body. The massage is effective for back pain, poor circulation, stress relief and tension.
This superior relaxation massage utilizes two masseurs who have been especially trained to work in harmony with one other, four hands in synch, resulting in what must be the most luxurious of massages. This 40 minute treatment concentrates on every part of the body from head to toe and it starts with a combined Relaxing Head and Face massage and Foot massage at the same time. It is then followed by a relaxing massage on the legs and arms and then on the back, the masseurs working in tandem with synchronized, rhythmic movements. The treatment finishes with one masseur concentrating on the pectoral girdle and the other the sole of the feet sole resulting in an unbelievable recharging sensation. The positive effect of this ‘massage of all massages’ is a sensation of total relaxation and rejuvenation.
This massage is performed with a massage cream made from famous Hungarian wines, and is considered a Hungarian speciality. The basis of the massage is a relaxing massage technique, which, depending on the duration of treatment, is applied to the back or over the entire body. The effect of the massage depends on the active ingredient content of the wine cream and can be skin nourishing or regenerating, relaxing and energising at the same time.
The difference between this treatment and a normal relaxing aromatic massage is that we purposely use essential Lavender oil from the ancient Monastery of Pannonhalma based on an ancient Hungarian recipe. The relaxation effect is generated through special active ingredients in the massage oil and the absorption of the Lavender essences. This treatment uses slow Swedish massage techniques with steady stroking movements of the hand to relieve muscle tension caused by stress. Our Lavender Oil Massage is effective in releasing tension in the joints and tissues, improving muscle flexibility and blood circulation and releasing built up tension. The remaining oil is given to the guest after the treatment for home usage and as a souvenir and memento of Hungary.
This magical, pampering treatment uses a candle massage oil in a special ceramic pitcher designed especially for the light appliance of the oil which contains a variety of scents. Before the start of the treatment, guests are able to choose the appropriate fragrance to suit their mood. The solid palm oil turns liquid after being heated. The candle massage oil has a superb skin softening and protecting effect. By the end of the treatment, the skin becomes velvety-soft, flexible and pleasantly-scented, while the body is physically, energetically, and mentally recharged.
This aroma cup contains argan oil and gold dust, which is lit and changes to liquid gold before your very eyes. Our guests are spoiled during the treatment with this heated "liquid gold", combined with sophisticated massage movements. The unique features of skin-nourishing argan oil are its 80% essential fatty acid and its high Vitamin E content. It increases oxygen supply to the skin, provides elasticity to the skin, regenerating and binding free radicals, and helps restore the skin's hydration. The soothing warmth and perfumed fragrance of the liquid gold is nothing short of enchanting. After using – just as if you had stepped out of Cleopatra's shrine - the skin becomes silky to the touch, bewitchingly attractive, golden shiny, and fragrant.
The special effects of this treatment combine both the benefits of massage with an effective skin treatment for the foot. The skin on the soles, which can often be cracked and dry, are softened with Heavenly Linden Cream from our owned labeled line of Danubius Care Collection beauty products. This rich protective cream is an excellent product for foot massages, being absorbed completely into the skin, softening the soles of the feet. The active elements in the cream replace the fat content of the skin helping to preserve its softness. This treatment is recommended for tired feet after a long day or tiring journey, using Swedish massage techniques concentrated on the feet, ankles and toes. The massage has the effect of improving blood circulation, releasing tension, tiredness and stiffness. The remaining cream is handed to the guest after the treatment for home usage and as a souvenir and memento of Hungary.
The beneficial, relaxing effects of a chocolate-honey massage are combined with a traditional dry brush massage. The dry bush massage exfoliation prepares the skin for the absorption of the nourishing ingredients of a unique chocolate-honey solution. This is a full body treatment and includes the abdomen (so please let us know before the treatment if you would prefer not have the stomach included!). The chocolate-honey solution is then applied onto the skin where it has a nourishing, antioxidant effect, and then a deep, relaxation massage is performed. Because the chocolate-honey solution turns into a soft emulsion with water, it does not leave any oil on skin or fabric. To maximize its nourishing effects you should refrain from swimming or any water based treatments for at least three hours after the treatment. Not only will your skin feel silky smooth, but it will also have an irresistible chocolate fragrance!
List of Wellness baths (8 items)
This treatment is carried out in a bath, sometimes with soft whirling water at a temperature of about 34 °C. To this different herbs and oils are added depending on the effect desired. For relaxation the unique extracts from different plants. These extracts combined with the effects of the warm water help ease tension in the muscles and release stress. The bath is normally combined with massage or an alternative wellness treatment.
This treatment is carried out in a bath of soft whirling water at a temperature of 34 °C Milk and honey are used as a basis for this treatment and are added to the water. Honey is known to contain a large concentration of natural minerals, trace elements and vitamins. It also has a smoothing, antibacterial effect on the skin and the skin feels noticeably soft and smooth after this treatment. In addition the soft massaging water helps the body to relax and unwind. The Cleopatra bath is generally recommended after a dry brush massage (See Massage: Traditional Dry Brush Massage).
Alkali salts and soda bicarbonate are sprinkled into a bath full of softly swirling pleasantly hot water at a temperature of 34 °C. It restores the pH of the body’s skin acidified from pollutants, significantly supporting the detoxification of the whole body in addition to leaving the skin feeling silky. Plenty of liquid and 15 minutes relaxation is very important after the treatment followed by a skin refreshing shower.
Our aroma bath for couples is carried out in a large bath of soft whirling water at a temperature of about 36 -38 °C. For a deep relaxation experience we add different herbs and oils to the water. The extracts from the herbs and oils combine with the massage effects of the warm water help ease tension in the muscles and release stress. The uniqueness of this treatment is that couples can enjoy a treatment at the same and truly use this spa experience to have quality time together. The aroma bath is best complemented with another treatment such as a massage or an alternative wellness treatment.
The beer bath is well known from the Middle Ages for its rejuvenating and regenerating effects. The bath is enriched with hop and grain extracts, high in vitamin B and the foam generated from the bath helps to pamper and revive the skin. Natural almond oil results in the skin becoming silky soft and fresh. The uniqueness of this treatment is in the fragrance of the oil which is sweet, but with a pleasant slight bitter twang.
Mixed to a pleasantly warm bubble bath of 34 °C, bath oil is added containing red wine and grape extracts. Different to the simple red wine bath which uses actual wine, this special oil creates a relaxing, pampering foam in the tub. The oil from the red grape is exceptionally high in natural anti – oxidants, helping to delay skin aging and improve skin elasticity. The treatment helps to regenerate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, the oil’s special ingredients having an anti – cellulite influence.
This treatment is carried out in a bath at the relaxing temperature of around 34 °C with Lavender Bath Salts brought directly from the Monastery of Pannonhalma, based on an ancient Hungarian recipe.
Lavender, grown on the slopes of the hill on which the Monastery stands is known for its relaxing and calming effects. During the treatment the dried lavender flowers float the water’s surface. The reason for the intense relaxation sensation experienced during the treatment comes from the essential Lavender oil, as its active ingredients are absorbed deeply into the skin, combined with the pleasant temperature of the water. The bath is effective for releasing tension in the muscles and tissues helping to relieve stress. This Aroma Bath with Lavender is generally recommended before a Lavender Oil Massage
Further relaxation treatments
Further relaxation treatments
List of Further relaxation treatments (5 items)
The wellness mud pack is an excellent therapy for replenishing lost minerals from the body and cleaning out the pores of the skin. The warm mud is packed directly onto the skin and left for 20 minutes. During the treatment the capillaries enlarge letting in the small particles of mud that are washed away at the end of the treatment with any waste products from the skin. Because of the gentle heat and chemical components of the mud, it is a perfect therapy to combat stress, tiredness and nerve problems. The microelements of the mud also have a peeling effect, which removes dead skin, making it feel smooth and revived afterwards. The wellness mud pack is different to the traditional mud pack (See Packs: Mud Pack) in that the quality of the mud is smoother and it is applied at a lower temperature and a thinner layer.
The infrasauna is different to a normal sauna in that the infrared light which is used, (similar to the rays of the sun), heats only the body and not the air in the sauna chamber. This means that the temperature of the chamber only reaches about 38 °C making it a suitable treatment for guests who dislike the heat intensity of the traditional sauna or who have cardiovascular complications. This heat, generated by the rays, penetrates through the skin to produce a heat deep in the body. The direct result of the treatment is improved blood circulation, detoxification through perspiration, a strengthened immune system and a feeling of relaxation. The heat also leads to a dilation of blood vessels that increases the oxygen supply to the joints, hence fastening the healing process.
This treatment begins with a dry brush massage (See Massage: Traditional Dry Brush Massage). This special massage uses stroking techniques applied in a special way to the skin, using a brush of half bristles. This action helps increase the blood circulation in the skin capillaries and removes from upper skin layer dead cells leaving the skin surface smooth and receptive. The body is then covered with a special cream containing whipped cream, honey and orange oil and wrapped. This cream wrap is left for 20 minutes whilst the nutrients from the honey and cream are absorbed into the skin. Following the rest, the non absorbed cream is massaged into the body.
This skin renewing therapy has been created from an old Hungarian folk recipe. Sea salt and fruit brandy are mixed together with massage oil to create a special thick body scrub. Using smooth movements the mixture is gently massaged into the skin over the whole body. The salt granules naturally remove the dead skin cells and this combined with the vitamin fruit brandy stimulates the blood circulation in the skin. The result is clean, soft, velvety skin. The treatment ends with a 20 minute bath with alkaline salts.
In this 20-minute-long fish pedicure tiny Garra Rufa fish pamper your feet underwater with a micro-massage. The fish delicately remove dead skin cells during the treatment, rejuvenating your feet, which become soft and smooth following the treatment. The fish remove calluses and dead epidermal skin on the soles of the feet through pinching and sucking, which is a much gentler compared to mechanical or chemical methods. During cleaning, the fish inject a special enzyme into the cleansed surface that promotes a rapid regeneration of the skin. The water is sterilised and the water and fish are regularly replaced, ensuring the highest level of hygiene. Fish pedicures pleasantly relax the feet, reducing the feeling of fatigue and making the skin softer. The treatment also has a beneficial effect on eczema, psoriasis, and corns alike. It is also recommended for diseases of the joints, muscle damage, and neurological disorders. However, it is strictly prohibited for any type of viral, fungal, or bacterial disease on the feet, or feet that have open wounds or cuts.
List of Fitness (3 items)
At Danubius we operate our own brand of fitness clubs under the name of Danubius Premier (See: https://www.premierfitness.hu/en). These clubs offer fully equipped fitness centers with membership for outside guests. Each club has a wide range of strength and cardio equipment, pools and saunas and the latest trend in exercise classes (See: Exercise Classes). Friendly, multi-lingual staff are on hand to give advice and assist in devising fitness programs (See: Personal Fitness Consultation). In some of our spa locations, we offer a smaller version of a Danubius Premier Fitness Club, these have been branded under the name ‘Danubius Premier Fitness Studios’. In each studio you will find a variety of professional cardio and strength equipment, enough to offer a full-body complete fitness workout.
In our Danubius Premier Fitness locations we offer the possibility of a fitness consultation. During the consultation the instructor will conduct a screening to determine your fitness level and if you have any risk factors. This will include a blood pressure and heart rate reading and an assessment of your weight, body mass index and waist/hip ratio. Following the consultation they will also discuss your goals and help you design a program to help you achieve them. The fitness consultation normally includes demonstrations and coaching on how to use the equipment. A follow up consultation is advised two months later. https://www.premierfitness.hu/en
This is a standard fitness exercise class encompassing a basic warm up mobilization and stretch, some cardio and toning exercises followed by a cool down and developmental stretching. All guests are advised to check with the doctor, or have fitness assessment with one of our fitness instructors before carrying out any fitness class. https://www.premierfitness.hu/en
List of Exercise classes (6 items)
Aqua fitness is different to water rehabilitation (See Physiotherapy: Water Rehabilitation) in that its focus is not just mobilization, flexibility and rehabilitation. Here, a number of exercises are incorporated into the class using large muscle groups that increase heart rate thereby giving the body a cardio work out. Regular exercise of the cardiovascular system has been proven to reduce heart disease, lower blood pressure, help weight loss and reduce the risk of many diseases. Aqua fitness uses the resistance of water to exercise the body as well as resulting in minimum stress being placed upon the joints. In addition to improving the cardiovascular fitness of the body, using certain water-based equipments, muscle-toning exercises are often incorporated into the class. All fitness classes begin with warm up and stretching, before beginning the more intensive exercises. Classes likewise end with a cool down and developmental stretching.
Regular exercise of the cardiovascular system has been proven to reduce heart disease, lower blood pressure, help weight loss and reduce the risk of many diseases. In addition it helps speed up the body’s metabolism. To exercise the cardiovascular system it is necessary to use large muscle groups such as the legs. Based on this principle step aerobic combines traditional aerobic movements (See: Aerobic) with small steps up onto a purpose built step. With an increased fitness level these steps can be heightened. Step aerobics are an extremely comprehensive aerobic and cardiovascular workout and are therefore only advised for persons with a good level of basic fitness. All fitness classes begin with warm up and stretching, before beginning the more intensive exercises. Classes likewise end with a cool down and developmental stretching.
Regular exercise of the cardiovascular system has been proven to reduce, heart disease, lower blood pressure, help weight loss and reduce the risk of many diseases. In addition it helps speed up the body’s metabolism. To exercise the cardiovascular system it is necessary to use large muscle groups. Aerobics uses dance movements and rhythmical stepping, directly targeting the large muscle groups of the body, which in turn work the heart and respiratory system. All fitness classes begin with warm up and stretching before beginning the more intensive exercises. Classes likewise end with a cool down and developmental stretching. https://www.premierfitness.hu/en
Joseph Pilates developed his concept in England whilst interred during the First World War, basing his principles on yoga and Tai Chi (See: Yoga, Tai Chi). Whilst working in a hospital he began devising equipment to rehabilitate his patients, taking springs from beds and rigging them to create resistance. Pilates is mainly taught on a mat, sometimes using specialist equipment that has changed little from the original hospital bedsprings. Practiced faithfully Pilates yields numerous benefits, including increased lung capacity, strength, flexibility, posture and balance. The balance and control taught in Pilates helps in all areas of ones life. His methods are so successful that all types of people now use them from ballet dancers to rugby players.
The word yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where it originated – the union of mind, body and spirit. Many people think that yoga is stretching, but whilst stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating a balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through a series of poses, each of which has specific physical benefits. These poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement, or slowly to increase stamina and improve the alignment. In addition to these poses, yoga classes may include instruction on breathing or meditation.
Nordic walking is derived from cross-country skiing and its principle is based on using two specially designed poles whilst walking. This means that during the workout the upper body is utilized, resulting in a more intensive cardio workout compared to normal walking. However because of the support from the walking sticks, you do not feel you are working out at such a high intensity, meaning a lower ‘perceived rate of exertion’. In addition, the exercise works the arms, shoulders, upper chest and back muscles through a full range of movement, lengthening muscles that are often tight. The poles are also good support and they provide stability if you have balance, knee or leg problems. https://www.premierfitness.hu/en