Candlelight illuminates a swirling jacuzzi at Spa Pura, a 7,000-square-foot relaxation mecca where clients shed stress as they don a robe and slippers before indulging in one of the spa’s many services. Aestheticians perform a full spectrum of facial treatments that leverage clay masks, SkinCeuticals products, and vitamin infusions to help the skin to regain its glow. Teams of massage therapists welcome clients onto beds and pore over muscles with relaxing strokes, and body scrubbers and waxing technicians exfoliate and smooth frames. Clients hesitant to return to the outside world can bide their time in the spa’s raindrop showers or eucalyptus steam room, which doubles as koala heaven.
While clients remain fully clothed, Wrap Me Away technicians envelop bodies in warming body wraps that penetrate skin with 150 degrees of far-infrared heat to increase circulation and help rid bodies of toxins. As the heat penetrates muscles, it helps flush out superficial butter pats as well as unwanted fat deposits to slim profiles and help invigorate overworked organs. Amid flickering candles and nap-inducing music, guests lounge in 45-minute increments, lightening bodies by up to 4 pounds per session.
Licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and permanent-makeup technicians work as a team to beautify clients from the forehead to the smallest toenail at Uptown Face and Body Care. Tense bodies melt under Swedish or deep-tissue massage techniques, and dull complexions disappear after infusions of vitamin C, minerals, and glycolic acid during facials and peels.
The signature massage blends the techniques of Swedish, deep tissue, and energy massages, and can be full body or focused on your body's particular bothers. Heated towels and aromatherapy pillows for your back, neck, and eyes complement the intensely focused muscle-melting strokes. Then, during reflexology, one of OM's licensed therapists will apply precise pressure at the zones that spread like a map across the foot (each zone corresponds to an organ in the body). Pressing and kneading a specific zone can enliven its linked organ and promote renewed integration of the body's systems. OM tailors each treatment to the client's needs, so they're flexible enough for common and esoteric health hankerings.
The staffers at Andso Ageless Skin Care use only all-natural, paraben- and preservative-free products to tame skin during their facials. Though most of their treatments aim to refresh aging skin and keep it youthful-looking in the long run—as the business’s name suggests—they also perform facials that target acne, clogged, pores, and dull skin.
Guests at Relax Spa and Beauty ? Skincare Studio, winner of Citysearch's Best Relaxation Massage 2008, unwind with head-to-toe treatments. Aestheticians exfoliate complexions with one of their relaxing facials, uncovering brighter skin and erasing war paint left over from games of capture the flag. A collection of massage services coaxes tension from muscles, and body treatments remove dead skin cells from the surface with handmade scrubs or a eucalyptus body wash that cleans off unwanted grime and attracts neighborhood koala bears.
Celebrating their 10th year in business, Relax Spa and Beauty has temporarily relocated while they work to remodel and expand their original location. The updated location will reopen with a new look, services, products, and more. During the transition, clients can still take advantage of some of their award-winning services at their skincare studio, located inside Salon Republic.