Your feet are soaking in a warm footbath while flower petals float on the surface of the water, giving off tropical fragrances. Or maybe you’re lying side by side with a loved one as you both relax to an aromatherapy foot scrub and full-body couples massage. Or perhaps you're getting your shoulders massaged as you rethink your decision to play Sisyphus in the town play.
These are just a few examples of the stress-relieving treatments you can experience at Su Massage Therapy & Chi Wellness Retreat, where therapists use both ancient and modern techniques with a singular goal: well being. They manage pain with Chinese herbal treatments and hot footbaths, as well as Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massages that induce feelings of deep relaxation and target sources of discomfort and tension.
Fine tuning the health and beauty of the human body is the main order of business at Soma Solutions Wellness & Nutrition Centers. The nutrition coaches on staff draft dietary plans and teach clients how to avoid consuming extra calories by never again licking stamps. The certified personal trainers offer one-on-one workouts and all-you-can-sweat group classes.
Medically supervised technicians see to the aesthetic nature of the business, working to rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments and injectable solutions. The GentleMax laser zaps unwanted hair, spider veins, and sunspots on all skin types using high-intensity pulses of light. Noninvasive VelaShape II sessions, which have been featured in Shape, target cellulite and lax skin with robotic massage.
The stylists and relaxation experts at Nouvelle Salon keep themselves at the forefront of the beauty industry, offering the latest hair-, nail-, and skincare trends, including Shellac gel manicures and jelly pedicures. Classic accents, such as a crystal chandelier, elegant wall sconces, and tall white columns, evoke the feeling of a European retreat or Cecil B. DeMille storage space, swathing guests in timeless luxury made all the more impactful by modern touches, such as white leather salon chairs.
Nestled in pristine digs just steps from the Metro, a team of licensed massage therapists flexes traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques alongside nine other specialized modalities. From reflexology and acupressure to holistic shiatsu and Asian Tui Na bodywork, Ballston’s menu may be augmented with essential aromatherapy oils designed to invigorate the senses and purge nostrils of lodged peanuts. Gauzy lighting spills from sconces in the zen-like studio, where private treatment rooms surround clients with soothing images of golden sunsets and ocean vistas.
SpaRelief LLC can administer spa services one by one, but that’s not their specialty. The staff of medical aestheticians and massage therapists, some of whom have trained with Aveda and Elizabeth Arden, are best at pairing together their luxurious treatments to create entire spa experiences. Aromatherapy blends designed to invigorate or detoxify contain botanical extracts, just like the spa’s private-label products of naturally derived and ethically sound ingredients. Extracts of pineapple, almond, and sea buckthorn enrich facials and massages alongside treats such as hot towels, paraffin dips, and love songs cooed to each vertebra by devoted massage therapists.