At Bliss Skin Care and Massage, licensed therapist JoeAnn Wardell helps clients relinquish stress and tension with traditional and exotic bodywork techniques. She can help clients take the edge off with a blissful relaxation massage, target chronic pain with deep-pressure work, or help expecting mothers relax after another hard day of chopping wood to build a crib. Using heated bamboo sticks, JoeAnn works deep into the muscles to undo knots and kinks. She also practices cupping therapy, a form of Chinese medicine that uses suction and negative pressure to detoxify the body. And she lets clients bolster every massage experience with a choice of aromatherapy oils, such as juniper berry or sandalwood.
The trained technicians of Spa Botanica not only foster beautiful complexions, they work to build lasting relationships with their clients through personalized services and luxurious extras. To delight clients' senses they often employ aromatherapy, shea butter, and products infused with moor mud. They also offer fresh fruit, complimentary champagne, and orange and cucumber water in the client lounge. Once they are relaxed, clients can slip into a light slumber as an aesthetician detoxifies and exfoliates the body with a sea-salt scrub and green-coffee-infused body wrap, or enjoy one of four types of facials that brighten the skin with Dermalogica skincare products. Relaxation is further amplified during customized private and couples massages, which release tension with heated stones and reflexology techniques. An onsite steam shower purges the skin of impurities by opening each pore, whereas nail technicians pamper hands, feet, and rabbit-foot key chains with paraffin-wax treatments and hydrating lotions.
Don't let Glambo Lily Day Spa's newcomer status fool you. The newly inaugurated luxury day spa boasts a staff of experienced massage therapists and aestheticians who hold 40 years of combined experience amongst them. Because of this, they're experts at all types of services from facials that employ cutting edge technology such as collagen induction therapy, to body wraps that help clients detoxify and lose inches from around their waists and legs. Massages, meanwhile, aim to baby tense muscles and stressed minds, and therapists often incorporate soothing extras such as aromatherapy and hot stones. Some massages even aim to deliver specific lifestyle benefits, such as the More Z's massage, which uses scents of valerian and lavender to promote better sleep, or the Sore No More massage, which can be particularly beneficial for those who sit at a desk all day and carry it home on their shoulders each night.
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.
Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment?a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques?is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.
At The Garden Experience Wellness Spa, a massage goes far beyond a moment of pampering?it's just one part of overall wellness. The massage therapist and owner works with a goal of helping clients create a positive flow of chi, or energy, and heal through the therapeutic bodywork. Complimentary products to use at home help clients incorporate the healing experience into their daily lifestyle. Treatments include relaxing Swedish massages, reflexology, and deep-tissue massages, along with the boosts from essential oils.