Within Moksha Spa and Wellness Center's 5,000 square feet of tranquil, Asian-themed space, staffers inspire well-being with holistic therapies. Reiki healing aims to clear blocked energy pathways, and shirodhara?an ancient ayurvedic technique in which herbal oil flows over the forehead while a staff member massages the face, scalp, neck, and shoulders?calms the body and mind. Couples enjoy candlelight and a rose-petal bath in the massage room, where therapists wrap bodies in organic exfoliants or detoxifying clay.
The spa radiates with color, from brilliant oranges and yellows in the reception area to vibrant red sofas with metallic accents. Cheerful lime-green walls surround the pedicure room, where guests ascend to a cushioned and tiled throne for foot pampering and scepter filing.
Within a tranquil, ocean-themed spa, licensed massage therapist Carol Parker and a team of professionals reduce stress with a variety of massage modalities and refreshing spa add-ons. Parker continuously builds on the education she acquired at The Salter School to bring relief to weary muscles. In addition to standard modalities such as Swedish, sports, and hot stone, Parker practices shiatsu finger-pressure massage and heat therapy with warmed seashells or seared T-bone steaks. Therapists light candles and play soft music to set a tranquil ambiance for couples massages and tailor hand movements to alleviate discomforts during pregnancy services. To heal the community in a more figurative sense, Parker regularly donates her therapeutic services to athletes raising money for charitable causes.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients? goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
Monte Carlo Salon has been in business for more than 25 years, and during that time, it has attracted clients that travel from afar for a seat in one of its styling chairs. Chalk some of that up to the senior, designer, and master designer stylists, who've been trained and certified by Goldwell and Coppola Keratin. And there's Franco, the owner; he's done makeovers for TV shows and worked in the New York fashion industry.
These stylists create individualized looks with designer haircuts, dimensional highlighting, and Bio Ionic straightening, which makes hair fall as smooth and gracefully as a ballet dancer's blooper reel. Monte Carlo's products are all free of sulfates and sodium chloride?they use brands such as Goldwell, Aveda, and Sukesha, a line that they "cocktail" in order to produce a customized formula for each client.
Sanitary surroundings are key for nail technician and cosmetologist Heather, the proprietor of VIP Nail Studio. Besides using UV light to sanitize all tools and implements, her staff also utilize disposable files, buffers, slippers, and orange sticks, as well as pipe-free whirlpool tubs, which are more sanitary than traditional tubs driven by water jets. These pedicure chairs cosset patrons with quilted seating that matches the stools at the manicure bar, where patrons can sit side-by-side to gossip or play telephone as they get their nails done.
Riverside Massage transcends the script of standard spa services by theming their massages and facials around one of the world's most relaxing spots: the ocean. Tropical fruits such as papaya, lime, and coconut sweeten refreshing facials customized to each client's skin, and masks made from Dead Sea mud cleanse pores by absorbing oil and sebum. Inside private treatment rooms, licensed massage therapists administer sand dollar Swedish massages, angler deep-tissue massages, and the jellyfish shiatsu.