Bailey Polifka, spa manager at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev. said, “We recommend to our guests that after a hot stone massage they should relax in the brine inhalation-light therapy lounge. It is the perfect complement for the body to cool down and receive the added respiratory benefits from the salt aerosols and chromatherapy via the optic nerve.”
Eighty-four percent of spas in the United States are offering aromatherapy massages. Aromatherapy massage includes the application of essential oils from plants, leaves, bark, roots, seeds, resins and flowers during the massage.
“One of the most popular massages at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey is our cocoa massage, which offers aromatherapy benefits through its use of cocoa. This treatment allows guests to release the tension and stress from their body while relaxing their mind and spirit through the scent of chocolate,” said Shian Wing, spa director at The Spa at Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa.
Rather than adding different components to current treatments, some spas are combing treatments to create a unique package treatment for their guests.
“One of our most popular massages is our massage sampler. This massage combines five different modalities into one. This 60/90 minute massage incorporates deep tissue, aromatherapy, reflexology, Swedish, and hot stones into one continuous service. Our guests love it. It is a great first massage for guests not sure what they want to try,” said Kate Mearns, spa director at The Spa in Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va.