Founder Kay Williams graduated from the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts in 1981, then from the International Dermal Institute in 1997. Since the early ‘80s Kay has plied her trade in Naples, and she brings this abundance of training and time-earned wisdom to bear as the therapist-in-chief at Blue Lotus Spa. Decorated with Asian artwork and plants, the elegant white interiors of Blue Lotus Spa are counterbalanced with rich, dark wooden cabinets that were probably made in a forest by enchanted yet well-paid elves. In the spa’s beautiful massage rooms, which sit atop red floors, massage therapists perform bodywork services. Among those services, bamboo massage, Zen Thai massage, and reflexology sessions stand out, and crowd pleasers such as custom therapeutic massage and hot-stone massage inform the spa’s ability to accommodate a diverse clientele. Aside from bodywork therapies, the staff performs body treatments, facials, and waxing services within the comforts of private treatment rooms.
Bright sunlight filters through floor-to-ceiling arched windows in Ana’s Secret Salon, illuminating décor fit for France's Sun King. Gold molding crowns the salon, where gold-framed mirrors and delicate gold sconces hang above a row of rounded bureaus carved in dark wood. There, stylists reach for shears or liquid chroma after design conversations with clients, and nail technicians unfurl appliquéd towels for hands to perch on.
Licensed massage therapists command six styles of bodywork, incorporating aromatherapy, Thai stretching, and lymphatic drainage techniques, to remove residual tension faster than the silly-string fight following Waterloo. Nufree finipil antibacterial hair remover whisks hair from men's and women's bodies, and Heliabrine and Excel Skin Care products join mechanical exfoliators and medical-grade tonics to reveal smooth, healthy skin.
A licensed massage therapist and the owner of The Purple Butterfly Massage & Spa, Joy Shockley eases aches and pains with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish massage, acupressure, reiki, and reflexology. Joy uses organic massage oils to soothe skin as bodies stretch out on heated massage tables warmed by the glow of flickering candles, paper lanterns, and housetrained fireflies. Aromatherapy-oil scents fill the air inside private treatment rooms, where relaxing music serenades ears and a Persian salt lamp releases ions to boost positive energy as the massage therapist deftly undoes muscular knots, like a sailor untangling a net to free a beautiful mermaid.
Between the mint walls of Sandals Salon, a slate of experienced stylists freshen patrons’ appearances with hair and skin services, including trend-sensitive cuts, perms, and body waxing, with the help of Goldwell and AG products. The staff settles clients in by offering hot coffee or purified water during a quick consultation. Then, the multitasking team gets to work, coloring or styling hair while simultaneously beautifying nails. A kaleidoscope of OPI polishes keeps digits shining, and gel nails enhance fingertips with a thin, clear overlay that resists chipping, yellowing, and running away as the nail grows out.
Under the supervision of a physician, the aestheticians at EuroSpa of Naples beautify clients and soothe clients' exteriors with medical-grade products. Therapists perform venerated spa services alongside photo rejuvenation and cosmetic injections. To maintain a clean space and a clear conscience, the spa uses Vichy showers for select treatments and utilizes sustainable products and organic botanicals whenever possible, eschewing old-hat serums such as petroleum or Tasmanian tiger tears.
Aestheticians at U-topia Spa look after health and beauty with organic and natural spa treatments and makeup services. Massages eradicate stress to still the mind, and clients seeking direction in their quest for better health can use the spa concierge to assist in navigating the expansive service menu to find the ideal treatment for individual needs.