New, full, half, waxing, waning, crescent, gibbous. The phases of the moon are enough to change the tides, so it’s no wonder that it’s believed that they also have the power to affect change in our lives. Spas around the world have tapped into the transformative power of the moon cycle and have developed treatments and classes so you can tap into it as well!
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Spa guests can book the Full Moon or New Moon Ritual when staying at the resort. The Full Moon Ritual (3 hours; $370) focuses on the waxing phase of the moon, the time leading up to a full moon. This is an ideal time to nurture and calm your body and mind. A scrub of rose, jasmine, and sandalwood oils preps the body for an energy-balancing Chakra Crystal Massage and a Bliss Facial. The New Moon Ritual (2.5 hours; $340) aligns with the moon’s waning phase which is the optimal time for internal and external detoxification. A marine algae salt scrub cleanses and energizes the body’s biomagnetic field and lymphatic system and a seaweed wrap pulls out toxins and hydrates the skin. Finally a Purifying Marine Algae facial addresses any impurities in the skin.
Mii amo, a Destination Spa
Mii amo’s moon rituals are focused on setting intentions and either welcoming something new into your life or letting go of something that’s holding you back. The Spirit of the New Moon (90 minutes; $290) is all about manifesting your deepest desires. Your treatment starts with a foot bath while you write down your intention for the coming months, then you enjoy a full-body and scalp massage to activate your intuition and inner guidance. The Spirit of the Full Moon (90 minutes; $290) on the other hand is all about releasing things that no longer serve our lives. You’ll start by writing down the thoughts and feelings you want to release and then you’ll enjoy a scalp and full-body massage with sage that has been infused with the light of the full moon. The ritual ends with a foot massage using frankincense.
OAZIA Spa Villas Bali
At OAZIA there are a full phase of lunar energy treatments to help guests tune into the rhythm of their own bodies. The Tilem, Nurture of the Dark Moon, treatment is for when your body needs retreat and core inner strength. The 120-minute treatment includes a four-hand Balinese massage, fresh fruit body mask, and an exfoliating scrub. Purnama, Light of the Full Moon, treatment is about healing and the release of stress and negative energies. It includes a contour massage to boost the lymph system and improve circulation and a body scrub. See all of OAZIA’s lunar energy treatments here.