Spa month is officially here in Miami!
An awesome annual event for spa-goers to enjoy services in Miami's luxury spas at discounted prices.
We are celebrating spa month with a special offer for our new and existing clients.
Book a one hour massage and receive $20 off (normally valued at $100)
Offer valid for new and existing clients until August 17, 2019.
Click the link below to book your spa month massage special
Happy spa month!!
BUT there's still a chance to get a massage!
There are a few slots available until Saturday, June 15th. Be sure to come in before Sunday!
I am heading to Amsterdam and Thailand for my honeymoon.
As always, when I travel, I will continue to observe and research massage therapy and manual therapy practices in these regions.
Culture largely influences our approach to touch. Socially, this is evident in the way we greet each other or embrace our friends and family.
Intimately, culture also influences how a therapist gives a treatment. The nuances of how they interpret certain modalities, depth of touch, flow, etc is composed of technique and the unique attributes of the individual. We are only human after all.
I am excited to meet with Lauren, an American massage therapist originally based out of NYC who started Kalimba Studio, in Amsterdam. I will also receive Thai massage from Monks in Thailand. Every massage is a learning experience where I also absorb more effective techniques to serve you better!
Be sure to book your appointments when I return starting Wednesday, July 10!
Gift certificates and massage packages are available for purchase online
Last year, Carmen Barcelona Bodywork & Massage Therapy was featured on Voyage MIA, an online magazine that fosters collaboration and support for small business, independent artists and entrepreneurs, and local institutions.
The massage studio has steadily grown since its first feature and there are a few updates. I'm proud to share this article with everyone as an update on a labor of love. Click the photo above to check out the article.
Here’s a snippet of the article below!
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Carmen Barcelona Bodywork & Massage Therapy studio is a growing and thriving Private Practice based in Brickell. The studio is located within the office wing of beautiful Brickell on the River residential building (North Tower).
As a dual-state licensed therapist in New York State and Florida state now practicing just over 10 years I offer professional bodywork and massage expertise, skill and technique.
Over the years, my experience ranged from Medical massage to luxury spa massage. Most recently, I worked for the The Mandarin Oriental Spa in NYC and transferred to the Miami Location in Brickell Key two years ago. Over the years, our primary goal is to serve the client and offer an effective massage. Although, the human body is structurally the same we all have unique daily lives which affects the body’s pattern of tension and stress differently. For this reason our brief consultation prior to the session is the most important step towards achieving your desired massage and bodywork goals.
Our studio was established after moving to Miami in 2017 and it is currently a full-time practice. The studio was established to offer expertly skilled massage and bodywork to Miami. The studio’s sole focus is massage therapy where we offer restorative and therapeutic treatments.
Huge thanks to
Tracie Franklin, Glenfiddich Ambassador extraordinaire of the SouthEast region and
Ben Potts, of Miami USBG Miami
for partnering with
Carmen Barcelona Bodywork And Massage therapy!
We provided 10 promotional massages exclusively to USBG members in an effort to extend massage to those who involved in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
It can be a physically and mentally demanding field and this promotion reinforces the use of an effective restorative massage to support your lifestyle and efforts.
Thank you to all who took up this excellent promo in March!
It was truly a pleasure meeting and working on each of you. I look forward to seeing you again and the rest of USBG Miami!
Well… that all depends. There are many variables in each individual’s daily routine where more or less massage is recommended. Regular massage for body and mind restoration is 1-2x a month. Personally, I aim receive a massage one a month. If my finances are tighter than usual, for example last year I planned my wedding, married my partner, established my private practice while working part-time at The spa at Mandarin Oriental in Miami, settled into our new city- Miami, and the list goes on and on. I was faced with plenty of daily demands and emotional stressors however financially I was only able to receive massage every few months. In this case, I keep a golden rule of receiving massage as the Seasons change- 4 times a year. This way I can encourage my body to flow with the Earth’s natural rhythms on my side of the hemisphere, of course.
Regular massage is considered to be 1-2x a month. Whether or not you should receive more, depends on your daily routine, profession, exercise routine, emotional needs, etc. Our bodies absorb the external and internal responses to the world and the physical demands we place on ourselves.
In my profession, I am constantly on my feet, my head and neck is often leaning forward to observe the person on my table, and my arms and hands face overuse. We are all prone to our bodies experiencing a particular pattern of tension due to our profession, exercise regime, frequency of travel, our active/sedentary lifestyle. Yes, even laying on the couch for too long will create tension and discomfort as essentially our beautiful and wondrous bodies are designed for significant movement.
there are situations where receiving massage on a weekly basis is recommended as opposed to just once a month. Massage is a necessary component in our lives. Check out this article for more information on how often we should get a massage according to our lifestyles.
With many types of massage modalities available, I am often asked which kind of massage is best to receive. There is no wrong kind of massage however its best to become aware of what your body goals are for your next massage session. Are you looking for muscle specific bodywork? Is there a persistent ‘knot’ that’s been nagging you? Trigger point massage is likely what you are in search of. Feeling stressed from your work and daily commitments? Trouble sleeping? A massage focused with emphasis on Swedish techniques is more up your ally.
Check out this great article that breaks down the types of massage available. Knowing what kind of massage you are looking for will bring you closer to getting exactly the relief you are looking for!
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