Heated herbs release their medicinal nutrients onto the skin, while a massage therapist's hands unlock tension and knots in the muscles. Meanwhile, aromatherapeutic oils and plant essences rise into the air and evoke calming images, say of a tropical beach or a single tea bag floating in the ocean.
This is all part of the experience during Massage N Skincare's Thai herbal massage, just one of numerous treatments designed to fulfill the studio's mission of simultaneously fostering mental and physical wellness. In addition to other massage techniques?think lava shells, trigger points, and Chinese cupping?there are facials administered by professional aestheticians. Pick from a calming facial that softens the skin, or the blemish control facial, which targets imperfections and leaves the face looking pretty enough to turn its own head. During all treatments, the staff favors products from Seacrest, which utilizes Dead Sea minerals to help nourish the skin and body.
As a young child, Kendra Leary loved walking on her father's back and giving her mother relaxing foot rubs––a massage fixation that translated well into high school. While other kids were at the mall or at sporting events, she read books on Swedish massage to practice on her friends and family. Now Kendra is a successful licensed massage therapist and a second-degree reiki practitioner operating out of her own Mystic Massage and Wellness studio. There, clients can solicit her expertise for techniques ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to hot-stone bodywork to more focused deep-tissue pressure.
The licensed therapists at Trend e Spa Studios practice nine massage modalities—from Swedish to Thai—to ease emotional stress and soothe muscular aches. An added boost of aromatherapeutic essential oils can permeate their treatment rooms to inspire the senses as well as calm down the muscles. In addition to massages, Trend e Spa Studios brightens smiles with LED teeth-whitening treatments that can render teeth at least six shades whiter.
Dave Flanagan is the owner and licensed massage therapist at Finest Hour Massage. His specialties are many, allowing him to respond to numerous ailments ranging from chronic pain and tension to emotional stress. Dave targets physical complaints with therapeutic massages such as neuromuscular bodywork and deep-tissue massage. His deep Swedish massages are firm and more geared toward stress-relief and instilling feelings of bliss and well-being akin to laying on a tropical beach and and watching coconuts fall on your enemies. Also available are couples massages and hot-stone massages.
If you’re looking for variety, MC3 Salon and Wellness Center doesn’t disappoint with a service menu that reads like an encyclopedia of salon and spa treatments. Led by 28-year veteran Mickey Coffino, the salon’s stylists revitalize hair with everything from simple cuts to keratin straightening treatments. Not to be outdone, the spa’s nail technicians hydrate hands in warm paraffin wax and brush vibrant OPI polish across nails during manicures and pedicures.
As if that weren’t enough, the spa’s licensed aestheticians soothe and restore skin with nearly 20 services for the face and body. MC3’s services extend far beyond what you might expect from a traditional spa—there’s even a 20-minute teeth-whitening treatment that brightens teeth by up to 10 shades to attract strangers or blind unsuspecting enemies.
The practitioners at With Pure Heart Center for the Healing Arts keep bodies in motion with a roster of fitness and bodywork services. In personal-training sessions, certified trainers motivate clients to achieve their fitness goals. One-on-one or small-group self-defense classes teach participants practical ways to fend off attackers with jujitsu, karate, and krav maga techniques. And children?s fitness classes introduce tykes to healthy fun away from the television. For guests seeking relaxation, massages drive tension from muscles and keep joints from collecting rust.