Owner Deborah Conyers dedicates her spa to total-body relaxation, offering personalized massages and herb-enhanced skincare services. Therapists customize the massage menu to each individual's particular needs, soothing pinched nerves or vestigial wings with gentle kneading techniques, the application of deep pressure, or strokes that work to repair aching musculature after injuries or strains.
The salon’s aestheticians are well versed in the methods of reviving dry or aging complexions, drawing on an arsenal of anti-aging microcurrent technology, skin-resurfacing treatments, and a menu of facials and peels to address skin imperfections. Manicures and acupuncture treatments fill out the spa’s skin-centric service menu, working to deepen relaxation and help needles to get over their fear of humans.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Elite Day Spa aims to be a one-stop beauty and relaxation spot for its guests—and with services ranging from specialty eyebrow threading to massages and mani-pedis, it has plenty of beauty- and relaxation-enhancing possibilities to offer. A wide range of massage therapies caters to a variety of needs and includes hot-stone, deep-tissue, and couples massages. Amber-seaweed body wraps help detoxify the body while stimulating skin cells with the help of vitamin- and amino-acid-infused marine clays. Likewise, manicures take nails to the next level with the help of ingredients such as peppermint, pure honey, peach, and ginseng, plus a champagne-and-rose option.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Custom massage
Pro Tip: Soothing Palm Bodyworks is located inside of the Sweatshop. Upon entering, head up the stairs to the first door.
At Soothing Palm Bodyworks, licensed massage therapist Benjamin Blanchard eases muscular pain with his broad repertoire of massage modalities. Benjamin specializes in alleviating chronic pain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as sciatic based pain, treating rotator cuffs, and using treatments that include hot-stone, reflexology, sports, and deep-tissue massage.
Under the expert guidance of a board-certified physician, the staff of Casa de Belleza Medical Spa performs treatments that range from relaxing to results-oriented. A massage therapist can use warm bamboo sticks to promote better circulation and break up muscle knots during a bamboo-fusion massage. To combat signs of aging, the doctor offers sclerotherapy vein treatments, Botox and dermal fillers, and prescription Latisse, and helps to revamp physiques from the inside out with custom fitness and nutrition programs. The team also includes a makeup expert who, according to the med spa's website, has worked with celebrities and models such as the design team of Kimora Lee Simmons and Yoanna House of America's Next Top Model.
The center fosters a calm atmosphere where fragrant aromatherapy treatments soothe the senses. To preserve the spa's tranquil environs, the staff asks that clients silence their cell phones, use quiet tones of voice, and remove all plosive consonants from spoken words.