At Sotaira's Organic Spa & Yoga Studio, staff members instill visitors with a newfound sense of confidence by gussying up exteriors and keeping bodies fit with yoga and Pilates classes. Slimming body wraps help to purge inches more effectively than a corset imbued with the force of 10,000 bear hugs, and aestheticians hydrate visages with such organic ingredients as chamomile or antioxidant-rich red grapes. The massage therapists' mental rolodex of modalities includes relaxing and therapeutic techniques as well as maternity treatments for expectant mothers or hatching ostrich eggs. Intent on refining posture, instructors of the center's Vinyasa yoga and Pilates mat classes help to keep bodies and minds trim regardless of students' skill level or age.
The tranquil atmosphere of Sarah Lee Thomas’ eponymous spa begins in the waiting area, where practically silent black-and-red wicker furniture cozies up to a burbling fish tank whose denizens execute rounds of synchronized relaxing. Dim lights soothe clients as they enter private treatment rooms to undergo tension suspension in the form of massages and facial treatments. For massage, Sarah Lee corrals oils, polished basalt lava stones, and bodily scrubs, all of which aid and abet her myriad body-manipulation techniques. Spa sessions can also include one of her signature facials, which revamp complexions in need of hydration, anti-acne ointments, or written permission to bob for apples in the fountain of youth.
Since 2001, Melt has crafted homemade skincare and bath products by infusing natural ingredients with striking scents, such as vanilla cake batter and ginger pear. To ensure the absence of side effects, Melt tests each product on human volunteers instead of on animals or unwitting mannequins. Melt’s products range from silicone-free hemp shampoo to soy-wax candles with cotton wicks.
Daneen Carson, is a licensed aesthetician who believes in making clients feel special with her treatments. Her staff of nail technicians, massage therapists, and skincare specialists feel the same way. Together, they've created an all-encompassing spa with pampering available in many forms. The spa offers rock-fountain pedicures, which take place in private rooms and include mineral footbaths and reflexology, along with soothing hot-stone massages and cleansing skincare treatments. Elan Spa also makes clients feel special by accentuating their facial features with permanent makeup, Derma fillers, and Botox.
A 13-year military veteran who then became a police officer and, after that, retail and corporate security, Darryl Griffith should be entitled to a lifetime of massages. But instead of lying on the table and reaping his reward, he took up the craft and began treating others. For the last ten years, Just the Right Touch's master massage therapist has been doling out Swedish, deep-tissue, and oncology massages with the same commitment to serving others that he upheld in his previous careers. Darryl's mission is to help improve the quality of his clients' lives by administering massages accompanied by Aromaplex oils, which guide his trained hands as he soothes tense muscles and helps bring relief to those suffering from sickness or injury. As a massage educator, he also teaches the craft to aspiring bodyworkers, and further fosters healthy living by offering wellness consultations.
A certified massage therapist who specializes in everything from orthopedic massage to raindrop treatments, Transforming Touch's Antonio Woodall channels his talents for tension relief and relaxation into custom massages and spa packages that incorporate natural products. For full-body relaxation, the gentle pressure and soothing strokes of Swedish massage guide stress out of bodies through mild manipulations and well-lit aisle paths, whereas hot-stone massage therapy uses meticulously placed heated stones partnered with massage techniques to melt away tension. Also certified in facials, Woodall smothers skin in natural products that revitalize faces sans harsh chemicals, and invites legs to luxuriate their footsies in heated mineral water during Fabolis foot treatments, which include a rigorous scrub to smooth and soften the feet.