More than two decades working in finance left Spa Boutique 2 Go owner Shirley stressed and overtaxed, so the single mom turned to massage as a way to transform her life and share her newfound relief with her clients. After extensive study, Shirley obtained her massage and aesthetician's license, allowing her to finally found her haven of a spa, replete with a shop's worth of fragrant body products freshly harvested from local lotion trees. Shirley specializes in integrative therapeutic massage, a modality that hones in on specific problem areas while relieving tension in the entire body. Facials, body treatments, and waxing services join 10 different massage styles to pamper visitors with a varied menu of relaxing, rejuvenating treatments.
Rosa Beauty Spa fulfills owner Rosa's dream of opening a spa, one she realized after spending several years practicing cosmetology. At Rosa's the staff strives to connect mind and body with relaxing spa services. After guests tuck their personal items into private lockers, they can ease into such soothing treatments as lava-stone massages, seaweed facials, or Dead Sea–salt scrubs. Afterward, they can continue to relax in the onsite sauna or rinse off in the spa's shower.
At LaseRx Medical Aesthetic Center, board-certified physician Dr. Adam W. Mauer rejuvenates vexed complexions of various skin types with minimally invasive procedures and SkinMedica serums. A self-described "human artist," Dr. Mauer fills out the furrows in cheeks with Botox injections and polishes skin to match the smoothness of sculpted marble with laser hair-removal treatments. His meticulous craft is on full display during Fraxel skin-resurfacing treatments, which beam away sun damage, acne scars, and wrinkles in the forehead’s time-space continuum.
At Blush Brush and Bronze, a staff of licensed aestheticians and makeup artists beautifies clients with facials, airbrush makeup, and body treatments. Spray tans from South Seas create copper skin tones without exposure to UV rays, and NovaLash extensions glamorize eyes. The shop also sells natural soaps, lotions, and lip balms from Filthy Farmgirl, handmade in Hawaii.
Joy Spa's therapists help clients unwind with Tibetan steam treatments, deep-tissue massages, and Vichy showers. They work to relieve muscle tension and soreness, emphasizing the health benefits of a stress-free lifestyle, such as better sleep and fewer headaches. When customizing sessions, they pull together modalities from 10 types of massages, from flowing shiatsu to luxurious four-hands to even more luxurious seventy-eleven-hands massage.
Hanging from the ceiling of Kings Relax Center is a potpourri of 3D floral designs, which scatters the lighting in all directions—some of it reflects off the polished hardwood floors, some of it pokes through patterned shoji screens. But this is just the periphery; center in on the room and you’ll find rows of reclining beds, and past there, rooms with massage tables. Here, massage therapists soothe and relax tense bodies with traditional Asian bodywork. Gridlocked muscles unwind during body, face, and foot massages. Essential oils can be added to the mix, and ear candling helps dislodge built up wax, toxins, and the solidified sound waves of elevator music.