Morakot Chaiyahanij and her team of 15 fellow massage therapists loosen muscles and reduce workaday stress at three tranquil, spa-style resort locations. Clients have a choice from several modalities—a deep-tissue massage for chronic tension, a pregnancy massage, prescribed medical massage, or a soothing relaxation massage that leaves backs as limber as a gymnast-shaped gelatin mold.
Andrea Mills recognized the healing power of massage as she watched acupuncture help her husband recover from a serious illness. Inspired by the power of alternative medicine, she studied massage to help others overcome their ailments. Today, she and her team of licensed massage therapists tend to clients with modalities such as hot stone, prenatal, and reflexology to impart benefits that help relieve back pain and assuage anxiety. They also offer complementary services such as supportive kinesio taping and turn massages into spa experiences with organic sugar scrubs and hot towels.
Adorned in warm colors and minimal decor, each studio removes distractions—such as strobe lights and wildlife—so clients can surrender to the effects of their massage. Beyond kneading guests' musculature, Andrea and her team beautify their exteriors with skin and nail services.
Within the berry-colored walls at Simply Soothing Massage, therapists soothe stressed clients with personalized massage treatments. Massage modalities, such as deep-tissue or hot-stone massage, work to enhance moods by increasing the amount of serotonin, dopamine, and knock-knock jokes in the mind, while also prodding toxins from the body. Clients can further purify themselves with ear candling to remove excess wax and sugar scrubs to slough away dead skin. To extend its range of services, Simply Soothing Massage also employs hairstylists who sculpt coifs for men and women before fluffing manes with a blow-dry.
Both the body and the mind find nourishment at Exclusiff Euro Massage & Spa. Clients enjoy a combination of massage, bodywork, and skincare services, each overseen by the spa owner, a licensed massage therapist with more than 20 years of industry experience. She boosts her know-how with biannual trips to European and Asian skincare trade shows, and she abides by a philosophy that regimens should balance modern and classic techniques. Though she offers some of the latest advancements in the dermatological and beauty industry, including noninvasive fat-reduction treatments that use advanced laser technology, she also relies heavily on the healing powers of Swiss Cosmolab’s all-natural products, which are made without any artificial fragrances.