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Thai Massage. An Ancient Form of Massage at The Grand.

Thai Masasage - Grand Beauty SpaBut what IS Thai massage?!

An ancient form of massage thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago,  Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems.

How Does Thai Massage Work?

Thai massage typically works with compression — rhythmic pressing movements created to mimic the movement of a majestic elephant, highly revered in Thai culture. These movements are directed into muscle tissues while the person is […]

Thai Massage. Relax. Rejuvenate. You’ll Love it!

Developed more than 2,000 years ago in Thailand, Thai Massage remains a popular technique that incorporates aspects of yoga, acupressure, energy balancing, and massage.

Considered one of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine (which historically also included herbal practice, nutrition, and spiritual meditation), Thai massage was originally passed from teacher to teacher within the Buddhist temples, while Thai families used it as a healing folk art.

Unfortunately, much of the history of Thai massage was lost during the Burmese invasion of Thailand in 1767. Today, Thai massage continues to be a mainstay in Thai medicine, while quickly gaining a new […]

The Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

Prenatal Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.

Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).

In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep.
It is also a very special time to share between mother and baby.

Call the Grand Beauty Spa to book your massage for the mothers to be!

Alida
Therapist

The Two most Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

I’ve been a therapist for 8 years and there are two questions about massage therapy I get asked the most. I would love to put everyone’s questions and worries at ease.

1. Will massage therapy really help?

The short answer is, Yes.

Massage therapy does not heal or cure your body, but rather it gives your body support to heal itself. I can confidently answer yes to this question because at the most basic level, massage therapy relieves stress and tension in the body while increasing circulation of blood and lymph. So whether you are looking for relief from a particular health issue […]

Blissful Relaxation at The Grand Beauty Spa. That’s a Wrap!

THAT’S A WRAP.

In some places, that statement means that the project is completed.

At The Grand Beauty Spa, that statement indicates that your day of blissful relaxation has just begun. Arrive early. Enjoy a sip of Bubbly. Burn a few effortless calories in our Infa Red Sauna.

Take the elevator up to our Grand Spa and RELAX. Your room is warm. The lighting is low. The music relaxing. Your heated table beckons.

Your experience begins with a Thalgo Descomask exfoliating body scrub. This scrub is fast paced and very thorough and is designed to open your pores, soften your skin and get you […]

Hot Stone Massage – A Grand Specialty Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.

Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.

Come enjoy the benefits of a Hot Stone Massage at The […]

September Note from Carmen. Grand Beauty Spa Goal

Carmen Sargeant | Grand Beauty Spa ownerHello Grand Beauties,

Our Grand Beauty Spa goal is to take you on an unforgettable spa journey. We need touch as humans and every time I receive a Grand massage I think to myself “I own a spa, I should every day or at least once a week.” Lol!

Although I do get weekly facials it’s sometimes tough to squeeze our beauty needs and wants in. If I could get a weekly massage and body treatment with my facials, life would be even more Grand.

Our […]

Why Olympic Athletes use Massage Cupping Therapy as a Timeless Body Healing Modality

Massage Cupping Therapy is a modern form of the ancient technique of cupping.

This can be a stand alone treatment, or combined with a hands on or stone massage.The majority of the body can be cupped, using different sized polycarbonate cups to fit each section.

In traditional modern massage cupping, lotion is applied to the skin with the hands. Then the cup is suctioned to the skin using gliding strokes toward the lymph system for drainage. Cups can be left stationary for a very short period as well, lifted and rotated for better tissue/adhesion release, blood flow and toxin/inflammation release.

The Many advantages to Massage Cupping Therapy healing […]

Benefits You May Not Know About Thai Massage

Most of us know that massage feels good; but therapeutic massage, such as traditional Thai  massage, also provides relief to several health concerns.

Traditional Thai massage helps a person’s muscles, joints, ligaments and fascia by relaxing muscle tension, relieving the spasm, and improving the range of motion.

The combination of pressure on specific points and yoga like stretches in traditional Thai massage relieves areas of muscular stress and tension. In fact, recipients often report that their muscles stay loose days after a session.

Additionally, traditional Thai massage helps a person’s cardio vascular system by dilating the blood vessels, so the circulation is increased. […]

Massage Cupping Therapy. Timeless Body Healing.

Cupping therapy is a timeless body healing modality.

Massage Cupping Therapy is a modern form of this ancient technique. This can be a stand alone treatment, or combined with a hands on or stone massage.

The majority of the body can be cupped, using different sized poly-carbonate cups to fit each section. In traditional modern massage cupping, lotion is applied to the skin using gliding strokes toward the lymph system for drainage. Cups can be left stationary for a very short period as well, lifted and rotated for better tissue / adhesion release, blood flow and toxin/inflammation release.

Advantages to Massage Cupping Therapy

The […]