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Soap and loofah massage in the sauna

Soap and loofah massage - is a procedure commonly performed in traditional Russian baths (saunas). It is a special type of massage that combines the use of soap and a special loofah brush.

Here's how the soap and loofah massage usually goes in the sauna:

  1. Preparation for the procedure: The patient enters the sauna to warm up. This helps to open the pores of the skin and prepare it for the massage.
  2. Application of soap: The massage starts with the application of a special soap to the skin, which lathers well. This soap usually contains natural ingredients such as oils or plant extracts, which help soften the skin and facilitate the gliding of the loofah brush.
  3. Loofah massage: The loofah is a special brush, usually made of linen or cotton, with a handle for ease of use. The masseur uses the loofah to massage the patient's body, making circular movements and applying some pressure. This process helps to remove dead skin cells, improve blood circulation, and relax muscles.
  4. Rinsing and removal: After the massage, the skin is rinsed with warm water to remove the soap and skin residues. This also helps to relax the muscles and cool the skin after the procedure.
  5. Rest and hydration: After the massage, it is recommended to allow the skin to rest and absorb moisture. The patient can take a shower or stay in the sauna for some more time to fully relax. After that, it is recommended to use moisturizing products for the skin to maintain its softness and smoothness.

Soap and loofah massage not only contributes to improving the appearance of the skin but also helps to relax, reduce tension, and stress, making it a popular procedure in saunas and spa centers.