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The benefits of “adding on” to your next massage

Getting a massage can be incredibly relaxing on its own, but sometimes you want to give your body a little extra relaxation and attention. At Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa, we offer a variety of add-on services to your massage. Below, we’ll discuss the benefits of aromatherapy, natural herbal therapy oil, foot scrub, and infrared sauna. The next time you’re looking to upgrade your massage, consider adding one of these services to your already relaxing massage!


Many of us are familiar with the term “Aromatherapy,” which is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in massage or baths. You can find aromatherapy massage at many massage clinics or spas, but the style of treatment, degree of customization, and the quality of essential oils vary widely.

Typically, a massage therapist has one or more premixed blends and will select the blend based on your health concerns. A massage for relaxation and stress relief would likely include lavender essential oil, while an uplifting massage may include rosemary essential oil. Your therapist may involve you in the selection process by asking you to smell various blends.

Some massage therapists may add essential oils to massage oil immediately before each massage based on your unique condition or health goals.

Natural Herbal Therapy Oil

Our massage therapists can also add a natural herbal therapy oil to your massage that will help you reach a deeper level of relaxation. The oil is formulated specifically for massages so it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin soft without a greasy residue. It glides on smoothly and allows your massage therapist to release more tension and unblock vital energies. It also lubricates, moisturizes, and repairs the skin by providing antioxidants and nutrients.

Foot Scrub

A foot scrub is an excellent add-on, particularly for the summer months when you want to show off your pedicure and new pair of sandals with your sundress or shorts! Day-to-day, your feet are subjected to some harsh conditions. From standing on your feet all day, excessive walking, tight shoes, and more, you might find that your feet have rough calluses, are dried out, or are simply tired and sore.

A foot scrub is a great way to counteract all of these! A foot scrub allows us as massage therapists to work out the kinks in the muscles and calm those irritated spots that might not look so pretty. It can soothe discomfort and pain while also sloughing away buildup for smoother, healthier skin. That means a foot scrub helps you feel better on the inside AND have your feet looking better on the outside. A foot scrub also loosens tight arches, toes, and heels, can improve flexibility in the feet, toes, and ankles, and actually relax the entire body.

Infrared Sauna

Spending some time in an infrared sauna is a great way to relax after a long week. The 30 minutes session can help improve your overall health and also relieve sore muscles. Sometimes you may not be interested in the high temperatures coming from a traditional sauna because they might be too hot to handle. Unlike a traditional sauna, our infrared sauna does not heat the air around you. Instead, it uses infrared lamps, which use the electromagnetic radiation that warms the body directly.

The sauna can even operate at lower temperatures of between 120 and 140 degrees compared to the traditional sauna that operates between 150 and 180 degrees. As a result, one can experience a more intense sweat at lower temperatures. The environment around this sauna is tolerable and allows users to stay inside the sauna longer.

There are several benefits associated with the use of infrared saunas, and the majority of them are similar to the use of traditional saunas. They include:

  • Relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Detoxification
  • Helping people with fatigue syndrome
  • Relief from joint pains
  • Relief from sore muscles
  • Weight loss
  • Clear and tight skin
  • Improved circulation

Which Will You Pick?

As you can see, we offer a variety of add-on services to your massage at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa! Each one comes with different benefits. Mix and match or try a different add-on every time you stop in to see what makes the most profound difference to you and your body. Schedule an appointment online today and be on your way to relaxation!

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