Licensed massage therapist and Serenity Massage Studio owner Monette uses the healing power of massage therapy to treat everything from chronic muscle pain to shin stress caused by high heels. Along with her specialty Swedish massages, she uses hot stones and deep-tissue techniques for deeper muscle penetration and benefits. Signature foot facials leave skin soft and rejuvenated, and ear candling improves your ability to listen to music, unlike wearing earmuffs or taking the thimble-size guitarist out of your headphones.
The skincare treatments at Skin Begin LLC might surprise clients. That's because Michelle, the spa's certified aesthetician, uses unconventional ingredients, such as real gold, silver, and amino-acid-rich caviar to enhance clients' skin. And instead of microdermabrasion treatments or chemical peels, she uses dermaplaning treatments to treat issues such as fine lines, acne, and sun damage. She also adds unexpected extras to treatments. For example, when she removes unwanted hair with an advanced waxing technique, she follows up the service with a redness-relieving cold compress and soothing gel.
Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.
Salt from the Dead Sea is applied to the skin, sloughing off dead cells to reveal the younger, fresher layers below. At Teva Wellness Spa, its commonplace for services to include luxurious items such as salt from the Dead Sea or Sacred Earth mud. Aestheticians and massage therapists perform a variety of services within the luxurious spa, including massages and manicures. In addition to pampering treatments, guests can take an active role in their well being through yoga and Pilates classes, as well as long soaks or impromptu swimming races in the health center's whirlpool.
Nevaeh's vast range of services makes it an ideal place for a day of pampering and relaxation. No matter which of your body parts are threatening secession, Nevaeh MediSpa's experienced professionals will soothe, massage, and wax the rebellion out of them, leaving your body in a blissful state of union. One of the more popular services at Nevaeh is the therapeutic deep-tissue massage, which uses deep pressure and slow strokes to ease stress and pain and relax the body ($65). Also popular are microdermabrasion, 30-minute treatments with a magical, handheld wand that removes the top layer of dead skin from the faces of its recipients (starting at $99), and Nevaeh's anti-aging facial. As the facial mask clears the complexion, deep cleaning and promoting cellular regeneration, clients receive a hand and foot massage, helping relax worry lines into sweet, delicious oblivion (60 minutes, $65). For the kerosene-drinking, tree-felling man about mantown, Nevaeh offers a men's signature facial, which cleans and stimulates the skin and minimizes razor irritation before ending in a fistfight with a shark (60 minutes, $55; shark extra).
Smooth basalt stones steep in warmth. Aromatherapy oils blend slowly into massage lotions. The massage therapist at Quality Time works busily to prepare for each client. During sessions, she increases circulation to sore muscles with the soft kneads and soothing strokes of Swedish massage techniques. Amid thin curtains of steam, she also heats paraffin wax to a comfortable 125 degrees, warm enough to ease tension and soothe skin, but still more comfortable than being fed hot fondue by The Three Stooges.