A massage is commonly sought after as solely a luxurious experience, but recent studies show that they are more than just a want, they are a need. Massages are proven to have multiple health benefits including reduced stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed, they are also found to be helpful with chronic diseases; mental and physical.
With studies proving the need for regular massages, the trends of these treatments have transformed. People are seeking out quick, low-cost massages whether it’s out of clinics or hospitals. While these quick-stops may do the job for the time being, Glacial Waters Spa at Grand View Lodge emphasizes the importance of the full relaxation experience when getting your treatment. Thus, treating your body and mind both mentally and physically.
Upon your arrival at Glacial Waters Spa you will have time in our changing room, which consists of a sauna, steam room, showers, luxurious products and more. You will also get your own locker, a soft, comfortable robe and slippers. Your therapist will personally greet you and discuss your needs for your service starting with a sensory journey. This journey allows you to experience a range of Aveda pure flower and plant aromas, known as aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy dates back as far as 3,500 BC as a practice of using natural oil extracts to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these oils is known to stimulate brain functions and promote whole-body healing. Your body knows best; listen to it and discover which aromas can help find your balance. When you come across an aroma that evokes an instinctual “ahh,” you’re found your balancing scent. This scent will be used throughout the process of your massage to cater your needs.
Each of our massages has the same initial goal. They will reduce the buildup of hormones that increase over time and lead to sleeplessness, headaches and even digestion issues. Our talented therapists cater your service to best meet your needs, choosing from any of our variety of massages; relaxation, deep tissue or hot stone. Each massage has a unique goal of relaxation.
The most basic of our massages is the Relaxation Massage. Your muscles will release chemical build up and let go of the tension they hold. It is designed to induce complete relaxation for your full body. This massage can be taken to another level with Deep Tissue treatment. By adding hot stones to a massage, the muscles further relax.
The Deep Tissue Massage focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles while accomplishing all that the relaxation massage does. This works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore movement. This massage is designed to focus on people who need more intense work done to their body.
Our Hot Stone Massage therapy releases tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation. The direct heat of the stones allows your therapist to access a deeper muscle layer. It expands the blood vessels and can even have a sedative effect on chronic pain bringing you to a new level of relaxation.
Whatever your needs, our trained professionals are sure to cater. Following your service, the relaxation doesn’t have to end. Continue to lessen your stress in front of the fire in our relaxation room, or detoxify in the steam room or sauna.
There are many ways to get the benefits you need out of a massage, but we find that the ultimate experience gives you the best results. At Glacial Waters Spa it is our goal to keep you well, mentally and physically. To view all of our services go here. If you fall in love with our products as much as we have, check out the retail store on your way out.