After you have been on the slopes of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts for several days or even several hours, your body is going to be feeling it – deep down into your bones and muscles. One of the best remedies for those sore spots is a great massage. There are several massage therapists and spas in the Lake Tahoe area that know how to target those areas most affected by winter sports. These are the top five:
This spa, located in Tahoe City has been voted the best massage in North Lake Tahoe. The spa and its therapists specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports massage and Reflexology. The space is calm and inspired by Feng Shui and one of the rooms has a view of the lake.
The Spa at Squaw Creek is the epitome of relaxation and high-class facilities. This luxurious spa reflects the natural elements of the beautiful valley where it’s located and has 10 treatment rooms, hot tea, a steam room and outdoor whirlpool tubs. They offer Swedish massage, Tahoe Hot Stone Massage and a Hand and Foot massage.
If you are in South Lake Tahoe, visit a Massage for All Seasons which specializes in customized treatments like Arnica Deep Tissue Massage and Couples Massage. They also do Thai Massage and Fire and Stone Massage.
This spa, located in the Montbleu resort has some great views of the surrounding mountains, a sauna, whirlpool tubs and a eucalyptus steam room. Their massage therapists specialize in Swedish massage, Aromatheraphy massage and facials.
While this day spa and hot springs resort is not at the lake, it’s a great place to stop if you are on your way down to Reno or Carson City. It is located on Hwy. 395 just below the Mount Rose Highway. They offer several therapists, individual bathing rooms where you can soak in natural hot spring water and an outdoor tub with a view of the valley and mountains. I highly recommend the massage therapist, Randy Bright.
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