Monthly Archives: November 2009

Scottsdale’s Hawaiian Experience Spa to exhibit in 2010 Aloha Festival in Tempe, AZ

Scottsdale's only Hawaiian themed spa

Scottsdale's only Hawaiian themed spa

Hawaiian Experience Spa is happy to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2010 Aloha Festival in Tempe, Arizona. The 2009 Aloha Festival attracted an estimated 150,000 visitors and brought together vendors, artists, and visitors from all over the country to celebrate the power of Aloha.

As Arizona’s only Hawaiian themed day spa, Hawaiian Experience Spa believes it will be the only vendor providing Hawaiian style spa service and massage gift certificates and related spa products. Although the Scottsdale Day Spa will not be offering massages and other treatment at the Aloha Festival they will be selling discounted gift certificates and will be making appointments for visitors to experience the Hawaiian day spa in Scottsdale. Additionally, the spa will be selling its line of exotic Hawaiian body and facial products manufactured by Malie, oSea, Maui Soaps, and others.

Cathy Ibach, owner of Hawaiian Experience Spa says, “We attended the 2009 Aloha Festival as guests and were very excited at the prospect of exhibiting in next year’s event. There were no other day spas among the dozens of merchants at the festival and we felt that we would be a perfect fit for the attendees. We are happy the festival choose us to be a 2010 vender and we are looking forward to the festival with great anticipation.”

More information on the Aloha Festival can be found at: http://www.azalohafest.org.

Read the entire press release

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Hawaiian Experience Spa promotes Mike Ibach to Scottsdale day spa manager

Mike Ibach is promoted to spa manager at Hawaiian Experience Spa in Scottsdale, AZ

Mike Ibach is promoted to spa manager at Hawaiian Experience Spa in Scottsdale, AZ

We are happy to announce that Mike Ibach has been promoted to full time day spa manager. Mike, who is the son of the owners, Steve and Cathy Ibach, will be running all operations of the spa including customer service, inventory, scheduling, and all other tasks associated with day to day spa operations. Mike has been working part time at the spa for the past year and is completely familiar with all aspects of the spa’s operation. In this new position, Mike will be assuming complete responsibility for the spa on a daily basis.

In addition to his spa experience Mike has worked as general manager of Salad Creations in Tempe, AZ where he was responsible for all day to day operations in a busy food service environment. He also has worked in a customer service role at Techtronics Security Company and in a business development role at Kala Group, LLC.

Cathy Ibach, who was filling the position of spa manager, will be spending the majority of her time focusing on expansion plans and spa marketing. She will also continue to work at the spa at least one day a week as part time spa manager. Steve Ibach will continuing in his current role providing massage therapy as well as working on expansion and marketing.

Mike can be reached by email by calling the spa at 480-661-2991.

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Black Friday deals online for massage and spa gifts for Phoenix and Scottsdale shoppers

Scottsdale day spa, Hawaiian Experience Spa, is offering the biggest savings of the year for Black Friday on massages, spa gift certificates, spa products and more. If you are looking for Black Friday deals online and have people on your holiday list that live in the Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona area check out these great massage sales. You can purchase your massage or other treatment online and receive your gift certificate via email!

For complete information on the Black Friday deals online and at the spa visit our sale email.

Visit the spa’s website for complete information on our Scottsdale day spa. For more spa sales visit the spa’s gift page.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

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Lomi lomi massage training coming to Phoenix, AZ: It is not just for massage therapists

Lomi Lomi massage training is coming to Phoenix, AZ area

Lomi Lomi massage training is coming to Phoenix, AZ area

Aloha – Hawaiian Experience Spa in Scottsdale is happy to announce that our good friends, Tom Cochran and Donna Jason of Sacred Lomi, will be providing lomi lomi massage training in Tempe, Arizona just prior to the 2010 Aloha Festival in March. The four day course will teach you both the physical and spiritual aspects of this ancient massage and is highly recommended by Steve and Cathy Ibach who attended Tom’s training on Maui about a year before opening Hawaiian Experience Day Spa.

Hawaiian Experience Spa is the leader in traditional lomi lomi massage in the Phoenix, Arizona area. We have clients come from Phoenix, Chandler, Goodyear, Avondale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, and all of the other surrounding towns to experience our lomi lomi massages which include single lomi lomi massage, double lomi lomi massage, and couples lomi lomi massage.

More information on Lomi Lomi massage training this March (see lomi video).

More information on Lomi Lomi massage at Hawaiian Experience Spa.

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Scottsdale Massage: Hawaiian Day Spa now offering advanced Thai massage

Thai Massage now offered in Scottsdale Day Spa at Hawaiian Experience Spa

Thai Massage now offered in Scottsdale Day Spa at Hawaiian Experience Spa

Barbara Harel, one of Hawaiian Experience Spa’s most experienced Scottsdale massage therapists, just completed two full weeks of advanced Thai massage training. Barbara, who was already trained in the art of Thai massage, is looking forward to sharing her new techniques with our clients. Thai is not your typical Scottsdale massage

Thai massage originated in India based and is based on Ayurveda and yoga, thereafter becoming popular in ancient Siam, now known as Thailand. It was believed that the massage art was brought over to Thailand by Shivago Komarpaj, a contemporary of Gautama Buddha, over 2500 years ago.

This massage is done fully clothed (you should were comfortable lose fitting clothes) using a combination of deep stretches and pressure. Sometimes referred to as “passive yoga” during this massage you will be put into many yoga like positions. Your therapist will lean on your body using to apply firm rhythmic pressure.

Thai massage has many therapeutic benefits including increasing flexibility, helping with postural alignment, relaxing of muscle tissue, alleviating back pain, and much more.

Wendy, another popular therapist at the our day spa also is trained in Thai massage giving you a choice of therapists. If you would like to schedule an appointment for this exotic treatment please use our online scheduler or call our Scottsdale day spa at 480-661-2991.

60 Minutes – $109
90 Minutes – $159 (recommended time)

Of course, members receive all their regular credits and discounts.

Visit our massage page to see a list and description of all the massages offered at Hawaiian Experience Spa, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Romantic date ideas in Scottsdale: Couples massage, dinner, dessert and more

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If you are looking for ideas for a fun date in Scottsdale try Hawaiian Experience Spa’s date night on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. This romantic date idea includes a special couples massage, followed by dinner and dessert at the spa. (Read more about couples massage on The Massage Advancer.)

When you arrive at the spa for your Scottsdale date night experience you will be greeted with Hawaiian leis and escorted over our “bridge to Hawaii” on your way back to the private locker room where you can change together in soft spa robes and sandals. You will be asked to choose a Hawaiian soy candle from among a variety of choices including coconut vanilla, plumeria, pikake, koke’e (rain forest scent), mango nectar, and more.

The 60 minute or 90 minute couples massage is done side by side so you can both can hold hands during your treatment. This romantic couples massage is a signature treatment of our Scottsdale day spa. If you would like the spa customized in any way, just ask.

Once your massage is completed you are taken to the waterfall shower room where you and your partner can shower together in complete luxury. After your shower comes dinner and desert in a private room in the spa. You get to choose your own dinner selection from the menu of a local restaurant.

When you have completed your massage, shower, dinner, and dessert you get dressed and head back over the bridge so you can check out. You will be taking with you your leis, Hawaiian candle, and the memory of this special evening. If you would like to record your memories, bring your camera. The staff will be happy to take pictures of you and your partner throughout your date night experience.

Visit Hawaiian Experience Spa’s date night page for more information.

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Scottsdale day spa treats costochondritis with medical massage therapy

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the rib cartilage

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the rib cartilage

At Hawaiian Experience Spa in Scottsdale our massage therapists treat condtions like costochondritis everyday with medical massage therapy. Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum. It causes sharp and often severe pain in the costosternal joint (where the ribs connect to the sternum), sometimes mimicking a heart attack. While the cause of this condition is not know, medical massage therapy focused on the breathing muscles and other muscles that attached to the thoracic cage (rib cage) has been shown to be an effective treatment for the pain associated with costochondritis. Read entire article.

If you are suffering from costochondritis be sure to follow your doctor’s advice and consider trying a medical massage. We have helped others reduce the pain associated with this condition and we may be able to help you. Read more about medical massage.

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Massage is proven to enhance the body’s immune system

Your lymphatice system is your immune system

Your lymphatice system is your immune system

One of the clinically proven facts about massage therapy is it’s effect on enhancing the immune system. In a study by the University of Miami School of Medicine (Natural killer cells and lymphocytes increase in women with breast cancer following massage therapy by Hernandez-Reif, et al.) research showed conclusively that massage therapy increases the amount of natural killer cells and lymphocytes in the body. These cells are a key part of the body’s immune system.

Also see: Can massage therapy boost your immunity to prevent H1N1?

While all massage enhance your body’s immune system, a lymphatic drainage massage is specifically designed for that purpose. Lymphatic Drainage is a very medically recognized therapy and is used at hospitals through out the world.

At Hawaiian Experience Spa we offer this treatment which we often combine with a Swedish massage for enhanced detoxification and immune building. For more information please visit our Lymphatic Drainage web page.

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Do you consider Massage Envy in Scottsdale or Phoenix a Day Spa?

In a highly dubious press release dated November 3, 2009 Massage Envy declares that it has been voted the “Best Massage” and “Best Day Spa” in Phoenix, by Phoenix Magazine. While “The Highest Volume of Massage” may be an award that Massage Envy could rightfully “win”, many area residents and massage therapists are wondering how a local mass massage clinic could be awarded “Best Day Spa”, when the clinic itself does not even call itself a day spa. Read full article.

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