To make your massage experience even better, we offer the following enhancements at a special discounted rate of $10:
* Hot Stones
At Solana Spa, our massage therapists are trained in multiple massage techniques, including hot stone massage. A hot stone massage can help you relax and unwind. Heated river stones are used throughout the massage session to warm the body’s tissues and relax muscle tension. The combination of heat and pressure helps penetrate into deep muscle tissue. Highly recommend for clients who experience significant muscle tension, but prefer a lighter touch.
* Aroma Therapy
Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first tool you think of to help boost your productivity and grow your business, but maybe it should be. Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are part of the limbic system and directly connect to the areas of the brain that process emotion and learning.”This is one of the reasons why so often something that we smell will trigger a memory or remind us of something or someone,” says Beverley Hawkins, owner of the Vancouver-based West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.
Essential oils not only help improve job performance but health, meaning employees are less likely to take sick time. “Essential oils have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and using them in an environment where there are a lot of people can help to keep germs at bay,” says Hawkins. Inhaling essential oils activates the hypothalamus – the area of the brain which sends messages to other parts of the body. “A simple inhalation of an aroma can cause many changes in the body,” says Hawkins, including activating the immune system, affecting blood pressure and stimulating digestion.
* Gua Sha
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.
In gua sha, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.