As its name suggests, Shut Out The World Spa Inc. barricades the stressors of the outside world, creating a vacu-sealed bubble of serenity where clients can relax for a lunch break or a whole afternoon. The team of licensed massage therapists descends on tension with a menu of seven types of massage modalities that comingle therapeutic benefits with sheer relaxation. In addition to tending tight muscles, the staff also smoothens skin with sugar scrubs, mud wraps, and masks.
Voted Best Chiropractor by Delray Forum readers in 2010, Dr. Melissa Maher leads a team of expert therapists who specialize in cosmetic and therapeutic nonsurgical acupuncture treatments. During acupuncture treatments, patrons sip on a detoxifying tea of their choice, as needle wielders conduct a thorough consultation that includes an analysis of individual physical conditions and the contents of dream journals. Acupuncturists then cloak corporeal pressure points in strategically placed delicate, disposable needles that can help to repel maladies, including migraines, fatigue, and stress. Follow-up treatments reinforce previous healthful strides forward and enable continued healing.
Treatment add-ons bolster relaxation, with options such as a hot-stone foot massage that uses heated basalt stones to stimulate circulation, nurture damaged muscles, and defrost TV dinners. An infrared detox treatment employs waves of visible-spectrum-evading light to evict pernicious agents such as mercury, nicotine, and alcohol from their cellular burrows via a reduction of ionic bonds. Patrons emerge from their treatments feeling as animated and refreshed as a cartoon awakening from a catnap. In addition to acupuncture, Maher and her team perform additional services, including massages, myofascial-release treatments, physical therapy, and health workshops.
Amazing Births and Beyond's licensed massage therapists deliver relaxation to expecting women and nonexpecting men with a slew of spa services that focuses on easing the labor process for mother and child. During their signature massage, catered to anyone who's not pregnant, the therapist devises a plan to target the body's specific sore spots before employing dexterous fingers to untie troublesome knots in muscles and tendons. Specially designed for pregnant ladies suffering from changes in posture and hormones, the prenatal massage seeks to assuage the discomfort associated with always carrying a person on a person. The massage's soothing strokes aim to alleviate aching joints, help improve circulation, and calm prelabor anxieties.
Everything about Eleven Spa Delray says oasis. The courtyard is lined with palms. White-curtained cabanas billow around a tanning pool whose shallow water is dotted with surreally floating lounge chairs. The Blue Room acts as a cool cavern during the heat of the day, accented with white leather chaise longues and lime-green skylights. Even the private changing areas feature decadent touches such as waterfall showers.
If Eleven Spa Delray doesn't look quite like anything you've seen before, that's by design. To that end, aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones can be added onto massages. Mani-pedis can be made ultra-luxuriant with mineral-rich volcanic masks and peppermint spa baths. The spa's own ElevenSkin line of skincare products are made from nutrient-dense marine plants.
In the comfort of private rooms, clients at Palm Beach Massage Centers unwind under soothing massage strokes. But the experience isn't just about relaxation; the staff take a chiropractic and medical approach to their work. They view massage as a form of healthcare, a philosophy they demonstrate during clinical massages with chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy. Before beginning any of their 11 types of massages, the therapists consult with clients to learn about their individual issues and expectations.
Massage therapists at Believe Day Spa & Boutique have three goals: release stress, loosen muscle tightness, and increase their clients' sense of well-being. To do this, they customize each session to the needs of each patron, adding such modalities as deep-tissue massage, hot-stone release, and scalp massage as needed. They partner their line of massages with skincare, including deep-cleansing and anti-aging facials, detoxifying seaweed body wraps, and smoothing cellulite treatments.