Summer is the time to take a break from our regular day to day schedules. We fill our long summer days and warm summer nights with exciting activities such as vacations, parties, sports, and festivals. As much fun as they are, summertime activities such as camping, hiking, biking, or just partying a little too much can really put stress on our bodies. We can all benefit from some self-care to restore balance after a hectic summer. A great way to do this is with relaxing spa services. Throughout the month of August we are offering our Restorative Compress Massage. This massage is a staff and customer favorite. The staff loves giving this massage because they get to practice many techniques in one session! The massage will begin with Esalen influenced techniques which is a style of massage from California. Esalen massage allows the massage therapist to address the whole body at one time. This is done with long and flowing massage strokes from head to toe. The massage therapist will also use tapotement, jostling, joint mobilization and stretching over the whole body. Warm and cool compresses are also incorporated to enhance movement, circulation and healing. Arnica massage oil will soothe aching muscles and aromatherapy will increase relaxation in the massage. This massage literally has it all. Because the massage is a full 90 minutes this gives the massage therapist plenty of time to also perform a full body Swedish or deep tissue massage for the client. Customers love this massage because they get to try something new and different without missing their full body massage. Instead of having one body part massaged at a time as in a typical massage, they get to experience full relaxation all over their body at one time. Customers leave very relaxed and restored after the Restorative Compress Massage being a great way to recover from the summer!