At Moon Dance Wellness, Sefana Wilde works with clients from the inside out to help them forge a path toward total-body health. As a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she trained in more than 100 dietary theories before crafting a unique dietary approach based on bio-individuality and balanced food intake. Her wellness-counseling practice also helps her clients become more aware of the attention they bring to exterior factors such as relationships, career, and spiritual awareness. To help the body further mend, therapeutic swedish, thai, and ayurvedic massages are available, as well as private healing movement therapy sessions.
Licensed acupuncturist Ashley Chen aims to balance the mind, body, and spirit using Chinese medicine. She redistributes energy levels to the body’s 12 meridians using acupuncture needles and essential oils, as well as a whole-body massage called shiatsu. She also practices sotai, a modern bodywork technique that uses breathing paired with movement of the joints or to the beat of "Flight of the Bumblebee."
From the street, Spa Sassé is barely distinguishable from the other little black awnings and narrow storefronts. But step inside, and the narrow storefront opens up into a 5,000-square-foot refuge from the downtown bustle.
Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, giving them ample time to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and sip complimentary juice or tea before being ushered into a private treatment room. Here, aestheticians strive to ensure a soothing experience by treating skin with the utmost delicacy. They nourish it with natural ingredients such as honey, cacao, and Dead Sea salts, and, during laser hair removal, they wield the SoftLight laser, whose beams are gentle enough to zap hair from faces without damaging pores. After most treatments, they invite clients to lie back and rinse off beneath a soothing Vichy shower.
Aesthetician Emi Horvath shares a close connection with her craft. During facial treatments at her spa, the staff exclusively uses organic skincare products by Ilike, a company based in Emi's native country, Hungary. The products are infused with fruit pulp and herbs to help nourish skin naturally. The paprika facial treatment, for instance, uses a paprika-infused gel to trigger blood flow, detoxify pores, and leave skin with a radiant glow.
The spa also offers waxing services, including eyebrow and bikini waxes. For those clients seeking full-body indulgence, the spa staff performs a variety of relaxing body treatments. The salt glow treatment sloughs off dead skin and seals in moisture with natural rose-petal lotion. Alternatively, the hot-stone back facial exfoliates pores and soothes sore muscles with the help of heated stones and retired pet rocks.
Jeb helps clients attain overall wellness using his certifications as a massage therapist, chiropractic assistant, and yoga instructor. He soothes sore muscles with gentle, gliding strokes and invigorates bodies during sports massages. He also guides clients through yoga poses and doles out tips on winning Simon Says during one-on-one sessions.
The experienced therapists at Zama know how to make muscles melt in a protein pool. Choose from four relaxing massages: the Swedish (soothing, relaxing, de-stressing), sports massage (full-body option that stretches tight muscles and returns them to their full, active potential), deep-tissue massage (alleviates tremendous pain, reduces debilitating scar tissue, and decreases incidents of stress-yelling), or ashiatsu (ancient method that applies deep pressure from the therapist's feet). Pair muscle unknotting with a sense-awakening scent blend such as geranium and orange Balancing; tingly tea tree; lavender; eucalyptus and peppermint Muscle Relief; the lemon-, peppermint-, and rosemary-slicked Revitalizing; or the tea-like Stress Relief, with jasmine and bergamot.