When visitors walk into Dolce Vita Day Spa for the first time, it can be hard to stop staring. Gauzy curtains filter in the buttery, yellow light that dances off a full-wall mural of rocky cliffs jutting into the sea. Guests can further feast their eyes on private treatment rooms outfitted with invigorating orange walls, or Tuscan tiles, private tubs, and massage tables. They can choose from a bounty of treatments, creating a spa day with a loved one complete with champagne and couples' massages, pedicures, or facials. More targeted treatments include noninvasive anti-aging facials that turn back the clock with microdermabrasion, antioxidants, and youth-reviving story time.
A pinched nerve. A tweaked muscle. An out-of-whack joint. For most people, these ailments represent an inevitable facet of the aging process; for massage therapist Karin Ward, they represent an opportunity for improvement. Karin uses her sessions to jumpstart the healing process with therapeutic bodywork learned over a 13-year career. Whether she's easing nagging pain with gentle Swedish strokes or targeting deeper discomfort with the help of soothing hot stones, Karin delivers treatments that leave her clients rested, relaxed, and ready to face the day's next challenge.
When muscles' fibers part ever so slightly, blood flows efficiently and healing begins. At Healing Arts Awareness, licensed massage therapist Rob Warfield creates this space within muscles by working across the fibers—a technique appropriately dubbed cross-fiber. Rob often integrates innovative methods such as cross-fiber strokes, acupressure (trigger-point work), and stretching into his massage therapy sessions, depending on whether his clients are sore from a tough week, experiencing the physical challenges of pregnancy, or dealing with chronic muscular disorders. And of course, Rob can also deploy these specialized maneuvers to boost the healing effects of more traditional Swedish, sports, and pregnancy massages. Relaxation and healing is furthered with the soothing sounds of tropical raindrops with crickets or oceanwaves crashing on shore.
A close-knit team of hair stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians keeps abreast of the latest beauty techniques to craft tranquil spa and salon experiences. Massage and body treatments marry Eastern and Western techniques, and a line of 45- to 60-minute facials targets complexion concerns while preserving fleeting facial expressions with professional products from Dermalogica, Jan Marini, PCA, and DermaQuest. The bustling salon shapes trendy hairstyles for men and women as well as glistening nails with OPI products at cushioned manicure stations and whirlpool pedicure chairs.
A plump Buddha statue stands guard near the entrance of Chakras Healing and Day Spa. Along with Persian rugs and earth-toned walls, he's part of the award-winning spa's decorative strategy meant to ease clients' minds. Client peace of mind is one of the highest priorities of Chakras' staff, which is composed entirely of veteran providers. They believe Chakras' exclusive use of high-end products and reliably comfortable ambiance are the two chief factors that attract clientele. For example, while treatment rooms at some other spas have sterile, clinical-looking furnishings or are haunted by ghosts, Chakras' treatment rooms sport hardwood floors, ornate wall hangings and drapes, and soft lighting.
Chakras Healing and Day Spa also offers a large array of spa services including manicures and pedicures, massage treatments, facials, and body wraps. Those looking to combine treatments may opt for one of the spa packages.
If the staffers at Holistic Healing Retreat know one thing, it?s that the human body thrives on balance. They aim to help clients realign themselves back into bodily harmony with natural treatments designed to address a number of imbalances, including low energy levels, muscle fatigue, and dehydrated skin.
Therapeutic massage helps bring stress levels back to the baseline, and Reiki and chakra balancing can help center the body's energy. On an aesthetic level, more than 10 skincare treatments help achieve epidermal equilibrium. Microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin cells, body wraps reduce high toxin levels, and the pineapple-papaya enzyme stimulating peel aims to boost the production of collagen and elastin.