THE RITZ-CARLTON CLUB, VAIL

728 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado 81657
Phone:  +1 (970) 477-3700   •  Map & Directions
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In-Residence Massage

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We can bring the massage experience to your residence with traditional Swedish or deep-tissue table massage. Sports massage is often provided before or after sporting events or after long days on the ski hill. Reflexology is performed on the hands or feet while on the massage table, fully clothed.


Swedish Massage
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Swedish massage incorporates gliding, kneading, rubbing, pressing and tapping to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It is generally performed with the client unclothed and modestly draped on a massage table with lotions or oils used to facilitate the practitioner’s movement on the body. Swedish massage is a great choice if you just wish to lay back, relax and enjoy a wonderful massage. It is also a great introductory massage.
  
Deep-Tissue Massage
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Generally integrated with Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage is the firm use of pressure to affect the deep musculature and fascia of the body. Beginning superficially and slowly working into the deeper layers of the body, this technique focuses on specific joints, muscles or muscle groups. This technique can be very therapeutic for those recovering from an injury, those dealing with chronic muscular pain or those suffering from arthritis.
  
Sports Massage
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This modality focuses on the active individual and is designed for health and well-being as well as athletic performance. It can take one or a combination of the following five forms: recovery, rehabilitation, remedial, rehabilitative or event massage. Compared to classic Swedish massage, sports massage is more upbeat and invigorating, addresses specific muscles related to a particular activity, and helps treat and prevent injuries. It is especially helpful if you are training for an event or have just completed an athletic endeavor such as a marathon or even a weekend hike.
  
Trigger-Point Therapy (TPT) Massage
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TPT is a highly effective technique commonly used to alleviate chronic pain and dysfunction. It can be used alone or integrated with other modalities. A trigger point is a firm, palpable and highly irritable spot found in a tight band of muscle fibers that is generally characterized by extreme tenderness. Commonly referred to as “knots,” trigger points are worked by applying direct pressure, deep gliding pressure and stretching the affected area. Because this technique can be particularly intense, we suggest incorporating this technique into your full body massage rather than just receiving trigger-point therapy alone. If you have a tight spot in your back that just will not go away or suffer from chronic pain or weakness, TPT should help break up that tissue and encourage the body to heal.
  
Pre/Post-Natal Massage
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This type of massage is specifically tailored to a woman’s body during and after pregnancy. Our therapists are trained in the changes a pregnant body undergoes and are aware of how to best encourage your body to relax and address issues specific to pregnancy. With focus on your legs, lower back and shoulders, this massage utilizes many connective, flowing strokes. Performed on a massage table while you lay on your side with cushions and pillows for support (and your baby, if pregnant), this massage helps to relax and relieve sore muscles, increase circulation and mobility, help you sleep better, and impart a sense of overall well-being on your mind and body. This is a wonderful gift for any new or expecting mother.
  
Reflexology
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Reflexology is the practice of manipulating areas on the feet that correspond to specific body parts and organs. By directly stimulating the related reflex points and zones in the feet, your therapist can indirectly facilitate healing throughout the body. Reflexology takes place on the massage table fully clothed and does not require any lotions or oils. This is the best foot massage you will ever have as it not only feels good but is good for your whole body.