Spas Bank on New Mini Treatments for Busy Professionals

21st century maladies like 'Blackberry Thumb' and 'Tech Neck' have been the inspiration for a number of new mini-treatments that cater to the business professional
LeSpa at the new spa at the Sofitel Los Angeles offers a 'Taming Technology' treatment, which includes a 15-minute hand massage plus manicure. 'We stretch the hands, fingers, and wrists, and we massage the palms, extending up the forearm,' says spa director Maureen Schumacher says. The price is $15 more than the regular manicure.
Pure spas at Hyatt hotels around the U.S. feature the Blackberry Balm Hand Massage ($80, 30 minutes) with natural blackberry powder
The Ritz-Carlton Spa at Amelia Island (FL) offers guests the Berry Friendly Hand Massage ($50, 30 minutes).
The Berry Thumb Conditioning ($65, 30 minutes) at The Spa at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ, includes thumb exercises and stretches.
Hashani Spa at Starr Pass Resort in Tucson offers a Berry Break Massage ($65, 30 minutes) that incorporates warm towels infused with blackberry scents and blackberry tea. The latter treatment is also offered to small groups near the hotel's meeting room.
With almost a quarter of its clients working at nearby Microsoft, Paule Attar Salon and Spa in Seattle offers the Mouse-Pinky Hand Treatment ($38, 45 minutes).
At the new Golden Door Spa at Naples Grande Resort & Club in Naples, FL, spa director Robert Vance has introduced Weary Hands Rejoice ($115, 50 minutes). This treatment includes a combination of stretching and massage for hands, arms, shoulders, and neck.