Raw honey, cucumber, and vitamin C might sound like the ingredients of a refreshing summer cocktail, and at Namaste Day Spa, that cocktail will be splashed on your face. These are just some of the ingredients of the desert facial, a treatment that aims to hydrate skin and combat sun damage. Other services have similarly delicious elements, such as the Ultimate Manicure with a cream massage, or the Ultimate Namaste Pedicure with a peppermint foot mask, which can soften soles more effectively than a pair of sandpaper sandals.
Despite all the edible ingredients, the spa hardly resembles a restaurant. Filled with decorative plants and bright white walls, it's more likely to bring to mind a tranquil beach oasis. Here, every pedicure takes place on a private couch heaped with colorful pillows. In other rooms, aestheticians customize procedures to different skin types and wax away unwanted body hair as massage therapists unknot muscles with a combination of Swedish kneads, guided stretching, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Throughout every service, the calming environment and decor conspire to put guests fully at ease.
Rene and Natalie of Solstice Studio execute cuts, color services, and keratin treatments using professional-quality haircare products. To imbue dos with rich hues, they use Ian Zachary color, and to de-frizz tresses and leave them shiny and strong, they apply La Brasiliana keratin treatments. They also use the plant-extract-infused products of Smart Solutions by Dennis Bernard to protect hair and infuse it with antioxidants.
Maite and Luis Cruces were burned out from a life overloaded with work and stress. It wasn't until the couple moved to Florida and studied professional massage therapy that they learned firsthand about the benefits from strengthening the connection between mind and body. At Lool Ha Spa, Maite and Luis not only get personal satisfaction out of helping clients unwind, but they find relaxation while massaging knots out of tense backs or popping the bubble wrap cushioning fragile packages.
The Cruces' personal experience with the mind-body-spirit connection is what inspires the spa's holistic perspective. Though its list of massage modalities is extensive––including Swedish, hot-stone, reflexology, and seaweed-enhanced treatments––Lool Ha Spa offers more than massage therapy. Waxing services keep skin smooth, and a variety of facials, chemical peels, and light-therapy treatments help revitalize weary complexions.
The licensed massage therapists at Sun Streaks Salon rewire malfunctioning muscle circuit boards with a custom blend of massage modalities. During each session, body soothers may apply localized, firm pressure to ease a stiff neck or back before employing lighter kneading to melt tension hiding in a rotator cuff after an aggressive air-guitar windmill. Full-body techniques unite several types of bodywork, such as long, flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue ministrations, to achieve a more comprehensive eradication of persnickety pain. By combining multiple varieties, Sun Streaks' therapists promote circulation and relaxation throughout the body. This Groupon also grants eligibility for an upgrade to a European facial at a cost of $55, instead of the typical $65; the spa's facials can mitigate signs of aging and help to heal sun damage more effectively than becoming nocturnal for a month.
Licensed stylist Mary K. Butcher has been making over people's hair for more than two decades. She continues to apply her beauty expertise at Scott Anthony Salon, administering salon services for both men and women. She cuts hair, installs extensions, and vanquishes frizz with smoothing treatments. Aside from hairstyling, Ms. Butcher trims nails and waxes away unwanted hair.