Pampering your health

It seems a large enough area of our body to go unnoticed, but our back is often neglected in our daily cleansing and skincare regimes.

Certainly one of the reasons for this unintended neglect is that it’s hard to reach certain areas of your back.

This is where a spa treatment is useful. A retexturising back facial is just one of the facial treatments offered at the Silver Rain Spa in the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

A facial for your back sounds bizarre; however, it makes a lot of sense when looking at the make-up of your skin.

‘We use la prairie’s microdermabrasion cream first to exfoliate the dead skin cells off your back, so that anything else we put on can get down to the deeper derma layers,’ said Yvonne Palmer, aesthetician at Silver Rain Spa.

The back is not only an important area to watch for skin problems because of it being hard to reach. Its dermalogical make-up also explains why problem areas often crop up in that area.

‘There tend to be a lot of oil glands in your back and chest, so they can break out like your face,’ Ms Palmer explained. ‘A facial includes treating your chest, but it doesn’t include your back, so we offer the Back Facial specifically for that.’

The Retexturising Back Facial at the Silver Rain Spa begins by using a fine exfoliator to buff your back and prepare it for the treatment.

A mask is applied while your scalp is massaged, and then your back is thoroughly massaged with la prairie’s Cellular Body Emulsion and Cellular Protective Body Emulsion SPF 30, which will provide sun protection all day long.

Many people have moles on their backs, so it is even more important to ensure you have adequate sun protection there.

La prairie’s Suisse De-Sensitising Soothing Mist is also used in the treatment. This mist is an alcohol-free spray toner that soothes and rebalances the skin.

Extractions, similar to those that take place in a facial, also occur if the client has acne or breakouts on their back.

Many people get this treatment if they have needs for their back, such as skin problems or conditions.

However, said Ms Palmer, many also get it because they like the massage that finishes off the treatment.

‘Many clients just like to have their back touched,’ she explained. ‘And they find the scalp and back massage extremely relaxing.’

To book an appointment at the Silver Rain Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, or for more information on the treatments they offer, phone 815-6900.