Acupuncture physician Robert Murdoch treats clients' health concerns with a natural-care services that range from holistic pediatric care to neurolinguistic programming. In addition to nutrition counseling and detoxification programs, the physicians created the Call Me Slim weight-loss program to help clients meet their weight goals by learning healthier habits instead of training themselves to cry whenever someone mentions candy.
My Island Tan & Spa pumps up pallid complexions with four types of tanning beds ($6.99–$15.99) and Mystic spray tans that bronze bodies UV-lessly ($15.99). Zen masters looking for inner equilibrium can zone out in the spa, choosing from spa services, such as the shiatsu chair massage, which increases immune-important circulation while untying Boy Scout–caliber back knots ($5.99).
The deft hands of Debra Florio, the owner of Contour Body Works and a licensed massage therapist in her own right, alternate between firm pressures and gentle strokes as they sweep over backs in relaxing massage sessions. Debra and her team of therapists rely on a mix of Eastern and Western techniques—from the gentle, full-body strokes of Swedish massage to the shiatsu acupressure and sliding bamboo shoots of bamboossage—to drive away tension accumulated while hanging from cliffs or betting whether strangers are left-handed.
Contour Body Works’ relaxing spa services don’t end with massage. The center’s licensed facial specialists cleanse pores of dirt and oil during European facials that include steaming, extractions, and a mask tailored to each client’s skin type. Dead Sea salt exfoliates skin during salt-glow sessions, and alternative treatments such as mud wraps and infrared-sauna sessions penetrate the skin’s superficial layers to expel toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Similarly innovative treatments include magnetic therapy, which draws on the science of polarity to balance the body’s vibrations and realign the needles on wonky internal compasses.
The entire staff at Aha Center is focused on overall wellness, uniting mind and body in a search from peace. Lead massage therapist, Dr. Amy Emme, smoothes tension from muscles with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and medical massage. Massages are designed to soothe aching muscles, as well as promote restful sleep, reduce stress-inducing cortisol, and decrease pain. Also at the center are certified hypnotists, reiki masters, and a health coach who advises clients on attaining healthy lifestyles and which color M&M has the least calories.
Stylists at Tiffany's International Salon focus on keeping both scalps and tresses looking healthy, working skillfully with thinning hair and styling braids to avoid breakage. Along with haircare, staffers also relax and beautify clients with massage therapy, nail services, waxing, and facials.
Le Bijou Salon & Spa helps clients find inner tranquility while enhancing their exteriors. The salon’s stylists shear tresses into new ‘dos and alter colors in front of gold-framed mirrors. Aestheticians perform facial treatments with seaweed and essential oils, customizing products to banish crow’s feet or renew cheeks worn out from communing with puffer fish. They also lavish hands and feet with spa treatments and wax away unwanted fuzz from any area—even ears. Meanwhile, the spa’s massage therapists invite aching bodies into private treatment rooms, where they knead muscles in modalities that range from prenatal to craniosacral.