Enveloped in earth tones, the interior of Serenity Wellness soothes the senses as much as the services provided by the spa's staff. Spanning the spectrum of relaxation with massages, facials, and body treatments, these procedures help restore the body by reducing aches, cleansing the skin, and tracing lullaby lyrics on tense backs.
Poseidon Spa nourishes the body and mind by indulging senses in an eclectic blend of traditional pampering treatments, Asheville-inspired delights, and excellent service. Begin a calming afternoon with the invigorating dry-body brush treatment, in which doting skin detailers lift away dead cells and promote blood circulation more vigorously than a teenage boy promotes his troupe of mimes. Then surrender carcasses to the muscle-mending might of a signature 80-minute classic-relaxation massage (a $175 value). Harnessing the power of essential oils, this deeply relaxing technique floods limbs and ligaments with an overall sense of well-being, clearing the mind for pressing challenges. Poseidon Spa complements this coddling package with a signature face massage and hot-stones treatment (each a $20 value), leaving faces more radiant and muscles more melted than a campfire on the sun.
White Sage's Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist Jessica Hedrick, tailors massages with various techniques to restore frazzled bodies to a calm respite. During each 60- or 75-minute session, a therapist lithely dances all ten fingers across backs, deploying the long strokes of a Swedish massage and the diving plunges of a deep-tissue rubdown. An arsenal of myofascial methods soothes injured soft tissue, and cranial-sacral therapy indulges necks. After the tissue tenderizing treatment, patients can revel in a relaxed state, free from the effects of physical and emotional stresses such as hectic work schedules or piggyback carpools.
Holistic Renaissance woman Vicky J. Oxner is a massage therapist, bodywork professional with energy-healing experience, and a yoga teacher. This medley of skills fits Oxner's philosophy: a blend of ancient knowledge and contemporary medicine can help prevent illness. Her prevention-based approach is especially evident in the meditation, prayer, and conscious-breathing sessions she leads. Not only does Vicky offer massages, yoga training, and chakra-adjusting treatments, but she also organizes wellness trips, such as women's retreats to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Within the cozy confines of the New Life Wellness Center, massage therapist Jennifer Queen kneads muscles with techniques that help heal the body and calm the mind. Her Swedish massages employ smooth, flowing strokes aided by massage oil, cream, or lingonberry preserves, whereas more intense, focused neuromuscular-therapy sessions aim to dissolve trigger points with expertly applied pressure. Efficient, clothes-on chair massages provide clients with half-hour doses of relaxation for the shoulders, neck, and back.