It’s my favorite time of the year. It’s the time to be thankful. Thankful for family, friends, employees, & health. It’s also the time of year for shopping and good deals. Shop small business Saturday November 24th, 2012 and save big on this year’s best skin care product and spa gift certificate deals. Starting this Black Friday through Cyber Monday we will be showcasing Pevonia Botanica’s luxurious spa gift baskets and we will have instant spa gift certificate deals as well. We promise to have the gifts that he or she will be thrilled to get!
As a popular business in the Seattle community we get hundreds of donation requests each year from wonderful charities. These requests are generally for massage, facial, or package gift certificates. It is such a great idea however gift certificates are NOT tax deductible for us. But you know what is? Money$ & products. So for future charitable donations I have come up with a plan to donate.
1. Our clients. We generally donate to our clients charities first. As I said we get 100′s of requests each year so we always look to see if you are a client first.
2. Request per email, no phone calls please.
3. When your charity has been chosen we will let you know and then we will do a fun Facebook promotion to gain you $donations.
Check out this fascinating video we found on fascia, the connective tissue in between muscles in the body. Watch as Dr.Gil Hedley on YouTube shows the fascia and explains the benefits of massage, bodywork, and stretching.
We are delighted to announce that on June 24th we will open 2 new private Wet Treatment Rooms. These wet rooms will be multifunctional. We will now perform our body scrubs in these rooms in the traditional Asian style rather than the boutique style we used to perform.
The second function will be for spray on sunless tanning. This treatment takes about 15 min and will give you a safe, gorgeous tan for up to 2 weeks.
We are proud to announce Allure Magazine has just recognized one of our own massage therapists, Jessica Farrel, as the best massage therapist in Seattle. Jessica has been working as a massage therapist at Ananya Spa Seattle for 2 years. She practices Lomi Lomi massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, and Swedish massage. Jessica is a fantastic massage therapist and has been a large part of the success of or massage program at Ananya Spa Seattle.
People get massages for a variety of reasons, whether its to escape from the daily stresses or to seek relief from a recent injury. Whatever your reason may be, it’s important to communicate your needs to your massage therapist. At Ananya Spa Seattle, our massage therapists are highly trained to deliver the results you’re seeking and we pride ourselves on our ability to communicate effectively with our clients.
A number of articles, including this one and this one, share a number of helpful pointers when communicating with your new massage therapist. Our massage therapists strive to make sure that you, our client, are comfortable and relaxed so you receive the best session possible. This means being honest with your therapists about your comfort level and not being afraid to ask for more or less pressure. Our therapists are here to help you feel the best possible and will ask specific massage questions that will allow us to tailor the session completely to you. For example, if you love work on your feet or prefer not to have your face massaged, please let us know! We want to make your experience as wonderful as possible. Should you ever feel uncomfortable or desire an alternative approach, please feel free to speak up. The key here is to answer as honestly as you can so we can give you the best massage we can.
What a journey Ananya Spa has had over the last seven years. I originally opened Ananya Spa in August 2003 to better serve my massage clientele, doing my very best to transform an 1100 square foot office into a quiet, simple massage practice. As word began to spread about Ananya, I found myself expanding my practice to accommodate our increasing clientele and further build our reputation as a spa. Although we did our very best to upgrade the space and cultivate the most relaxing environment possible, we simply outgrew it and began searching for the new location for Ananya Spa.
April 17th, 2010 marked the next chapter of Ananya Spa, as we opened the doors to our new location. This space, complete with the necessary luxuries for a comfortable spa experience, is equipped with five treatment rooms, two private changing rooms, climate control, private restrooms, and increased soundproofing for quiet and peaceful treatments. We intend to build private shower rooms to help complete your spa experience in the near future.
We are so thankful for all of the support we’ve received over the last seven years that have allowed us to expand and flourish. We are so very excited for the future of Ananya Spa, as we intend to continue to grow and become the best spa we can possibly be.