At Renew Oxygen Spa, licensed massage therapist Kristen Bennett kneads away stress and scours skin to help clients sparkle inside and out. Under her watchful eye, patients inhale pure oxygen or steaming ozone to spur on detoxification during massage services. Massages fuse modalities such as reflexology, ashiatsu, and lymphatic drainage, and ingested oxygen can help improve sleep, reduce blood pressure, and increase circulation. The spa?s raindrop and ozone treatments can help trigger detoxification, and the Dead Sea salt scrub leaves hands and feet as soft as the Pillsbury Doughboy in silk pajamas.
In the midst of rustic woods, there sits a three-story building. Upon opening its front door, visitors unleash a gentle wave of aromatherapy scents and warm air. They step inside, where therapists lead them past wood accents and into private treatment rooms. World of Serenity’s spa atmosphere recalls the calm of the surrounding wilderness, and inside its walls, therapists adopt a holistic approach; they educate guests in wellness basics, such as why humans don’t eat sand, and perform a range of customized spa services. They soften faces, deep-cleanse pores, and slough of dead cells during customized facials; sometimes scouring or soothing the skin with an additional enzyme deep cleanse, warm stones, or anti-aging collagen. They also ease muscle tension with six massage modalities such as deep tissue, warm stone, and reflexology; and scrub clients from head to toe using salt and sugar rubs, and wraps made from natural dead sea mud or Paradisius—a blend of ground fruit and flower extracts.
At Skylight Massage and Skincare, specialty massages and decadent add-ons merge into uplifting treatments that rejuvenate the body and spirit. The ashiatsu massage is a house specialty featuring a deep-pressure technique that soothes sore and achy muscles in the back, chest, hips, and legs. Once muscles are loose, a client may further relax under the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones or the tingling sensations of a natural-fiber brush, used to increase blood flow. Such duality is key here, with lavish spa services softening the edges of focused therapeutic bodywork, causing pain and stress to dissolve like slugs in a salt cave. Other services include an organic cellulite massage, a 24-karat gold facial, and an herb-and-mineral foot soak that incorporates lemon clay, shea butter, and essential oils.
Hands of Peace's La Gina Kissentaner believes she was born with healing hands, so naturally, she found herself drawn to massage therapy. Using her instinct and feedback from clients, she varies her modalities as she works. As clients recline in a clean, white room, light Swedish strokes help tension dissipate, while the tougher ministrations of trigger-point therapy help to relieve chronic tightness. Once sessions are over, she educates clients about self-care exercises that will keep muscles loose and limber. Because she loves what she does, she chooses co-workers who do as well, and they all update their training by traveling all over the world for seminars and classes.
Wielding handpicked products from renowned brands such as Wella, Sebastian, and Moroccanoil, the staff at Salon Cheveux shape clients’ hair confidently and artistically. Veteran hair designers Bob and Sheila Freudiger lead the professionals in performing services from formal updos for weddings to designer waves for more stylish cheering at baseball games.
Certified eyelash specialists beautify eyes with masterful cosmetic treatments and warm hospitality. Over the course of 1–2 hours, lash specialists titivate tired complexions with eye-popping extensions that solicit ocular awe. Spa patrons sink into fuzzy beds of terrycloth and surrender their anxieties to the pristine white décor, which serves as a relaxing counterbalance to the stylists' black belts in beautification.