Soft music tickles the ears in private treatment rooms as the staff at Utah Valley Massage Therapy tackles any number of body issues from head to all 11 toes. The staff's massage modalities—including Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology—blast through knotted muscles, headaches, and stress. A number of add-ons further relax bodies via calming aromatherapy and heated towels.
With a decade of experience, owner and master aesthetician Holly Adams leads an expert staff of Aveda specialists who treat clients to purifying facials and body treatments at Azalea Aveda Day Spa and Salon. After an initial skin analysis, specialists begin the Aveda Elemental Nature facial by cleansing skin of excess oils and coating faces in a nourishing treatment mask. The pampering continues with a gentle massage before a Green Science plant peel strips away blemishes with a 30 percent glycolic-acid solution that helps to prevent redness, irritation, and spontaneous combustion. Alternatively, aestheticians swaddle frames with a dry wrap imbued with essences of rosemary and peppermint to awaken senses. While clients lounge in mummified bliss, nimble hands massage scalps and worn-out feet.
At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
Tobey Webb, the massage therapist behind 4 luv of Massage, brings pained sinews back into bodily harmony with a diverse repertoire of modalities. The Swedish technique relieves stress and soothes aches with gentle strokes, hot-stone massage uses smooth stones, and cranial massage employs head and tailbone holds that can ease headaches, sinus issues, and ear infections. Tobey also renders reflexology to heal the body by way of the hands and feet, and 10 sessions of structural massage can realign the body more quickly than Europe realigned after people started talking about the body politic.
Timeless Journey Day Spa hypnotizes clients into relaxation with a half dozen massage treatments and a range of spa services. Licensed massage therapists Susan Olsen and Chelsea Nielsen invite patrons to lounge across the massage bed and relax under the long and flowing strokes of a Swedish massage or the muscle-stretching kneads of deep-tissue therapy. The duo also offers prenatal treatments for expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and cardboard cutouts of athletes. Meanwhile, aesthetician Kristin Nielsen handles surface troubles with acne- and wrinkle-combatting chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, as well as waxing for the face and body.
The goal at Solitude Massage isn't just to temporarily relieve pain—it's also to help clients change their lives so the pain doesn’t return. To that end, the company's licensed therapists follow their custom massages with exercise suggestions and nutrition assistance, as well as advice on how to offend bears so they won't hug you. Not that the treatments aren't plenty attractive on their own. Trigger-point and structural-integration massages call on intense kneading to quell chronic pain, and hot towels and dōTerra essential oils add to the experience. Clients can also solicit a therapist for offsite shiatsu bodywork during such events as corporate parties or long waits at the ATM.