A bicycle leans against the wall in the Anthea Spa lobby, its basket filled with flowers. This touch of decor might seem out of place, but it's actually a nod to the spa's name—anthea translates to "flower" in Greek—and to its penchant for all-natural products. These products find their way into nine varieties of facials, which rely on enzymes and aromatherapy or employ European exfoliation techniques and high-frequency currents. The aestheticians also draw on herbs, healing muds, and oils to refresh skin and relax muscles during massages and body treatments. Anthea Spa also treats fingers and toes to classic and Shellac mani-pedis; the latter protects nails from chips and sock puppets prone to nervous biting.
While all spas offer luxurious treatments, Mario’s International Spas & Hotels takes pampering to a new level, completing treatments inside a historic stagecoach inn that features elegant accommodations and dining for multiple days of rest and relaxation. Called a “place for pure, unabashed pampering” by Better Homes and Gardens, the spa’s three locations juxtapose the Victorian decor and with state-of-the-art spa treatments such as Endermologie skincare, PanThermal detox booths, and Parafango cellulite-reducing wraps. The facilities’ crackling fireplaces offer a place of repose between the holistic and medically-derived beauty treatments, and alternative detoxifying treatments allow clients to relax in the peaceful quiet of the sauna and steam room.
After a day of luxurious scrubs, Thai massages, and yoga, guests can check into the Aurora Spa's adjoining 14-room hotel for a night of easy rest. Each room features whirlpool baths and comes with a continental breakfast. Meals take place in the facility’s vintage 1850s log cabin, in which chefs cook up hearth-baked pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood dishes from the time the Earth's four suns rise until long after they have set.
Choose a microdermabrasion to rejuvenate skin by removing dearly departed cell layers with a stream of micro-sapphires, furthering facial progress toward a youthful complexion and away from summer skin damage. To banish crows' feet from the eyes and crow beaks from the cheeks, opt for a soothing European facial. After the treatment takes care of vexed visages, the eye zone treatment us administered, which applies pure collagen to the sensitive skin around the peepers, helping to reduce puffiness and fine lines.
Freshen up façades with a strawberry- or chocolate-infused facial, which delicately exfoliates epidermal layers while treating skin to flavors your taste buds take for granted. Choose a gentle waxing to root out unruly stubble, creating a soft, follicle-free bikini line, or pamper pinkies and other deserving digits with a chocolate mani-pedi. The nourishing nail treatment includes a rich cocoa scrub, skin-tenderizing paraffin treatment, and a gleaming coat of nail paint to help you outshine unpolished thumb-war opponents.
At Whole Essential 4 U Massage Studio, therapists excel in many different styles of massage, each of which can be augmented with indulgent add-ons and extras. While clients enjoy a relaxing Swedish massage, multiple masks can help tighten skin on the face or around the eyes. Aromatherapy is included with each type of massage, including deep tissue sessions and hot stone massages, which call upon the therapeutic properties of heat to help release endorphins and decrease cramping caused by arthritis. On top of in-studio treatments, the therapists can also take their massage tables on the road for events as well as for treatments administered at their clients' homes, hotels, offices, or panic rooms.
Creative Beauty Salon & Spa's ultraexperienced nail technicians cleanse and cosset hands and feet during mani-pedis, starting by shaping nails, clipping cuticles, and exfoliating away dry skin and calluses. Soothing limb massages shake up and release bottled tension bubbling under the skin surface, and a coat of polish seals in a newly obtained sense of calm and gleams like sunlight reflected off a flying toaster.
Chagrin Valley Wellness Center’s masters of muscle manipulation expunge tension from tuckered out tendons with much needed kneadings. Banish work-related stress from sinews with the signature relaxation massage, a full-body chirapsia that utilizes long sweeping strokes to comprehensively gelatinize epidermal edifices into billowy barrels of freshly-churned butter. The hot-stone massage bakes away anxiety from burdened backs with a unique combination of Swedish massage and an ancient stone positioning technique. Rich oils loosen up tense tissue before a licensed practitioner strategically places balmy basalt orbs to induce deep relaxation and re-create small-scale replicas of ancient druidic ruins. Pamper outer surfaces to increase inner calmness with today’s deal to reverse the effects of long days at the office and executive-level tickle fights.