Halotherapy or salt therapy is not a new treatment at all. Back in 1843, a Polish physician, Feliks Boczkowski, noticed that workers from the salt mine didn’t experience respiratory issues or lung disease like the miners working in coal. A lot of research has been done since and studies show that salt therapy may be beneficial for overall immune functionality, asthma, allergies, respiratory issues as well as a number of skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. Dr. Norman Edelman, Senior Scientific Advisor to the American Lung Association. says "When fine salt particles are inhaled, they will fall on the airway linings and draw water into the airway, thinning the mucus and making it easier to raise, thus making people feel better. Also, these environments are allergen-free and thus good for people with allergies affecting their lungs.” Your 45 minute halotherapy treatment will take place in a peaceful and relaxing salt room. After my very first salt treatment 10 years, I thought it was the salt bricks that made my body and skin feel so good, but later learned that it was the salt generator that made all the difference in the treatment. We invite you to come in, feel the salt on your feet, lean back in a zero gravity chair and breathe.
Steamy Wonder Spa™
Since ancient times, steam therapy has been used by traditional healing systems around the world to improve and maintain good health and beauty. Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, Finnish saunas, Japanese steam rooms-these are just a few examples of cultures that harness the power of steam. Even Hippocrates recognized that by creating an 'artificial fever' (which is what happens during a Steamy Wonder Spa™ treatment) he could cure many illnesses. The health benefits include a boost to the immune system, weight loss, detoxification, beautiful skin, stress relief, cellulite reduction, joint pain relief, eases sore muscles, relieves allergies & asthma, improves circulation and reduces inflammation. Relax during your 30 minute steam treatment in Massa's beautiful wet room. A selection of herbs and essential oils are available to enhance your experience.
Ionic Detox Footbath
The foot bath charges the body like a capacitor/battery. The immune system is boosted and the body receives more oxygen to the cells due to restoration of proper intracellular and extracellular charge potentials across the membranes. All metabolic processes require proper charge potentials in order to work. There is a lot of misunderstanding about how foot baths work. You don't release toxins into the water. It's the uptake of DC current into the body and through the negative ion flow that restores proper cell membrane polarities and proper Zeta Potential in all fluids. It has been shown to be especially helpful for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, fungal or yeast infections, and various forms of cancer. The D-Tox Monster Pro ionic foot bath is the most advanced ionic foot bath technology ever developed. Choose a 30 or 45 minute session and make yourself comfortable in our pedi sinks with an herbal tea, water or adaptogen alternative coffee drink.
Massage cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. By creating suction and vacuum pressure, massage cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Most people notice immediate results and don't mind the "cup kisses" that typically go away quickly. Due to the constant movement of the cups during a facial cupping session there is no need to worry about leaving with circles on your face. Massa body offers manual cupping, fire cupping, medicupping and facial cupping. Depending on your desired outcome, we'll determine the best cupping therapy for you.
Far Infrared Sauna
The benefits of infrared saunas include helping relieve inflammation, stiffness and soreness by increasing blood circulation and allowing the deep, penetrating infrared heat to relax muscles and carry off metabolic waste products, while delivering oxygen-rich blood to the muscles for a faster recovery. We take the opposite approach, using non-corrosive steel screws and thick paneling (2-3X the norm) to assure the clean air environment that’s essential for detox, as well as the strength & durability to last for decades – as they have and as we guarantee! Others are designed for rapid production, not for the “purity” found in our true medical-quality detox saunas.
Using a firm, natural bristle brush to brush your skin has many amazing benefits. Dry brushing the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest. For lymph flow, it's always helpful to brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drains. Dry brushing can be done daily, preferably before showering. Dry brushing may stimulate the lymph system, help the body rid itself of toxins and increase circulation or energy. Even dermatologists agree that gently brushing the skin does have exfoliating benefits and may go beyond skin care by stimulating the body in a way similar to massage. This treatment is included with our wet treatments, but can be added to other services.
One of the best – and most natural – ways to improve and moisten your skin is through a body wrap treatment. Benefits also include ridding the body of excess water weight, fluids and toxins, just to name a few! Our clients commonly notice that their skin has a smoother and tighter appearance immediately following the treatment. You will be able to choose from a number of different wraps including clay, herbal and algae. We highly recommend sitting in the sauna, dry brushing and exfoliating with a body scrub before your wrap. We assure you that your skin will look and feel amazing after this treatment.
Having a regular body scrub helps the skin look more vibrant and youthful. Body scrubs promote efficient circulation and skin cell turnover, removes dead cells from the skin's surface, draws out impurities, clears congestion, and smooths and softens rough, dry skin. Body scrubs help moisturizer more readily absorb into healthy skin. Choose a sugar, salt or walnut base coupled with herbs and oils to make the perfect scrub for your body. The body scrub takes place in our wet room where the neptune table makes sure the water drains off of they body, keeping you comfortable and warm. Dry brushing before the body scrub helps stimulate the lymphatic system, which we highly recommend. You will leave Massa Body with super soft, glowing skin!
Massage was once considered an alternative treatment, but is now considered. Massage therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body. The purpose of massage therapy is to target the source of the body’s pain via eliminating tense muscles, increasing flexibility, and providing relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole. Massage also promotes circulation to the affected or injured muscles, which increases nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissues. In turn, this increased activity to the affected sites reduces stiffness and edema (swelling) in the muscles and joints, as well as increases flexibility to help reduce pain. Moreover, this form of therapy also releases endorphins (pain-killing hormones), which boost the dopamine and serotonin levels in the body. These hormones assist the body in many ways–physically as well as emotionally. Case in point, they promote healing, pain management, and feelings of euphoria, as well as help to calm the nerves. In our experience, we have learned that different parts of the body have different needs, which is why we incorporate different modalities into a session instead of utilizing just one. The massage modalities include swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular/trigger point, myofascial release, prenatal, lymphatic drainage and shoshin shiatsu.