Befitting the goal implied by its name, Chill and Relax Foot Spa immerses guests within a tranquil environment. The main room's communal treatment area features deep, rich earth tones, including milk-chocolate-hued walls and light tan carpeting, and its turquoise accent walls add a vibrant splash of color. Chandeliers hang above the recliner-like treatment chairs, which encourage clients to kick back and sink into the cushions.
During this time, one of the spa's certified massage therapists can indulge visitors with a foot massage or a reflexology treatment, which target pressure points along the feet and aim to restore a greater sense of balance throughout the entire body. Custom full-body massages are also available in the main room, although Chill and Relax Foot Spa also features a small private room where the therapists can use organic sunflower oil as they alleviate tension with the help of specialized techniques, such as deep-tissue pressure or dramatic readings of especially eloquent lease agreements.
It's easy to feel like an emperor at either of Imperial Health Spa's posh locations. Each one boasts more than 30,000 square feet of space adorned with Romanesque columns and arches. There, guests can luxuriate in four Korean-style saunas, each one tapping into natural elements to evoke its own peaceful atmosphere. The salt brick sauna, for example, helps visitors to shed harmful toxins, while the red clay room helps boost blood circulation and expel pollutants from the skin. Between rooms, guests can refresh themselves with a game of Marco Polo in the massaging jacuzzi tubs or book professional spa services such as facials and body scrubs.
Seven days a week, the certified massage therapists at Healthwise Massage work to give their clients a reprieve from emotional and physical stress. First-time massage clients are perfectly primed for a relaxing Swedish massage, which uses a progression of stroking, tapping, and kneading movements to loosen tension and boost circulation. Those in need of focused pressure can try a deep-tissue massage, during which therapists use slow, concentrated pressure to bring relief from chronic pain, immobility, spasms, or involuntary jitterbugging.
The depilation experts at Sameera Eyebrow Threading, a salon owned by husband-and-wife team Samir and Meera, specialize in beautifying faces through the middle eastern method of threading. By twisting doubled cotton filaments in quick, precise flicks, they uproot stray hairs to create graceful arches along brow lines or sleek racing stripes down calves. This technique can also be used to de-fuzz upper lips and cheeks. For the rest of the body, they rely on wax to banish stubble and render skin baby smooth. Beyond hair removal, the salon caters to many other aesthetic needs with a menu of services that includes haircuts and color treatments, facials, bridal makeup, henna art, and teeth whitening.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.