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 licensed massage therapists at OM use the warmth of their hands, organic massage oils, and the skills of their training to soften up crumbled you-clay and work it back together into one soft, whole, happy lump. OM's 60-minute signature massage blends the techniques of Swedish, deep-tissue, and energy massages, and can be applied to the whole body or targeted toward a specific sore area. Heated towels and aromatherapy pillows for the back, neck, and eyes are provided to complement the intensely focused muscle-melting strokes. Also included is an aromatherapy add-on, which integrates your choice of a fragrant, natural plant oil into the massage for a pleasant, aromatic experience––unlike doing mathematics in a horse stable.
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.
At Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage, fountains trickle and soft music fills the air. The staff adds flourishes such as these to ensure that treatments are an experience, rather than a task. Therapists confer with guests to select from a number of different massage modalities to address whatever issue a client may be facing. They can help you with a wide range of ailments, from stress and a knotty back to strain caused by trying to sand out the knots in a wooden sculpture of yourself. For an additional fee, Healing Touch’s staffers will take their therapeutic hands to you with their mobile massage services.
The Myofascial Release Center is a quiet, peaceful place for healing, located in Montrose, California. Each session is personalized to relieve chronic areas of tension and injury to help restore mobility and optimum health by working with your connective tissue (fascia).