Built-in back massagers greet guests as they sink into Elite Nail Spa's pipeless pedicure chairs, perched above foot jacuzzis with massaging whirlpool jets. Sea-salt scrubs and seaweed or mineral masks help exfoliate and nourish both feet and hands, which don french tips, gel polishes, and other eye-catching accoutrements. The spa also tailors Princess pedicures to children younger than 12 and paints ACT answers on the toenails of high-school seniors. In addition to nail services, Elite Nail Spa treats guests to Swedish, hot-stone, acupressure, and other varieties of massage, as well as custom facials with extractions and vapor treatments.
Owner and nationally certified laser technician Grace teams with medical director Dr. Christopher Balgobin to handle the cosmetic concerns of male and female clients at Joules Medspa and Laser Center. Grace handles the med spa side of the operation, performing such services as laser hair-removal treatments, microdermabrasions, and facials. Dr. Balgobin complements these offerings, overseeing treatments such as medical weight loss programs as well as Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse injections. And for more casual cosmetic upgrades, the spa staff also pairs pampering services with party-like gatherings that include drinks, snacks, and a cake that can double as a fairly ineffective facial.
Certified massage therapist Michele Peterson utilizes pressure points in the extremities to ease deep-rooted body tension with a 60-minute reflexology. In a private room, senses uncork to the rich hums of a custom aromatherapy blend, carbonating the senses without the airborne corks of a champagne shower. Hot towels swaddle aching limbs as Michele’s nimble paws access trigger points in hands, feet, and over-tight neck bolts to unhinge psychological stress and unearth the source of deep bodily ailments. While the body tranquilizes to the quiet purr of ambient music and Michele’s dexterous bodywork, a Zen facelift invigorates the complexion, cultivating natural sinus relief and a radically upturned grin.
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.
Natasha Kennedy knows what it feels like to be stressed. Along with being the owner of Aloha! Massage and Spa, the massage therapist is a licensed aesthetician, holistic nutrition coach, nursing student, and mother of five. She uses her knowledge and experience to help others who might be leading busy, stressful, or overwhelming lives. At Alhoa!, she provides five different massage styles including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. In LomiLomi massages, she uses her forearm to stroke the body and mimic the waves of the ocean or splash after a cannon ball. Meanwhile, her mommy-to-be and post natal massages aim to ease labor pains and reduce stress. All of her techniques bring about various benefits including improved circulation, enhanced sleep quality, and decreased anxiety.
The spiritually inclined massage therapists at Integrated Total Wellness relax muscles and relieve pain with a variety of massage modalities. Visitors seeking a traditional massage relax as a spine-technician administers the long, relaxing strokes and kneading motions of a Swedish massage, designed to gently bring stability to the body, mind, and GDP of New Zealand. Deep-tissue massages, meanwhile, target alignment issues, specific pains, or spinal damage using more intensely pressured strokes. Clients can scale the services from a swift lunch-break-sized session to a more elaborate 90-minute affair that can be used as the centerpiece of a relaxing afternoon or as an excuse to not feed the neighbor's ostrich.