The licensed massage therapists at Allure Sense Datum Massage & Esthetics specialize in transmitting data using electrical signals, but they don?t need computers to do it. Rather, they transmit sense data?bundles of information that trigger a sensation or feeling in the brain?specifically those that deal with touch. The spa?s owner and head therapist, Kim Tripses, personally mentors each member of the team, offering her expert advice on everything from new massage techniques to the best hand positions for creating lifelike shadow puppets. Private treatment rooms drenched in vivid, tropical colors accommodate deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massages, and sessions range from 30 to 120 minutes to accommodate all schedules.
Face II Face at Beauty Mi Amour Salon glitzes up clients for weddings and parties with makeup applications and onsite bridal haircare, as well as providing their normal facial services and nailcare in the spa itself. The salon's 90-minute spa parties let friends relax with their choice of masks, massages, and manicures. In the Serenity skincare room, Image Skincare products deploy paraben-free, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to keep faces looking youthful without exposing them to the gamma rays that create hulks.
There's no receptionist at Take A Break Massage Therapy Spa. Instead, each of the six licensed therapists greets their clients and stays with them throughout their entire visits. This focus on service typifies everything the therapists do, starting with their massage times—a 60-minute appointment means 60 minutes of massage, not 45 or 50 minutes with the remainder sacrificed to filling out paperwork.
Pre-session stints in the full-body massage chair or on the hydro-massage table warm up muscles to help guests get the most out of their appointments. Therapists treat their primary modalities as starting points during each massage, bringing in additional techniques whenever they feel it benefits clients. They may recommend additional therapies, from detoxifying body wraps and exfoliating scrubs to sauna sessions and ionic footbaths. Therapists conclude each visit with a consult, stressing to guests the importance of drinking water and sleeping in a pitch-black room or cave.
Treasa Cailleach, the founder and owner of Atira Massage and Bodywork, soothes guests with seven massage modalities, including three special styles: shiatsu, Thai, and sei tai. By training as an expert in so many modalities, Treasa built an arsenal of techniques that can tackle any amount of stress or pain caused by muscle stiffness, lymphatic blockage, or riding a tiny motorcycle to work each day. Her treatments cover the full range of massage therapy, from purely relaxing sessions to extreme deep-tissue work and therapeutic massages targeting specific injuries and ailments. In addition to massage therapy, Treasa offers reiki and energy healing, as well as sugar and salt scrubs to slough off dead skin cells.
In the midst of rustic woods, there sits a three-story building. Upon opening its front door, visitors unleash a gentle wave of aromatherapy scents and warm air. They step inside, where therapists lead them past wood accents and into private treatment rooms. World of Serenity’s spa atmosphere recalls the calm of the surrounding wilderness, and inside its walls, therapists adopt a holistic approach; they educate guests in wellness basics, such as why humans don’t eat sand, and perform a range of customized spa services. They soften faces, deep-cleanse pores, and slough of dead cells during customized facials; sometimes scouring or soothing the skin with an additional enzyme deep cleanse, warm stones, or anti-aging collagen. They also ease muscle tension with six massage modalities such as deep tissue, warm stone, and reflexology; and scrub clients from head to toe using salt and sugar rubs, and wraps made from natural dead sea mud or Paradisius—a blend of ground fruit and flower extracts.
Coloroom's savvy stylists work with customers to snip hair into edgy razor cuts or classic bobs, and bring a smoother smile to faces. Posttrim, help locks gleam with a set of highlights, creating subtle or dramatic contrasts and underlining points that are likely to be on an exam. As the color solution sets in, a skincare expert will use cotton to gently swab the face with a glycolic-peel solution. For 15 minutes, the exfoliant will work its way into the surface, sloughing off dead cells that impede the body's natural Lite-Brite glow, which can shine on for three weeks after treatment. Beauty seekers can expect their stay to last roughly two hours.