AUG 2018

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[ 34 ] • # dayspamagazine • august 2018 spa hopping Ten ousand Waves An anomaly in the Southwest, Ten Thousand Waves is an authentic onsen spa: Inspired by the great Japanese hot spring resorts, it boasts manicured gardens, koi ponds, piñon pines and pagodas. "I call it Japanese Adobe," says owner Duke Klauck, who opened the spa 37 years ago with one massage room and two hot tubs. The property now has 19 treatment rooms, along with a meditation room, a tops-optional coed pool, women-only and private soaking tubs, a dozen hotel guestrooms and a Japanese restaurant. Shiatsu massage is the specialty here, provided by therapists who rigorously train for more than 200 hours and study with a master sensei every year. For my Japanese Shiatsu Massage (50 min./$129; 80 min./$189), I was instructed to change into loose-fi tting clothes to allow for better manipulation of muscle attachments. I lay on a low table while the spa's lead shiatsu therapist, Luke, worked a 30-line kata on the muscle meridians down my back, neck, shoulder and legs. I fl ipped over, and he concentrated on 15 more. "Shiatsu addresses pain and blockages to improve energy, blood fl ow and organ function," says spa director Courtney Morris. "When guests request deep tissue, we always recommend shiatsu. It's extremely therapeutic and addresses the whole nervous system." I was a Shiatsu virgin, but instantly became a convert. I occasionally experience insecurities with more intimate massages, so the modesty of the clothed treatment allowed me to more quickly release muscle tension and truly relax. COURTESY TEN THOUSAND WAVES Beautifully Natural Naturally Beautiful 1 . 8 0 0 . 2 7 2 . 1 7 1 6 w w w. b i o j o u v a n c e . c o m )ƚ ųŅŞå±ĹåųƋĜĀåÚkųč±ĹĜÏ Visit us at: ICES Long Beach, Spetmber 23-24 booth # 236 ULTIMATE SKIN HYDRATION

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