Spa and Massage in Gatlinburg Cabins TN

Steam Tunnel

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Steam Tunnel Who says you have to visit a spa to get a full spa treatment? Experience new Beneficial to Life steam tunnel! After your massage enjoy a detoxifying therapeutic steam treatment. You won't believe how great you will feel with a full body massage followed by a nice warm steam bath. Invigorating & Relaxing at the same time!




Swedish Massage

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Swedish massage Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor and is considered to be the first organized and systematic method of modern massage therapy of a therapeutic nature in the western world. The specific strokes and manipulations of Swedish massage are each conceived as having definite therapeutic benefits. The goal of Swedish massage is to flush toxins from in and around our cells, speed the venous return of those toxins along with de-oxygenated blood back to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys to be replenished with fresh oxygen and other nutrients from the small intestines.

Swedish massage includes long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.

Neuromuscular & Trigger Point Therapy

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Trigger Point Therapy A trigger point is an irritable point within a taut band of muscle that has a stereotyped location and predictable referred pain pattern. A complex set of symptoms usually characterized by pain and sometimes tingling and numbness is generated from muscles and their associated fascia. Trigger point therapy is aimed at reducing the irritability of the central trigger point in a muscle or group of muscles It is invaluable in managing myofascial pain syndrome and can offer great relief for those suffering from myofascial disorders such as fibromyalgia and MS also in recovering from old injuries or repetitive overuse issues.

Stretching

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Stretching By incorporating some stretching maneuvers into your massage session this will help to limber you up after a massage helping you to feel more loose and mobile. Certain stretching techniques used by your therapist will not only feel great, but they will allow your muscle fibers to return to their normal position and increase their function.

Stretching exercises are important because they help to maintain flexibility, something that declines as people age and become less active. Always keep in mind that flexibility is an aspect of physical fitness that is hereditary and primarily due to gender, age and amount of regular physical activity. Increasing and maintaining flexibility can be easily achieved through consistent stretching. People who are faithful about stretching will reap the benefits of increased athletic performance and are more likely to remain active in their later years.



Trigger Point Massage

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Trigger point massage Trigger points are accumulations of waste products around a nerve receptor. Often times they feel like nodules or taut bands of fibers within the soft tissues. Trigger points form in muscles which have been overused or injured due to an accident or surgery. Common characteristics are increased muscle tension and muscle shortening. Increased muscle tension is the primary side-effect of trigger points and pain is the most common secondary effect.

Trigger points can present themselves as referred patterns of sensation such as sharp pain, dull ache, tingling, pins and needles, hot or cold, as well as can create symptoms such as nausea, ear ache, equilibrium disturbance, or blurred vision. Trigger points can exist in two states, either active or latent. Active trigger points are those which cause discomfort. Latent trigger points wait silently in the muscle for a future stress to activate them. Aches and pains which began in the past become more frequent and severe in intensity as we age. It is common to attribute this discomfort to arthritis instead of our tight muscles which harbor trigger points.

Hot Mud Wrap

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Hot Mud Wrap Let Beneficial to Life detoxifying, skin softening mud wrap pull out all the accumulated wastes our modern way of living puts in. You will be gently covered in a special therapeutic grade mud, then wrapped in hot towels and insulated so the mud can do its thing! You will feel pampered, rejuvenated and your skin silky smooth. What better way to start your mountain vacation!









Hot Stone Therapy

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Stone therapy This amazing new unique healing modality called Hot Stone Relaxation Therapy, uses hot black basalt stones combining with Universal Energy. You will absolutely love this beautiful technique that will send you to "heaven and back".... Black basalt stones glide over the body with the help of essential oils; the warmth from the stones relaxes and soothes all the muscles and gently melts away the knots and stresses from your body.
Beneficial to Life offers two distinct sessions to better meet your goals. The popular hour and a half of Hot Stone Combo Swedish Massage session which is designed to relax and melt away life's daily stresses is still available for $125. For those seeking a more intense session to help release the deeper knots in the muscular that are either from the "job back home" or the new found aches from hiking in the Smokies, shopping in Pigeon Forge or enjoying the Ski Slopes at Ober Gatlinburg, Beneficial to Life recommends two hour deeper Therapeutic Hot Stone session for $175.

The heat has a sedative effect on the nervous system. The stone weight, warmth and rhythmic flow leaves you feeling nurtured, and with a deep calming sensation similar to meditation. For some people, stone therapy can bring deep tissue release and alignment in body, mind and spirit. For others, it means gently allowing the heat of the stones to soften tension and melt worries away.

Face and Scalp

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Face massage When your scalp is massaged, the rest of you relaxes, too. That spillover effect may explain why the scalp massage is gaining popularity as a therapeutic massage technique. "A good scalp massage can help you relax, calm anxiety, make headaches go away, and even give you more energy," while being used to open up the energy meridians and release muscle and nervous tension. As a vital part of your overall massage, the uniquely designed facial massage which combines facial pressure points, rhythmic contouring strokes, and specific sculpting moves will relax, uplift, and tone your facial muscles.

With over 60 muscles contained on the FACE alone, the feeling is beyond description as each muscle lets go of the daily stress patterns. A feeling of aliveness and freshness takes over your face as you enjoy your massage.

By stimulating Acupressure points on the face to open the energy medians, deeper muscle tension is released. Also sinus pressure points are activated to open a fresh and new aliveness for clearer breathing.

Hands and Feet

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Hands massage Our feet support us all day, every day. Is it any wonder why they ache so much at night? Massaging the feet is a very important part of a full body massage. You will not believe the rejuvenating feeling of having some time spent on foot massage.

Massage is important in many of the body's healing processes and is invaluable for enhancing human health and vitality. The combination of touch with the use of essential oils with their own vibratory rates can raise our own cell's vibratory rate to relieve stress and tension, alleviate fatigue and promote deep relaxation, as well as encourage the body's organs and systems to function at optimum levels.

Shiatsu from Beneficial to Life

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Shiatsu literally translated as "finger pressure" is a Japanese form of bodywork that encourages ones body to gently "self heal" while promoting better health by balancing the flow of energy in the body. By setting a relaxing mood with soft lights and music, the session begins with a series of brief stretches under the guidance of the therapist to quietly loosen the joints and help one to be come "centered". While laying on a comfortable mat, wearing "sweats" or other loose fitting clothes, one recently remarked that "I felt pleasantly warm with a sense of floating as gentle finger pressure moved along my body's energy zones." Points on the face, head, back, arms, legs and feet receive a pressure that can only be described as "a touch that begins softly enough for the surrounding tissue to melt away as the firmness of the pressure slowly increases and then releases". Passive stretches by the therapist during your session may leave you feeling calm, pampered and at ease. After the session, many will want to nap or maintain this feeling of tranquility, which is wonderful as the therapist quietly leaves you to relax in the comfort and privacy of your own Gatlinburg cabin.
This hour and a half session for only $115 is recommended for those who are serious about coming to the Smokies to relax and have the desire to devote the time to improving the fine art of being "lazy without a purpose". In fact, you may want to arrange for a snack tray or other "nourishment" to be included and delivered making this truly a "Gatlinburg getaway experience".

InfoIf this will be your first massage


On the day of your massage, you will be asked to complete the health intake form. Your massage therapist will go over the form with you to make sure we can safely offer you a massage.

What to expect during your first Swedish and Therapeutic Massage?


You will receive your massage on a comfortable massage table in your cabin, chalet or out on the balcony. A massage therapist will leave the room while you undress (to your comfort level), then you'll slip between soft sheets and settle in for your massage. The session begins with warm up strokes to the back and neck area. In an hour long session, you will be approximately 30 minutes on your stomach and 30 minutes on your back. One limb at a time is uncovered, leaving the remainder of your body securely and warmly covered. Please be sure to tell your massage therapist if you are too warm or cold, or if the pressure is comfortable or not. It is my intention to provide the best possible massage experience for you. At the end of the session a massage therapist will step out again to allow you time to get up and get dressed.
 

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