FAQS

Where is Tula Spa located?

Tula is located in Southern Minneapolis in the “Tangletown” neighborhood. Tula is located on the southwest corner of 48th Street and Grand Avenue (at 323). Also, we share our space with the awe-inspiring, and nationally renowned photographer, Liz Banfield!

I want to shop, or eat, or even play! So, what is near Tula Spa?

Tula Spa is near many fabulous (and locally-owned) businesses like Ethique NouveauCharlie’s Bike Shop, and Wind and Willow Home. Not to mention some yummy eats and cozy cafe’s (Patisserie 46Cafe Ena…and La Fresca)! Feel free to ask, and we will more than happily share our local favorites with you! As much as we LOVE our new location, we will dearly miss our old neighbors (just 5 blocks away): Jai Healing Studio, The Salt Cave, Life Love Healing, and HB Fitness, but we plan to visit often! XO!

What forms of payment does Tula Spa accept?

We accept cash, credit, as well as Gift Certificates that we sell on our online scheduling site! http://tulaspa.fullslate.com/

Do you have a cancellation policy? 

 Yes we do. We try to avoid all cancellations by reminding clients of their appointments 48-Hours in advance by email confirmation, and we hope that you would let us know at that time if you cannot make your appointment. Tula Spa does have a cancellation policy in effect. Please note that if you should need to cancel your appointment Tula requires 24-Hours notice (email or phone message… not facebook). If you cannot comply with this Tula Spa will invoice the client for 50% of the Service Fee.

Thank you for understanding, and for respecting our practitioners time.

Can I get a massage and skin care service on the same day?

Yes! You may book with both Amy, or Lucy (massage) and Carisa (skincare) on the same day as we have 2 treatment rooms! If you are seeking a couples retreat, or group outing, and would like to book two (or more) skin care treatments or massages, they will need to be consecutive (one after the other) as there is one Massage Therapist, and one Aesthetician on staff at this time.

What is the best way to reach someone at your spa if I have a question?

Emailing is the most effective means of contacting us. Whether its after hours or when we’re busy at the spa, one of us is always available… and we both frequent our inbox.

Our email address is: beautifullybalanced@tulaspamn.com

Phone is recommended as second, our phone number is: 612-244-8632

How do I prepare for my waxing service?

The hair length should be at least 1/4″-1/2″ long in order for the wax to grab. It is recommended to thoroughly clean the area, exfoliate, and moisturize a couple of days prior to the appointment. You may also take an Ibuprofen or Advil 30 minutes before coming in. Also, it is advised to avoid drinking caffeine or any other stimulant due to heightened sensitivity levels.

Can I wax if I am on my period?

It is not recommended to wax 3 days prior, during, or 3 days after your period. The most ideal time to wax is 2 weeks after your period.

Can I wax if I am pregnant?

Yes! Carisa will ensure that you are very comfortable during your waxing experience.

What kind of wax do you use?

Two different types of high quality waxes are used: A hard wax for more sensitive areas; it shrink wraps and hardens around the hair and is lifted from the skin to ensure a less painful removal. Avery high quality strip wax is used; warm wax is applied to the area, a strip is placed over the top and is removed very quickly. These high quality waxes are to ensure the best possible experience with little or no irritation.

Will my hair grow back darker and thicker?

No! When waxed consistently, the hair will grow back finer, softer, and sparser!

***Please note that if you are taking any prescription medications, check with your doctor prior to your waxing service.***

Facial Treatments
There are no cookie cutter facials here! A facial treatment always begins with a consultation form and a thorough skin analysis. Carisa uses a very methodical and in-depth technique called face mapping. She splits the face into 14 zones, analyzing each zone and documenting her findings onto a face chart. Only by covering the skin inch-by-inch can a true analysis of the skin condition be obtained. With this information, Carisa can then customize a treatment specific to your skins needs! The treatment is then followed by a prescribed home care regimen best suited for your skin.

Facial treatments combined with a professional home care regimen provide many skin benefits such as, correcting a skin condition, improving tone and texture, aiding in detoxification, providing stress relief (They are super relaxing!), and maintaining the overall health and balance of the skin. So if you would love to begin your skin transformation, come on in for a Fabulous Facial or to chat with Carisa about product appropriate for your skin!

Please view our products page for more information about the amazing Rhonda Allison &Osmosis skincare lines used in all treatments.

Will I break out after my facial/product usage?

Whenever we introduce something new to the skin, there is a likelihood that some purging may occur. It does not happen all of the time, and if it does, it may only be one to just a few little breakouts. This may be due to deeper penetration, the active ingredients or a release of toxins that are built up. Please keep in mind that it this is temporary; typically a 30 day period must pass before our dermis adapts to being stimulated.

May I wear makeup right after my facial?

Yes, if it is a mineral makeup. The more natural and clean the makeup, the better it is going to be for your skin. A lot of beauty products out there, including makeup, have toxic and harsh ingredients that can actually cause the skin conditions to worsen, particularly aging due to inflammatory causing ingredients.

Ask Carisa for a FREE makeup touch-up using Osmosis Skincare Colour Makeup- Super Healthy for your skin and great coverage!

 

Which massage should I choose?

If this is your first time at Tula Spa you will receive 10% off ANY massage service on your first visit! This is also a great way to sample our delicious add-on services… hot towel foot scrub, Dry brush…. ahhhh..

Typically, a 30 minute massage is for specific areas only (ex: you wake up with a cramp in your leg, or sore neck (1-3 areas)), 60 minutes can be more detail work in specific areas, OR a general all-over relaxation, 90 minutes is detail work and general relaxation (encompasses many modalities, and this is the best option for getting all the kinks out while maintaining a slow soothing pace), and lastly, we also do 120 minutes, which encompasses many modalities, detail, and relaxation for those looking for the ultimate pampering.

What should I wear for my massage?

You can come dressed as you are. When preparing for your massage you are given the option to undress to your comfort level. For most this means down to their under garments (without a bra for access to back). The Massage Therapists at Tula Spa are thoroughly trained in draping the massage blanket so that only the area of focus (arm, leg, back) will be exposed at time of massage.

How soon should I arrive for my appointment?

First time? Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for initial paperwork and consultation. If this is not a first visit, you may arrive 5 minutes early or on time (depending on any changes that need to be communicated to your Massage Therapist).

What parts of my body will be massaged?

A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

This is my first time, is their anything I should be aware of?

This is 100% your massage! You can customize this massage to work with your comfort level, goals, or just ask your Massage Therapist and she’ll be more than happy to assist tailoring a massage to suit your unique needs.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?

There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?

Prior to the massage, feel free to ask your Massage Therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. Your Massage Therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?

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.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?

Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, you notify your Massage Therapist of any health conditions that you may have or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.