Beach Massage Blog

Beach Massage Blog

Musings on Massage, Health, Beaches, St. Croix and Life in general…

Ten Good Reasons to Get a Beach Massage

  1. You’re in the Caribbean! Didn’t you come here to spend some time on the beach? You can get a massage in a spa just about anywhere in the world. Why waste any of your precious few moments of sea, sand and sun inside a box?
  2. Natural Aromathrapy – Tropical breezes filling your lungs with the scents of frangipani and jasmine as you lie under a sea grape or coconut palm.
  3. True surround sound. The songs of the sugar birds, the rush of the waves and the breeze through the trees – you are immersed in relaxation.
  4. Support small businesses and the local economy. Small businesses drive the local economy. Money spent at small Mom and Pop businesses, rather than corporate resorts, tends to re-circulate within the community. When you get a massage on the beach unaffiliated with a resort, you will be supporting the local economy of the place you visit.
  5. Better service. We have a direct stake in the satisfaction of all of our customers and will bend over backwards to accommodate your needs.
  6. More Experience. Many hotel spa practitioners are freshly out of massage school. By contrast, we each have over 16 years of experience providing relaxing massage to Caribbean residents and visitors.
  7. Save money! A beach massage provided by Beach Massage & Bodywork Delivered will generally cost substantially less than one in a resort spa.
  8. No need to rush off. After you’re through getting your tired muscles rubbed, you can just roll over onto a beach chair or hammock. You don’t need to rush out of the room to let the next client onto the table.
  9. Cleaner healthier air. The natural breezes bring clean fresh air rather than artificially cooled recycled air from air conditioners. Studies show that negative ions produced by the surf will enhance the health benefits of your massage.
  10. Year-round opportunities. In the real Caribbean, it is warm enough to get a beach massage 365 days a year. But don’t wait until tomorrow to get yourself down here and get healthy – do it today!

St Croix Beaches fit for Massage

Not every beach is created equally. Some have fine sand, exquisite for wiggling in your toes. Some have excellent snorkeling just off shore. Some stretch into the distance, inviting for a seaside walk. And some have just the right combination of sand, shade and soft breezes for a perfect Beach Massage.

We took some time on our day off yesterday to revisit some of St. Croix’s East End beaches, re-access their best features, and snap a few pictures. Our findings will be making their way to our St. Croix Beach guide, so keep checking back for updates!

Community and Art

Beach Massage & Bodywork Delivered received a “Public Art” gift! And we thought this would be an appropriate beginning to our new Beach Massage Blog.

On Thursday, down at our “indoor beach” massage space along the Comanche Walk in Christiansted, there was a knock on the door. A young woman was standing there with a flower in a natural hollowed coconut “pot”. She introduced herself as Seti, a student of UVI enrolled in an art class, and explained she was presenting the potted flower to “a member of the community” as part of a public art project. She took a picture of me with my new flower and went on her way.

Later I witnessed further examples of this public art project: Utility poles were decorated with colorful notecards on which were written “I remember when: …” with space available for passersby to add their personal memories of St. Croix, Christiansted, or whatever moved them. One invoked the beginning of the By-Pass project others the loss of “Lizards” and other downtown hotspots.

I had passed a small black box, with a black and white photo attached to the top, on the south sidewalk of Kingstreet without realizing what it was. Then on my way out of town I spotted another (or maybe the same one in a new spot) on the sidewalk in front of Fort Christianvaern. I suspect they were placed at the spot from which the original old photo was taken.

Though these public art gifts were fairly temporary, I’m encouraged by the concept of giving to the community.