- Ashiatsu Massage
- Couples Massage
- Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage
- Hot Stones Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Acupressure Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Thai Massage
- Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi Massage
- Massage Packages Available (example: facial, feet, scalp)
The island paradise of Catalina offers new levels of luxury with the opening of Catalina Sea Spa, an exquisite spa treatment salon in the heart of Avalon. Catalina Sea Spa is Catalina’s only spa to offer Ashiatsu, a unique form of barefoot massage. During this magical treatment, the therapist grips bars installed over the treatment table in order to balance themselves and use the pressure of their feet to massage with aromatic oil.
Created by long time Catalina massage therapist Michelle Bray, Catalina Sea Spa brings her therapeutic services to a convenient and rejuvenating downtown destination in addition to her on-location services in hotels and vacation properties.
After training extensively with renowned Ashiatsu practitioner Ruthie Hardee – pioneer of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (1998) – Michelle introduced the practice exclusively on Catalina Island. Ashiatsu comes from the Japanese root word ‘ashi’ which means foot and ‘atsu’ which means pressure. Catalina Sea Spa’s services also include hot stone, Thai, Swedish, pregnancy, and Lomi-Lomi, a deeply relaxing Hawaiian massage technique. Invigorating sugar scrubs, foot massages, peppermint scalp massage, and facial massages are also available and may be added on to any service.
Each of the tranquil new treatment rooms are accented with soothing spa colors and appointed with comfortable massage tables lined with 300 thread count monogrammed sheets. Low VOC paint was used to eliminate harmful offgasing; most of Michelle’s massage oils are completely natural and organic.
All services may be arranged in the convenience of your hotel room as well as rental homes and condos; walk-ins are also welcome.