Swedish Massage is the most common and best known type of massage. It involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and tissues with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm. This type of massage is considered to be one of the most relaxing styles. Your Registered Massage Therapist will adjust the pressure according to your sensitivity and preference.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage, is a deeper more intense massage. This technique uses slow, deep guided strokes and firm pressure designed to relieve severe tension and reach below the superficial muscles. Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and soreness in both large and small muscle groups.
A no-nonsense massage that aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue conditions. Sports Massage can enable you to move your body more freely with more flexibility and in time can improve your posture. As the name suggests, sports massage is popular with athletic individuals, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury. These are benefits we can all enjoy.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points are sore, painful spots that occur in a muscle. Most people refer to trigger points as knots. They are called trigger points because they “trigger” a painful response that often refers pain to different parts of your body. Trigger Point Massage uses concentrated finger pressure on each trigger point to prevent cycles of muscle pain and spasms. Trigger Point Massage provides benefits after just one session.
Prenatal Massage is a nurturing massage that focuses on the special needs of mothers-to-be during pregnancy. Positioning, pillows and cushions are used to enhance support, decrease pressure and increase relaxation for both body and mind. Mother and baby share in the benefits as stress and tension melt away, leaving you feeling balanced and energized. Relief of stress on feet, ankles, low back and neck, as well as reducing swelling, are all benefits of a Prenatal Massage. It is advised that you consult with your doctor to see if Prenatal Massage is right for you. Additional restrictions may apply.
Hot Stone Massage
Our Signature Massage! Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish Massage with the addition of heated stones, which helps lead to deep relaxation. Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. Hot Stone Massage is recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.
Kick back and escape with a friend or loved one with our Couple’s Massage. Two people can enjoy their massage experience together, side by side in our couple’s room. A perfect way to enjoy some quality time together. Couple’s Massage is ideal for special occasions, such as Anniversaries, Birthdays and Valentine’s Day.
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
Soothing, healing and relaxing
Unique from our Signature Hot Stone Massage, Himalayan Salt Stone Massage uses warm crystal stones to soothe away stress and tension and promotes an increased sense of well-being. The benefits you can enjoy with the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage include: relaxes, rejuvenates, stimulates circulation and promotes collagen stimuli.
Book your next massage adding Himalayan Salt Stones* for the utmost massage experience.
*Available at participating spas only.
Decompression Cupping Therapy
Our Decompression Cupping Therapy uses silicone cups to create negative pressure. Gliding cups create a release of muscle tension, increases metabolic response and enhances your therapeutic massage. As a full body service experience, cupping therapy is a slow relaxing massage that increases circulation, enhances lymphatic flow and supports deep tissue work, yet avoids classic red marks on the skin. Whether as a full body or a mini targeted massage treatment, adhesions are loosened, connective tissue is lifted and fresh blood flow is delivered to stagnant muscles and skin. Decompression Cupping Therapy may help to relieve headaches, reduce mental fatigue, and complement many of our other massage therapy modalities.
What is Decompression Cupping Therapy?
Decompression Therapy Massage is a form of cupping therapy used to promote a release in muscle tension, increase metabolic response and encourage lymphatic flow through the tissues. These effects are achieved using silicone cups, gliding continuously, creating negative pressure in the tissues, without leaving the classic red marks on the skin. As a full body treatment or mini treatment, cupping therapy is a procedure that will increase blood circulation to the tissues, rejuvenate deeper tissues without the pressure and enhance your therapeutic treatment.
Percussive Therapy Massage Enhancement
Enjoy the deepest muscle release with the world’s quietest percussive therapy device. Combining Percussive Therapy with a massage service will melt away muscle tension, soreness, tightness, and stress, all while gently calming your nervous system. The Theragun® device rapidly compresses soft tissue with depth and speed, releasing your deepest tension. Your premium companion for complete, whole-body healing. To book, select Swedish Massage and expand the Add-Ons. If your local Hand & Stone offers* percussive therapy, you will see it as an add-on.
*Available at participating spas only.
Spa enhancements are additions to your Massage service that are designed to enhance your experience with scent, texture and temperature. They are performed by our Registered Massage Therapists. Choose from any of our add-ons below.
- Muscle Soothing Therapy with Biofreeze
- Aromatherapy Scalp Massage
- Mini Cold Stone Face Massage
- Hot Towel Foot Treatment