Normally being covered in mud is considered a bad thing. Not so at Massage for Healing. That's because the center's mud is filled with herbs and mineral-rich clay from the Dead Sea, blended to remove toxins and leave skin as soft as a teddy bear's neck pillow. However, mud treatments are just one of the staff members's services. They also offer various massage modalities. For example, smooth, heated stones melt muscle knots, and long, flowing Swedish strokes ease tension. And, during four-hand massages, an additional massage therapist joins in to double the relaxation.
Kaaya Salon & Spa is named after the Sanskrit word for "Body." The mission is to encourage clients to refocus their attention to their own bodies and to embrace treatments designed to help them look and feel better. Stylists offer cuts and highlights, while skincare specialists tend to skin with facials and organic peels. Other services include body scrubs, massages, and laser-hair removal. Kaaya also offers more advanced treatments such as ion detox therapy and bio-synthesis light therapy, which harnesses the power of LED light to give skin a healthy, glowing appearance by increasing collagen and elastin without having to apply messy glow-stick liquid.
The massage therapists at Spa Heaven have a sensible solution for continually improving their techniques: they practice on each other. By drawing on that expert focus group, the staff has mastered the skills to soothe clients' bodies and minds with a unique blend of more than 15 modalities of Eastern and Western massage. But along with touch, the team also appeals to the other senses, filling rooms with the scents of aromatherapy oils and incense.
Spa Heaven's staff goes above and beyond treating aches with a slew of skin-rejuvenating body wraps. They concoct the compounds in their wraps from organic coffee in the organic green coffee body wrap, tropical fruit in the de-aging tropical fruit body wrap, and the finest mud pies in the aromatic dead sea mud wrap.
After spending 16 years in the field of dentistry, Susanne Novotny felt it was time for a change. She decided to pursue a career in a different type of healing?therapeutic and wellness massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Serendipity Massage & Laser, where she alleviates stress and tension with custom Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages.
The caring professional also spends one day per week working with a pain-management doctor to facilitate patients' healing. Novotny mixes her own essential-oil blends and creates sea salt and sugar scrubs, crafting all-natural and organic formulas to enhance relaxing massage sessions or re-create scratch-and-sniff memories from childhood.
Matt and Cherie helm the tables at Elkins Myofascial Release, tending to problems of the body and spirit with massage. Matt specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep-tissue, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy; Cherie offers Swedish and relaxation massages. Swedish massage helps promote general relaxation and looseness in the body, while deep-tissue massage targets specific points of pain and tension, whether the result of hunching over a computer desk all day or being asked to be the desk for your co-worker's laptop.
Rich etched wood encases the front desk of Synergy Day Spa as clients saunter into the salon and spa, outfitted with elegant decor and hardwood floors. Private rooms, wrapped in neutral tones, invite clients to snuggle into plush treatment beds topped with woven blankets made from the same soft, silky strands as Rapunzel’s hair extensions. Along with waxing, nailcare, and hair services, the experienced staffers spruce up expression makers with men’s and women’s facials performed with organic Image skincare products. Tense twosomes can unwind during a couples facial, which incorporates both skin rejuvenating services, as duos settle in for an hour of indulgence while reminiscing about first dates scuba diving in apartment lobby fish tanks.