The relaxation experts at The Garden’s Day Spa fizzle stress with a range of massage techniques, soothing skincare services, and a Spanish garden featuring a waterfall-equipped spa. In a cottage with rooms decorated in European and tropical themes, staffers apply an herbal body mask to purify and nourish skin, leaving epidermises as refreshed as a robot in an electrical storm. The Swedish massage lengthens taut muscles and releases endorphins to promote relaxation, whereas a lymphatic massage targets toxins to bolster the immune system. Spa-goers then choose a facial mask to hydrate façades or a paraffin treatment to soften appendages with warm wax, leaving fingers ready to suavely tousle hair or perform marionette renditions of Sleepless in Seattle.
Each of the massage therapists at Cynergy Massage and Wellness Center has upwards of 750 hours of training to her credit. Their expertise is evident in their lengthy list of massage styles, which includes therapeutic, hot-stone, deep-tissue, orthopedic, and pregnancy massage, as well as myofascial release. Previously, they’ve used their handiwork to fizzle stress and mute such chronic symptoms as migraines, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and sciatica.
Few spa owners can recognize the common ground between a spa treatment and a party, but Jessica Stewart counts herself among this visionary group. As the owner of Wax'd and resident waxing technician, Stewart takes pride in her penchant for livening things up in unexpected ways. Each relaxing massage, performed by massage therapist Lindsay Hall, tacks on a bonus hot-towel treatment and aromatherapy. Similarly, manicures are paired with martinis in a happy-hour special offered four evenings a week.
Jessica also finds time to take the party elsewhere. Held within her clients’ homes, her signature spa parties bring friends together for a night of relaxing spa treatments and games of Wax the Tail on the Donkey.
Amid the relaxing trappings of a full-service spa, the seasoned staff of nail techs buffs fingers and toes with more than 24 different nails services, wielding a full palate of OPI and China Glaze colors. But the spa’s walls hear more than just the arrow-like thud of nail clippings sticking into the floor. Aestheticians bring faces back to their yesteryear iterations with age smart facials and clear away unwanted fuzz from virtually anywhere on the body with wax treatments.
At HealthSource of Mobile, Dr. Quinn Kennedy assuages pain throughout the body by focusing on the root of many symptoms: the spine. The center’s services hinge on chiropractic treatments and progressive rehabilitation, which can alleviate ailments ranging from migraines to carpal tunnel, scoliosis, and ill-fitting spines borrowed from science classroom skeletons. Before treatments, patients can undergo free 17-point chiropractic screenings, which identify ailments and suggest solutions.
Licensed massage therapists bring years of experience in the art of healing and relaxing to Therapeutic Arts Massage and Bodywork. The practice's therapists specialize in pain management and network with several chiropractors and doctors, including a neurologist, to treat a whole host of maladies. They fuse their knowledge and skill to help clients overcome natural susceptibilities to stress, illness, aging, and lifting things that are obviously too heavy in hindsight.
Therapeutic Arts Massage and Bodywork know that every person is built differently, which is why every session begins with a one-on-one conversation. During this time, the practitioners learn as much as they can about the client in order to customize a massage informed by the client’s wellness goals. A water cooler located in the studio to helps clients stay hydrated so their body can cart away freshly released toxins like a red wagon carts away freshly caught bad guys during games of cops and robbers.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines cheerfully administer all the services. Delight your dermis with a skin-quenching Hydro-Derma Fusion treatment—wielding infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam, the moisturizing machine sates parched pores, surges collagen production, and can even help extend the life of your firstborn. In addition to relieving pain and stiffness, the Saunatox infrared sauna sheds some light on toxins, carefully coaxing them out of the body, and a nap on the pulsing jets of an aqua massage bed or a ride in the Cyber-Relax chair escorts any remaining stress out to the sandbox for immediate burial.