A physician-owned med spa, Spa Jouvence offers massages, body wraps, and facials with technologically based treatments such as vibraderm and hormone replacement therapy. Physicians administers dermal fillers to minimize wrinkles and staff administer vitamin B12 injections to support weight-loss efforts. The med spa offers products from brands such as Obagi Medical, Clarisonic, and Vi Peel.
At Massaging Palms, a licensed massage therapist quells aches, pains, and stress with calming bodywork treatments. Clients can kick back and relax as the therapist performs Swedish massages, which help foster calmness and feelings of well-being, or deep-tissue massages, which target chronic pain and muscle tension. In addition to these two therapies, the therapist offers prenatal massages for expectant mothers, sports massages for those with active lifestyles, and neuromuscular massages for those suffering from soft-tissue injuries.
Three aestheticians, a massage therapist, a threading artist, three treatment rooms, and a treasure-trove of paraben-free skincare products await visitors at Esthetique Facial Spa—basically, everything that’s needed to tend to all skin types. Tucked beside the Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street, Esthetique Facial Spa and its savvy staff have welcomed clients to relax and rejuvenate since 2008. Makeup lessons with artist Elise Davis help patrons master crafting fresh new looks or using tried-and-true techniques, and fertility massage aims to restore balance in the reproductive system and help break up scar tissue.
City Looks is a modish boutique salon with an accommodating staff that upkeeps coiffures and dignifies digits with a full menu of salon services. A haircut and single-process coloring cleanses follicles with shampoo before imbuing them with vibrant hues and trimming excess inches. Guests with innately extravagant hairstyles can opt for a manicure that smoothes cuticles and coats fingernails with colorful polish to match dinner outfits or beeping house-arrest anklets. While waiting for their hair or nail services, visitors can treat themselves to complimentary adult beverages, chocolate, and soothing scalp massages.
Balance Spa at the Loews is like a social mixer for spa services: East meets West, water meets air, modern science meets time-tested treatments. And all of these convergences happen under the skilled eyes of aestheticians. In four treatment rooms they apply self-heating mud-packs to the spine and feet while aromatherapy calms the senses. The sea's bounty also becomes apparent with Phytomer products made from underwater plants that combat aging and help reduce the depth of wrinkles to keep people from filling them in with cement. The East meets West massage, meanwhile, combines muscle-soothing techniques from both hemispheres, readying the mind for a rejuvenating facial that mixes glycolic acid and proteolytic enzymes. Afterward, clients can draw on age-old hubs of well-being: the hotel's pool, fitness and wellness center, sauna, and whirlpool.
“No two bodies are exactly the same, therefore, no two massages will be exactly the same,” explains Melissa Brocato when she describes her practice's approach to bodywork. Thus, Brocato, who graduated with honors from the school of massage therapy at Delgado Community College, draws on a variety of traditions—including deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massage—to address each client's particular needs and trouble spots, such as strains, tight areas, or feuding vertebrae. Along with this breadth of expertise, Brocato is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and holds the position of Louisiana membership chairperson for the American Massage Therapy Association, which she has been a member of since 2009.