Lavender Hill Spa's mix of Asian-inspired décor and botanical spa treatments creates a refuge of tranquility amid the verdant hills of Napa Valley. Within whirlpool-style tubs, one-hour bath treatments increase circulation and relax muscles with warmth, gentle whirlpool pressure, and soap bubbles singing "Bye Bye Blackbird". The volcanic mud bath blends white ash and mineral salts with lavender essential oil to remove impurities from the skin, and the Thai bath's milk-and-citrus combination reduces stress with a skin-softening soak.
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.
A visit to Elements Skin Care & Massage Studio is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the senses. In each of the spa’s spacious chambers, the stark geometry of dark wood furniture complements the flowing lines of a sheer curtain, a linen-draped massage table, or a single potted orchid. These aesthetic pleasures only serve to enhance the sensory decadence that the staff of skin specialists, massage therapists, and nail technicians grant their clients. A slate of 10 facials —including a signature service that treats not only the face to a massage, but the feet, legs, back, and scalp as well—help stave off blemishes and fine lines with Bioelements products. In private massage rooms, therapists call on several modalities to ease tension with hot stones, firm pressure, or pregnancy-appropriate strokes, as reflexology foot treatments ease tension stemming from tight shoes or arguments between toes. Feet can also bask in the spa’s many pedicures, which go beyond standard nail-salon services to incorporate heated lava shells, warm neck wraps, and even complimentary martinis.