BioBalance's licensed and highly trained staff of doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and aestheticians pamper skin with state-of-the art procedures and techniques. The Jet Peel skin rejuvenation varnishes your visage with pressurized air and moisture for a healing, hydrating robo-massage that leaves faces fresh, pliable, and wrinkle-resistant. After a 40- to 45-minute pressure wash, facial façades are fully exfoliated and oxygenated with a youthful vitality that allows them to snag even the most off-target kisses blown by distant admirers. A jar of BioBalance's hydrating collagen cream bolsters and preserves the benefits of the procedure.
The name Spoil Yourself, Inc, is more than just a suggestion—the staff here considers it good advice. Here, the massage therapists also count massage instructors among their ranks, making the team able to give clients just the customized and relaxing kneads they came for. Body wraps are another specialty here, helping people hydrate, relax, and not have to buy a separate mummy costume for Halloween.
A good spa will transport its guests to a time and place where everyday stresses are forgotten. American Image Salon & Spa can take you to a rainforest waterfall, for example—its monsoon massage sends the gentle mist of a Vichy shower cascading onto backs and shoulders. If you'd prefer a steamier setting, opt for the hot-stone massage, during which a therapist banishes tension with kneads and strategically placed lava rocks. There are also packages that provide even longer, more luxurious escapes, such as the 6.5-hour Day of Beauty: a Clarisonic facial, massage, mani-pedi, shampoo, makeup application, and lunch.
Sometimes, however, a visit to the spa or salon is a quick reward in the middle of the day. That's why the staff here administers most of the standard treatments for the hair, nails, and body. Stylists trim new 'dos and flatten frizz with Chi Enviro smoothing formulas, or nourish the skin with specialized facials. Manicures might feature add-ons from a seaweed mask to a layer of eco-paraffin, a more environmentally friendly way to soften the hands than by wrapping them in live ferrets. Gentlemen are hardly neglected, either. Their services include haircuts as well as mustache- and beard-tinting.
Body Solution Systems helps keep bodies in top shape with a slew of revivifying services. The whole-body detox commences with a 30-minute dip into the ionic foot bath, which soothingly lures toxins out of the liver, joints, and intestines using a combination of negatively charged waters and carefully placed sandwiches. The soak also pumps up the immune system, lessens joint stiffness, and boosts cellular energy, before the second half of the detox tranquilly totters the body through a double dose of vibration therapy. Clients enjoy 20 minutes of seated sound vibration and 10 minutes of machine-manufactured shimmying, shaking anatomies into a new state of well-being. Like most book clubs, the vibration therapy increases bodily oxygenation, burns fat, and strengthens muscle tone.
The licensed massage therapists at Studio E Massage use the healing powers of bodywork to untie tight muscular knots and sideline tension. Guests can request a soothing Swedish massage to promote relaxation or a firmer deep-tissue massage to dismantle lower-layer aches and stubborn land-mine tattoos. Specialty massages for expecting mothers are also available.
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collier channels more than 800 hours of training into kneading out bothersome knots. After she studied holistic-healing techniques at the Healing Arts Center, she opened Intuitive Healing Arts to bring harmony to minds, bodies, and spirits.
She helps bodies tap into their innate healing abilities through soothing modalities that range from Swedish to deep-touch and myofascial release massage to Reiki and transformational breath work. The latter uses breathing techniques to stimulate circulation and improve well-being.