“Getting away from it all” used to simply mean just an overnight stay or mini weekend getaway. And while the Santa Ynez Inn is located in the ideal wine country getaway location – the Santa Ynez Valley – it also boasts another signature luxury service item that actually aids in the restoration of one’s well being: massage therapy.
The benefits of massage have been well-documented over the years. Some have even cited regular massage therapy as an aid in helping heal certain ailments. But no matter what, there is no disputing the relaxing effects of a dedicated and professional massage experience. Besides relaxation, massage has been known to release toxins, encourage deeper breathing (and oxygen to the muscles), increase circulation and bring an overall awareness to one’s body. With the stresses of today: from the inordinate use of smart phones, texting, computer keyboards and typing, long days sitting in an office chair, traveling in cars and planes, not to mention the stress of “every day”demands, one can carry tension in areas they did not know they were carrying it. Having a professional massage relaxes all areas of the body so that the body can perform at its optimum potential.
Never had a massage before? Not sure what to expect? A genuine professional will walk you through it and put your mind at ease before you lay down on the table. Generally you will go over any special health issues or sensitive areas first in a talk with your therapist before they begin work. They will always leave the room, allowing you to disrobe as much as you feel comfortable and crawl under the sheet or blanket on the massage table, laying belly down first, with your head in the head cradle. The therapist will then knock on the door to make sure you are ready and covered and enter the room to begin the massage. Upon conclusion, the massage therapist will leave the room and allow you to get up and get dressed at your leisure. Remember when you are done to drink plenty of water to flush out those toxins and encourage the body to do its natural work of supporting your health from your massage experience. For some, a massage experience is so relaxing, it is recommended that the person receiving massage not drive at all for several hours. It’s a good thing you can quietly retreat to your luxurious room at the Santa Ynez Inn after receiving one of the massages by their talented staff.
Not sure where to begin as far as the type of massage you would like? Visit the menu of massage services on the Santa Ynez Inn Website by clicking here or asking one of the team members what they would recommend. They are happy to help.