What better way is there to treat yourself than with a soothing session of massage therapy by one of our certified massage therapists? Massages are offered daily by appointment, either at the Sugarbush Health & Racquet Club or in your Sugarbush lodging accommodations. We offer a variety of treatments including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reiki, Sports Recovery and Relaxation massage in either 1 hr or 1.5 hr sessions. Included in your session of massage is access to our sports center - excluding courts and the Rock Gym - for the entire day of your massage appointment.
Please call 583-6700 for more information or to book your massage. A 24 hour cancellation policy applies to all massage.
Standard massage therapies
|1 hour||$100 plus day fee||$90|
|1.5 hour||$140 plus day fee||$125|
Specialty massage therapies
Massage Type Descriptions
IN-ROOM MASSAGE SERVICE
For an additional fee of $40, our massage therapists will come to you. All standard and specialty massages except for Hot Stone Therapy, are available as in-room massage in resort lodging at Clay Brook , the Sugarbush Inn, and Sugarbush Mountain Condo rentals, if space is adequate in the unit.
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
This is a dual purpose massage. Due to the heat of the stones, it is always a highly relaxing and stress reducing massage. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. Please give 1 hour advanced notice.
Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki--sacred life force--and that awakened his innate healing abilities. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance.