Exhalation massage's master massage therapist blends the soothing powers of stretching, Swedish massage, and aromatherapy into a total-body relaxation experience. Prior to the tension-abolishing massage, she increases guests' circulation while unwinding coiled musculature with stretches. The long glissades of Swedish massage then spread blissful waves of relief across sore muscles and calm hyperactive minds. During the massage, the revitalizing scents of spearmint and eucalyptus fill the air, freeing up congestion and crayons and de-stressing patrons while lifting mood.
Seeking to push the envelope of what a spa can do for the mind, body, and spirit, the staff of New Beginnings Wellness Spa molds custom plans to counter stress and illness with relaxing therapies and all-natural nutritional products. In a supportive atmosphere that also demands accountability from the client, the staff recommends a regimen of healthy snacks, shakes, and meals coupled with exercise to improve inner wellness. Treatments such as body wraps, chemical peels, and non-invasive face-lifts serve to address the outer body by firming and rejuvenating the skin. The largest obstacle to wellness—stress—is eradicated through relaxing therapies such as massage, reiki energy manipulation, and the tension-melting wholesomeness of fluffy-kitten calendars.
Aesthetician Tammy Oehlert burnishes facial terrains to a glossy gleam using organic plant-, fruit-, and vegetable-based products. During microdermabrasion sessions, she'll gingerly sluice the face with a stream of coarse exfoliants, sloughing away sullied skin layers, pore pollutants, and dust-mite cigar stubs. This mug-mending procedure may also help to smooth away scars and blemishes over time. Afterwards, she'll regale your frontispiece with a facial designed to firm up and rehydrate your skin so you can pleasantly emote on dates, at weddings, or in James Cagney impersonation contests.
Just like hairstyles, names can change. In late 1999, the Gonzalez siblings opened a salon called Dolce Divino. More than a decade and many advanced training sessions with experts later, the salon has been rechristened. Atelier Salon specializes in french haircutting and balayage highlights, and its work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, W, and Allure. Its stylists undergo weekly advanced training sessions to make sure they stay on the cutting edge of style techniques and haircut-related puns.
You'll see Body-N-Balance's tidily uniformed spa therapists in their treatment rooms, of course. But if you're a guest at the Omni Hotel that holds the Body-N-Balance location, you might also see them just about anywhere on the grounds, greeting new arrivals and offering suggestions for nearby restaurants.
It's not a sign that the massage therapists are distracted from their work, however. Body-N-Balance founders Loyd and Monique Wellesley met in massage school, but their vision of service extends far beyond the treatment table. They aim to make guests, including couples, feel welcome and relaxed whether they're in town for a convention or just stopping by for a facial. To that end, they pay close attention not just to the massage strokes, but to the ambience and aromas surrounding their treatments. Those treatments often pamper the skin as well as the muscles, making for multisensory experiences that have won a lot of fans, such as Jessica Skropanic of Worldwide Spa Review who described the back scrub as, "heavenly!"
As the company's mantra states, the staff of Physicians Medi-Spa aim to help clients reverse the various processes that wreak havoc on the skin and body. Under supervision from the doctors that own the spa, aesthetic technicians use an arsenal of elōs lasers and radio-frequency technology to unburden skin of signs of age, unwanted tattoos, and excess hair. Customers can avoid the invasive nature and downtime of plastic surgery with CoolSculpting treatments that target fat deposits, or Ultherapy ultrasound sessions that tighten facial skin loosened from years of playing checkers against high-powered fans.
The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.