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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

The massage therapists at Ready2Relax send calming ripples across muscles with comforting bodywork. Contended sighs drift across the studio as the medium pressure of flowing Swedish strokes tempers aches. The therapists are also trained in deep-tissue pressure or reflexology, which can help to access pain situated deeper in tissue. Volcanic rocks soak up warmth, letting them slip across tense musculature to improve mobility after working out or smashing all the cinder blocks at a rival karate dojo.

3201 Cleary Ave
Metairie,
LA
US

The beauty professionals at The Perfect You Spa and Wellness Center rely on herbs to improve health. Each time they administer a massage or develop a skincare product, they combine herbs, salt, and oils in careful proportions to evoke specific medicinal properties. As botanical ingredients relax the body and mind, massage therapists knead muscles with traditional and New Age modalities. Whereas percussive taps and light, gliding hand strokes soften topmost sinews, implements such as warmed bamboo shoots, cold stones, and Tonka trucks resolve tension in thick muscle tissue.

1117 Veterans Blvd, Ste 2
Kenner,
LA
US

GNC sells a wide variety of supplements (vitamin and mineral and herbal) and other health products (sports nutrition, diet, energy, body care, and more). You're sure to find something right for you, such as Ginkgo biloba capsules or that box of SuperFoods Supreme you wish for every Groundhog Day.

1405 Eagle Dr
Ruston,
LA
US

Witnessing car accidents is just another part of the job for Doctor of Chiropractic Rich Roth, who has been a chiropractor for more than two decades. Granted, these accidents happen in a controlled environment through postgraduate courses at Texas A&M's engineering extension program. With this additional education, Dr. Roth has been better able to ease his clients? aches and pains?working on more than 12,000 injury cases and counting?from his Beaver Creek Health & Rehab office. To help patients achieve pain-free lifestyles, Dr. Roth and his team employ spinal decompressions, laser treatments, and physical therapy as they try to ease symptoms from auto accidents as well as everyday headaches, fatigue, and crippling hiccups. This dedication to patient-first treatment plans helped earn the center certification from the Disc Centers of America.

In addition to providing chiropractic care, the practitioners at Beaver Creek also mend patients with a full host of specialty treatments. These include body wraps developed by doctors at UCLA, self-mastery techniques that target destructive subconscious habits, and regimens designed to lessen the chronic burden of fibromyalgia. The center is also renowned for its alternatives to knee replacement surgery. Developed by the doctors of the Roth family and featured on America Now with Leeza Gibbons, the center's treatments restore mobility without the need for costly and traumatic operations.

32350 LA Hwy. 16
Denham Springs,
LA
US