One look around Seidou Salon Spa tells clients what level of luxury they can expect to find there. From the mounted flat-screen TV that hangs in front of the black leather styling chairs to the porcelain footbaths that squat at the foot of two padded pedicure thrones, the setting suggests a dedication to pampering rarely seen outside of an Olympic cooing match. The private treatment rooms where massages take place even feature a corner tub, in which clients can indulge in hydrotherapy treatments that either relieve soreness with camphor or soften skin with mango, lime, and aloe.
The center's treatments range in nature from clinical to holistic, sometimes incorporating solutions of lactic or salicylic acid—chemical peels—and sometimes favoring Eastern healing methods—acupuncture and chakra-balancing massages. As an Aveda salon, Seidou Salon Spa has access to popular hair-color and conditioning products, and it upholds this standard by also carrying nail polish from OPI, skin creams from PCA Skin, and appointment books made of recycled newspaper clippings of the first moon landing.
Inside a tiled sanctuary, puffs of perfumed steam swim through the air, hovering just above the surface of a Japanese soaking tub. This is no ordinary bathtub. It’s the site of Fusion LifeSpa’s curative bath, a treatment that helps clients unwind in tinctures of hot mustard, spicy ginger, or lavender. Inspired by holistic Asian medicine and therapeutic European techniques, services such as curative baths embody Fusion LifeSpa’s eclectic influences.
In the front waiting area, staff members welcome clients with warm cups of organic green tea, a fitting complement to the spa’s feng shui decor. Inside the treatment rooms, European spa treatments—such as massages and facials—contrast Asian-inspired services, including the jasmine facial mask, which makes use of the spa's proprietary skincare line. Other services, such as a footbath inspired by a Moroccan hammam, cleanse the body with natural assistance from organic coffee, tangerines, and figs. And for holistic care, the spa’s acupuncture services can realign energy lines faster than an electrician trained in heart surgery.
At Out on A Limb Massage, visitors can shed stress while smoothing out back tension with their choice of a 90-minute deep-tissue or relaxation massage or a CranioSacral Therapy session that lasts up to two hours. Performed by massage therapist Cheryl Martin, each massage modality helps melt away accumulated stress. A deep-tissue massage ($105) uses focused stimulation to treat high-stress areas and results in a balanced body, and a relaxation massage ($105) uses smooth, flowing strokes to improve circulation, range of movement, and relieve muscular tension. CranioSacral Therapy ($125) allows fully clothed participants to strengthen their natural healing mechanism with extremely light-touch stimulation during a session that lasts up to two hours. Along with healing physically, customers will be able to recharge mentally and emotionally while relaxing in Out on A Limb's serene, welcoming atmosphere. Jettison invasive stress from your soul ship with today’s side deal to Out on A Limb Massage.
Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger and toe diggers. Today's Groupon soothes scraggy digits for $39 with a mani-pedi ($78) plus a $10 voucher for products (an $88 total value) at Lili A William & Friends Salon in Minnetonka. The bivalves of the coast will plotz in their shells when they hear tales of your perfectly pampered keratin.
Dr. Lisa Verna practices chiropractic at Conscious Living Clinic, an alternative health-care facility. She excels in functional endocrinology, a holistic approach to hormonal issues, as well as functional neurology, a discipline that explores the interplay between the nervous system and environment. Applying her expertise in these areas, she zeroes in on the source of health problems and develops personalized treatment plans. Her healing methods are natural and non-medicinal. She favors infrared-sauna treatments for detoxification, chiropractic massage for chronic aches, and spinal adjustments for backbones that look like S, the letter of the day.
The therapists at Health Foot Spa specialize in reflexology, which has many of the same benefits as massage including stress reduction, improved circulation, and pain relief. But unlike massage, this method applies pressure to specific points of the hand and feet to promote whole-body wellness. Reflexology also stimulates the lymphatic system to clear out toxins and dust bunnies, and helps alleviate common conditions such as allergies, constipation, and insomnia. But it's not all about the hands and feet—therapists also turn their attention to the head, neck, shoulder, and back with acupressure and chair massages.