At the full-service spa, licensed massage therapist and proprietor Mary Daniels emphasizes the importance of all-natural and non-invasive stress-relief methods that range from yoga to reiki to reflexology. All of Mary Therapy's therapeutic massages include a calming foot soak sprinkled with sea salt. Her Swedish massage can help stimulate blood circulation and distribute oxygen throughout the body with the help of soothing oils or lotions. The hot-stone version uses smooth instruments to enhance the effect of the massage. Two Yelpers testify that Mary's methods have a proven success record in reducing pain and speeding up the injury recovery process and that the studio provides a quiet environment perfect for complete relaxation. Appointments are required at the mini-spa, which is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Licensed massage therapist Ken Bowersox Jr. relies on his own expertise as well as the body's reflexes to ease the pain of injury. During his neuromuscular-therapy sessions, he often utilizes ortho-bionomy—the art of further contracting a muscle that is causing imbalance within the bones of a joint. This method prompts the muscle to complete its contraction and undergo release. Though he specializes in this type of trigger-point work, he also administers massages designed for relaxation, such as Swedish and hot-stone modalities. Additionally, he performs reiki, which aims to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body with the light laying on of hands.
After receiving a massage at Sunrise Massage Therapy Services, it?s hard not to feel that the sun has indeed risen on a new day. That?s because the studio?s certified therapists?whose skills extend from traditional Swedish massage to specialty prenatal and geriatric styles to therapeutic massage or myofascial release sessions?are never satisfied until they have relieved chronic pains and lingering tensions.
Though Miami Massage & Dayspa isn?t located anywhere near South Beach, the decor?sandy walls, bead boarding, model ships, and paintings of the ocean?finds inspiration from the Florida coast. Just as relaxing as the tropics are the massage services in which the staff members specialize. Beyond standard deep-tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy and hot-stone massages, they practice reiki, a Japanese technique said to boost the body?s positive energies and promote healing, and reflexology, a style of massage that relieves pain throughout the body by focusing on pressure points found in feet, hands, and heated debates. They also provide eyelash extensions, ear piercings, makeup applications, salt and sugar scrubs, and body wraps.
A pebbled driveway cuts through vast greenery leading up to a historical church, which was originally built in 1890 and currently sits nestled in the shade of neighboring trees. Inside the quiet, secluded house is Canterbury Spa, where owner and licensed aesthetician Laura Lewis curates a suite of beauty-boosting services that span from waxing and facials to massage. Canterbury’s lineup of massages lifts tension from hardworking backs and shoulders, and its manual tans allow beneficiaries to convince coworkers of a recent vacation without wearing a coconut bra around the office.
The experienced staff at Lotus Spa & Salon indulges clients with professional pampering that spans the entire body, from four types of massage to haircut and color services. The spa pays particular attention to complexions. Specialized facials and peels treat combination or acne-prone skin, and diamond-tip microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin?s surface to remove its plastic packaging, resulting in youthful, radiant looks. After hours, Lotus Spa & Salon hosts private spa parties that pair custom treatments with wine, mimosas, and cheese platters.