Deep-seated stresses dissipate at the hands of Sunset Massage's certified massage therapists, who practice their craft within three calming sanctuaries spread across greater Milwaukee. The sun referenced in the massage center’s name may allude to its specialty hot-stone and hot-towel massages, which employ penetrating heat and soothing circular motions to boost circulation, oxygenate muscles, and alleviate the lingering stiffness that comes from serving as the spring festival’s Maypole. Aside from their popular heated modalities, the team of male and female massage therapists treats clients to gentle relaxation massages and more focused deep-tissue work.
Soft robin's-egg-blue walls and warm wooden accents welcome beauty seekers to Blue Water's skin and body sanctum. The ultrasonic facial ($95), Blue Water's signature visage vivifier, uses ultrasonic vibrations to loosen and eliminate blackheads, dirt, and expired skin; the treatment includes a face, neck, shoulder, and arm massage. Or opt for an aromatherapy facial ($95), which uses essential oils to hydrate and plump tired cells while encouraging lymphatic drainage and delusions of grandeur. To give your body the radiance and dewy sheen of a well-groomed glowworm, use this Groupon toward an exfoliating lavender body scrub treatment ($110), or delight in the gentle kneads of a classic Swedish massage ($90 for an hour). Blue Water Spa also offers a variety of services for teens ($75 for a teen facial) and men ($95 for an hour-long gentleman's facial).
At Sunset Spa, trained massage therapists harness therapeutic massages not only to help customers relax, but also to help treat pain, stress, and other maladies. Guests seeking to relieve pain from accidents, injuries, muscle fatigue, or inflammation can find solace in a variety of modalities. Medical and therapeutic massages involve testing and stretching muscles, while Swedish massages use long, deep strokes to improve circulation and induce relaxation. Meanwhile, deep-tissue massages reach focus on deep muscle aches, and sports massages aim to reduce soreness stemming from trying to inflate a basketball with a hand pump until it explodes.
Certified colon hydrotherapist Cheryl Tyler established Infinity Health & Wellness Center as a means to help others gain control of their health through the use of colonics. With assistance from registered nurse Ruth Davidson—a walking testament to the weight-loss effects of colonics—Cheryl and company are able to naturally restore balance to digestive tracts exhibiting signs of bloating, fatigue, and IBS. To gain these results, trained hydrotherapists only use a FDA-registered colonic machine sterilized with UV light, disposable speculums, and water so pure it freezes upon hearing swear words. To enhance the treatment, clients can opt for the deluxe colonic, which includes an electrolyte-rich energy drink, or tack on a foot reflexology treatment.