About Us

Andrea Kuhman has had top-notch training from the New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences. She is a fully licensed as a Massage Therapist by the New Hampshire Board of Massage Therapists and Nationally Certified (certification #1768M) as well as certified in Shiatsu and Sports Massage. Andrea is highly ethical and always looks out for your best interests as her client. She has developed a reputation for meeting your unique needs and making sure that every client leaves feeling relaxed and happy. Arias Spa is committed to quality products that harmonize inner and outer health benefits. We are proud to use Melaleuca products as well as other natural products in our spa.

What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit? Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions that may need to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may also perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition.

How will a massage feel? It usually depends on the techniques used. Many massage therapists use a modified technique based on Swedish Massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. A light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.

How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment? Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.