Don't let Glambo Lily's newcomer status fool you. The newly inaugurated luxury day spa boasts a staff of experienced massage therapists and aestheticians who hold 40 years of combined experience amongst them. Because of this, they're experts at all types of services from facials that employ cutting edge technology such as collagen induction therapy, to body wraps that help clients detoxify and lose inches from around their waists and legs. Massages, meanwhile, aim to baby tense muscles and stressed minds, and therapists often incorporate soothing extras such as aromatherapy and hot stones. Some massages even aim to deliver specific lifestyle benefits, such as the More Z's massage, which uses scents of valerian and lavender to promote better sleep, or the Sore No More massage, which can be particularly beneficial for those who sit at a desk all day and carry it home on their shoulders each night.
Massage therapist and aesthetician Sharon Stone?no relation to hot stones?complements her extensive massage and skincare training with a fierce passion for her chosen field. She spent more than a decade working in the corporate world, and when she realized that the drab cubicle walls were failing to nourish her soul, she turned her lifelong interest in massage into a new career.
Sharon goes above and beyond in every treatment she conducts. When administering a facial or a peel, for instance, she takes time to educate her clients about their own skin type. And when she performs a soothing massage?prenatal, sports, hot-stone, and deep-tissue modalities are among her many areas of expertise?she customizes each massage stroke to the client's individual needs. Sharon offers this same personalized approach during her waxing treatments, body wraps, and lash-extension services, all with the goal of improving her clients' sense of self and overall well-being.
A The Detox Studio's intimate setting, the wellness expert aims to purge bodies of the debris associated with living in an industrialized society. Such debris?chemicals, inorganic compounds, and elevator music?hides in muscle tissue and skin pores, so the therapist uses organic and natural spa treatments to draw it out.
Many of the studio's services focus on massage. During these 40- to 90-minute treatments, the therapist armed with organic lotions kneads muscles until they feel like putty, a process that releases stored toxins and improves circulation. Other services use herbs to detoxify. The herbal detox wrap, for example, relies on herbs to drain lymphatic channels. Several services focus more on rejuvenation, including the Ayurvedic shirodhara treatment, during which the therapist slowly pours of stream of warm oil over the client's forehead as a soothing finish to a 30-minute head, shoulder, and neck massage.
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.
Brands Used: Bio Freeze
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
You don't have to be on on vacation to be pampered. Loving Hand's massage therapists help clients relax with the lomi-lomi massage, which is one of Loving Hand's most beneficial treatments. It works the muscles with continuous flowing strokes that release stress better than squeezing a coconut until it explodes. The massage therapists also release tension during Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages.
Teresa Cobb, the licensed massage therapist behind Kneaded Relief, helps clients feel their best with custom-tailored massages. Deep-tissue pressure, trigger-point therapy, and relaxing Swedish massages are a few of her specialties. She also applies aloe- and herb-infused body wraps, which tone the skin while whittling inches from the physique. Teresa works within Hissy Fitz Salon, which also houses a boutique stocked with clothing, boots, jewelry, and candles.