Eastern Philosophy Massage
The Eastern Massage approach is more from an energy point of view. Listed below are several of the more popular types of Eastern massage services that are offered here at The Upper Hand Day Spa. These traditional massage techniques originate from places such as China, Japan, Thailand and India and involves healing based on energy flow and balance. The therapists works to attain intergration of energy in the human mind and body.
Four Handed Massage
A signature therapy at The Upper Hand, the four handed massage incorporates the skills of two therapists who work in synchrony to perform this full body massage. By working both sides of the body simultaneously, this treatment is the ultimate in balancing the body's flow of energy promoting deep relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. This unique massage originates from the Indian ayurvedic principles. Therapists use a variety of massage techniques, aromatherapy infused hot towels, and warmed herbal oils to help make this a massage you won't forget, and can tailor the session to meet the needs of the client such as more focus on the back or legs. This therapy starts with 50 minutes of massage on the body and finishes with the last 10 minutes on the head, neck, shoulders and the feet being worked simultaneously.
1 hr / $160 90 minutes / $220
Thai Yoga Massage (Floor) Traditional
Performed on a special floor mat, the client wears loose, comfortable clothes that allow for movement. This therapy includes a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's "Sen" or energy lines and pressure points. Deep tissue stretching is involved for the major muscle groups. Helps relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, boost the immune system and balance the body energetically. The session is meant to be a fluid dance and an expression of loving service, delivered without force or pain.
1 hr / $85 90 minutes / $115 120 minutes / $145
Stretch Therapy Massage Incorporating elements of Thai massage techniques, but performed on the massage table, client wears loose, comfortable clothes that allow for ease of movement. Clients leave feeling relaxed and energized. The session is meant to help individuals increase their flexibility and mobility.
1 hr / $80 90 minutes / $110
Muscle Melt Massage
This Signature Massage is a combined blend of Deep Tissue work along with Myofascial Release and Stretching Techniques focusing on relieving tension in areas of the back, neck, shoulders and scalp. Your experience begins with you lying on a heated table and having moist hot towels placed on areas of tension. We apply our special Muscle Melt Liniment with over 37 ingredients, on those aching muscles to release spasms, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and ease pain. Heated River Stones and Chilled Marble Stones are used to flush out toxins & reduce inflammation. Add a 30 minute Infrared Sauna session prior to this massage for a total Moist & Dry Heat experience for only $25 more. A one hour session is adequate for two to three focus areas. For a full body experience we recommend the 90 minute or Two Hour session.
1 hr / $115 90 minutes / $145 120 minutes / $175
Tian Di Bamboo Massage
Tian Di bamboo massage is an innovative style of massage, which contains the wisdom and application of ancient Chinese principles. Tian Di bamboo massage goes beyond the physical experience and touches the energetic spririt. For the Chinese as it is with other cultures, bamboo symbolizes gentleness, modesty, and serenity. Bamboo sticks or (CHO sticks) are used during the massage and are one with the therapist’s hands. Benefits vary with each client. Bamboo massage helps move your natural energy or (Qi) throughout your body. It helps the negative energy flow out of your body through detoxification. Bamboo massage is great for circulation, sore muscles and trigger points. Tian Di bamboo massage is energetic and relaxing, sometimes freeing the client from pain, weakness, and stress.
1 hr / $85 90 minutes / $115
Massage Cupping is a vast modality that the ancient Chinese used for healing and is still a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine or (TCM) today. A partial vacuum is created in the cups that have been placed on the skin by means of suction that draws up underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. TCM teaches us that cupping can penetrate the tissue four inches deep into the body: causing tissues to release toxins or (negative Qi). Benefits of cupping will vary with each client. Massage Cupping relieves what is called “stagnation” in TCM terms, and is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and many other musculoskeletal pain. It can help with weight loss, spider veins and treat stretch marks.
30 minutes / $50
Tian Di Bamboo & Cupping Massage Combination
For maximum benefit try this great combination of the two above mentioned services; that helps to energize, relax and detoxify the body all at the same time. This is a great addition to our body wrap services for cellulite and detoxification.
1 hr / $95 90 minutes / $125 120 minutes / $155
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
We've taken a traditional Hot Stone Massage and given it a unique twist. Himalayan pink salt is harvested from deep within the ancient Himalayan mountain range of Pakistan. It is considered by many to be the purest, cleanest salt in the world. Its crystalline structure is superior and easily metabolized by the body. When warmed, the negative ion potential of the stone is ignited, thereby releasing a life generating power for the body and our central nervous system. Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage include: deep relaxation, reduced inflammation of the tissues, and improved sleep. It has an energetic effect on the body and creates a sense of well being.
1 hr / $95 90 minutes / $125
Sticks & Stones Massage
This Massage combines all the benefits of the Tian Di Bamboo massage along with the benefits of our Healing Stone Massage. Utilizing the benefits of warmth and positive energy flow this massage melts away all your tension and leaves you feeling very relaxed and ready to face the world again.
1 hr / $95 90 minutes / $125 120 minutes / $155
Reflexology is both a science and an art. Ancient cultures followed the long-established principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the major glands, organs, and parts of the body. Stimulating or "working" these reflex areas properly can open blocked energy pathways. Opening these pathways can help reduce stress, induce deep relaxation, improve circulation and increase energy. The ultimate goal is to help the body become more balanced and experience a sense of well-being at all levels.
30 min / $45 45 min / $60 1 hr / $75