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6 Ways to Make Your Hotel Spa Massage Even Better

August 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM | by | ()

Hotels have been very keen on hotel spas in recent years--whether opening their own full-blown facilities with a dozen treatment rooms and exotic therapies or simply having one or two treatment rooms available with the basic rub-downs all travelers need. But just because a hotel might be five-star, doesn't mean its spa is. We told you what to look for in a very good spa as well as signs of a very bad spa. Now, here's are some ways to ensure your next massage is the absolute best it can be.

Besides emerging from your hotel spa feeling like a brand new human being, there are a few things you can watch out for in order to detect whether or not the spa you are visiting is really as good as it should be. We’ve already given you our insider’s top spa knowledge points, but now we turn to the nitty-gritty...to the moment you get naked...the actual massage.

A lot can happen when lying back on the massage table and a lot can go amiss too. One thing’s for sure though, the benefits of a massage are underestimated. When done right and regularly massage, plays an important role in keeping the body healthy. Massage techniques are hard to judge because they vary so widely in type (Californian, Swedish, Thai, Balinese, Ayurvedic, etc) and depend on the training institute.

For that reason, we won’t be going into the actual techniques that may descend upon your body. Rather, we'll focus on 6 little touches (heh) that can make a good massage even better.

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Where Josh Flagg Likes To Get Rubbed Down in Hawaii

Where: HI, United States
August 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM | by | ()

Our resident celebrity hotel hopper, Josh Flagg, star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing is back with another listicle. This time he's ranking his favorite hotel spas in Hawaii. Sit back, relax and let Josh rub one out for you.

Since my recent Best Hotel Pools in Italy list, I thought it would be fun to do a Top 10 list of Hotel Spas on my next vacation. Ten massages is quite excessive so we are going to do an abbreviated list just this one time.

Believe it or not, I actually had five massages during my trip to Hawaii and yes...each one was just as wonderful as the next one. I was in Hawaii for nearly three weeks except for the two days I was in New York to film "Watch What Happens Live" before flying all the way back to Hawaii. By the way, traveling 10 hours on a plane for a two-day trip, not so fun, but the filming experience of live TV is well worth it. And of course, I had massages to help me through the jetlag.

Speaking of, here is my list:

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Get a 20-Handed 'Hula Wave' at the Grand Wailea

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  Site Where: 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr [map], Wailea, HI, United States, 96753
September 23, 2011 at 8:45 AM | by | ()

We thought the unsettling news about NASA's rogue satellite might be cause for a quick spa getaway to Maui—you know, to ease your mind. After all, if you're going to be pummeled by a 6.5 ton defunct spacecraft, you might as well be enjoying your last few moments in style. Even if your pampering session becomes a twenty-man operation.

It turns out that the Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort is experimenting with a "20 Hands Duo Massage," meaning (you guessed it) a two-and-a-half hour massage treatment for couples by ten people, twenty hands, and 100 fingers. We're not sure if this should be considered relaxing or merciless, but we're curious nonetheless.

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The One With Al Gore and Hotel Lucia's Massage Therapist

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  Site Where: 400 Southwest Broadway [map], Portland, OR, United States, 97205
June 25, 2010 at 9:42 AM | by | ()

UPDATE: Al Gore is no longer an "inconvenient" hotel guest. He's been cleared of all charges in the Portland case.

It looks there's yet another hotel sex scandal involving a politician. This time it's former vice president Al Gore who's been accused of sexually assaulting a massage therapist in 2006 at the Hotel Lucia in Portland.

The National Enquirer says the massage therapist, a woman, recently detailed for Portland police all the unwanted sexual contact between her and Gore. The report is 73 pages long and full of bizarro stuff but here are the highlights--apparently Gore requested an abdominal massage and when the therapist showed up, she said Gore had been drinking. He then proceed to do/say the strangest things over the course of a "massage" including making her listen to a song by Pink, washing down chocolates with Grand Marnier and grabbing her from behind.

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