Both of The Healing Arts Day Spa?s two locations enhance the transporting effects of their services with decor that evokes a Tuscan-style villa. Vines crawl across shelves and along the backs of chairs, walls are painted to resemble lightly weathered stucco, and stone tiles create the feel of an airy courtyard. In softly lit rooms, the hands of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver relaxation through massage, body wraps, and skin and hair treatments. Customers can even learn to pamper themselves: owner Terrell Lynn teaches a course in couples? massage that helps forge closer bonds between spouses or strangers on a long bus ride.
Both women and men turn to one of Madison Avenue Salon & Day Spa's four locations when they need treatments capable of instilling relaxation while rejuvenating looks. In the spa, massage therapists extract tension with hands and hot stones and aestheticians apply nutrient-rich Dermalogica products that hydrate the skin. The salon side of their operation boasts a large team of stylists, who keep current on both office-ready and avant-garde looks with continuing education from Redken.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Sigita Wendorf leads the staff at The Body Shop Day Spa in crafting spa treatments more relaxing than a lullaby duet by Yanni and Enya. Several massage modalities, including reiki and reflexology, relieve muscle tension, while facial and body treatments soothe skin. A fireplace in the waiting room casts shadows on vases full of blossoms, and throughout the spa, the walls showcase images from nature, such as fog-obscured trees and beach turtles playing Marco Polo.
Body Renewal's owner, a nationally certified massage therapist abolishes aches with a selection of massage services customized to client's needs. During the Swedish massage, gentle hands unravel rigid musculature with elongated strokes and a forcible-kneading motion, helping to improve circulation and soothe muscles stressed from grueling gym sessions and ribbon-dancing marathons. The long, pressurized kneads in the deep-tissue massage strive to relieve chronic muscle tension by targeting knots well-concealed within the back's striated layers of tendons and triceratops fossils. Alternatively, toasty basalt stones warm and relax muscles during the hot-stone massage, which strives to soften tense tissues and hasten blood flow.
Hawaiian Experience Spa welcomes visitors to relax and enjoy all the perks of a tropical vacation without the pricey plane ticket. Owners Steve and Cathy Ibach both studied Hawaiian lomi lomi massage in Maui and decided to bring the unique style to their massage studios in Scottsdale and Chandler. There, it plays a starring role on a menu of island-inspired treatments that include massages performed with hot sea shells or volcanic lava rocks and body scrubs and wraps that use Kaua'i clay and organic lavender grown in Maui. A centuries-old technique, the lomi lomi massage sees therapists incorporating their forearms as they run long strokes down the entire length of the body, massaging both the front and underside at once. To make the service extra-indulgent, Hawaiian Experience Spa's therapists can enhance the lomi lomi massage with coconut oil and sea salt or incorporate a special oil that helps fight cellulite and makes tight pants a cinch to slip into.
Each facility beams with a Hawaiian theme, from sand-colored furnishings and bamboo accents to a front desk modeled after a tiki bar. The friendly, relaxing atmosphere makes the spa a great place for parties. During parties, guests can enjoy snacks and music while enjoying their choice of treatments, including any type of massage or facials performed with ?minence organic skincare products.