At Zen Massage, relaxation sets in long before patrons recline on one of its plush massage tables. Meticulously arranged by the resident feng shui master, century-old paintings, votives, and undulating colored accent lights wash over visitors' senses with a meditative calm. Inside private treatment rooms, solo or tandem therapists care for weary muscles using the deep kneads and therapeutic stretches of their medically informed proprietary technique. In-room aromatherapy and Audiophile sound systems, meanwhile, create a soothing atmosphere, further enhanced by complimentary flowering teas or Olympic dismounts from a top-mounted ashiatsu bar.
During each of Divine Massage’s therapies, heated tables set the stage for relaxation while licensed therapists shoo away stress using hot towels and coconut oil. Swedish massages employ long, gliding strokes to comfortably kick-start blood flow and dispel tension for an experience as relaxing as a slow-motion hug. Stress sluggers delve below surface-level muscles during deep-tissue massages to uproot embedded knots. Deep-tissue massages often incorporate the muscle-lengthening motions of sports massage as well, stimulating recovery from athletic injuries. With a one-hour couples massage, pairs of friends, partners, and sports-team mascots sip cider before lying side by side while therapists promote relaxation with Swedish massage techniques. Clients can upgrade any massage to include hot stone, reflexology therapies, or four-hand massage, in which two therapists work simultaneously, for an additional cost.
Heavenly Hands Massage & Spa’s strong-thumbed therapists dissipate their clients' tension with the same massage techniques they have used to unwind professional athletes from the Utah Grizzlies, Blaze, and Bees. With this veteran experience, the staff focuses on alleviating chronic pain or injury-related discomfort through therapeutic methods that range from the standard modalities of Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the Eastern practices of Thai massage and ashiatsu. Ashiatsu—a centuries-old method born out of discomfort from pillows not being invented—evicts deep-seated tension by having massage therapists steady themselves on a bar anchored to the ceiling and apply pressure with targeted footsteps. To iron out energy kinks, a team of yoga instructors orchestrates classes that stretch and strengthen muscles while centering the mind. Hairstylists and aestheticians round out the bodily bolstering with expert styling and nine varieties of facial.
Helmed by licensed proprietor Penelope Bateman, The Wind of Keltia's experienced massage mavens blend a muscle-mollifying tonic of massage modalities to aid achy backs of all ages. Commencing the moment mitts touch skin, the one-hour massage melts muscles with medium-to-deep kneads that firmly furrow out subterranean pain pockets with a remedial medley of myotherapy, acupressure, and reflexology. Ideal for shedding stress and tendon tension, massages can also integrate calming hot stones and towels as well as aromatic DoTerra essential oils that fragrantly displace the skin's innate inessential oils, which reek of frayed fanny packs and laser discs. Each session is geared toward sustainable relief from chronic aches and tension and is capped off with a complimentary soothing mug of tea or crisp Kangen water to refreshingly lubricate newly limber muscles.
Within the deep-vanilla walls of A New U Salon & Spa, stylist Megan Gonzales sets up shop with all the necessary tools and brand-name hair potions needed to style, nourish, and transform her clients’ locks. Each of Megan’s treatments begins with an in-depth consultation, during which she discusses her subject's desired style, level of upkeep, and bridge clearance height before picking up her shears or coloring brush. Specializing in Redken color treatments, Megan refreshes hairstyles through her expertise in face-flattering cuts and subtle yet stylish hue transformations.
AquaVie Day Spa has beautified bodies from head to toe with skin-resurfacing body wraps and specialized facial treatments since 1974. During the 75-minute body wrap, a specialist massages flesh with a deeply exfoliating scrub, after which the entire physique is cocooned in a lactic-acid cream that can reduce wrinkles and improve skin's texture, appearance, and resistance to hugs from elderly bears. Patients rinse away the cream in a relaxing shower before being massaged with neutralizing balm and moisturizer. The multifaceted mini facial enhances lips with a solution that smoothes and plumps kissers for maximum whistling ability, and refreshes the skin surrounding peepers with a specialized eye treatment. The application of a scalp-quenching formula keeps hair follicles supple and moisturized. Each patient can fight wrinkles on skin or smooth out unreadable, crumpled newspapers with a take-home tube of Crème de Vie Essential Youth body cream by Vie Collection.
As the husband-and-wife team behind Breathe Massage & Bodywork, Randy and Nina draw on two decades of combined massage experience to heal their clients with traditional and energy-focused techniques. Since they have worked in spas as well as chiropractic offices, their treatments tend to be both physically beneficial and as relaxing as a warm bath in chicken noodle soup. Among their specialty modalities, trigger-point therapy applies alternating pressures to relieve tension, and deep-tissue massage draws out toxins with firm strokes and friction. To experience a more holistic approach, clients can try cranial-sacral therapy or a reiki session; both alternative techniques work to calm the nerves and put the mind at peace.
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