While most businesses claim “no shoes, no service,” The Barefoot Zone welcomes unclothed feet, pampering them to relieve bodily pain. Certified reflexologist Allyson Nolan helms the practice, using reflexology to alleviate symptoms of conditions including high blood pressure, plantar fasciitis, migraines, and fibromyalgia. Clients rest atop a heated spa table as Allyson applies pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and outer ears. To round out each treatment, warmed river stones nestle between toes and canoodle with sock lint as a warm towel infuses extremities with heat.
Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage's licensed therapist Louisa Abarno whisks clients toward a state of relaxation with spa treatments. As a fitness instructor and personal trainer who’s well versed in soothing sore musculature, Louisa zeroes in on trouble points during a variety of services, from reflexology sessions to hot-stone massages. She also revitalizes skin with paraffin and European rose mud, which is designed specifically to soften feet in preparation for important toe-model auditions.
Crystal Lake Spa is a place where clients head for everything from bed and spray tanning to laser treatments and psychic readings. Groups can celebrate the half birthday of the inventor of the loofah by booking spa parties, during which they nosh on complimentary food and wine as they enjoy discounted treatments. Treatments take place in a spa setting marked by dark-wood accents and down-home knickknacks such as plush bunnies and ornamental plates.
An Aveda-concept salon, Element Day Spa pampers clients with high-quality, natural products in a soothing environment. Show appreciation for your noggin's natural winter cap with a hair spa treatment ($50), which lavishes rich, luxurious oils onto the scalp during a relaxing massage, then swaddles strands with a warm towel to facilitate shine absorption. The health-boosting service, followed by a style-boosting blow-dry with hydrating treatment ($25), will keep your follicles feeling loved and your loved ones feeling your follicles until you feel justified charging them a petting fee. Professional makeup application ($35) will add the finishing touches to your refurbished façade by highlighting your best features and camouflaging warped wooden paneling. Before you leave, appease your skin's incessant demand for at-home mollycoddling by using your $10 voucher for Aveda skincare products.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.
As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals, Trish at R&R Skin Care Studio builds healthy and glowing complexions through essential oil-infused facials and body treatments. Her studio, which shares its space with a hair salon, uses natural products that haven’t been tested on animals or antique carpets.
The licensed massage therapists at Innovations Salon and Spa coax tightness and tension out of bodies via professional massage treatments. Patrons settle onto padded massage tables as a professional lumbar-whisperer uses the soothing strokes of Swedish massage to alleviate muscle pain. Therapists can customize all massage services to the client's preferred pressure level and ruling planet. Oil or lotion applied to the skin allows stress-squashing hands to glide smoothly over muscles to aid in enhanced circulation and the release of endorphins. Tranquility-seekers can also opt for a hot-stone massage, during which heat from warmed rocks infuses the body with calm and serenity. Fleece pillows, checkered sheets, and soft lighting from floor lamps give the treatment rooms an ambiance as cozy as a sauna full of teddy bears.