The Tea House is offering a variety of dessert tea specials from The Art of Tea. Come in and try: Rooibos Chai, Mandarin Silk, Citron Mate or our year round: Caramelized Pear. Let us know your favorite
Frequent Tubber Specials
10 tubs Monday through Friday only
Tub and Sauna
Massage Series Card
Purchase three massages at a discounted rate. Deep tissue or pre-natal massage can be applied to the massage series card for an additional $30 for half hour and hour. $60 for one and a half hour and two hour massage series cards. Valid for one person only. Cannot be used by anyone else other than the massage series special holder
One and One Half Hour
Couples Special can also be one half hour, one and one half hour and two hour length massages. Please ask for quote
One hour spa with two one hour massages
The massages will be in separate one person massage rooms
Our spas are open from 11am to Midnight daily. Spas at the Tea House: Our four private spa rooms feature cool natural slate, a redwood deck, a hot tub with jets, a shower and shoji windows that open out to the garden. Three rooms have cedar lined saunas. Lavender soap and shampoo from Bonny Doon Farms are provided. The Tea House hot tubs are purified by ozone and chlorine. Our water continuously cycles and fresh water is added throughout the day. The water temperature is maintained between 103-104 F. Reservations are recommended. Please call at minimum 3 hours in advance if you need to cancel any spa reservation. We require credit card numbers for all of our reservations. You will be charged if you do not arrive and do not call to cancel.
(The Tea House operates on a 55 minute hour) Monday through Friday until 6pm
Tub Only(per person)$15.00
Tub And Sauna(per person)$20.00
Evening and Weekend
Monday-Friday 6pm to closing. All times Saturday and Sunday and holidays
Tub Only(one person)$20.00
Tub Only(each additional person)$15.00
Tub And Sauna(one person)$25.00
Tub And Sauna(couple)$40.00
Tub And Sauna(each additional person)$15.00
Frequent Tubber Specials
10 tubs Monday through Friday only
Tub and Sauna
The massage rooms at the Tea House are sky-lit, warm and inviting. We are indebted to a diverse and experienced staff of professional massage therapists. Couples Special can also be one half, one and one half and two hour length massages. Please ask for quote. Massage is available by appointment from 11am to 10pm daily.
Massage (The Tea House operates on a 55 minute hour)
A Half Hour Massage$55.00
A One Hour Massage$80.00
A One And a Half Hour Massage$120.00
A Two Hour Massage$140.00
Additional Half Hour/one Hour for Deep Tissue
Additional Hour and a Half/two Hour for Pre-natal
One hour spa with two one hour massages. (The massages will be in separate one person massage rooms)
Serenity Massage Therapists
All of the massage therapists at The Tea House Spa are professional certified practitioners. In your massage session, it is common that a combination of massage techniques will be used. Regardless of specific techniques, trust must be established between client and massage therapist. Your feelings of comfort and safety are the most important element. Please inform the therapist of any concerns during your treatment. At any point during the massage, either therapist or client have the right to terminate the treatment. Boundaries between therapist and client are necessary to insure the safety of both. Relaxation response induced by massage triggers recuperative processes in the body and the mind. It is however not intended as a replacement for medication or medical treatments.
Acupressure, Ayurveda, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Pre/Post-Natal, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point. Massage activates a deep state of relaxation and a whole body sense of well being. It is my hope to create a pain free, balanced state of being for each client. I use an integrated, compassionate approach that combines over fifteen years of experience.
Ayurveda, Shiatsu, Thai, Transformational Bodywork, Trigger Point. I believe bodywork is a vital element in maintaining and promoting health and well being. I provide a relaxing, revitalizing blend of massage with Eastern and Western influences. My intention is to help each client find balance and harmony in body and mind.
Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Medical Qi Gong, Swedish, Thai, Tui-Na. I believe that by reintegrating the fractured/splintered mind with the body through massage, Tai Chi, and meditation we can achieve lasting peace, happiness, and a strong, supple body well into old age.
Acupressure, Clinical Massage, Deep Tissue, Hand and Foot Reflexology, Intrinsic Touch (fascial, connective tissue and cranio-sacral work), Myofascial Release, Polarity, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy. I begin each session with a prayer for blessing and focus on the true vibrant health that is always present as well as gratitude for this special opportunity. My concentration is on bringing the client to a deep relaxing space where painful muscles and tightness in the body can relax, release, renew, and realign properly.
Polarity, Swedish. My emphasis is on providing quality bodywork that honors and strengthens the whole person, mind, body, emotions, and spirit. I especially like supporting people in a creative, successful time of receiving care and nourishment.
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Thai, Polarity, Reiki, Energy Work & Essential Oils Massage. I practice with a client oriented approach to provide a relaxing, therapeutic experience. Working with the muscle tissue to break up adhesions and calm the nervous system, I hold a nurturing safe space for the client's body to unwind and promote the natural healing response. With sessions tailored to meet each client's specific needs, my massages have both a grounding and rejuvenating affect. With emphasis on uniting the mind, body, and spirit connection, a greater sense of peace and wholeness is encouraged within the client's system.
Chi Ni Tsung Abdominal, Cranial-Sacral, Deep Tissue, Energy Medicine, Myofascial Relief, Pre/Post-Natal, Swedish. I love massage and energy work! I combine modalities to create a deeply effective massage experience, relieving pain and stress while helping your body feel really good. My intuitive touch and compassionate presence allows for healing of the body, mind, and soul.
Acupressure, Lymph Drainage, Polarity, Pre-Natal, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish. I blend many modalities to tailor each session to individual needs. Energetic and muscular balance is created during each session to help facilitate the release of tension and stress.
Cranial-Sacral, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Orthopedic, Swedish. I offer a unique intuitive touch that integrates hands on healing with scientifically based knowledge and techniques. I focus on acute and chronic pain, injuries, and stress relief while working at a pace and depth that is supportive of you.
Cranial-Sacral, Lomi Lomi, Polarity, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish, Thai. I blend a wide range of techniques to move energy through the body creating a healing space for the effective release of tension and stress. The client leaves feeling nurtured, connected, and relaxed.
Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point. I have been a student and practitioner of bodywork since 2006, and I enjoy the continued process of learning that each session brings. I have extensive training in anatomy and deep tissue work, and I travel annually to Asia to study and teach Thai massage. My massage often includes elements of both, ranging from specific focused work to relaxing, dynamic stretches.
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Sports, Neuromuscular Therapy, Traditional and Table Thai, Hot Stone, Cranio Sacral, Jin Shin, Rolf Structural Integration, Sensory Repattening (from Tragger). According to Chinese Medicine, all disease is from stagnation. Movement is a central part of my work. Whether active, as in structural work, or passive joint movement in sensory repatterning, or tempo in Swedish or Esalen massage, movement is a defining characteristic of my style. Another defining characteristic is mindfulness, both my own and the cultivation of mindfulness or embodiment through the work. With over 3000 hours of training, almost 10 years of experience, and the opportunity to learn from some of the most recognized masters of the field, I am still passionately practicing body work, my service to the community.
Cranial-Sacral, Esalen, Swedish. I provide a nurturing, relaxing, and integrative massage experience utilizing the long, slow Tai Chi like strokes typical of Esalen massage. The client is assisted in letting go and dropping into a calmer place. As the mind quiets, the body softens. As the tissues release, balance can be restored. I believe that my own sense of presence and internal awareness allows for more of a shared experience with the client rather than something that is "done to" through touching with intention. A dance is created between myself and the clienta dance of awareness and of connection to the internal rhythms of one's own body. In addition to Esalen massage, I have trained in Cranial-Sacral therapy, and I've had extensive training and experience as a practitioner of cortical filed reeducationa body awareness and movement practice based on the ground breaking work of Moshe Feldenkrais. This technique works through the central nervous system to re-pattern how and when muscles fire thereby reminding our bodies how they were designed to move.
Deep Tissue, Neurological Release, Polarity, Swedish. I love doing bodywork. It is an honor to help facilitate someones healingemotional, physical, and otherwise. The body knows how to heal itself, and through reorganization, the healing process happens on its own. I focus on my clients and give them my undivided attention for the time that we have together.
Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Polarity, Sports, Swedish. My intuition, nurturing spirit, and positive attitude has created my devotion to massage therapy. Helping people feel better physically, emotionally, and spiritually brings a gratifying joy to my heart.
Swedish massage refers to a collection of techniques designed to relax the muscles through application of surface pressure against deeper muscles and bones. The veins and the lymph system, which carry blood back to the heart, rely on muscle action rather than heart pump pressure. In most cases friction is applied following the blood flow channels toward the heart. Though this is a focus in Swedish massage, many will still apply light pressure in the reverse direction with fantastic results. Swedish massage relaxes muscles, increases circulation, releases metabolic waste, and increases mobility and joint movement while reconnecting you to your body. Swedish massage can also decrease recovery time after intense muscle strain and also help in muscle development. Finally, it helps with emotional and physical stress. This is why it is recommended as part of a regular stress management program. The benefits of massage go far beyond what is described above. All of our practitioners are trained in Swedish massage. They will also mix into their routine some of their other massage modalities in order to cater to your specific needs.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on realigning the deeper layers of tissue where there are concentrated areas of constant stress and discomfort. Many of the strokes are similar to other massage modalities but much deeper and slower.
How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
Deep Tissue Massage helps to break up rigid or tight sections in muscles, ligaments, and joints. These rigid or tight sections tend to block circulation of energy and fluid that cause pain and limit movements. The massage therapist will focus on these areas to break up and restore tension spots. This helps to relieve the pain, increase mobility, and curb inflammation.
Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
Deep Tissue Massage can be uncomfortable as the target areas are restored back to their optimal state. It is important to let your therapist know when anything passes your comfort threshold. Your therapist will be more than happy to work at your comfort level and focus on your needs. It is also common to be sore the next day. A little bit of ice or a nice soak in a hot bath or tub are great supplements to the soreness that may follow a Deep Tissue Massage.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Whereas classic Swedish Massage focuses on relaxation, Deep Tissue helps to relieve problem areas such as: Chronic pain, Limitations in mobility, Injury recovery, Carpel tunnel and repetitive strain injury, Chronic neck and shoulder tension, Ostearthritis pain, Fibromyalgia, Muscle spasm and pain.
What Can I Expect During My Visit?
Our Certified Massage Therapists may use knuckles, hands, forearms, elbows, feet, and thumbs to get deeper into the tissue. Breath work may also be incorporated at the request of the therapist to help soften the muscle and relieve some of the discomfort.
You should always check with your physician to see if Deep Tissue massage is right for you. If you have open wounds, skin rashes, freshly broken bones, or any other new injuries, Deep Tissue Massage may not be for you. Let your Therapist know before the massage about anything that he or she might need to know in order to provide the best massage possible.
Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage. Make sure to drink plenty of water both before and after your massage. This helps to flush out some of the toxins and metabolic waste released in the muscles from the Deep Tissue work. Show up 5 minutes before your massage time in order to use the restroom, drink water, and check in with our Serenity Coordinator.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an effective and subtle form of energy healing using the "Universal Life Energy." Practitioners use a combination of hands-on and hands off energy transfer. Both are effective in adjusting subtle energy. This improves the flow of physical, emotional, and spiritual energy throughout the body. Like massage therapy, Reiki helps to reduce stress from various health conditions, boost the immune system, and increase energy. This safe and gentle technique has been used by health professionals in all areas of medical and health related fields to deepen the benefits of their practice. Defining qualities of Reiki:
The practitioner becomes a healing conduit for the "Life Energy" to flow through the hands.
The techniques of Reiki are passed down from teacher to student through an energetic attunement.
At first level Reiki attunement, it can be used as a self care tool to strengthen your body and mind.
Reiki can be incorporated with massage or other body work to heal on the energetic and spiritual levels.
Reiki energy is not based on belief, faith or suggestion.
Caramelized Pear (Origin: Art Of Tea)
Caffeine: Free. Ingredients: Fair Trade South African Rooibos, Honeybush, Apple Bits, Marigolds
Chamomile (Origin: Monterey Bay Spice)
Caffeine: Free. Ingredients: Chamomile Flower
Ethos (Origin: Art Of Tea)
Caffeine: Free. Ingredients: Chamomile with Rooibos, Mint, Honeybush
French Lemon Ginger (Origin: Art Of Tea)
Caffeine: Free. Ingredients: Lemongrass, Fair Trade South African Rooibos, South African Honeybush, Ginger, Lemon Verbena
The Tea House Spa is a locally owned retreat since 1984 providing private santa cruz hot tub rooms, sauna and massage. The Tea House Spa is centered around a 50 year old grove of timber sized bamboo in downtown Santa Cruz. We offer relaxation, tea, art, a waterfall, a stately cypress and courtesy.