Even if you do
not know adelante (forward) from atrás (backwards), you can get a taste
of tango in Argentina without ever stepping foot on the dance floor.
the fast-paced steps for a therapist’s relaxing hands at the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires,
where the Porteño Tango is an 80-minute massage treatment performed in sync
with the beats of Argentinean tango music.
starts with a red wine and vitamin E exfoliant applied all over the body to
scrub away dry skin cells. The spa therapist then places hot stones along the
guest’s back to relax the muscles before starting massage strokes synchronised
to one of 16 tango tracks on a rotating playlist. Deep tissue massage can also
be added at the guest’s request. The treatment ends with
a shiatsu foot massage where pressure is applied to acupuncture points that
allow for the better flow of energy throughout the body.
treatment is not for the faint of heart.
“The tango massage is a strong one,” said Vanesa Rigel, spa assistant
manager at the Four Seasons. “We absolutely recommend this treatment for those
who want to feel an energetic massage and for those that want to know more
about Argentinean culture.”
Tango costs 1,080 Argentine pesos, and can also be booked as a couples’
treatment for those who do not want to leave their partner solo on the dance