MASSAGE THERAPY

Why Massage??

Massage increases circulation, stimulates the flow of lymph, relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles, Reduces spasms and cramping, increases joint flexibility, reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

Bodywork also is known to releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller. It reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.  Massage can improve range-of-motion, decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain, relieve pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.

In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. So what exactly are the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments?


Massage Benefits:

• Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

• Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.

• Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.

•  Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles

• Reduces spasms and cramping

• Increases joint flexibility.

• Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

• Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

• Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.

• Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.

• Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.

• Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

• Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.

Modalities available at Sun Spa

Swedish Massage: Traditional spa massage, focussing on long relaxing strokes with light to moderate pressure. Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking

Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles.  Deep tissue work varies greatly, depending on injury, sensitivity, muscle soreness and other factors.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar 
Deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet! This barefoot massage technique uses deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. Bars are used above the head for balance and lubricant is essential for its purest application. Ashiatsu combines flowing centrifugal and centripetal force and also incorporate push, pull, pumping effleurage movements. The results relieve symptoms of chronic soft tissue damage and in some cases when we’re lucky, a structural change.

Cranial Sacral Therapy:  Light touch therapy, CST is a minimally invasive or intrusive approach to releasing or unwinding trauma in the body. It thereby supports the body’s individual healing process, by not exacerbating any previous trauma in the nervous system, or creating any additional stress.

Prenatal Massage Therapy- Massage is not only soothing for mom, but it also relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, headaches, leg cramps, and hip discomfort. If you have been a long time client it is great to continue receiving massage throughout your whole pregnancy. We ask if you’re new to massage therapy, to please wait until your second trimester to start receiving bodywork.

Massage Therapists

SARAH KENDALL JONES

SARAH KENDALL JONES

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Sarah Kendall Jones is a California transplant who has had a passion for bodywork her entire life. First introduced to the craft by her massage therapist mother, she grew up learning about Rieki energy work and trading deep tissue shoulder massages with friends and family. Sarah later went on to study both Eastern and Western style massage and technique at National Holistic Institute, in San Francisco. She went on to graduate NHI’s 900 hour program as a massage therapist and health educator in 2014. Shortly after graduating, she was hired on at Burke Williams Day Spa, completing their comprehensive training program and adding a vast array of unique and soothing tools to her sessions. After moving to Denver, Sarah assisted a chiropractor that specialized in chiropractic biophysics which expanded her scope of full body care yet again. Today, traditional Chinese and Thai medicine inspire her relaxed, meditative sessions. Incorporating acupressure, joint mobilization and deep rhythmic compressions to otherwise Western style bodywork allows her to create comprehensive healing sessions, leaving you feeling balanced and recharged.

 

  • 5 star review  Very friendly!! I would recommend this place to anyone looking!! The owner is the BEST!! Won’t go anywhere else and will recommend her to all of my friends. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    thumb Suzette Schick
    2/26/2021
  • 4 star review  I found Sun Spa through a deal and I've been coming to them ever since. The staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They asked me how I tan and I told them that my body tans well, but my face tends to burn. They suggested I not only that I should get a bed where I can turn down the light on my face, but that I also use an extra towel to cover my face. A white one for less protection and a black towel for the highest protection. I've been to many other tanning salons, but no one had ever told me that before. The only reason they lose a star is because they don't have free eye protection and for a little more then a dollar I usually buy the disposable kind from them. Not a deal breaker, but something to know if you've never been here before.

    thumb Chelly Serna
    9/03/2013
  • 5 star review  Relaxing environment clean friendly very professional the only place ill go for waxing lashes and hair

    thumb Dayna Guerrero
    10/03/2020
  • 5 star review  Ask for Julie for a perfectly relaxing and professional facial. She uses high quality Dermalogica products. The cost is affordable, so you'll make it a habit!

    thumb Dena Curry
    12/21/2020
  • 5 star review  I am in the beauty industry and I LOVE using Beth and her team for all of my beauty needs! Beth runs her business very fair, professional and with excellent customer service! Everyone I have referred to SunSpa has loved their experience as well!

    thumb Amanda Gunton
    8/24/2019
  • 5 star review  Courtney is wonderful. I love this place. Great beds. Very, very accommodating. Very highly recommended. Stop in.

    thumb Deb Ainsworth
    8/17/2020
  • 5 star review  The facials are incredible, the massages are to die for , the tanning beds are top notch , the staff is amazing and knowledgeable, the hair stylist are wonderful. This place has it all ! Highly recommend!!!

    thumb Althea Webster
    2/08/2020
  • 5 star review  Aggie is beyond awesome and a professional hair artist. Her experienced artistry with color ensures a perfect, personal experience every visit. Thank you Aggie for making me glamorous! Julie's facials are extraordinary! Her knowledge & experience has been a game changer for my overall skin health. Thanks Julie for getting me on track for anti-aging process. I underestimated the benefits of facials. Julie is the best!

    thumb Amy Miller
    1/30/2021
  • 4 star review  Just had an amazing steam and massage by Sarah. This is my second visit to Sun Spa and I am impressed with their professionalism, pricing and services. My only negative so far is I could hear the music from the hair salon through the walls while I was getting my massage. Other than that, I recommend giving this place a try!

    thumb kimberly whitcomb
    11/13/2019
  • 4 star review  Nice beds, very clean but parking can sometimes be a challenge.

    thumb Bagpiper 140
    2/18/2020

Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 10am-4:30pm
**Last tan time 20 min prior to close