Massage

Ashiatsu Massage – Oriental Bar Therapy For Deep Relaxation

Ashiatsu massage therapyAshiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

An outstanding massage is always described as delivering the perfect pressure.

Ruthie Piper Hardee developed Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy in the late 90’s. Ashiatsu means foot pressure. This massage is delivered with the feet of the massage therapist, as she holds onto over head bars for stability and control over every movement. Ashiatsu is best used as a deep compression massage, for those always craving more pressure to relieve body stresses, or engage deep relaxation.

Ashiatsu incorporates compressing gliding [...]

Make It Valentines Date Night With A Couples Massage At The Grand

 

With Valentines day fast approaching, I would like to offer a suggestion to all of you gentlemen that are gift challenged like me.

Last year, I wanted to do something special for my beautiful wife. We are both busy professionals and sometimes find it difficult to find quality time together.

One of my coworkers suggested a couples massage.

We both love a great massage, and with out hectic pace of life, do not often enough take the time to properly de-stress.

I searched for the best place to go and was guided to The Grand Beauty Spa on Kennedy [...]

Ten Tips to Get the Most From Your Massage

By Bruce Harburg LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist

Here are ten tips from our Grand Beauty Spa Massage Therapists to get the most from your next massage.

  1. Be as receptive and open to the massage process as possible.
    • Give yourself permission to forget that there is a world on the other side of the door.
  2. Don’t eat just before a massage session.
    • Let your body digest your meal first. We will be pleased to order your meal for after your treatment.
  3. Be on time. Better yet, arrive early.
    • First time visitors will be asked to fill out an intake questionnaire and [...]

The Power of Touch | Couples Massage

Did you know if a baby was born and never touched, the baby survival rate is low?

couples_massage | Spa Tampa MassageThe power of touch is important and very reassuring.

This is a time to grasp that and be grateful for our elders for discovering Massage Therapy.  Time is of the essence.  We all wish we could spend more time with a loved one.  What a better way than a couples massage, whether your couple is a significant other, a sibling, or a friend.

Couples Massage

Either [...]

Love Yourself. You’ll Have More to Give Others

We often find it hard to love ourselves.  Particularly women.  We will love our dear ones and everyone else we find we should love, but we forget to love ourselves.  It is important to once in a while take out time to not only give yourself a pat on the shoulder, but also to pamper yourself.

Spend a day at the spa!

We have several packages such as our Grand Spa Sampler (which is my favorite ) that includes an Express facial, 40 minute massage, Grand manicure & pedicure, Blow-dry….and lunch!

We also have new packages every [...]

Spoil yourself spa-style from head to toe

Its close to the end of summer and its the perfect time for Pampering yourself,

The Grand makes it easy to indulge  from European to Japanese treatments that rely on techniques that have been used for centuries  improving the body, skin, and hair. We invite you to enjoy stimulate all your senses with our  top 5 Grand Spa Treatments starting from head to toe.

  1. Scalp Massage
  2. Flawless Facial
  3. Body Beautiful
  4. Grand Massage
  5. Grand Pedicure

Spoil yourself spa style

Extend the blissful, beautifying, benefits of a day spent at the Grand in 20 minutes [...]

The Origins and Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage Origins

Did you know that three main cultures influenced modern day hot stone massage?  These cultures are the Chinese, Native Americans and the Hawaiians.

The first recorded hot stone practice was said to be by ancient Chinese medical practitioner to treat disease.  The Native Americans used hot stones on the lower abdomen to relieve cramps.  The Hawaiians wrapped the hot stones in leaves with therapeutic properties, placing them on sore muscles to reduce pain.

Modern day hot stone practices

Modern day hot stone practices place hot stones on various places of the body.  [...]

Feeling Depressed? Embrace The Power Of Touch

~Allyssen Arias

Depression is more than just feeling blue. Everyone feels sad once in awhile; however, depression interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It can have a major impact on a person and those around him or her. Depression may cause weight loss/gain and sleep problems. Symptoms include feelings of sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness and guilt. Lack of energy, fatigue, changes in sleep or eating patterns and difficulty concentrating can also signal depression.

Depression treatment often incorporates anti-depressant medicine and psychotherapy. However, we at The Grand offer another way to alleviate this debilitating problem…

THE POWER OF TOUCH.

For centuries, mothers [...]

What You Should Know About Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

By Kimberly Bowe

An awesome massage is always described as delivering the perfect pressure.

Ruthie Piper Hardee developed Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy in the late 90’s. Ashiatsu means foot pressure. This massage is delivered with the feet of the massage therapist as she holds onto over head bars for stability and control over every movement. The massage cream is applied with the hands of the feet which are always thoroughly sanitized and as warm as possible.

Ashiatsu Described

Ashiatsu pic with Candles

We’re Gearing Up To Bring You The Very Best For Spring!

Thoughts From The Owner


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With Springtime approaching, your Grand Beauty Spa staff has been gearing up to bring our guests the best in beauty for the hair, skin, and body.

New Shu Uemura Techniques!

Our Beauty Salon Stylists are very excited about their recent training where they learned new up-do techniques from Shu Uemura Atelier (straight from the editorial pages of the top magazines). Change your hair and experience soft, voluptuous, shiny hair, with a Shu Uemura in-salon Conditioning Ceremony.

You won’t believe the difference in your hair!

Hair Styling, Blow Dry Event

Try to make this month’s blow-dry event on how to [...]