Zero Gravity Massage Therapy: A Complete Guide & FAQ

Zero Gravity Massage therapy is a modern-day, full-body massage that offers an unforgettable experience using robotic techniques. Kick back, relax, and continue reading to learn all about this unique spa treatment. We’ll share what exactly it is, its benefits, and answers to common questions.

What is a Zero Gravity Massage?

A Zero Gravity Massage takes place in a chair that uses the latest robotics technology. During this amazing spa treatment, your body is tilted back into a neutral, zero gravity position with your legs elevated above your heart.  While your weight is evenly distributed across your spine, you get to experience a full-body massage without any human interaction. The chair has a 4D mechanism that scans your body to customize the message to your body’s shape, size, and acupressure point locations.

Zero Gravity Massage Benefits

There are countless benefits to a spa treatment, and Zero Gravity Massages aren’t an exception. [caption id="attachment_4598" align="aligncenter" width="580"]girl in zero gravity massage chair Zero Gravity Massage at Oakwell Beer Spa[/caption]

Improve Posture

One of the unique features of this type of massage is the position of your body, with your legs above your heart. This natural alignment lets your body relax as your spine decompresses and muscles loosen. This results in improved posture.

Alleviate Joint and Spine Stress

Another advantage of your position during this massage is that you get stress relief on your joint and spine. This can be helpful for athletes, those recovering from an injury, or anyone who suffers from tension of the spine and joints.

Muscle Relaxation

These massage chairs also have a full-body air compression feature. This provides relief for your hips, thighs, calves, arms, hands, and shoulders. L-track rollers also ease muscle tension in your neck, back, and glutes.

Relieve Headaches and Other Pain

Zero Gravity Massages are great for relieving pain, especially headaches. We can attribute this to a decrease in cortisone levels leading to increased serotonin in the body. Serotonin is the hormone that relieves pain and generates relaxation in the body.

Soothe Tired Feet

If you’re a runner or someone who stands on your feet a lot, you’ll especially love this spa treatment. These special massage chairs feature foot rollers that stimulate the soles of your feet to provide relaxation and comfort.

Improve Flexibility

If your body has any trigger points that affect your flexibility, this massage can tackle that. It works on your muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and tissues as your range of motion improves leading to more flexibility. This is especially helpful for those with a higher risk of injury.

Increase Blood Flow

Another benefit to having your legs elevated during Zero Gravity Massage therapy is that your blood flow gets moving as the deep tissue massage techniques work on your body. This results in better circulation. This is one of our favorite benefits because many people don’t realize what comes along with healthy blood flow. Our circulation affects things like injury recovery, toxins in the body, and endorphins that affect how the body manages stress and pain.

Boost Immune System

This one goes hand in hand with increased blood flow. As your blood gets flowing, lymphocytes get more active. These white blood cells help defend our body from diseases and illness. As lymphocyte activity increases, our immune system strengthens, and the body has a better chance of staying healthy.

Decrease Stress and Anxiety

Of course, kicking back and enjoying a spa treatment is one of the best ways to unwind and feel at peace. Even better, research shows massage therapy can significantly reduce stress and anxiety. As we mentioned, the body experiences decreased cortisol levels and higher activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. This allows the body and mind to relax.  Along with this, a massage can target various issues that can result in anxiety and stress, as we’ve shared above. These include body aches and pains, illness, muscle tension, and more. Fun fact: All of this also results in better sleep. That’s right, spa treatments like this can improve deep sleep!

FAQ

Do you have more questions about this one-of-a-kind spa service? We’re happy to answer them! [caption id="attachment_4599" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Relaxation Lounge with Zero Gravity Massage Chairs at Oakwell Beer Spa Relaxation Lounge at Oakwell Beer Spa[/caption]

What are the benefits of a Zero Gravity Massage chair?

As we mentioned above, there are many benefits. They include better posture, reduced joint and spine stress, muscle relaxation, headache relief, relaxed feet, improved flexibility, increased blood flow, stronger immune system, and less stress and anxiety.

Do massage chairs get rid of knots?

Yes! In fact, the chair works to tap, knead, roll, and squeeze areas in the body. Knots break down as this takes place.

What can I expect from a Zero Gravity Massage at Oakwell Beer Spa?

Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver offers this incredible spa treatment. While the idea of these chairs is universal, our experience is one-of-a-kind. Here’s what you can expect:
  • Choose your session: You can enjoy a 15 or 30-minute experience. The 15-minute session offers deep relaxation and a full-body massage. The 30-minute session provides a full-body massage with a stretching massage that re-energizes the body. 
  • Space vibes: Our space-themed Relaxation Lounge offers an experience like no other. Our chairs were even designed using NASA research and the latest robotic technology.
  • Ultimate relaxation: Once your chair adjusts for your customized massage, you’ll be tilted back into a neutral, zero-gravity position. Before long, you’ll drift off into space while rollers and air compression provide traditional Chinese massage techniques.
You can also enjoy our other spa services, including a hydrotherapy beer bath and an infrared sauna. Check those out here! We also have a cozy taproom, where you can have local craft beer, wine, kombucha, or tea before and/or after your massage. 

What should I wear?

We recommend dressing comfortably for the most relaxing experience. But, really any clothing will work just fine! Keep in mind that these chairs are in a shared space, so you’ll want to dress appropriately.  If you also plan to enjoy our Private Beer Therapy Room, you can wear a swimsuit or your birthday suit for this!

Can I get a Zero Gravity Massage if I’m pregnant?

We ask that guests who are expecting consult with their physician before using our massage chairs. If your doctor approves for you to enjoy this experience, we’ll gladly adjust the roller and air pressure to your liking.

Why is it called Zero Gravity Massage?

We love this question! Fun fact: NASA’s investigations into zero gravity body posture began with the first American space station, Skylab. These studies created the basis of what is now known as ‘neutral body posture.' This is the human’s body position when it's completely relaxed in a weightless environment For decades, this neutral body posture data has been used to create ergonomic designs for people. The designs include mattresses, car seats, and now Zero Gravity Massage chairs.

Do I need to make a reservation if I just want to experience the Zero Gravity Massage Chairs? 

No reservation is needed for our massage chairs. We accept massage walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Zero Gravity Massage Therapy: Key Takeaways

And, there you have it! These impressive chairs offer a head-to-toe deep tissue massage in 15-30 minutes. They provide optimal relaxation, along with many health and wellness benefits.  If you’re interested in checking out this experience at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver, you can book your appointment online Interested in other cool spa treatments to add to your spa bucket list? Check out our favorites here!