Marlinda Wilson Day Spa's licensed aestheticians soothe customers amid soft lighting and earth-toned furnishings with a host of refreshing services. Sink into the 50-minute signature facial to imbue mugs with a refreshed glow ($85), or pose for the 30-minute PhotoActif treatment that sends wavelengths of healing light to sunspots and blemishes ($50), diminishing their appearance and leaving them as smooth as an ice-skating dolphin. The serenity scalp treatment kneads noggins for a refreshing 25 minutes ($60), and the signature massage tweaks tension away from muscle-suits with a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, or Thai massage ($90 for 50 minutes). Patrons can also gussy up countenances with a makeup application ($30) or a lesson ($40), employing the latest hues and techniques. Meanwhile, waxing services abound for a bevy of areas, such as the abdomen ($20), upper lip ($15), and lower legs ($35), letting patrons compete against bronze memorial statues for the most aesthetically pleasing limbs in the land.
Natural Health Healing Center’s intuitive-therapy and colonic-cleansing treatments help clients resolve physical and metaphysical issues interfering with a healthy lifestyle. With a strong focus on energy biofields and subconscious thought processes, certified reiki master Trella M. Davis taps into her fine-tuned physical intuition to heal clients and repattern destructive behavior. Avoid importing new organ doppelgangers by balancing internal seesaws with hands-on reiki-energy work, or transform self-limiting beliefs into motivational support systems with the muscle-testing biofeedback techniques of applied kinesiology. Clairvoyant readings can translate nebulous images into constructive information via extrasensory means, helping distinguish urgent messages of distress from stomach sign language.
Panache2 offers many style-and-beauty services, but Holly's able to pay special attention to her clients by just focusing on one treatment: waxing. Using honey wax for sensitive skin, she keeps skin smooth and free of body hair that could embarrass by poking out of a bathing suit or an otherwise convincing snake costume.
Project Zen aims to provide a serene sanctuary where clients can complement Western medicinal regimes with Eastern healing practices that coordinate internal harmony with preventative massage services. Stepping inside the spa, clients will notice its rich red tapestries and bright gold pillows, which exude an opulence matched only by drinking red wine out of a solid gold sippy cup. Project Zen, like its sister spa in Thailand, pampers patrons and aims to improve their overall wellness with treatments such as Japanese shiatsu, a brand of acupressure involving languid thumb, palm, knee, and feet strokes. In addition, an in-house line of bath and body products blended from coconut oil and flowers are used during deep-tissue and Swedish massages.
According to Landmark Spa's website, Swedish massage relies on five components: effleurage (sliding or gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading strokes), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction, and vibration. The company's massage therapists employ this quintet of strokes to obliterate stress, mitigate joint stiffness, and treat osteoarthritis of the knee. The staff can complement their massages—which also include deep-tissue treatments—with cold-laser therapy, which treats everything from chronic pain to fractures. And to ensure clients look as good as these treatments might make them feel, they render anti-aging treatments for the face and use gentle galvanic currents to eliminate cellulite from around clients’ hips, thighs, and retractable claws.
Combining top-shelf, natural skin care products with holistic practices, the staff of Sanguine Skin Care invigorate and detoxify mind and body. During Reiki facials, aestheticians first perform extractions and apply a mask before using a hands-on technique to transfer energy—or 'ki'—via the body's most obvious outlet, the nose. Microdermabrasion and glycolic peels work to stimulate new cell growth and brighten complexions, while the ancient "Raindrop" method of body healing uses essential oils on the spine and feet to detoxify and relax more effectively than a CD of ambient leaky faucet noises.