Happiness is a massage away
We all know how blissful we feel after a divine massage.
Massage therapy has increased in popularity so much over the years for its proven healing powers that now it's even recognized by the global movement, Massage Makes Me Happy Day.
Personally, we can’t think of a better way to stop and reset your physical and mental well-being any day of the year.
From our Blissful Marma massage that uses chakra balancing to realign your body’s energy, to a Hot Stone massage that instantly releases muscle tension or a Relaxation massage that uses rhythmic movements to lull you into a deeply restorative state, each of our treatments allows you to reconnect on a physical and emotional level.
Discover the benefits of massage at Crown Spa
Picture this; you arrive at Crown Spa and the soothing sounds and aromatic scent instantly relax you. Greeted warmly by one of our therapists, they lead you to the Aqua Retreat to prepare for your treatment. The soft waffle gown and slippers and freshly brewed herbal tea warm you from the inside, out. Listening to the gentle flow of water from the nearby spa bath, you detail what you most desire from your treatment. Relief from muscle tension, to reduce stress and anxiety; no matter the concern, your therapist listens to ensure your journey is tailored to meet your needs. Then you’re led to your beautiful treatment room and as you sink into the cloud-like massage bed, your mind and body begin to drift into a blissful state where nothing else matters except this moment.
There are few things in life as deeply relaxing or enjoyable as a massage. Scented aromatherapy oils, hot stones, a scalp massage that leaves you feeling like you are on top of the world. The list goes on.
“A massage may seem like an indulgent treat but we carry so much stress in our bodies that a tailored massage delivered by an expertly trained therapist, has innumerable health and mental wellbeing benefits.” says Emma McGrady, Group Director of Crown Spas.
Studies have shown that a massage can significantly lower your heart rate, cortisol, and insulin levels. In addition, regular massages can relieve muscle tension and inflammation, improve blood circulation and posture, increase immune function in many diseases, as well as reducing anxiety and depression.
“After 40 years of research,” explains Dr Tiffany Field, founder and director of the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Touch Research Institute, “we have yet to find a chronic or systematic human malady that massage does not aid.” Such as the 2021 study they conducted on the effects of COVID lockdown that revealed although 21% of those surveyed lived alone, 68% said they felt touch-deprived.
In light of this global initiative and the holistic benefits of massage therapy, why not book yourself or a loved one a restorative treatment at Crown Spa? “We’re recommending things as simple as getting a massage or purchasing a gift card for someone else. It’s all about connecting and finding ways to make everyone feel happy and healthy!” says Lynda Solien-Wolfe, chair of Global Wellness Initiative.
You don’t have to twist our arm! Explore massage treatments at Crown Spa here.
In the depths of winter, we sometimes forget to prioritise our wellbeing. Most of us are pretty good at remembering to visit our hairdresser and manicurist, but we tend to ignore the upkeep of other vital working body parts, which is where our new Subtle Energies treatments can help. Our Podi treatment relieves muscle tension and re-energises the body, and the Shirodhara treatment rejuvenates the mind. Both sound like the perfect winter remedy, don’t they? Emma McGrady, Director of Crown Spas, says, "These speciality treatments are designed to enhance one’s ability to rest & recover, addressing certain aspects of human wellbeing; the physical, the emotional & the mindful.” So, why not book your visit today and prepare for a spiritual awakening, unlike anything you've experienced before. Both treatments are available at our Melbourne, Perth and Sydney spas.
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