Massage

Woman having a relaxing massage

We have a diverse group of massage options here at The Upper Hand Day Spa. Each massage has its own special benefit and purpose. To make it easier to navigate we have broken it down into two categories; Western Philosophy and Eastern Philosophy. You will notice that some of our massage services are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute, 90 minute and 120 minute sessions. There are some massage services that do not have a 30 minute or 45 minute option. For these particular massage techniques, our therapists have found that you should do a minimum of 60 minutes or longer in order to be truly effective.

Therapeutic Massage has many benefits. Massage encourages the body to transition from being highly activated into the “rest and digest” mode. Massage lowers blood pressure, aids in the circulation of lymph and blood, relieves stress and reduces pain. It also improves joint mobility and flexibility, reduces post-surgical and post-injury adhesions as well as swelling and improves psychological well-being. Individuals should not receive massage when they have a fever. Likewise, when feeling ill it is best to postpone massage until you are feeling better. You should not receive a massage within 4 hours from having taken any type of prescription strength pain medication, nor within 12 hours of drinking an alcoholic beverage.

Take a moment to look over the different types of massage that we offer at The Upper Hand Day Spa, then let us help schedule a treatment that is right for you!