At Health and Wellness Oasis Massage Spa, which celebrates its one-year anniversary in November, muscle therapists dispel annoying pain and stress with hot stones and firm but gentle kneading. Throughout the Swedish massage, relaxation mavens loosen stress's hold on the body with measured pressure, quick strokes, and the soft prying of a crowbar. The hot-stone treatment dislodges deep-seated aches by arming therapists with the power of heat, which warms muscles into a more malleable state for deep-tissue massage techniques. Inside Health and Wellness Oasis Massage Spa, plush beds and chic teleporters transport minds to a languorous nirvana.
When head stylist Tameshia "Me Me" McConnell founded Lillie D'or Salon & Spa in July 2012, she brought more than 15 years of experience along with her shears and combs. Beyond haircuts, the salon's services span from relaxers and highlights to facials, massages, and makeup applications. Drinks from the Lillie Bar refresh clients in between services, as do visits to the cozy waiting area outfitted with sleek, contemporary furniture.
Saigon Spa’s service list reveals extra touches and luxurious ingredients such as milk-and-honey scrubs, which infuse hands and feet with added moisture, and whirlpool baths of essential oils. After pampering hands and feet, technicians swipe on traditional or shellac polish, which dries quickly to a mirror finish and stays chip-free for up to 14 days. During signature body or facial treatments, sea salt buffs skin to a healthy glow, and all the while, guests sip complimentary soft drinks.
Just before the entrance to Greenleaf Bodywork, a two-level garden box welcomes guests into a homey atmosphere —its lower level filled with basalt stones atop combed white sand, the top sprouting young bamboo shoots. Inside the studio, this penchant for the elemental continues, surrounding guests with stone-tile floors alongside a stone-tile water feature, and treatment rooms where subdued lighting spills across the walls and the tapestries hanging there. Within these zen-like environments, Greenleaf’s massage therapists work their magic, healing soft tissue with modalities such as deep tissue and reflexology. They also offer specialty massages customized to specific client needs, such as hot stone or prenatal.
Nefertiti embraces natural beauty and helps clients feel confident without the use of harsh chemicals or heated tools. Her haircare services employ pure cleansing ingredients such as apple-cider vinegar, lemon, lavender, and rosemary, plus essential oils to rehydrate strands. Beauty services below the bangs include healing facials, body-waxing treatments, and massages that aim to reduce tension and restore range of motion. Nail services not only spruce up the appearance of nails but also soften skin with natural sea salts and paraffin dips infused with chamomile, lavender, or vanilla.