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Feeling Depressed? Embrace The Power Of Touch

~Allyssen Arias

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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 […]

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

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

Thoughts From The Owner


Grand Beauty Spa owner Carmen Lee - Sargeant

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 Secrets Behind Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, but they can be other types. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release.

The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.  The heat […]

Are You Expecting? Think Pre – Post Natal Massage

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By: Allyssen Arias

Are you expecting? Have you thought about pre-post natal massage?

The joy of being an expectant mother also comes with discomfort at times. Pre-post natal massage may be just what you need to help ease that discomfort and let you focus on the joys of coming motherhood.

Expectant mothers may experience unique physical changes such as swelling, shifting posture and adjusting hormone levels.  Mothers-to-be often endure physical discomfort that may range from muscular tension and headaches to pressure on knees.  […]

What Is Meant By “The Totality of Wellness?”

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How do we define wellness?

It has become a term that is over-used and poorly defined. My first thought was to wish all my clients “well” for the New Year! The truth is wellness is a tough word to define. The totality of wellness clearly includes many aspects. Physical and mental.

Wellness Defined

That said, we will leave it to Charles B. Corbin of Arizona State University who gives this definition of wellness:

“Wellness is a multidimensional state of […]

What About Time For You?

Grand Beauty Spa Owner Carmen Lee-Sargeant

Note from the owner:

Every once in a while we all need to escape. Wanna get away, but you can’t? Here’s a suggestion:

A Grand Beauty Spa day is a perfect retreat for when you can’t get away.

Think of a spa visit as a prescription to good health and a time to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. I want The Grand to be your place to take a moment for yourself.

Spend a day with us or sneak away for a few hours. You […]

Better to Give Than to Receive

Grand Beauty Spa ModelFinding the perfect gift for someone special can oftentimes be challenging and the gift elusive. Following are some ideas that hopefully inspire, or at least get the ball rolling.

Grand Beauty Spa Gift Guide:

Have a Day of Beauty – Focus beauty treatments for a more beautiful you.

Is your busy life take its toll on you?

Try our Grand Stress Therapy Package which includes the Grand Signature Bath, Grand Massage, Scalp Massage, Indeoceone Pedicure, Blow-Dry and Lunch

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Massage IS Therapy

The Benefits Of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments ? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

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  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. –
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, […]

Massage Therapy “Gives Her Life Back”

Guest Post: Barabary Stephany

For almost a year, I sought relief from a cervical neck condition which caused pain that seriously  limited my mobility, left me exhausted because the pain interrupted my sleep and made it impossible for me to do simple things like turn my head to drive a car,  or pick something up from under a chair.  The 24/7 pain affected every aspect of my daily life.

I tried cortisone shots, Acupuncture, and physical therapy.  Both surgery and Botox injections in my neck were recommended but I chose neither of those options as too invasive.  I had tried occasional massages.  […]