Choose between one of three relaxing massage techniques including the deep tissue, Swedish, or signature. The deep tissue is a pressurized, full-body technique that seeks the deepest knots and unties them with the proficiency of a Boy Scout with adult hands. Go with the Swedish if you prefer traditional, long strokes tied to a gentle muscular overhaul. The signature treatment includes a total body pampering with extra attention given to comforting the hands and feet using heated spa treatments.
The holiday stress of unwrapping presents, counting down from 10, and carefully avoiding awkward mistletoe encounters can leave even the most capable body in need of some intense pampering. Today’s Groupon rewards you with a 60-minute massage of your choice at Grace Massage & Bodyworks for $36.
Melle, a certified massage therapist and current physical-therapy student, and Stacy, a licensed aesthetician with a biotechnology degree, make a good team. Melle handles relaxation; she applies light pressure to the muscles as Hawaiian music plays during the lomi lomi massage. In another room, Stacy, who is in the process of developing her own organic skincare products, slathers PCA Skin and Dermalogica solutions onto faces during chemical peels and facials. The two also use sugar and glycolic scrubs to remove dead skin from the body and warm wax to uproot chest hair and upper-lip fuzz to leave clients smoother than the planet Jupiter would be if it were sanded down into a marble.
Its name suggests an oasis for one, but that doesn't mean couples can't enjoy Solo Spa Studio as well. Staff members administer services that can be enjoyed by everyone from tired moms to Mother Nature and her favorite taxi driver. These services include a nonsurgical skin lift, a cellulite-reducing wrap, a hot-stone massage, and a Brazilian wax. Multiple treatments tailored for men's skin are also available, as are various detox programs and vitamin supplements.
The knowledgable staff at New Breath of Life makes clients feel better from the inside out with detoxification treatments. Such treatments include infrared-sauna sessions, which cleanse clients' bodies by causing them to sweat out toxins, and colon-hydrotherapy treatments, which flush the colon with triple-filtered water. She also offers herbal body wraps that contour the body and circulate lymph back into the blood stream. In addition to detoxification treatments, the team offers massages and waxing and skincare services.
Massage therapy is a great way to quell the aches of the injured and stressed, or to prevent conditions from developing in the first place. Whatever the inspiration, Om Healing Massage seeks to help. The spa's registered massage therapists can employ deep-tissue pressure to ease tension, or skip hot stones across achy muscular pools with Japanese stone bodywork. Aromatherapy is also available to elevate relaxation.