The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
A tablespoon of honey, chopped and pressed vegetables, and a pinch of salt: it’s not the recipe for a summer salad, but for Luna Skin Care and Spa’s customized organic body treatments. Designed to soften and brighten the skin, the treatments mix raw, organic ingredients while the client waits, ensuring maximum freshness and a blend that caters to favorite fragrances and personal skincare needs. The spa’s owner Marianela Arauco, a licensed massage therapist for over 15 years, specializes in a variety of massages, including shiatsu, Japanese acupressure, and reflexology. Her hands sweep over skin, helping to treat issues such as chronic anxiety, muscle tension, or the inability to remove cruel signs taped onto one’s back by guidance counselors.
Lured in by her love of fashion, Hair Studio and Spa's cofounder, Zobeida Parra, left her job managing educational services for the more fulfilling call of salon life. She surrounds herself with experienced hairstylists and aestheticians who beautify visitors during salon and spa services, including hair coloring, keratin treatments, facials, waxing, and nailcare. Salon transformations unfold under the track lighting of Parra’s studio, where stylists work at stations outfitted with tall mirrors enclosed by the dark wood frames of Paul Bunyan's old eyeglasses.
It's hard to get much more relaxing than a spa set on a picturesque golf resort. For all they have going for them, however, the team at Ousia Day Spa still tries to exceed expectations. Their signature facials soothe and hydrate skin affected by acne and fine lines, while their relaxation and deep-tissue massages alleviate tension in overworked muscles. Impressively, the spa's hair-removal treatments depend on the same hot wax used to groom the golf course's pristine greens.
Whether they’re polishing toenails or eliminating cellulite with a Beauty Image laser, the staff at Ador Skin Care & Spa focuses on customizing their treatments to your body’s needs. Their services—which also include facials, body scrubs, waxing, and eyebrow tinting—often employ opulent Sothys skincare products, which maintain looks with minimal preservatives instead of liberal amounts of beauty vinegar.