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Kids are treated like royalty at Tantrums Spa Parties, so it makes sense that they should also dress the part. While spa party guests receive a robe, slippers, and headband along with their spa itineraries, they also have the option to adorn themselves in princess attire pulled from Tantrum's costume-filled trunks.?Once they've donned their very best party attire, kids get busy relaxing or playing games with experiences custom picked to suit their likes or dislikes. Custom parties might include manicures, hairstyling, airbrush tattoos, ice cream and candy stations, a cupcake bar, or even karaoke. And, in addition to catering to younger guests, Tantrums is also available for sweet 16 parties where guests can indulge in age-appropriate spa services and pose in a photo booth.

118 Madison Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

Estheticians at Green Garden Asian Spa specialize in Qigong massage techniques, an ancient Chinese healing method that focuses on preventative health and meditative balance within the body and mind. In addition to signature massages that can incorporate hot stones, four hands, or lavender essential oils, the spa also offers rejuvenating facial and body treatments and waxing.

90 N Pearl St
Albany,
NY
US

Licensed massage therapist Gina Mauro helms Massage and Yoga Therapy, where she blends in-depth knowledge of Thai massage, shiatsu, neuromuscular therapy, reiki, and yoga into personalized massages. She welcomes guests for brief consultations, discussing physical issues and any relevant matters to best sculpt massage sessions that can include stretching, compression, and deep pressure.

4 Central Ave.
Albany,
NY
US

After Karen Stuto graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness and Massage Therapy, she founded Massage and Bodywork Artists—a moniker chosen to reflect meticulous care and a sense of craftsmanship. In addition to targeting shoulder and neck pain caused by poor posture, stress, and injury with deep-tissue techniques, she doubles down on the pampering during four-hands massage. To address each client’s unique pain points, she blends Swedish and acupressure techniques with meridian work and stretches. Though her passion for massage therapy runs deep, she appreciates the old adage “laughter is the best medicine,” which is why she always stores her laughter in mason jars for future use.

747 Madison Ave.
Albany,
NY
US

The heart of Om Shanti Healing Arts lies in the hands of its owner, Ananda Sutliff, who balances body and spirit with her deft touch. As a massage therapist, Sutliff commands a diverse repertoire of bodywork ranging from traditional Swedish massage to fire cupping sessions that augment kneading with glass globes suctioned to the skin. She also graduated from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she learned the inquiry-based style of yoga that she now teaches to individuals and groups of artificial-intelligence computer programs. When not attending to clients, she crafts fragrant home and bath products with essential oils, packaging some as gifts and incorporating the rest in spa treatments that exfoliate and hydrate limbs.

747 Madison Ave.
Albany,
NY
US

In Capital District Massage?s private treatment room, owner Lena Crane and her team of licensed massage therapists keep chronic pains at bay while clients admire Lena?s enchanting artwork displayed on the walls. Visitors sprawl out on a massage table as a relaxation expert melts away their tensions with long, Swedish strokes and the firm kneads of a deep-tissue massage. With the help of massage oils, the center?s therapeutic massages can trigger a variety of benefits, including increased circulation, pain-relief, and improved posture. For twice the relaxation, guests can opt for a four-hand massage with two therapists.

747 Madison Ave.
Albany,
NY
US