Massage Metta’s lead massage practitioner, Janine Narayadu, specializes in Active Isolated Stretching. Recognized by many physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists as an effective way to improve flexibility, the AIS method stretches muscles for no longer than two seconds at a time to lengthen the muscles without triggering reciprocal muscle contractions or requiring new, longer clothes. Along with stretching techniques, Janine employs more than 15 years of international massage experience to relieve tension with the firm kneads of deep-tissue massage or the gentle strokes of Swedish massage. Massage Metta also offers craniosacral therapy and detoxification services for general health and wellness.
The main relaxation room at Osterville Massage and Wellness is calm and quiet, as deft fingers harmonize physical and emotional wellness within private chambers. Here, massage therapists oversee skin and holistic wellness therapies, including Swedish, shiatsu, and pregnancy massages, which help relax muscles and keep visitors from winding into a Gordian knot. Meanwhile, aestheticians reach for the spa's signature skin tonics to restore balance to complexions, leaving faces firmer and younger to match their newly nimble spines.
Within a vibrant zen-inspired space with nature-themed art and art-themed plants, Sanam Day Spa's holistic healers draw upon multiple massage modalities to foster full relaxation of the body and mind. Therapists customize treatments with a blend of the soothing strokes of Swedish massage, the precise prods of reflexology upon the hands and feet, and the targeted taps of acupressure, which hearkens back to age-old Chinese medicinal techniques to promote wellness and nourish backs plagued by deep aches and Kick Me signs. Aestheticians can also refresh faces with a retinue of spa and clinical facials, which begin with a skin analysis to guide the facial using a custom mask, steam treatments, and extractions to fashion a spot-free, radiant complexion.
Seven days a week, the technicians at Ace Foot Spa bring balance back to bodies thrown off course by stress, injuries, and fatigue. The methods they use fit squarely in the category of Eastern alternative medicine. Sessions of reflexology, an ancient treatment based on the idea that pressure points on the feet are directly connected to specific areas across the body, helps increase clients' energy levels. Chinese acupressure relies on methods similar to those of reflexology, except the practitioner applies pressure to the body, not the feet. The purpose is to alleviate tension and unblock energy that has been trapped in the limbs or stalled in a traffic jam on its way back from a Bon Jovi concert in the spleen.
After taking in the high ceilings and clean, modernist lines of Le Ciel Salon and Spa, guests turn themselves over to the capable hands of a trio of beauty professionals. Trained at France's prestigious Haute Coiffure Française, Jean Claude mixes his mastery of hairstyling with a preternatural command over color that rivals Roy G. Biv’s. Suat's skill with the curling iron turns hair into princess-worthy ‘dos, and Mojie revitalizes skin with healing facials and feature-framing makeup applications. Le Ciel also features a very popular blow bar that entices customers to pop in for a quick, yet luxurious, blow-dry styling as they sip on a complimentary glass of wine or a cocktail.
At Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa, a team of aestheticians and massage therapists restores clients’ balance of tranquility, health, and beauty with ayurvedic treatments and organic products. Heated herbal packs, drizzles of warm oil, and the sound of whales singing Kenny G usher in peace during the Shirodhara ritual. Moroccan salt-glow body scrubs burnish skin with Dead Sea minerals and tangerine essential oil for dewy complexions. Staff members also perform European-inspired services with Epicuren and suki skincare products, SpaRitual vegan nail lacquer, and natural hair-coloring lines.