Lauded by reporters from Tropolism as "the coolest yoga studio of all time," and available for rental for private events, Yoga Deva was designed by Phoenix-based architects Blank Studio to serve as a calming sanctuary from the zooming cars and bustling sidewalks of the outside world. Long, walnut benches and a radiant-blue wall greet visitors in the front lobby, drawing them toward a sunlit yoga room with towering mirrors and white, wavy ceilings.
Serenity and balance in the studio is a must for owner, Shosh, who aims to deepen the mind-body awareness of all who enter. At the studio, she uses all natural modern technology to promote pain relief and anti-aging benefits. After sustaining numerous injuries during her two-decade career as a professional ballet dancer, Shosh found relief through inner reflection, which she harnessed during her time as a body-centered psychotherapist, and movement. Today, she channels her love of meditation and physical action into yoga, helming a team of certified instructors who lead classes in a variety of styles ranging from Vinyasa flow to Yin yoga. Sessions cater to students of all levels and can be modified to personally cater to clients. During each session, they guide students through poses and stretches designed to soothe the mind, heal the body, and enhance flexibility. The instructors strive to create a sanctuary of silence in the yoga room, requesting that guests leave all cellphones, pagers, and singing animatronic trout in the dressing room.
Though housed in an expansive 1,500-square-foot facility, Jimmy Joseph Lux Spa is an intimate, stress-free oasis—one where aestheticians and massage therapists slow time and dissipate anxieties with long, flowing strokes and renewing scrubs. Before entering one of six private treatment rooms, guests cool down with a drink from the complimentary-beverage bar and can let their senses guide them to the aromatherapy-relaxation room, where flower and essential-oil scents pervade the air.
The cross-sensory revelry continues in the treatment rooms, whose soft lights and plush massage tables set the stage for facials, sea-salt scrubs, and couples massages that call a truce to thumb wars over the TV remote. The spacious spa also houses a clothing-and-accessories boutique where a strong dose of retail therapy further calms the mind as eyes peruse chic jewelry, handbags, and candles.
After healing patients as a nurse for 25 years, Mary Lynn of Mary Lynn’s Massage and Day Spa traded in bandages for body wraps and became a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician. Today, Mary Lynn helms her own eponymous day spa, where she coddles clients with 15 types of massage techniques—from deep tissue to reflexology—and a range of skin treatments, including rejuvenating chemical peels and permanent makeup for eyes and lips. Her cozy and elegant day spa welcomes clients with an inviting waiting room, complete with a cushy leather sofa for pretreatment relaxing. Inside private treatment rooms, salmon hues set patrons at ease with warm comfort like a kangaroo's velvet-lined pouch.
Massage Heights Wildflower Village’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint is evident in all aspects of the business. Rechargeable, battery-operated faux candles set a relaxing air during sessions, the walls sport coats of VOC-free paint, and the staff even uses biodegradable lotions and oils during their massages and facial treatments. The staff keeps the facilities pristine with non-toxic cleaning supplies and separate bins for recycling paper, plastic, and exhaled air. This commitment to green practices grants clients even greater peace of mind as they loosen up during massage services customized according to their unique physical needs or facials attuned to address a wide range of skin care concerns.
Stephanie Paschke opened Savante Salon in 2011, gathering an experienced staff of stylists and technicians to carry out an array of services, ranging from haircuts and highlights to bridal updos. Brazilian blowouts keep each lock flowing straight and smooth, and hair accessories, such as feathers, help clients look stylish and stay upwardly mobile with the peacocks at the country club. In addition, nail services run the gamut from traditional manicures and pedicures to specialized shellac and gel treatments, and waxing treatments remove unwanted hair, leaving the area as smooth as freshly sanded silk.
Heart2Heart Radiant Reflexions Wellness & Aesthetics Center combines the abilities of a licensed massage therapist and an aesthetician to help patrons find tranquility and health. Treatments include moxibustion, a traditional Chinese technique that aims to stimulate the body's healing process with a box of burning herbs placed at acupoints on the body or a nearby manatee. Gua sha, also known as scraping, is believed to oust pathogens by swiftly scraping a spoon over stiff body parts, which are often coated with oils. Along with the rare treatments, more familiar options include reflexology, deep-tissue massage, waxing, and facials.