Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.
At La Belle Fit, fitness classes, spa services, personal training, and nutritional counseling team up to lead patrons toward total-body wellness inside and out. Visitors can choose from more than 50 fitness classes at the gym's four locations each week, tackling sessions dedicated to dance, spin, barre, and active conditioning. Students bestride Star Trac Spinner stationary bikes in spin classes and line up at the ballet barre in Studio Barre, which combines elements of Pilates, yoga, and orthopedic stretching to form a low-impact, high-intensity program. To singe calories and tone physiques sans dance moves, trainers lead sessions of step, kickboxing, and TRX suspension.
La Belle Fit complements their group fitness programs with one-on-one personal-training sessions and body-rejuvenating massage services helmed by a certified massage therapist. An on-site nutritionist helps patrons maximize the results of their workouts by recommending healthy grocery shopping lists free of bacon-stuffed twinkies deep fried in bacon-stuffed twinkie fat.
The aestheticians at Cham-Pagne Salon & Spa take stock of each client's beauty behests before launching into treatments that rely on brand-name products. Nail nurses decorate digits with OPI and Essie polishes during manicures, and stylists shampoo strands with Italian-imported Davines products before shaping them into chic new 'dos. Cham-Pagne's stylists can trim the tresses of anyone in the family, and they even host Princess Parties, during which girls can emulate Mom by enjoying miniature versions of manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications. Grownup pedicures find technicians kneading arches with rolled-up copies of Reader's Digest and one of the spa's signature scents. The salon's 30-minute crystal body-art sessions add twinkling contrast to the dark shades that UV-free airbrush tans bequeath to bodies.
As an Aveda concept salon and spa, Belliard's Hair Design Studio and Spa naturally augments its services with the wholesome, herbal products Aveda has become known for. Pairing these with a hodgepodge of techniques, the aestheticians pamper complexions during facials and body treatments, including steam baths fueled by minerals, sea salts, and fuming rubber ducks. Stationed across the spa's hardwood floors, hairstylists shape manes into fashionable 'dos, massage therapists dish out a repertoire of kneads, and nail technicians accent fingertips with OPI Gelcolor. A warm fireplace collaborates with subdued lighting to soothe clients sitting in sleek styling chairs.
Master-level certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, massage therapist Daniel Caruso customizes both Swedish and ashiatsu massages to suit individual clients' needs. Each session begins with a deep breath atop a lambskin-covered, heated table, cleansing the mind of stress and catchy TV theme songs as Caruso assesses for any particularly tense or troublesome muscle areas. During Swedish massages, hot stones, music, and aromatherapy help patrons relax as he blends trigger-point therapy with light- to medium-pressured strokes to reduce stress and promote circulation.
Everything about Embrace Massage Wellness's private suite facility screams relaxation. Or rather, whispers. From the warm-colored walls to the soothing sounds of ocean waves that flit through the air, Embrace was designed with serenity in mind. Massage therapist Roni Spillane doesn't take walk-ins. Her appointment-only scheduling ensures that her massages take place without the distraction of other guests, loud noises, or strobe lights that rolled away from a nightclub. In addition to massage, she pampers guests with bodily treatments and scrubs, specially designed spa packages for men, and facial- and eye-treatment add-ons.