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.
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.
Jo Ann Hunt, a licensed massage therapist and retired registered nurse, applies her vast knowledge of massage techniques to grapple with the body's deeply embedded knots and free it of tension and discomfort. During a 60-minute Swedish massage, a barrage of calculated taps, strokes, and shaking motions stimulates the epidermis and overwhelms aches until they flee to The Discus Thrower's quadriceps. Hunt's mitten stuffers work to affect nerves, muscles, and glands while shimmying the underlying layers of skin to relieve tautness and improve circulation.