H. Marie Massage Therapy's owner, licensed and insured massage therapist Hope Carter, helps her clients heal through transformative massages. Drawing on her training from Birmingham School of Massage, she soothes achy muscles with her signature bodywork. Guests may request hot-stone or Swedish massages to promote relaxation or sideline lower-layer tension with firmer trigger-point techniques.
At In The Nails, a nail tech with more than 20 years of experience pampers and beautifies digits with a variety of nailcare services. A Shellac manicure leaves nails trimmed and cuticles groomed and ends with an application of CND Shellac, a hypoallergenic polish that sports a mirror-like finish and lasts up to 14 days without cracking, chipping, or caramelizing. For feet, a classic pedicure supplements standard nail-primping services with a warm footbath and soothing foot massage.
The eclectic backgrounds of the 13 instructors at Agape Yoga Studio are represented in the diverse selection of more than 15 class types they offer for students of all ability levels. Calling upon experience and certifications in iyengar, asthanga, and meditation-based styles, they lead students through power vinyasa flow sessions, classes that focus on core strength, and five courses that use the facility’s yoga wall. There, students can hang bands from one of five levels of wall hooks to open up their shoulders and hips or practice back bends for a more flexible spine.
The beauty experts at The W Salon, Spa, and Nail Bar mix more than hair color—they also mix up a mean drink. Electric guitars hang on either side of the flat-screen TV behind the Rock-n-Roll bar, where guests sit on white chairs sipping martinis and colorful cocktails. At one of the only nail bars in Mobile, the spa's refreshing beverages combine with mani-pedi products that are just as appetizing. Southern Magnolia body icing or a marshmallow mask treatment may inspire hands and feet to gravitate toward mouths. The velvet banquette and plush armchairs in the softly lit pedicure lounge give the space a club-like VIP vibe.
Back in the salon area, glass light fixtures resembling floating bubbles gently illuminate new 'dos framed by full-length mirrors. The spa also relaxes complexions and muscles with facials and massages and hosts after-hours parties complete with karaoke, movies, and chances to see whether massage beds come alive at night.
At A Room of Therapy, licensed massage therapist Octavia Stevens draws upon her expertise in half a dozen massage traditions to soothe beleaguered bodies. During 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages, Stevens's hands skate on the surface of your back, boosting circulation and oxygenating muscles. As her customized strokes—in modalities such as deep muscle, sports, and neuromuscular—hone in on high-priority areas, pleasant scents from fragrant essential oils create a soothing, therapeutic effect. For an extra fee, Stevens can add hot towels, hot stones, or hot potatoes.