Where to go for the ultimate unwind
All winter long your muscles have been tight from keeping your shoulders up by your ears trying to stay warm in colder temperatures. It’s time to give your body a much-needed break with a restoring massage. Try one of these seven local places for a deep tissue massage—or try one of the signature, one-of-a-kind treatments.
In downtown Nashville on the fourth floor of the Omni Hotel, the Mokara Spa offers a full-service spa menu in a quiet, sophisticated oasis. We suggest not just booking a massage but making a day of it by taking full advantage of their spa facilities and relaxation areas. We also love their exclusive offering of the Naturopathica line of products to continue the pampering feeling at home.
The Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage uses both hot and cold elements to bring the most amount of healing to your treatment. An amazingly effective de-stress muscle gel, hot stones, and cooling elements work together for the ultimate relaxing experience.
The Hot Stone Massage uses heat from smooth river stones to release the deeper layers of your muscles. This technique combined with Swedish massage techniques will melt knots of tension away instantly with results lasting for days afterwards. This is one to book as often as you can make the time to feel great every day.
Make your way through the Westin hotel in downtown Nashville and step into the luxurious Rhapsody Spa—complete with a co-ed sauna, hydro-experience showers, and a relaxation lounge. Rhapsody Spa makes the most of 6,000 square feet of space by reflecting the beauty of nature in its design.
Reap the benefits of CBD oil with the Vital Body CBD Massage. An aromatic cream is used during this massage, featuring eight pain-relieving herbs. Enjoy a heated Himalayan Salt Stone to the back and of course, CBD oil. CBD is specifically formulated to reduce inflammation and can help ailments such as arthritis, strains, muscle soreness and nerve inflammation.
Can’t get enough of the Himalayan Salt Stone? Try the Himalayan Heated Stones treatment. This warm massage uses aromatherapy and Himalayan Salt Stones for deep relaxation, an elevated mood, tension relief, and improved circulation.
Fireside on the Roof
Right next door, the JW Marriott has a modern spa and inviting wellness boutique. The Spa by JW has something on the menu for everyone, no matter how much time you have and whether you’re indulging solo or with a group of gals. Do arrive early to enjoy the relaxation room.
You will find an expansive spa menu at the JW, however if you’re looking for something truly special, try a massage under the stars. This couples massage takes place on the rooftop pool deck by the fireplace. After your massage, enjoy a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
In addition to a massage, try out the world’s first tune studio located within a hotel. The studio is home to three custom-designed tuneBeds where one can enjoy fifteen minutes of one of seven bio-frequencies, ranging from energize to recover. The tuneBeds are designed to reset stress hormones, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and bring the body into a state of rest.
Truly escape from the city at Escape Day Spa in West Nashville. This underground spa has three relaxation rooms to choose from, all of which are worth setting aside extra time for.
Escape is home to highly skilled massage therapists and is a great place to go regularly for a Deep Tissue treatment. The Deep Tissue massage works on tight muscle groups and is effective in both physical and mental stress reduction.
On Escape’s Eastern Massage menu, try the Indian Head Massage. This massage focuses on the head, neck and shoulders using soft, firm, and rhythmic strokes. Some of the benefits include relieving eyestrain and headaches, while also improving clarity and concentration.
You know that amazing feeling at the hair salon when you receive a mini scalp massage? Imagine 45 minutes of just that. The Aromatherapy Scalp uses essential oils to rebalance and open energy blockages while soothing the scalp. This ritual enhances the body’s natural healing capabilities, addresses tight scalps, tension headaches, and neck stiffness. The massage ends with a breathing ritual for complete relaxation.
The Lotus Room is an Ayurvedic studio in Hillsboro Village with massage, Ayurvedic therapies, infrared sweat therapy and more. For a true step into eastern therapies, look no further.
A must-try is the Thai Yoga Massage. This ancient form of therapeutic bodywork combines assisted yoga stretches, acupressure, Ayurvedic principles, and pranayamic breathing. This ancient massage enhances strength and flexibility and relaxes sore or tense muscles.
For the ultimate Ayurvedic experience, try the Ayurveda Massage. This ritual includes a dry massage, fully body relaxation massage, Indian head massage, and Thai foot massage.
If you suffer from lower back pain, the Kati Basti is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment used for lower backache and disorders. The healer will prepare a ring of whole wheat dough and shape it over the lower back. The dough is filled with warm oil and left to rest. This gives the body time to absorb the herbal medicine. Following this treatment, the massage therapist will work on the lower back, hips, and stomach.
The Woodhouse Day Spa has convenient locations in both Midtown and Franklin. The cozy atmosphere will feel like you are stepping into a welcoming cottage. Once you’ve had a chance to experience a massage at the Woodhouse Day Spa, check out their sleep treatments for a deeper sleep.
Imagine having two massage therapists working away on your muscles at the same time. During the Woodhouse Signature Four-Handed Massage, two therapists perform choreographed, rhythmic movements for a relaxing, full-body, reflexology, and hypnotic scalp massage.
We ought to treat our feet better considering how they carry us all day long. Treat your feet to Woodhouse Spa’s Reflexology Foot Massage. This ancient massage technique focuses on reflex zones to release the flow of energy. Not only will your feet feel amazing afterwards, but you will also experience an increase in energy.
Spa Haus is a boutique spa in Berry Hill that offers a variety of services, including skincare, Hydrafacials, massage therapy, lash lifts, waxing, body treatments, teeth whitening, LED treatments, and reiki healing.
Take your Swedish massage up a notch with the Haus Aromatherapy Massage. This experience begins with a scented warm towel and is followed by a custom essential oil grape seed blend. After your massage, you will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne and chocolates in the heated vibration massage chairs.
For a gentle, but incredibly effective service, try Cranial Sacral Therapy. Cranial Sacral Therapy is a form of bodywork that addresses the fascia surrounding the head, neck, spinal column and sacrum. This type of massage releases compression in these areas to relieve stress and pain, as well as regulates proper nerve function.