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From the gas lanterns at the entryway to the antique-style armchairs in the relaxation room, The Woodhouse Day Spa feels like a Victorian parlor that just happens to house more than a dozen massage therapists and a team of talented aestheticians and nail technicians. The 5,200-square-foot space includes four single massage rooms, one couples massage room, and a Vichy shower to facilitate body treatments. In the Woodhouse four-handed massage, one of the spa's signature services, two therapists choreograph customized pressure and 20-finger shadow-puppet chorus lines. A team member can firm and tone facial skin with a proprietary Minkyti massage technique or pamper digits with a soothing hand treatment.

The spa's rich hardwood floors and accents and exposed stone and brick walls create a retreat-like ambiance, as does the relaxation room where guests can read a magazine while listening to a trickling water fountain. The retail area showcases certified natural and organic Naturopathica skincare products and items from the spa's activewear line, which was co-branded with Nike.

4030 Canal St.
New Orleans,
LA
US

Licensed massage therapist Maggie Ismail and her team overthrow the reign of stresses and achiness. A menu of several massage modalities tackles the tensions that scamper through musculature. Deep-tissue massage manipulates aches lingering below the surface to promote healing, and Swedish massage sends smooth, firm strokes across the entire body to bolster circulation. As they recline on cushy adjustable massage tables, clients can float away to serene, Superman-streaked skies and scenes of Paris depicted in black-and-white posters.LMT #E-2921

5555 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Shun J at N'His Image Healthy Skincare beautifies faces and bodies with a full menu of facials, wraps, and hair-removal services. Her complexion-cleansing repertoire spans from quick 15-minute mini facials to luxuriously relaxing 90-minute customized facials, while her wraps pamper birthday suits from the lapel down. Shun J also adds flutter to eyelids with band, cluster, or individual lash extensions, and she can whisk away unwanted strands with professional threading and waxing treatments.

5158 Interstate Drive
Shreveport,
LA
US

Body Art Day Spa & Salon offers manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and hair services. The salon and spa aims to have something on the menu for every member of the family, including a list of men's services and Mother's Day spa packages. Regardless of the client, they're sure to achieve their aesthetic goals. For example, microdermabrasion treatments render skin luminous, and eyelash extensions help clients bat away teddy bears thrown by admiring fans.

3333 Kingman St
Metairie,
LA
US

Balance Spa at the Loews is like a social mixer for spa services: East meets West, water meets air, modern science meets time-tested treatments. And all of these convergences happen under the skilled eyes of aestheticians. In four treatment rooms they apply self-heating mud-packs to the spine and feet while aromatherapy calms the senses. The sea's bounty also becomes apparent with Phytomer products made from underwater plants that combat aging and help reduce the depth of wrinkles to keep people from filling them in with cement. The East meets West massage, meanwhile, combines muscle-soothing techniques from both hemispheres, readying the mind for a rejuvenating facial that mixes glycolic acid and proteolytic enzymes. Afterward, clients can draw on age-old hubs of well-being: the hotel's pool, fitness and wellness center, sauna, and whirlpool.

300 Poydras St.
New Orleans,
LA
US

Brooke Riglin, owner of Karmady Yoga & Massage LLC, is extremely hands-on with her business. Of the 41 weekly yoga classes held at her newly opened studio, Brooke teaches more than 30. Every one of these classes is open to everyone, because Brooke helps her students modify each pose to fit their ability levels and specific goals. In addition to yoga, the studio offers nine different types of massage, each of which is administered by a professional, certified massage therapist who is a former pro thumb wrestler.

533 Spain St
Baton Rouge,
LA
US