Housed within the intimate confines of the historic John G. Benson House, D2 Spa & Doula Services matches its cozy Dutch Colonial surroundings with signature massages that earned it a spot in the 2012 edition of InStyle's Beauty Black Book. The spa's team of seven nationally certified therapists customize massages to each client, soothing irritated tissue with gentle Swedish strokes or loosening up sluggish circulation with hot and cold stone therapy. Therapists also bring pairs together during their signature couples massages, which treat side-by-side spouses, friends, or off-duty firemen to bonding experiences ranging from aromatherapy-aided massages to red sea salt back exfoliations and steamy hot towel treatments.
The therapists at WholeBody Therapeutic Massage can certainly help you relax; they're adept at the soothing strokes of Swedish massage, which they refer to as De-Stress Relaxation Therapy. However, they also offer many more styles of massage so that clients can reap the clinical benefits of more therapeutic types of treatment. Neuromuscular massage, for example can help alleviate chronic pain, while postpartum massage can help new mothers bounce back after giving birth by c-section. Scalp and facial massage, meanwhile, help to relieve migraines and boost circulation to keep skin looking young, and geriatric massage helps seniors retain range of motion and improve balance, and can be administered while they're lying down or sitting up.
The aestheticians at Chen Skincare & Spa fight blemishes and signs of aging with skincare services backed by products from brands such as Dermalogica, and PCA Skin. Chen's signature facial follows a brief skin analysis and freckle Rorschach test with an organic mask that supplements the results of an exfoliation, extraction, and detoxifying massage. Anti-inflammatory gel and an oatmeal mask sing hymns of hydration to delicate epidermises during the sensitive-skin facial, and male clients neutralize razor burn with the deep pore cleansing of the gentlemen's facial. A full-body aromatherapy massage combines natural herb and flower scents with head-to-toe strokes in order to rebalance the body and mind more effectively than log rolling on an abacus does.
Warmly stained hardwood blankets the floor at Chen Skincare & Spa, where neutral-toned walls shut out such noisy outside distractions as ringing cell phones and road rage delivered by Morse code. Whimsical sets of bubble-shaped mirrors reflect the graceful shapes of vases sprouting tall grasses and branches.
At Lashful Day Spa, licensed aestheticians beatify clients in the spa, where they apply waterproof eyelash extensions and touch-ups. To battle wrinkles and smiles that won't wipe off, they administer customized facials such as oxygen infusion, European, and microdermabrasion. Clients can also seek out nail treatments and half a dozen varieties of massage.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in Therapeutic Healing Massage Center's treatment rooms allow river and city views to stream in, creating a tranquil environment for holistic bodywork. The licensed therapists are trained in a wide array of massage modalities, including aesthetic techniques that address cellulite and the signs of aging. Their Bioptron light-therapy sessions fight injuries and pain with sunshine-like energy that comes free of UV radiation or spontaneous eclipses.
Diet may play a large role in digestive health, but it isn't the sole factor. Oftentimes muscles at the opposite end of the mouth—better known as the colon—get cluttered with lingering remnants of food that negatively impact not only digestion, but also overall wellness. That's where the trained colon hydrotherapists at New Era Wellness step in with colonics. By flushing intestinal hangers-on with warm water, they can ease issues ranging from constipation and gas to fatigue and extra pounds. Plus, the staff also offers nutritional counseling to fix digestion from the front end—not to mention a few purely pampering practices, such as body scrubs and massages.