Enhancements allow you to personalize your session and deepen your relaxation.

 


Warm Stones

A great way to incorporate heat into your session for a deeply relaxing and restorative experience. Warmed Himalayan Salt Stones are used throughout the massage to soften tense muscles and create a true sense of nurtured well-being. The salt stones provide a very gentle exfoliation, as well as releasing negative ions, which are thought to reduce inflammation in the body.

Hot Towels

Hot towels incorporate moist heat into your session. Flushing heat into the tissues helps to loosen tense muscles, allowing deeper relaxation and deeper techniques to alleviate chronic pain with ease. Hot towels are also excellent for wiping away excess oil or lotion at the end of your session. A great choice if you need to be oil-free after your massage! If you choose to incorporate hot towels, you will receive three or four throughout your session. Typically, they are applied to your back, neck, and/or feet, but you are welcome to request other areas. For a deeply relaxing experience, pair with Aromatherapy.

Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is a gentle, full-body exfoliating treatment done with a soft, natural bristle brush on the back, arms and legs. Gentle, circular strokes moving toward the heart enhance the circulation of blood and lymph as dead skin cells are sloughed away. Each area of the body is dry brushed before oil or lotion is applied, and the session is otherwise performed as usual. To give your skin a real treat, pair with Magnesium Balm.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses the properties of essential oils to enhance the effects of your session. There are five blends to choose from: Sweet Dreams (lavender, frankincense, ylang ylang); Stress Ease (lavender, frankincense, clary sage, chamomile); Uplifting (grapefruit, rosemary, neroli, jasmine); Breathe Easy (eucalyptus, rosemary, scotch pine, thyme); and Pain Away (Eucalyptus, White Camphor, Marjoram, Sweet Birch). The oils will be applied throughout your session to the spine, neck, chest and feet. If there is a specific oil you want to incorporate, you are welcome to make requests. Anna's brands of choice are Simpler's Botanicals, Floracopeia and Mountain Rose Herbs. For a heavenly experience, pair with Hot Towels.

Magnesium Balm

Topical magnesium is a proven remedy for muscle aches, cramps, and dry skin. Magnesium ions are the molecules that your muscles need to release contractions, and applying it topically to be absorbed through the skin helps to release chronic tension. A great choice for those seeking deep techniques to resolve chronic pain. The balm will leave your skin a little sticky, like you've been swimming in salt water, so plan your post-massage activities accordingly. Pair with hot towels to have the mineral residue wiped away, or Pain Away Aromatherapy Blend to ease aches and stiffness. Magnesium Balm is manufactured by Mg12 in Tryon, North Carolina.


 

Enhancements may be added to your session with little change to the overall routine and techniques to which you are accustomed.Each massage you receive from Anna includes enhancements of your choice. Warm stones may be included for $10. Make sure you add any desired enhancements at the time you book, as some require advance preparation.