European glamour fuses with clinical expertise at Bella Derme Medical Aesthetic Center, home to medical-grade spa services. A laser-certified physician oversees treatments such as IPL photorejuvenation, which can reduce signs of rosacea and broken capillaries via light pulses that even skin tone more effectively than dipping oneself in wax. Alternatively, clients iron out wrinkles with the smoothing power of noninvasive dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvederm, and prettify visages with waxing treatments, facials, or exfoliating crystal-free dermabrasion.
At 8 feet long and 5 feet wide, the spacious i-sopod float tanks at Escape Your Body Float Center give clients plenty of room to stretch out during sessions. This extra space goes a long way toward simulating the feeling of floating in free space—a feeling assisted by total quiet and buoyant salt water that's warmed to the temperature of the skin. The deep relaxation of floating has been shown to help with injury recovery, reduced stress, and increased energy.
ODM Massage's licensed massage therapist, Patsy Sparkman, revives and soothes tense muscles by drawing on her years of experience and an arsenal of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. During one-hour Swedish massages, Sparkman uses long strokes and gentle but firm pressure to induce relaxation and reduce aches. Sixty-minute deep-tissue massages, meanwhile, address deep-seated muscle tension caused by repetitive motion or armoire-juggling nightclub acts. Sparkman administers her treatments in a calming studio lit by candles, and she uses essential oils as well as tiny surveying equipment to ready epidermal terrain for its hour of kneaded bliss.
The certified laser technicians at Laser Dynamics Skin Care zap away unwanted strands under the direction of board-certified dermatologists Dr. Hope and Dr. Clark. Steady hands guide the GentleLase system under arms or over lips, sending pulses past outer skin layers to heat follicles and render them unable to sprout future fringe. Goggles shield eyes from the light, and a Dynamic cooling device keeps epidermises cool with a spray of cryogen. After the one-hour session, aerodynamic bodies may immediately resume work or leisure, as side effects are limited to puffiness, redness, and a faster 50-meter crawl stroke.
Body Bliss Therapeutic Massage destresses tense bodies with a plethora of massage and aromatherapy-based services. Massage therapists wrangle dorsal extremities into peaceful coexistence during a one-hour therapeutic massage, designed to help increase circulation and ease tension with acupressure techniques and soothing strokes (a $60 value). Skilled palms stimulate lymph flow in the body, rendering fibers limber, joints flexible, and stress caches bankrupt. Clients then undergo a ped-pampering, including an aromatic lavender foot-cleanse followed by a peppermint-infused reflexology wrap (a $15 value). The toe-cosseting services leaves feet calm enough to dance across a path of hot coals without wincing.