Despite its tranquil atmosphere and soothing services, visiting Inner Harmony Massage just for relaxation might be setting the bar too low. Some of its therapists possess more than two decades of experience, and all continue to hone their expertise through educational endeavors such as specialized certifications, workshops, and even the teaching of others. As a result, the massages they provide?which range from traditional Swedish strokes to firmer, more focused sports and deep-tissue work?are designed not just to promote relaxation, but to get at the root of what ails their clients, whether it's pain, lack of mobility, or diminished athletic performance from running with both shoelaces tied together. To extend the relief as long as possible, the therapists perform a post-massage consultation that grants clients with tips on stretches, relaxation techniques, ergonomic devices, athletic warm-ups, and other ways to keep muscles limber and relaxed.
From styling celebrity hair to revitalizing complexions with relaxing facials, the team at Willo Aveda, an Aveda concept salon, aims to fill local mirrors with visions of beauty. Stylists of five different experience levels wash and rinse hair before breathing new life into languishing strands with a tailored cut and blow-dry. Alternatively, hair artisans can deploy Aveda's 97%?99% naturally derived formulas to refresh hair with a single-process color or nourish locks with conditioning plant oils that leave hair shinier than a freshly licked ring pop. The stylists at Willo Aveda also stay engaged with their clients through an active blog that celebrates lauded hair happenings. Most recently, the business collaborated with other Aveda salons to help set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for charity in 24 hours through haircuts alone.
At Wind-N-Willow Specialty Shop & Spa is a modern-day apothecary where skilled hands blend herbs, salts, and oils to meet clients' skincare and relaxation needs. The healing haven's staff also takes a holistic approach to spa services including massages and ear candling. Each service begins with an aromatherapy foot soak to purify feet and toes and to signal to the body both that it can relax and that the room may have flooded. Clients in search of a luxurious detoxification experience can step into a sauna or ionic footbath under the direction of knowledgeable staff members. Skilled aestheticians also keep clients' skin clean and healthy with the help of natural, mineral-based skincare products by ERTH.
The stresses of everyday life dissipate at the hands of Desert Palms Alternative Health?s licensed massage therapists, who relieve tension and aches within the confines of an all-purpose health spa. Led by massage therapist and alternative healer, James R. Davis, the team culls techniques from a wide range of modalities?from the long, flowing strokes of Swedish to the penetrating warmth of hot-stone massage. Their breadth of knowledge allows them to cultivate massages that treat patients as individuals and even accommodate special conditions such as pregnancy.
Virtually every aspect of Salon D’Elegance's decor demonstrates the elegance after which the salon is named. Burnt-umber and soft-yellow walls impart an artistic, homey comfort with various flower paintings. A chandelier hangs from an inverted bowl in the ceiling, rimmed with a circle of lights, and natural light filters in through tied drapes. Even time is elegant at Salon D'Elegance: ornate clocks tick away the moments—and a wise old man wears a tux while staring at the sun and periodically saying what time he thinks it could be—as the staff pampers clients during salon services. Throughout each facial, spa pedicure, and hair-coloring service, the team pours on professional salon products, such as Dermalogica, OPI polish, and alcohol-free Pureology.
The stresses of everyday life can be draining?both physically and mentally. At East2West Massage and Wellness, the therapists specialize in providing clients with a sorely needed jolt of rejuvenation, using specialized massage modalities to alleviate tension and increase alertness. For an indulgent afternoon escape, the therapists can use relaxing Swedish strokes to boost circulation and gently soothe musculature near the surface. Deep-tissue techniques take a more therapeutic approach by targeting the knots and tension-laden connective tissue that can contribute to chronic pain. Additionally, the therapists offer the unique modality of Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage, which not only eases aches but also quiets minds.