Relax, Rejuvenate, Recover
The Wellness Spa at Mount Vernon Athletic Club provides luxurious services in the convenience of your visit to the club. Members receive a discount on all massage services as a privileged of their membership.
Relaxing, effective, convenient and a great value, why not pamper yourself…YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER, so bring your friends and out-of-town guests.
*Don’t forget you can use our FREE childcare while you receive a massage!
We also offer spa packages and gift certificates, call 703-360-7300 for more details.
Massage therapy is an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs and is also one of the best antidotes for stress. Professionally trained therapists are on staff and we offer a variety of theraputic services.
The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The main purpose is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
*NEW Thai Massage
More energizing and relaxing than many classic forms of massage, the benefits of Thai massage include: relaxation, reduced stress, improved circulation, energy and range of motion, and increased flexibility (perfect for all of our members who play tennis and work-out)! In fact, thai massage, often referred to as “lazy yoga,” is an athlete’s answer to strength and flexibility and can help you achieve maximal gains.
Its beauty comes from its simple complexity. No oils are involved and massage is done over the clothes. All that is required is you walk into the room, lay down, and relax. It is a form of healing that in many ways is akin to yoga (without the work of yoga). How so? Because practitioners of Thai massage are trained in helping clients achieve yoga-like stretches through unique techniques that allow the client to achieve the benefits of yoga (while relaxing)!
Therapists help you to enjoy a series of stretching through a series of postures and movement that helps the soft tissue of your body via pressure, muscle compression, joint mobilization and acupressure.
History of Thai
Thai massage can be tied in lineage to Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha (the physician to Buddha) in India and the Wat Po temple in Thailand, the same school that where the Thai king receives treatment. Its practitioners have been perfecting and helping people for more than a millennium. With this kind of history, it should come as no surprise that it is quite luxurious and considered to be among the finest in body treatments.
Want to try it? Book with David and enjoy increased relaxation and improved health today. Isn’t it time for your body to be treated like royalty?
Benefits of massage therapy:
- Physically relaxes the body
- Calms the nervous system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces heart rate
- Slows respiration
- Loosens tight muscles
- Stretches connective tissue
- Reduces chronic pain
- Improves skin tone
- Increases blood and lymph circulation
- Speeds the removal of metabolic waste
- Increases red blood cell counts
- Relieves tired and aching muscles
- Stimulates the release of endorphins
- Improves muscle tone
- Relieves cramps and muscle spasms
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Promotes deeper more effective breathing
- Speeds recovery from injuries and illness
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces swelling and scarring
- Improves posture
- Reduces tension headaches
- Increases tissue metabolism
- Decreases muscular deterioration