Your Guide to Massage Therapy

Your Guide to Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been used for thousands of years to aid in healing and increased well-being. Today, massage therapy is a recognized method of helping individuals recover from physical injury and emotional trauma. There are many benefits from massage therapy that you may not know. Here is a closer look at this health practice that has offered relief to millions of people.

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is an integrative health practice that involves the manipulation of soft tissues of the body to relieve tension, ease pain, and provide increased circulation and nutrients to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In the past, massage therapy has been considered an obscure auxiliary health practice, but over the years, scientific research has shown massage can be a helpful therapy for many medical conditions.

Types of Massage Therapy

At Nouveau Day Spa, our massage therapists specialize in many different therapies. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, and lymphatic drainage massage are just a few of the different methods that are used. Massage techniques can be used on the back, neck, shoulders, scalp, arms, and legs. Some types of massage are combined with acupressure, yoga, aromatherapy, and other techniques like hot stonescupping, or hot oil to increase their effects. Pregnancy massage is another type of massage therapy that can help reduce back strain, joint pain, and poor sleep that often occur due to hormonal and bodily changes during gestation.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy Sessions

Massage therapy offers many health and emotional benefits, including:

  • Reduced muscle stiffness and pain
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Better sleep
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved immune system function
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Heightened mood levels
  • Increased relaxation
  • Increased energy


Different massage techniques can target different concerns. When you schedule an appointment at our day spa, we will ask about your concerns and treatment goals to recommend the best service or combination of services for your care.

After Your Massage Session

After a massage, individuals often report feelings of deep relaxation or sleepiness. Your muscles may feel a bit sore, but this effect soon dissipates. People generally report feeling relief from stress and a sense of general well-being that lasts for some time after the massage session. Massages can be provided frequently to help you maintain stress and tension relief.

Schedule A Consultation

The calming, relaxing, and rejuvenating effects of massage therapy can help you look and feel better in your daily life. Nouveau Day Spa, located near Kennewick WA, offers a range of treatments for the face, body, and mind. As our spa director, Dr. Sykes ensures the safety and effectiveness of our all procedures. If you are considering massage therapy, please call our spa center or fill out an online form to schedule a consultation and get started on your personalized massage treatment.

Post-Winter Rejuvenation

Post-Winter Rejuvenation

Spring is on the way, and many of us are feeling the urge to cast off the old energy of winter. Self-care is an important part of overall wellness, so much so that medical professionals now recognize it as a legitimate form of overall wellness and preventative care. Spring is an excellent time to take advantage of luxurious spa treatments that enhance your overall well-being while giving you a relaxing weekend away. We offer the following services, and more, to help you get into the spring spirit of renewal and rejuvenation.

Hydro Spa

There are several types of water therapies, commonly known as hydrotherapy. Take a soothing plunge in the hot tub or indulge in a steam canopy sauna treatment to beat the winter blues. Steam treatments work wonders for boosting immunity when combined with aromatherapy. To relieve stress, we provide the Vichy Waterfall Experience, which uses alternating water jets with different temperatures and intensities to simulate massage therapy and lymphatic drainage. Hydrotherapy is best when partnered with other forms of therapy, such as body detox and purification treatments.

Facial Treatments

A quality facial treatment is a great way to revitalize brighter, smoother, and healthier skin. Different kinds of facials, like mud facials, enzyme facials, and aromatherapy, are beneficial for both men and women. During your customized treatment, the face and neck are cleaned with a calming mixture and various scrubs are used to exfoliate the skin. 

We also offer medspa treatments with advanced technologies like DiamondGlow and photorejuvenation. DiamondGlow is a three-step treatment that includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, and serum infusion to nourish the skin and peel away layers of dead skin cells. Photorejuvenation can be used to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkling; different forms of light therapy can also target deeper concerns like skin sagging and muscle tone.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has long been known to have numerous health benefits. There are many different types of massage therapy, from the gentle Swedish massage to the more powerful Shiatsu and deep tissue massages. Our massage therapists are also trained in hot stone therapy, cupping, and hot oil tandem massage. Various techniques can be used to relieve muscle aches, pain, and stress. Massage therapy can be a useful tool for healing emotional or physical trauma, which makes it a great treatment to rejuvenate and renew your overall well-being this season. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you want a fresh start this spring, Nouveau Day Spa is the place to go. Our luxurious spa center is located in Kennewick, Washington where we offer short spa visits or weekend stays to relax and unwind. With years of combined knowledge, our team is prepared to address any queries you may have regarding your rejuvenation procedure. Schedule a consultation today by calling or filling out an online contact form.

Self-Care at Nouveau Day Spa

Self-Care at Nouveau Day Spa

When stress levels get too high, a spa day can be just what you need to soothe your spirit and celebrate your well-being. If you have a loved one who could use some self-care, whether male or female, a spa day at Nouveau Day Spa is a wonderful option– the services below could brighten someone’s day!

Why is Professional Self-Care Important? 

Cosmetic care is vital to enhancing physical appearance and promoting skin health. Proper cosmetic care can boost self-confidence and improve overall well-being by promoting a positive self-image. Professional cosmetic treatments and spa days can offer a range of benefits regardless of individual skin types and concerns. With professional self-care sessions, patients learn to prioritize overall skin health rather than just focusing on temporary enhancements.

Signature Spa Manicure

The first step in your signature spa manicure is a careful exfoliant from elbow to fingertip. When the dead, dry skin is gone, this same area will be massaged, and your hands will be treated with a paraffin dip. Quality moisturizers are used in every step of your hand treatment, and you may even notice a lessening of age spots after a few manicures at Nouveau Day Spa. After this luxurious treatment, you can choose any nail polish or a French manicure for the look you want.

Just for Men Spa Manicure

The spa manicure just for men includes a careful exfoliation, massage, and paraffin dip for complete hand relaxation. Skin will be deeply moisturized, and nails cleaned and buffed for a trim, tidy look.

Enzyme Firming Facial

An enzyme-firming facial adds collagen and glycolic acid to the skin as the toxins that hold dead skin cells in place are broken down. Your face will feel fresher, softer, and brighter after this relaxing treatment. You may notice fewer age spots and a reduction in lines around the mouth and eyes. Unlike many cosmetic treatments that remove dead skin with abrasion or chemicals, the enzyme-firming facial takes a natural approach– as you relax and the enzymes do their work, you can enjoy a non-invasive removal of tired, dead skin cells.

The Nouveau Facial

Your Nouveau facial will address the delicate skin around your eyes and mouth. Because this skin is thinner, the risk of damage from sun, stress, and environmental toxins is higher. Careful attention will be paid to this area and this skin will receive special therapies. During your Nouveau facial, you’ll also enjoy a heat treatment of your hands and a gentle massage of your face, neck, and shoulders. As you relax, the skin of your face and neck will be treated to a masque, moisturizing cream, and renewing serum to brighten your skin and add a glow to the thinner skin around the eyes.

Schedule a Consultation

Your time at the Nouveau Day Spa in Kennewick, Washington can be used to treat your entire body. You can also simply focus on your hands or your face if time is short. If you plan to gift a spa day to your favorite fellow, you might start with a massage or a steam experience. Men’s facials are also available. Review the online contact form to choose the treatment that will suit the recipient best. 

Embrace the Romance with Luxurious Spa Treatments

Embrace the Romance with Luxurious Spa Treatments

The month of love may be over, but you can keep the romance alive with relaxing spa treatments at Nouveau Day Spa. A spa day is a great way to create memories and bond all while enjoying relaxing and health-benefiting facial and body treatments. These are just a few of the many treatments that you and your loved one can enjoy.

Spa Day

Kickstart your romantic weekend with a customized spa day. This luxury treatment package starts with a light breakfast, which you can enjoy in a comfortable robe and slippers. Your day will be carefully planned with a customized treatment package, including a European facial, massage, pedicure, and manicure. Pedicures and manicures are customized for each client; we offer specialty men’s manicures and sports pedicures to relieve tension and improve rough, dry skin. In between your treatments, you and your partner can relax and enjoy your time together with a delicious lunch.

Couples Massage

Relax and unwind together during your 30–90-minute couples’ massage. Our licensed practitioners are trained in a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, scalp, and therapeutic massage. Your massage can be further enhanced with aromatherapy, hot oils, cupping, or hot stones. Massage therapy is not only relaxing, but it can also relieve stress and encourage healing from pain or a recent injury.

Steamy Wonder

Steamy Wonder is an aromatherapy steam treatment that naturally enhances the benefits of pain relief massages. Our steam room uses aromatic oils to stimulate your immune system and promote excretion of toxins. It’s the perfect post-massage treatment and a great way to complete your spa day.

Mineral Mud Detox

Our Mineral Mud Detox body treatment follows a full-body aromatic exfoliation. We’ll apply mineral mud on your skin, which pulls out toxins and impurities through your skin as it dries. After the mask is rinsed away, you can enjoy a relaxing and hydrating full-body massage.

Vichy Waterfall Experience

Experience the ambiance and peace of a natural waterfall in our Vichy Waterfall. Our system mimics a tropical downpour with pulsating water jets that promote lymphatic drainage to invigorate the entire body. The different water temperatures and pressure tingle the body and help alleviate pain and exhaustion. The Vichy Waterfall is popularly used after wet body treatments like the Mineral Mud Detox or Kukui Coconut Escape.

The Nouveau Facial

We offer customized facial treatments to hydrate, nourish, and exfoliate the face. The signature Nouveau facial is a multi-step treatment that restores the skin’s natural moisture level and purifies the skin to renew a radiant complexion. During your facial, you can also enjoy a gentle shoulder and neck massage. Aromatic essential oils will leave you feeling stress-free while a customized blend of masques, serums, and creams will rejuvenate healthy, beautiful skin. 

Schedule a Consultation

A day at a luxurious spa is an excellent way to spend time with your loved one. You get to relax and give your body the much-needed personal health treatment. If you are looking for a luxurious spa day in Kennewick, WA, schedule an appointment today at Nouveau Day Spa.