In the olden days, nomads and royalty alike made pilgrimages to the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. The vitamin-rich waters, which are roughly six times saltier than the ocean, had a therapeutic effect on bathers, dissolving stress, boosting metabolism, and brightening skin tones. Nowadays, the same benefits can be had without a trip to Jerusalem, thanks to L’Ultime Day Spa’s mud wraps, which tighten skin and detoxify systems with the sea’s salt and mud. A team of massage therapists can also relax muscles with kneads customized to each client, in styles that range from Swedish and deep tissue to reflexology, which focuses exclusively on the hands and feet. They can even ply the physique with reiki, energy work that stimulates the body’s self-healing powers without also activating its self-cloning powers.
The skilled technicians at Light as a Feather beautify texting tips with shiny new cases. Trimmed nails and coddled cuticles will replace the jagged tips of yesterday, making sure that your handshakes are no longer misconstrued as a motion to war. Both the hands and feet will be massaged and pampered, much like Hansel and Gretel while the oven was preheating. A fresh coat of polish glams up your refreshed grabbers and groovers before they return to real life, where they’ll provide a pleasant foreground for typing and incite spontaneous footsie attacks. The salon’s calming atmosphere will allow meddlesome mind matter to decompress and join your extremities in their blissful daydreaming.
Joel Tull’s experienced hands have massaged the knots out of professional dancers from the New York City Ballet and athletes at the Sydney Olympics. He sets up shop inside a cozy room with plenty of potted plants, and a fireplace that can be lit upon request. Joel’s vast knowledge in massage therapy is shared with the masses during workshops across the country and in Russia, Italy, Australia, and Mars.
Jill White-Huffman specializes in a variety of massage modalities, including Thai, deep tissue, hot stone, and reflexology. Jill customizes every session to meet the unique needs of her clients, and her table is heated and hydraulic—like most cars with flames on the sides—allowing her to adjust as she sees fit. In addition to physical healing, Jill also facilitates mental and spiritual healing with other therapeutic services, such as marriage and family counseling.