About us

Vela is a day retreat serving Grass Valley, Nevada City and surrounding areas. We offer professional massage & all natural facials in spacious, beautiful rooms. 

Vela is a day retreat serving Grass Valley, Nevada City and surrounding areas. We offer professional massage & all natural facials in spacious, beautiful rooms. Our massage and facial services include a complimentary steam sauna session in our communal, outdoor facilities privately set amongst the trees. We also offer private Infrared Sauna sessions at an additional charge. We can accommodate up to 7 massages at a time allowing you and your friends to be in a state of bliss together. Great for bridal parties, birthdays or just because.

 

We Provide:

 

  • A Towel & Robe

  • Filtered Water & Hot Tea

  • Indoor & Outdoor Showers

  • A Beautiful Setting

 

How We Are Different

Vela is owned and operated by Brandy Hill, a Massage Therapist since 1995. Her goal in opening Vela was to create a space where superior quality massage could be found 7 days a week. We encourage feedback and strive to find the right massage therapist for your individual needs. Here are a few examples of the efforts we’ve taken to be the best place to receive massage:

 

  • Our massage rooms are large, clean and free of the chemical smells associated with most day spas.

  • We use organic and paraben free oils and lotions.

  • All of our massages include a 30 minute complimentary steam sauna session.

  • We never cut your massage time, if you pay for 60 minutes that’s what you get.

  • Our massage therapists do no more than 4 massages a day and have a 30 minute break between each session. No overworked therapists here.

  • We only hire massage therapists that are skilled and trained in Deep Tissue therapies. Allowing the option of a lighter touch but the assurance that we can work at a much deeper level.

  • Competitive prices. We believe that regular massage will help keep you in better mental, spiritual and physical health so we offer a reduction in our already low prices if you commit to coming weekly or monthly.

  • Complimentary tea, filtered water and chocolate are always available.

  • There is a stretch room and outdoor deck for lounging about.



We hope that your experience at Vela Massage Retreat is exceptional. Please keep in mind that massage is a very personal experience and it may be necessary to try several massage therapists before you find your match. Feel free to express what you are looking for in your massage so we can better match you with one of our excellent massage therapists.