Raw honey, cucumber, and vitamin C might sound like the ingredients of a refreshing summer cocktail, and at Namaste Day Spa, that cocktail will be splashed on your face. These are just some of the ingredients of the desert facial, a treatment that aims to hydrate skin and combat sun damage. Other services have similarly delicious elements, such as the Ultimate Manicure with a cream massage, or the Ultimate Namaste Pedicure with a peppermint foot mask, which can soften soles more effectively than a pair of sandpaper sandals.
Despite all the edible ingredients, the spa hardly resembles a restaurant. Filled with decorative plants and bright white walls, it's more likely to bring to mind a tranquil beach oasis. Here, every pedicure takes place on a private couch heaped with colorful pillows. In other rooms, aestheticians customize procedures to different skin types and wax away unwanted body hair as massage therapists unknot muscles with a combination of Swedish kneads, guided stretching, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Throughout every service, the calming environment and decor conspire to put guests fully at ease.
Maite and Luis Cruces were burned out from a life overloaded with work and stress. It wasn't until the couple moved to Florida and studied professional massage therapy that they learned firsthand about the benefits from strengthening the connection between mind and body. At Lool Ha Spa, Maite and Luis not only get personal satisfaction out of helping clients unwind, but they find relaxation while massaging knots out of tense backs or popping the bubble wrap cushioning fragile packages.
The Cruces' personal experience with the mind-body-spirit connection is what inspires the spa's holistic perspective. Though its list of massage modalities is extensive?including Swedish, hot-stone, reflexology, and seaweed-enhanced treatments?Lool Ha Spa offers more than massage therapy. Waxing services keep skin smooth, and a variety of facials, chemical peels, and light-therapy treatments help revitalize weary complexions.
At All About Tranquility Day Spa, the technicians interpret "the star treatment" literally, often painting finger- and toenails in shimmery glitter. Phalanges sparkle in clients' chosen colors, or, when holidays roll around, in thematic designs, such as pumpkin faces for Halloween and patriotic hues for the Fourth of July. Additionally, the staff can beautify natural nails or adhere vibrant acrylics during these mani-pedi sessions.
The full-service spa also pampers guests with soothing massages, body scrubs, and facials. Their body wraps cocoon physiques in tightly wound material designed to firm up the skin, and waxing appointments clear away unwanted hair more gently than running a dust buster down your leg.
At The Laser Lounge Spa, a local family-owned company, certified physician's assistant and spa director Jonathan Sigg and his team of beauty and medical technicians care about more than just skincare. They also aim to keep clients comfortable, diminishing cellulite with noninvasive SmoothShapes technology and curbing hair growth with the Palomar Vectus Laser system, which features a Dynamic Cooling Device to regulate skin temperature. In the tranquil, pale blue reception area, guests stay serene in sleek, white couches adjacent to a fireplace. There, they can sip a cold beverage from the cooler, listen to the trickling water fountain, and sing gargled responses to it.
Signature Service: Color specialist
Brands Used: Certified color specialist with All-Nutrient organic color
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: My priority is making my clients look and feel their best.
At Innovative Wellness, owner Renee Sarra uses a combination of intuition and experience to guide each customized massage to its maximum rejuvenating potential. A specialist in lower back and neck ailments, Renee begins each session with discussion of a treatment plan in order to address the unique demands of each customer's body, set achievable healing goals, and possibly wedge in a game of canasta before the treatment. This therapeutic massage can address issues such as arthritis, sports injuries, and chronic headaches, as well as simple day-to-day accumulation of tension, and is administered in Innovative’s calm, quiet sanctuary of stress relief. After the one-hour therapy, Renee will lead newly balanced bodies through a coaching session to help them recognize and eliminate causes of physical stress, such as bad posture and Gilbert Godfrey ringtones—leading to a path of renewed purpose and well-being.