At Kissed by the Sun Spa, relaxation is key. Treatment rooms are surrounded by candles to help create a calm atmosphere as soon as customers walk in the door. The spa’s pampering treatments help clients further unwind, and include custom facials, relaxing massage or lomilomi massages, luxurious scrubs with bourbon and brown sugar, or a facial mask made with natural ingredients such as green tea or oat milk. Resurfacing Solutions facials tackle fine lines and wrinkles, and are tailored for each individual's unique skin type.
At Elijah Blue Salon & Retreat, licensed massage therapist Katrina Adams complements the five flowing strokes of Swedish massage with therapy for eyes, nose, and skin. Adams begins by lighting candles and diffusing aromatherapeutic oils into the air, easing active minds into a state of blissful detachment ideal for firing your ventriloquist dummy. Dipping into a jar of Farmhouse Fresh shea butter, her hands relax soft tissue with gliding effleurage strokes and roll into kneading or deep circular movements that send oxygenated blood to weary limbs. Visitors may relax in the warm, taupe chamber after their session to soak up the velvety shea butter before slipping back into their garments behind an illustrated folding screen.
At Sweetpea Spa & Gifts, staff members analyze clients' skin types and gauge their degrees of muscle woe so they can design services that best suit visitors' needs. Botanically based medical-grade products rain down on kissers during the custom facial's exfoliation treatment, which scrubs away dead skin cells and velcro earrings. The facial cleanse then reduces fine lines and hydrates skin to create polished complexions. During the massage, Swedish-style strokes team with deep-tissue techniques to assuage muscle tension. Gliding effleurage strokes stimulate circulation and prepare muscles for deeper pressure designed to overthrow tyrannical muscle knots. The massage loosens up muscles to help to prevent injury and forestall muscular discomfort caused by playing an accordion with one's shoulder blades. The spa's adjoining gift shop collects products that can be used to summon tranquility during luxurious moments alone.