Relax and restore at the Serenity Garden Spa.
You do not need to be a guest at the Quimby House Inn to enjoy the wonderful services offered at the Serenity Garden Spa.
We want to make sure that you can find the relaxation you are looking for during your Bar Harbor vacation.
Swedish Massage is a blend of therapeutic techniques that incorporate long, flowing strokes to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and help balance and unify the body, mind, and spirit. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension that may have built up while traveling.
Sports Massage is geared towards athletes of varying levels, focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage may be used to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Specifically designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance.
This is the perfect massage for the expecting mother. Prenatal massage has been proven to be beneficial in reducing anxiety, decreasing back and leg pain, improving sleep and increasing levels of dopamine and serotonin. We use pillows to prop you for comfort while we help ease your tension and sore muscles with a relaxing massage. For the safety of both mother and child, we do not offer prenatal massage during the first trimester. Please consult your physician before scheduling a massage.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth hot stones for placement on the body as well as an extension of their hands throughout the massage. The heated stones allow the muscles to relax more deeply, allowing the therapist to more easily and deeply manipulate the muscles. Although this massage has a deep tissue effect, the massage resembles a swedish massage in pressure. Hot stone is detoxifying and relaxing.
Thai massage, also known as Nuad bo-Rarn, is a type of Asian bodywork therapy that is based on the treatment of the human body, mind and spirit. The origins of Thai massage began over 2,500 years ago. Thai massage combines acupressure, reflexology and assisted yoga poses; working along sen lines to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony. Thai massage uses no oils or lotions and the recipient remains clothed during the treatment. Thai massage can be a spiritual discipline in that it incorporates the practices of mindfulness, through breath and rocking, and a loving kindness through meditation and focussed compassion.
Dani spent six weeks in Thailand this winter where she studied Thai massage. This massage technique has numerous benefits and offers a deep sense of relaxation.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve chronic muscle tension, deep tissue massage finds and works within your pressure comfort level (healing should not hurt); softening the musculature by breaking down scar tissue in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments and removing restrictions from the myofacial system (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints) that create holding patterns for injury and pain. Deep Tissue massage also reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Couples Massage is a great way for couples to share something special. Bring your partner, or a good friend, and enjoy massages side by side. Choose from any of the above massages for your couples massage experience.
*Couples massages are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance.