Arrival Time

We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you have time to fill in our client consultation form and start to relax. Erban Spa is very popular and we try to ensure that we start every treatment on time. Arriving late for your appointment may unfortunately reduce the time of your treatment. If you are running late, please phone ahead so that we can do our best to accommodate you and your time slot does not get taken.

Rates, Payment & Cancellation Policy

All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST). We accept Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos and Cash or Cheque.  Online banking also available if required.

We understand your time is important and trust you recognise that ours is also. We reserve the right to ask for a credit card number for appointments longer than one hour or to pay a 40% deposit.

All clients will receive a reminder text 48 hours prior to booking.  This should give you enough notice to cancel or make changes.  24 hour notice is required for us to reschedule your appointment, subject to availability. Any cancellation with less than 4 hours notice could incur a 50% cancellation fee. A full fee maybe imposed for a “no show” or gift vouchers could be deducted to the full value of the scheduled appointment.

Erban Spa provides a tranquil experience to help you relax and unwind. Before entering the spa please turn off all mobile phones and electronic devices. Please keep noise to a minimum to respect the relaxation and privacy of other clients. Smoking within the spa is prohibited.

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Why Erban’s focus is on therapeutic massage?

Massage has proven beneficial effects on the human body, the most basic of which are relaxation, stress relief, and pain relief.  However, massage also has benefits for nearly every body system, including:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Slows respiration and reduces the heart rate
  • Speeds the removal of metabolic waste, strengthens the immune system
  • Helps improve muscle tone and stretches connective tissue
  • Increases joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Enhances capacity for thinking and creativity

The medical definition of massage is “the manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function of those tissues and promote relaxation and well-being.”

If you haven’t tried massage therapy there’s no time like the present to get started on a healthier, happier life. Schedule an appointment today to start experiencing the many benefits that massage therapy has to offer.

General Massage Information

This is my first massage, what should I expect?

Your visit to Erban Spa will begin with completing a New Client Form – where you will be asked various health questions. You therapist will then go through a brief, but comprehensive consultation with you in order to establish any areas of pain or sensitivity, any areas of concern needing attention and to ensure that the massage you have selected is appropriate for you.

What should I wear during the massage?

Your attire during a massage is based on your level of comfort. Some clients choose to disrobe completely while others may leave their underwear on. Your treatment will be in a darkened, candle-lit room and our therapists are professionally trained to drape you carefully in the bed clothes to protect your modesty and keep you warm.

What am I supposed to do during the massage?

Just relax! If you feel any discomfort or if there are specific areas that need to be addressed, let the therapist know. The amount of conversation is up to you – some people love to chat during a treatment, others prefer complete silence.

Is massage safe for everyone, including pregnant women?

There are some instances in which we would advise you not to have a massage, which is why we ask you inform your therapist of any health problems or medications that you may be taking. Massage is safe for women at any stage of their pregnancy. Our therapists are trained to use safe oils, techniques and to ensure your utmost comfort during your massage.

How will I feel after my massage?

Most people feel very relaxed and experience increased flexibility. Depending on the depth of your treatment, you may experience some soreness afterward. This is completely normal and should subside within a couple of days. We recommend you drink plenty of water after your treatment to ensure you flush out toxins that are released during massage therapy.

Who can benefit from receiving massage?

Anyone can enjoy the benefits of massage. Whether you are looking to relax or looking for something more therapeutic, we will help determine which treatment is best for you. Massage can help release muscular tension and pain, reduce stress, decrease mental and physical fatigue, and promote faster healing.

What is the difference between relaxation and deep tissue massage?

Relaxation massage uses a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles. This is the perfect option if you simply want to rest and relax your body. Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue and works to release muscle tension. Your therapist will check with you throughout your treatment whether the pressure is appropriate.