When you think of a spa, it’s likely that you think of a tranquil refuge women escape to for hours of pampering. Why Not Men’s Spa is on a mission to towel whip that stereotype into submission with an indulgent spa menu for nature’s Y-chromosome carriers.
The men’s spa’s staff still hopes to pamper its clients just as much as a traditional spa, though. Body treatment rooms envelop clients in a warm hug as soothing music gently plays in the background and candlelight softly lights a cozy padded table. Here, a skilled aesthetician performs Alpha-Vital skin-resurfacing treatments or paints faces in 24-karat gold to improve skin’s luminosity. During massages, therapists draw on firm tui na pressure and reflexology techniques to ease chronic pain. Specialty ear-candling treatments are also available, as are waxing treatments and mani-pedis.
The owner and head therapist of Massage Works of South Florida has worked at both resorts and rehabilitation centers, earning her a diversified resume as well as a deep understanding of how to blend corrective bodywork with relaxing rituals such as using essential oils or humming a medley of rainforest sounds. While she holds certifications in more than 10 distinct modalities—including lymphatic drainage, sports massage, and stretch therapies—she knows the most effective massages to heal bodies' aches and pains using one of her many services.
At Sound Shore Massage, trained massage therapists harness therapeutic massages not only to help customers relax, but also to help treat pain, stress, and other maladies. Guests seeking to relieve pain from accidents, injuries, muscle fatigue, or inflammation can find solace in a variety of modalities. Medical and therapeutic massages involve testing and stretching muscles, while Swedish massages use long, deep strokes to improve circulation and induce relaxation. Meanwhile, deep-tissue massages reach focus on deep muscle aches, and sports massages aim to reduce soreness stemming from trying to inflate a basketball with a hand pump until it explodes. The center also offers cold laser-therapy which can alleviate ailments in the muscle tendons and joints such as pain and inflammation. The therapy can also provide relief for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, scars, stretch marks, and spider veins.
Orchids Beauty Salon & Day Spa enriches health and beauty from head to polished toe with hairstyling, skincare, body treatments, and nail services. Body waxing or exfoliation treatments smooth the body's outer layer by uprooting unwanted hair or scrubbing away dead cells. A collection of facials treat skin concerns ranging from clogged pores to signs of aging or molting. The salon's suite of hair services can rid strands of dead ends, change hues, or add length with extensions.
Skilled hands at The Oasis Massage And Spa work to make bodies feel peaceful on the inside and polished on the outside. With expertise in five massage modalities, therapists summon techniques ranging from soothing Swedish strokes to foot reflexology to boost circulation or align energy pathways. Body scrubs, wraps, and baths focus on exteriors with fragrant solutions designed to ward off under-bed monsters by making bodies feel indistinguishable from their satin sheets.
After working in spas for two decades, French-educated massage therapist and paramedical esthetician Chrys Straiton founded Studio Blu Spa, envisioning a tranquil retreat where she could continue to advance her skills while pampering clients with facials, massages, and skincare services.
When selecting the team for her new spa, Chrys deferred to experience—each of her licensed nail technicians, for example, has roughly a decade of practice. During microdermabrasions, back facials, and other skincare treatments, Chrys and her staff wield G.M. Collin products derived from natural botanical extracts and finely blended teddy-bear stuffing. G.M. Collin was one of the first brands to integrate collagen into its formulas, and Studio Blu’s devotion to the skincare line evinces both the spa’s openness to innovation and its results-oriented approach.