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Spa trends 2011: Massage methods of the future

A few years ago, if a therapist had approached you with a handful of hot rocks you'd probably have run a mile! Nowadays, hot stone treatments (and the more recent addition of the amazing lava shells) are a common occurrence on many a treatment menu. But, if you thought those were weird, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Golf ball massage

Prepare yourself for the unusual, the strange and the downright bizarre in 2011 with the likes of the bamboo stick, some golf balls and even a musical instrument or two!

Stylish Spy is convinced that golf-ball massage is going to be huge in the next 12 months:

"Since the Ryder Cup and Tiger Woods' many indiscretions gripped us with golf fever, golf-ball massage has been on the increase, but this is no passing phase. The size and shape of golf balls make them an excellent and effective massage tool, and word on the spa street is they're here to stay!"

Salubrious Spy's most memorable treatment of 2010 set the precedent for things to come: Maracas

"I was apprehensive about my "Khanya of Africa" treatment at Lion Quays, but it was relaxing, invigorating and very effective, and the maracas added an extra dimension to my massage. I wouldn't be surprised to see maracas, rain sticks and other musical instruments becoming a more prominent feature on spa menus. So long as they stay away from accordions!"

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