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July 2011

CosquilleArte, the World's First Tickle Spa, Debuts in Madrid

Tickle Your Senses

CosquilleArte's Reception Room, in Madrid, Spain
CosquilleArte's Reception Room

The world's first tickle spa recently opened in Madrid, Spain. But rather than titillating guests or making them laugh, CosquilleArte, which roughly translates as 'tickle art,' aims to relax. This is done via a gentle form of massage using fingertips and feathers. While tickle therapy does not apply strong pressure to the body in order to loosen tense muscles, as in traditional massage, it is more than skin deep. Treatments aim to engage the mind as much as the body, allowing spa goers to deeply connect with themselves and find mind-body harmony.

CosquilleArte is the world's first spa to use tickle therapy CosquilleArte employs gentle massage treatments as part of its tickle therapy
Tickle therapy
Gentle massage

CosquilleArte offers five treatment options. ExpressArte (€12) lasts only fifteen minutes, allowing guests to choose where they would like to be tickled, such as on the head, back, arms etc. PausArte (€25) lasts for thirty minutes, allowing enough time for guests to slow down and experience stress relief. OlvidArte (€45) lasts for a whole hour. Only two treatment options are explicitly described as massages: FascinArte and EmparejArte — the latter translates as 'match art.' Each of these treatments lasts either for 30 minutes (€50) or 60 minutes (€90) and involves two massage therapists. With FascinArte, guests are massaged by four hands, whereas EmparejArte is a couples massage. The EmparejArte treatment, which includes a glass of Champagne, is described as a feast for all five senses. Tickle therapy is proving so popular that CosquilleArte is planning to open spas in other Spanish cities.

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