Bella Vie Spa is a one-stop, full-service hair and beauty spa that believes wellness starts from within. That's why the staff takes great pains to ensure everyone who walks into their peaceful downtown Windsor retreat has as relaxing an experience as possible. Quiet, private treatment rooms await clients in search of soothing, hot stone massages or underarm sugaring, a service believed to remove hair more painlessly than treatments that use wax. Elsewhere in the spa, clients sip non-alcoholic memosas during facials, manicures, and bridal trial up-dos, and licensed stylists offer modern haircuts and coloring treatments with products by Redken and Schwartzkopf. And, for the full luxurious treatment, customers can also enjoy a light spa lunch at Bella Vie if they order ahead or book a couples massage.
Spavia Day Spa's staff pampers its guests by doling out muscle-melting massages and rejuvenating treatments using natural products. Guests receive a bathrobe and sandals before each treatment as they wait in the spa's retreat room. Because "relaxation" can mean different things to different people, Spavia specially customizes their treatments for each guest, from focusing massages on problem areas to avoiding the glowing whisker during exfoliating facials. Spavia also offers membership packages that allow for affordable treatments, and provides a free signature treatment for a nominated local hero or community member in need through their Spavia Cares program.
The staff at Metta Wellness Center believes that, in order to fully heal their patients, they must heal them as a whole: mind, body, and spirit. The center’s tranquil confines help accomplish this goal while staff perform treatments influenced by a blend of Eastern and Western therapies. During a traditional Thai massage, the therapist combines muscle compression, acupressure, and yoga-like body manipulations to energize patients without switching their vitamins with espresso beans. They also offer tropical hot-stone massages, signature body scrubs and wraps, herbal body wraps, and Thai reflexology, which targets pressure points in the feet to balance the body’s energy.
At Massage Rose Therapeutic Center, therapists are selected for the pain relief they provide with their hands. This lends to the center's extra-long list of specialties, which includes Shiatsu, Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and trigger-point therapy. Massage Rose also has a VIP program, which offers discounted sessions for clients who come at least once a month.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Twelve years of hands-on spa experience were enough to teach Gregg Gonzales a valuable lesson about his clients: no two are the same. He takes this lesson to heart at Dos Manos Massage Studio, where he draws on his intuition and massage know-how to craft massages that cater to all manner of aches and ailments. Stationed within six private treatment rooms, Gregg and his team of licensed massage therapists integrate modalities such as deep tissue and reflexology; the exact combination of techniques used always depends on their clients’ input. During each massage, the team of therapists welcomes clients to plug their own iPod into a dock beside the heated massage table and slip away to the self-recorded sounds of waves crashing or pigeons being tickled. Complimentary refreshments and a calming relaxation room erase any traces of tension that remain after the session.