With services named after Zeus, Hercules, Eilithyia—the goddess of childbirth—and other members of the Greek pantheon, therapists at Aphrodite’s Day Spa draw inspiration from mythical figures to help each client relax and punish Prometheus for stealing hot-stone massages from Mount Olympus. Optional massage add-ons, such as emu oil, organic pain-relieving gel, or peppermint aromatherapy, help customize each treatment to each client’s concerns, including joint pain and persistent headaches. Beyond massage therapy, the staff at Aphrodite’s Day Spa performs a wide range of skincare services as well as a full suite of waxing, nailcare, and tanning services to keep bodies pampered from head to toe.
The professionals at Adiva's Ageless Aesthetics Spa improve every square inch of bodies with a spectrum of hair, skin, waxing, and nail treatments. To rejuvenate complexions, they perform seven types of signature facials as well as microdermabrasion and permanent-makeup application. Massage services sooth the muscles, nerves, and little monsters that live beneath the skin. An on-site boutique enables guests to continue their makeovers at home with new chic apparel and products.
Niceville, Florida, goes Hollywood at The Cutting Room Salon & Spa. Beauty specialists work together to make each guest look and feel like a celebrity, performing pampering salon and spa services. Beauty offerings include everything from haircare and nailcare to relaxing massages and facials.
Massage Works imbues backs with relaxing vibes during professionally delivered massage sessions. Using a rejuvenating concoction of HobaCare jojoba extract and Dermalogica aromatherapy oils, massage therapists knead deep into musculature, gliding hands over backs to work out tension and decipher pain signals with the agility of a polecat covered in butter. Staffers customize the strokes of any massage to each client, using modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports to tackle specific tension and pain, leaving patrons relaxed enough to forget that 16-year-olds can drive.
At age 18, Dr. Sean Price of ChiroSpa felt the first twinges of back pain—a pain that continued to worsen, eventually sidelining him from martial arts training. After electing to have lower back surgery, he began researching natural alternatives in order to avoid having to make such a decision again. This led him to pursue a massage therapy license followed closely by a degree in chiropractics. These days, Dr. Price takes a holistic approach in his practice: instead of simply treating the symptoms, he looks for the underlying causes of pain such as working at a physically demanding job or sleeping in a dollhouse. He then consults with patients to recommend lifestyle adjustments and treat ailments with massage, nutritional counseling, and physiotherapy.
Clients purchasing the mini retreat spa package will fluff their muscles to a soufflé-soft consistency with a 30-minute Swedish massage and may choose between a 20-minute foot salt scrub and massage or a hydrating paraffin face mask. Heated tables and complimentary almond champagne accompany the romantic relief package, which gently lulls stress hormones to sleep and bludgeons them with a dose of positive energy.