About Our Massages
Massages prove to be a great way to relax, relieve sore or aching muscles, and rejuvenate your mind. At Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, our licensed massage therapist can provide invigorating and deep tissue massages to help improve the blood circulation throughout the body, increase flexibility, and reduce water retention. The different massages we offer are the Pure Joy (signature massage), Aroma, Sports, Maternity, Thai, and Sole treatments, all with different purposes and benefits that you can customize based on your needs. You can also add on a Pure Scalp massage, feet massage, TMJ/sinus pressure focused treatment, and heat features to any of the above massage services to get the most out of your experience. If you're in the Fleming Island and Jacksonville, FL area, then we invite you to schedule your appointment with us or come visit our spa to find out more.
The Ultimate Relaxation
Pura Vida is proud to offer CBD that can be included with any of our in-house massages. This calming ingredient is known as cannabis compound and allows our clients the ultimate relaxation during their treatments. A compound derived from the hemp plant that has been heavily publicized in recent months, CBD can be found in many things. It is non-psychoactive, which means it does not affect the brain or interfere with mental processes. Many studies have found numerous benefits of CBD and upon further research, Pura Vida has begun to offer this ingredient to patients in the form of CBD oil.
Applied topically during the massage, CBD oil helps patients relax, it improves their mood, and allows them to destress in the moment. It is also beneficial for patients who suffer from chronic pain. This is due to the fact that CBD oils have natural, pain relieving, anti-inflammatory effects that can soothe sore muscles and joints and allow patients to feel physically better after their massage. Further, CBD also packs additional benefits for your skin, helping to control acne, so patients who are susceptible to breakouts do not have to worry about the oil causing additional issues.
The benefits of CBD are numerous and it is why at Pura Vida we offer it as an add-on to any of our massage treatments. Ask one of our Med Spa professionals for more information on the benefits of CBD oil.
"Today was my first visit to Pura Vida. I had an 80 minute massage with Michiko. She did an amazing job. I received this as a gift for my wife for Valentine’s Day. I could not have been more pleased. The staff was friendly and professional. The spa area was private and comfortable. Michiko is very skilled and provided an excellent massage. I look forward to future visits at the spa."- D.F. / Facebook / Feb 13, 2018
"Michiko gave both my husband and me a wonderful massage!! We both like different pressure, and she was able to accommodate both of us amazingly. This spa is beautifully decorated, very relaxing, and we had a great experience! Thank you!"- T.E. / Facebook / Mar 11, 2018
"Great massage really targeted the areas I pointed out. Felt much better after the massage than when I walked in the door. I highly recommend Pura Vida."- C.G. / Other / Mar 29, 2018
"I absolutely loved my massage today! Erika was amazing and really knew her stuff! I didn't need to tell her much and it's like she already knew what to do to untie all of the ridiculous knots I had all in my shoulders and back. Instant stress relief and so relaxing. Loved it and definitely need to come back soon!!"- R.L. / Yelp / Apr 24, 2018
"Great experience from booking the appointment to being greeted once at the spa. Nice atmosphere and decor. Erika was my massage therapist and she was excellent; very professional, polite and got my back..... no pun intended! She exceeded my expectations since this was my first appointment with her. I enjoyed my massage session and benefited from it right away. Erika was able to understand my needs and customized the massage based on my requests. I will gladly return and request to have another session with her."- M.K. / Yelp / May 18, 2018
What to Expect
PURE JOY (OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE): This massage offers a customized experience by utilizing softly scented aromatic oils and skillful massage techniques. Whether you prefer the gentle touch of a Swedish massage or a deep tissue massage, this customized treatment approach allows you to choose the massage that best suits your needs. 45 and 80 minutes.
PURE AROMA: Ease away the day’s stresses and bring the body and mind back into balance. This traditional massage uses the powers of essential oils and carefully applied pressure to help your restore mind and body. 50 and 80 minutes.
PURE SPORTS: A revitalizing massage designed to promote flexibility, increase circulation, and stimulate the muscles. Using a combination of therapeutic techniques, this treatment will prepare or repair you before or after physical activity. 50 and 80 minutes.
PURE MATERNITY: Increase circulation, soothe muscles and lessen water retention with this gentle massage centered around the lower back, hips, shoulders, and feet (expecting mothers must be past their 1st trimester; deep work not administered). 50 and 80 minutes.
PURE THAI: East meets the West in this complete head-to-toe massage routine consisting of special techniques that reduce stress and strain on your body while allowing you to have a highly therapeutic massage. A unique style of massage that blends the relaxing strokes of the Swedish massage with the stretching techniques of a Thai massage. 80 minutes.
PURE SOLE: The session begins with a renewing scrub to exfoliate and moisturizing wrap to hydrate. A massage concentrating on specific reflex points on the feet will balance the entire body and leave you with a refreshed state of mind. 50 minutes.
PURE MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE: This treatment is a type of gentle massage which is performed to assist and encourage the natural draining process of the lymph. Through gentle rubbing and delicate massage techniques, the manual lymphatic drainage massage assists in carrying waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
POST-SURGICAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE: This massage is for patients who are in post-surgery recovery. It is a gentle massage that helps promote circulation of lymph so that the body can naturally rid itself of toxins and waste materials. Studies have shown that lymphatic drainage massage also assists in regenerating and purifying tissues while helping to stabilize and promote normal organ function. It can also help boost one's immune system and metabolism. At Pura Vida, we use this massage to help breast cancer patients, pregnant women, and those who have undergone plastic surgery, as well as those who suffer symptoms of painful menstrual cramps, allergies, sinusitis, and other viruses.
The following features can also be added onto any massage:
- PURE SCALP: Warm oil massaged into the scalp and head to relax and de-stress. *Adds 25 minutes
- PURE FEET: Massage concentrating on specific reflex points on the feet. *Adds 25 minutes
- PURE PRESSURE (TMJ/SINUS RELIEF): Massage to relieve sinus pressure and the painful symptoms of TMJ. *Adds 25 minutes
- PURE HEAT: Add hot stones into your massage to help relieve muscle tension *Does not add additional time
Depending on which massage you receive, your results can vary. However, you should leave feeling more relaxed and less tense. Some massages may result in a feeling of soreness in the muscles afterward, but this is normal and will subside shortly. Each massage is elected to serve a different purpose and should help treat certain symptoms through a single session. The benefits will not be long term, so we recommend that you keep a regular appointment with us to maximize your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Relax and Rejuvenate
If you're feeling stressed, tense, have muscle aches, or other symptoms, then a massage can be a powerful way to combat this. With our different packages that we offer, you can find which one best suits your needs and addresses your symptoms. We will tailor each massage to target certain areas that you're having issues with. Give us a call at Pura Vida to start your relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.