Discover Massage Spas
Almost all spas offer massage amongst their range of treatments.
At one end of the spectrum we have luxury spas, awash with all types of facility from flotation chambers to salt water hydrotherapy pools, that will also have a wide menu of massage and other well-being treatments.
At the other end are the often no less sumptuous treatment rooms, which are perhaps more akin to a ‘body massage spa’.
Here the emphasis tends to be on treatments that are administered by a therapist, rather than water and heat based facilities where the act of being in them is the therapy in itself.
So What Is Body Massage?
The dictionary definitions are quite straightforward. It is a process of rubbing, manipulating and stimulating parts of the body in order to increase and improve circulation, reduce pain and also encourage relaxation.
But of course in reality is much less simple. In fact there are over 150 different types of massage.
From ancient Far Eastern techniques to sports therapy and pregnancy massages. The list is both extensive and all encompassing.
Canyon Ranch Spa
The sumptuous Canyon Ranch Spa club, located on the stunning Cunard liner Queen Mary 2, offers it’s patrons nearly 30 different massage treatments in addition to their aqua-therapy centre and state of the art fitness facilities.
Their menu incorporates many modern massage styles - from their signature Canyon Ranch massages, sports massage and even a special one designed to reduce seasickness, to a range of Asian massages including Thai, Reiki and Shiatsu.