Each LaVida Massage location is a comfortable place that invites people of all ages, genders, and shoe sizes to unwind and improve their emotional, physical, and immiscible well-beings. During a 60-minute deep tissue massage session, one of LaVida’s skilled deck hands will untangle back knots by applying firm pressure to the deepest layers of soft tissue. Targeting specific muscle groups causes concentrated pain and soreness relief. If your face rather than your muscles are on your mind, opt for the LaVida facial. This therapeutic treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles and gives dermises a deep cleaning.
Licensed massage therapist Isobel Lesser’s private practice offers her own brand of massage therapy that employs more pressure than traditional Swedish massage. Her intent is to relieve her clients’ muscle pain, ease their tension, improve their circulation, and send them out the door feeling invigorated and energized. She also performs hot-stone massages with warm basalt stones, which are more soothing than the icy gemstone chains favored by rappers who dabble in massage therapy.
A pale shade of robin's-egg blue washes over Spa Mariana's walls, throwing into stark relief the Asian-inspired décor lacquered in black and red. As the décor convinces guests’ eyes of the spa owner's aesthetic capability, their minds and bodies are relaxed at the hands of a trained massage therapist, yoga teacher, or esthetician. Clients seeking more specialized services can opt for a lesson in the Feldenkrais Method, a process that focuses the brain on forming new patterns to correct poor posture and unnecessary muscle contractions. Alternatively, clients can converse with the resident nutrition counselor to clean up eating habits or confirm that tomatoes are a fruit and cotton candy is a gift sent from the Greek god of carnival foodstuffs.
Beauty By Rx adapts its massive array of beauty services to each customer's specific skin type using medical-grade products. An award-winning facial such as the 90-minute signature facial ($200) gets your skull mask glowing like stained glass at sunset with 100% natural pure essential oils. Otherwise, dejowl with a lifting and firming vitamin-C facial ($125/80 minutes), cut down on rosacea with a desensitizing treatment ($105/50 minutes), or obtain the shockingly smooth skin of an electric eel with the cooling seaweed facial ($100/50 minutes). Beauty By Rx can also target a facial to acne, dry skin, lines, and even ingrown hairs on gentlemen—and can dish out the same medicine to your corporeal cover with its various body wraps. The frazzled can squeeze out the stress with an 80-minute hot-stone massage ($140). Beauty By Rx can also forcibly eject unwanted hair by using laser hair removal to vaporize errant follicles from pretty much any area of the body ($75–$600). Traumatized stormtroopers, meanwhile, can avoid the lasers entirely with the spa's waxing services ($15+).
While the luxurious spa experience is already tempting on its own, Birmingham Tea Spa augments its pampering services with the pleasantries of tea service. While guests sip tea or kick back with glasses of champagne, skilled technicians pamper hands and feet with scrubs or paraffin dips that soothe and moisturize skin. Elsewhere in the spa, guests indulge in customized facials, and mini-massages that eliminate tension in upper shoulders and really stressed-out action figures.
Royal Oak Tea Spa adds extra luxury to the concept of a tea party, pairing complimentary cups of tea with an array of beauty treatments. Their exfoliation treatments, for example, minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Facials balance skin?s natural oil content and deeply clean rather than just removing surface dirt with a feather duster. To beautify extremities, nail technicians can paint nails with vibrant lacquers or hydrate hands with conditioning treatments.