Honey is not only sweet, but it also can help to relieve stress. When massage therapist Tammy Torres at Body Envy Massage gets her hands in the honey jar, it takes on this stress-relieving role during her signature honey-based massage treatments. Tammy also fights tensions with the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage and offers invigorating body scrubs that leave skin looking and feeling as soft and smooth as a bear dressed as a seal for Halloween.
Instead of going to daycare when she was a little girl, Tatyana went to cosmetology school. Technically, her mother was enrolled in the classes, but Tatyana would tag along, thus beginning her first courses in her informal beauty education. Since then, her knowledge has only grown, what with working at a college of beauty, helping helm operations at a Beverly Hills skincare line, and continuing to learn through regular classes, world travel, and brain osmosis.
During her career in the industry, Tatyana has kept a philosophy that fuses Western technology with Eastern philosophy. It's a credo that views the spa not as a luxury but as a way of life, a preventive therapy meant to inspire an embrace of health. At her spa, Tatyana nurtures this idea with skincare services such as microdermabrasion and peels, body treatments such as sugar and salt polishing, and facial treatments that cleanse and exfoliate the skin that no longer serves you. Éminence Organics skincare products, Jane Iredale makeup, and other premium products line the spa's shelves, waiting patiently for a loving home.
As much thought and care went into the decor and ambiance as the treatments at La Petite Day Spa & Boutique. Soft music, fragrant candles, and a roaring fireplace greet visitors in the lobby, along with a motif of plush, colorful seating that continues in the private treatment rooms. These are the suites where massages, body wraps, scrubs, and holistic treatments take place. It's also where aestheticians conduct facials, using products from Dermalogica, Eminence Organic, and Kinesys to lavish complexions in luxury.
At Premier Massage & Spa, Robert Miko gives the ancient practice of acupuncture a 21st-century update. Using the computerized AcuGraph 4, he assesses the status of each body's meridians before applying fine needles the old-fashioned way. When it comes to massage, however, Miko and his highly trained staff stick to the classic approach. Available for individual or couples sessions, Premier's massage therapists relieve achy muscles and knead away knots with mixtures of slow Swedish strokes and deep-tissue techniques. For a soothing finale, try Steamy Wonder, a layer of body mud or polish packed with detoxifying herbs.
From quick polish changes to luxurious spa mani-pedis, Rosa Duke offers an array of nailcare services. She artfully paints fingers and piggies with traditional or long-lasting gel polishes and adorns tips with resilient acrylics. Fills keep falsies looking brand-new as time goes by, and paraffin-wax dips make skin softer than a kitten wearing cashmere.
Massage therapist Star Sanders sends calming ripples across muscle ponds during private one-on-one massage sessions. Her diverse menu of techniques ensures fully personalized care. Clients can curtail chronic muscle aches with deep-tissue pressure, or help improve athletic performance through targeted sports massage. Star also soothes the aches and pains of weary business travelers with mobile massage services.