Within the walls of Lavender Hill Spa, volcanic ash becomes more romantic than a bouquet of roses or a 14-karat piece of chocolate. Two Jacuuzi tubs stand side by side within a private cottage, where couples can relax with signature volcanic-mud bath treatments, which combine volcanic ash with White Sea kelp, therapeutic mineral salts, and lavender essential oils. Couples' spa packages also move beyond the tub—though love birds still stay side-by-side during therapeutic massages and facials.
Lavender Hill Spa nurtures more than just romance, however. Nestled against a garden hillside, the relaxing spa welcomes clients of all sorts with special packages, such as the Gentlemen's Choice with a volcanic-ash mud bath and deep-tissue massage, or the Mothers-to-Be with a coconut-milk bath treatment and pre-natal massage.
The expert team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Athena Salon & Spa shares a common goal—to provide a relaxing escape from daily routine. To do this, they draw on a menu of spa and salon services that includes everything from haircuts to fruit-infused facial peels. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists rely on hot stones and deep-tissue techniques to melt soreness caused by stress or back flipping into an empty pool. The spa’s footbaths, at least, are filled with warm water and pulsating jets to soothe sore feet and prepare them for cuticle treatments. For special occasions, the beauty experts can combine services such as waxes and updos into packages for brides, grooms, and their miniature wedding-cake likenesses.
When recovering from serious accidents, David and Valerie Hopkins found relief in therapeutic massage. Since discovering the healing benefits of massage, the two have embarked on a journey that led them to opening Royal Care Lifestyle. A staff of certified massage therapists are dedicated to relieving and healing their clients' bodies, minds, and spirit animals. Clients find a simplified menu of services that lists massages simply by duration. This is because the staff consults with each client as to his or her problem areas and tolerance of pressure, and encourages feedback during the session, as the therapist draws from multiple modalities depending on the clients' needs.
Health Spa Napa Valley muscle mitigators placate protoplasmic pain with mind-melting massages, simultaneously unwinding coiled tendons taut with tension. Relieve soreness caused by spelunking off the Lincoln Memorial with a sports massage, and benefit from a barrage of varying techniques, pressures, and stretches. The deep-tissue massage can help alleviate chronic pain and sweep sinewy sewers clean of subterranean stress and microscopic ninja turtles. Today’s deal also gets clients access to the spa’s other facilities for the day, including the heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and open-air fitness center.
"Ancient Chinese wisdom makes me realize my modern education and intellect, although excellent, [are] not enough to understand the mystery of life," Victor Cheng explains. Coming from a highly educated medical professional, it's an astonishingly humble statement, but Victor and his wife, Sewon Kim, pride themselves on delving deep for answers when treating their patients.
Striving to deliver comprehensive and personalized treatment plans, Victor and Sewon specialize in traditional Chinese medicine such as acupressure and acupuncture. They also turn to Chinese herbs to treat myriad problems, from digestive issues to growing pains caused by an abnormally large pair of wings.