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What to Expect at Your First Massage Visit

What to Expect at Your First Massage Visit

Our Licensed Massage Therapists at Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia, Washington are dedicated to improving the wellness of our clients through quality massage. Whether it’s your first massage because you received a doctor’s referral or because you’re coming in for a...

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When Should You Reschedule a Massage?

When Should You Reschedule a Massage?

Our Licensed Massage Therapists at Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia, Washington are dedicated to improving the wellness of our clients through quality massage. Whether it’s your first massage because you received a doctor’s referral or because you’re coming in for a...

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5 Self-Care Tools to Enhance Massage Therapy

5 Self-Care Tools to Enhance Massage Therapy

SBDC advising helps Olympia entrepreneur access capital for growth OLYMPIA, Wash.—If only owning a day spa were as restful as being a patron at one. When clients walk into Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia, they are greeted by the modern farmhouse look of whitewashed...

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5 Physical Conditions that Massage Therapy Can Help With

5 Physical Conditions that Massage Therapy Can Help With

Massage therapy is very healing for the body. The gliding strokes used during massage increase circulation to the area, meaning increased healing and tissue regeneration. Massage also helps reduce pain in the body’s tissues and improves lymphatic drainage, which...

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How Posture Works and Ways to Fix it

How Posture Works and Ways to Fix it

Massage itself is such a wonderful therapy to help with pain, achy muscles, tension, range of motion, circulation, and more. When used subsequently with other self-care tools, the side effects can be boosted and symptoms can improve even further. Here, we discuss 5...

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The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy is beneficial for the mind and body. Unfortunately, there are some conditions that either completely contraindicated massage or should prompt you to reschedule your appointment ahead of time. A contraindication for massage means that the massage...

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Why Massage is a Necessity and Not Just a Luxury

Why Massage is a Necessity and Not Just a Luxury

The idea of massage as only a pampering, luxurious experience is long gone. It’s easy to see why massage is thought of as a luxury; it’s so relaxing! Research has found many therapeutic benefits of massage that make it highly beneficial for most people. While massage...

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5 Reasons to Get a Couples Massage

5 Reasons to Get a Couples Massage

Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia offers a Couples Massage experience that you and your loved one can share together. Even better than a relaxing massage is sharing one with your partner! Change into one of our plush robes while soaking your feet next to your partner...

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Retail Products Offered at Ballaura Wellness Spa

Retail Products Offered at Ballaura Wellness Spa

We have been getting asked by clients lately about the retail products that we are selling in our lobby on the front shelves. Here, we discuss what these products are and the benefits of each. Most of these products receive the 15% off discount from the signature...

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Massage Memberships: Which One is Right for Me?

Massage Memberships: Which One is Right for Me?

Us at Ballaura wholeheartedly believe in self-care as a way of healing and overall wellness. We’ve carefully and thoughtfully created a membership program for you that stands in line with our mission to help you relieve, relax and recover. Your commitment to a...

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Massage Frequency: How Often Should I be Getting a Massage?

Massage Frequency: How Often Should I be Getting a Massage?

A question that our massage therapists at Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia get a lot is “How often should I be getting a massage?”. It is very important to finding out what your body needs based on your lifestyle, occupation, health, etc. Here, we take a look at...

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Guest Blog Post: Mackenzie with Beautycounter

Guest Blog Post: Mackenzie with Beautycounter

Our Licensed Massage Therapists at Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia, Washington are dedicated to improving the wellness of our clients through quality massage. Whether it’s your first massage because you received a doctor’s referral or because you’re coming in for a...

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When to Use Ice and Heat During Stages of Inflammation

When to Use Ice and Heat During Stages of Inflammation

Many clients ask us when it’s best to use ice and heat on their sores muscles and injuries. Both have their benefits and are especially useful at various stages of inflammation during tissue repair. It is key to know how old your injury is and when it started as well...

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Massage Care: Before and After Your Appointment 

Massage Care: Before and After Your Appointment 

In order to get the best results from your massage, there is some recommended before and after care that you can take part in. Here’s our basic guidelines for pre and post massage care to ensure that you receive the best massage experience possible. Before: Take a...

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Spa Etiquette: What to Expect When Visiting a Wellness Spa

Spa Etiquette: What to Expect When Visiting a Wellness Spa

We have been getting asked by clients lately about the retail products that we are selling in our lobby on the front shelves. Here, we discuss what these products are and the benefits of each. Most of these products receive the 15% off discount from the signature...

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5 Beneficial Essential Oils for Massage

5 Beneficial Essential Oils for Massage

Essential oils have been used therapeutically all over the world for thousands of years. Essential oils are a great way to boost the effectiveness of massage as well as improve overall mood. Here are 5 essential oils and their known benefits.
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Injury Treatment Massage vs. Relaxation Massage

Injury Treatment Massage vs. Relaxation Massage

Pregnancy itself is such a wonderful process but has many uncomfortable symptoms that mom has to deal with. Massage is great for pregnancy in that it can help alleviate a variety of these uncomfortable symptoms and reduce overall stress levels. In this post, we...

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What is Sports Massage and its Benefits?

What is Sports Massage and its Benefits?

Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia offers a Couples Massage experience that you and your loved one can share together. Even better than a relaxing massage is sharing one with your partner! Change into one of our plush robes while soaking your feet next to your partner...

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5 Reasons to Add Magnesium to Your Massage

5 Reasons to Add Magnesium to Your Massage

5 Reasons to Add Magnesium to Your Massage   The health and skin benefits of magnesium are many and varied. For centuries, magnesium oils, salts, and waters have helped to restore the skin's natural beauty and help heal muscle injuries via immersion, consumption...

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Ease the  Flow Massage

Ease the Flow Massage

Anyone who menstruates knows the discomfort and sometimes extreme pain and lethargy it can bring. Menstruation is classified as a medical condition in most countries – some even allowing menstrual leave from work. Massage combined with the healing power of natural...

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Were Hiring for a Masage Therapist

Were Hiring for a Masage Therapist

SBDC advising helps Olympia entrepreneur access capital for growth OLYMPIA, Wash.—If only owning a day spa were as restful as being a patron at one. When clients walk into Ballaura Wellness Spa in Olympia, they are greeted by the modern farmhouse look of whitewashed...

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Five Health Benefits of Massage

Five Health Benefits of Massage

Five Health Benefits of Massage The art of massage has been used for time out of mind and the world over to provide relaxation, healing, and comfort. Present in every culture, a rich depth of different techniques in massage exist to improve the function of the human...

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing in Massage

The Benefits of Dry Brushing in Massage

Cancel in Advance Most spas, including Ballaura, have a 24-hour cancellation policy. You should have received an electronic version of our spa policies to sign, which includes our cancellation and no-show policies. On the flip side, we do our best to ensure that we...

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Healing Through Nature – Our Carrier Oils

Healing Through Nature – Our Carrier Oils

Essential oils have been used therapeutically all over the world for thousands of years. Essential oils are a great way to boost the effectiveness of massage as well as improve overall mood. Here are 5 essential oils and their known benefits.
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What to Expect at Your First Massage Visit

5 Reasons Massage Makes a Great Gift

Stress, desk jobs, commuting, and being on our cell phones all day- these are common but difficult to avoid factors that contribute to poor posture. When our bodies rest in prolonged, unnatural positions for lengthy periods of time, our muscles begin to adjust to...

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Five Paths to Self-Care

Five Paths to Self-Care

In order to get the best results from your massage, there is some recommended before and after care that you can take part in. Here’s our basic guidelines for pre and post massage care to ensure that you receive the best massage experience possible. Before: Take a...

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When is the best time to get a Sports Massage?

When is the best time to get a Sports Massage?

Cancel in Advance Most spas, including Ballaura, have a 24-hour cancellation policy. You should have received an electronic version of our spa policies to sign, which includes our cancellation and no-show policies. On the flip side, we do our best to ensure that we...

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Thurston Talk’s Article about Ballaura Wellness Spa

When Olympia local Nicole LaPraim was in her early twenties, she made a life-changing and momentous decision – to attend a year-long intensive massage therapy program. That one decision shaped her future – and as we sit down in her business, Ballaura Wellness Spa in...

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