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Popular spa treatments

Popular spa treatments

Going to the spa one of the best ways to relieve stress and tension. However, with so many amazing spa treatments it may be difficult to decide which ones to get, particularly if it’s your first visit to the spa. Here’re a list popular spa treatments that are a must for every spa news goer.

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Facials

Facials are one of the most popular spa treatments worldwide. Not only can the right facial make your face feel amazingly soft, but they can also diminish the lookof fine lines and wrinkles, restore a youthful glow to your complexion and even treat common skin problems like acne. And with so many different kinds of vehicles will be sure to find the one that’s right for your skin type and tone.

Pedicures – Manicures – Massages

Whether you opt for the traditional Swedish massage or require a comprehensive deep tissue treatment getting a massage one of the best things you can do for your body. Only do massages relieve stress and tension from your muscles and Joints they also improve your circulation which can improve and expedite healing. It is because of this that getting regular massages is recommended for those with chronic pain such as sciatica.

Mud baths – Microdermabrasion – Body wraps

Body wraps can dramatically soften your skin while removing impurities from your body. In addition, you can find body wraps that are specially formulated to diminish the signs of aging or treat common skin problem like eczema.

Face and body scrub – Acupressure – Reflexology

Reflexology is the act of applying pressure to specific points and areas on your hands and feet. It is believed that each point represents an internal organ and by stimulating this area of your foot or hand that you’re improving that organ’s health. Reflexology is highly effective when it comes to relieving stress and chronic pain.

Now that you know about some of the most popular spa treatments be sure to take advantage of these amazing procedures the next time you're at the spa. And to find a fantastic spa near you, be sure to visit Groupon Pages.

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de MontaigneEssayist
(1533 – 1592)

Born in Bordeaux in southern France, Michel de Montaigne’s father oversaw his early education by hiring tutors to teach the child Latin at an early age. Allowed only to speak this language until the age of six, Montaigne then entered the Collège de Guyenne, a secondary school in Bordeaux and a center of the humanist movement in France. He stayed there until he was 16, at which point he moved on to attend the University of Toulouse, another center of French humanism and a place of fervent religious debate at the time.

Religious wars

Like other humanisticallyeducated sons of prosperous fathers, Montaigne soon made a political career. In 1554 he took a legal post at Perigeaux and a few years later he became a member of the parlement (a local court of appeals) at Bordeaux. While a member of the parlement Montaigne traveled to Paris and took part in several important missions for the king. On one of these to Rouen he witnessed the consequences of the Wars of Religion, the great civil war that afflicted France at the time. In Rouen he also saw Brazilian natives recently brought to Europe, a subject that he later exploited in his famous essay Of Cannibals. In 1565 he married a wealthy heiress, and the large fortune that she brought to their marriage made Montaigne a rich man. He had six children with his wife, but only one survived infancy. In his writings he only rarely mentions his family.

His closest personal attachments seem to have been with other leading humanists and scholars. Among these, his closest friend was Étienne de la Boétie, a French humanist with whom Montaigne worked in the parlement at Bourdeaux. Boétie’s premature death in 1563 had a lasting impact on Montaigne, and in later life, he composed his famous essay “Of Friendship” in memory of him. Another of Montaigne’s friends was the female scholar Marie de Gournay, whom Montaigne considered like an adopted daughter. Gournay edited one version of the Essays. By 1570, Montaigne had grown increasingly disillusioned with public life and he resigned his duties. A year later he took up residence at a country estate where he shut himself off for a great part of each day in a tower of the chateau to devote himself to reading, study, writing, and contemplation. Except for only brief interruptions, Montaigne remained there for the rest of his life, producing the Essays for which he became justifiably famous. Read the rest of this entry