Taken from the Spanish word for "conception" or "beginning," Conchita Bodyworkz fosters new, healthy beginnings with massage treatments that revive the mind, body, and soul. Cathy, Conchita’s owner and massage therapist, helps kick-start the journey with pampering and therapeutic massage packages. Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage align the body and mind with relaxing bodywork, whereas hot-stone treatments pander to tight and tense muscles. All treatments allow clients to embark on a quiet, blissful sojourn into relaxation. Cathy rounds out her massage menu with paraffin add-ons that further help the body attain a state of optimal well-being.
The bodywork experts at Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy believe in the healing power of relaxation and do their best to drive away unhealthy stress with massage therapy and acupuncture. Staffers are trained in a number of Eastern and Western modalities, including shiatsu, tui na, and myofascial release, focusing on pressure points or wadded-up connective tissue. During needling sessions, acupuncturists take aim at tension and a host of other ailments, such as allergies, depression, and ice-cream headaches.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
Philosophers call your face "the window to your head," although they would never say it to your head-window. Today's Groupon freshens faces after boostering backs with an hour-long customized massage and a 30-minute facial at Mango Bay Spa and Salon for $45 (a $130 value). Mango Bay is a tropical-themed retreat that CityVoters voted one of the best Indy day spas in 2008 and in 2007. You can either spread the bliss over two separate visits, or get your facial and back rub back-to-back.
Upon entering The Image Creator Salon & Day Spa, clients are greeted by 17 seasoned stylists, each with at least five years of experience. As they cut and color hair, two certified massage therapists attempt to reduce clients’ anxiety with customized massages. Spa packages combine hair, nail, and body treatments to rejuvenate clients without fairy godmothers. After treatments, visitors can peruse a collection of products from brands such as Matrix Biolage, Crew, and Aveda to maintain their new looks at home.