Like all good relationships, the bonds between Market Square Wellness Center's practitioner, Scott, and his clients start with great communication. Recognizing that patients' wellness needs and desires can change from day today, each session starts with an in-depth conversation. Its course helps Scott customize massage treatments and have something to talk about if he runs into clients in the supermarket.
Scott employs an eclectic blend of eastern and western bodywork techniques, specializing in deep tissue work, pain management, stretching, and relaxation. To address muscle damage or injuries such as whiplash, he employs deep-tissue techniques or craniosacral therapy, a series of ultralight touches designed to release restrictions in soft tissues that affect the central nervous system. During the session, clients can enjoy streaming music to help set the cadence throughout.
Amid NOVA—Natural Organic Vital Anti-Aging—Spa's warm saffron-and-gold color scheme, wood floors, and Far Eastern art and pottery, its licensed aestheticians accomplish pampering skincare services. They smooth faces using nonsurgical face-lifts, and licensed massage therapists foster tranquility with Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork. Pain-relieving and skin-rejuvenating steam therapy rounds out the spa's indulgent treatments.
55 may be the number in the business's name, but the certified technicians at Laser55 are partial to the number 3. That's because there are three steps to their nonsurgical weight-loss program: Lipo-Light, whole-body vibration, and an amethyst bio-mat. First, patients relax as a technician passes the noninvasive Lipo-Light laser over skin, where it penetrates fat cells and drains them. Then, they step onto the whole-body-vibration platform, which quickly shakes up muscles to trigger contractions that work to burn off the newly liquefied fat. To cap off the three-step treatment, patients lay atop an amethyst bio-mat, which kick-starts the lymphatic system while ionizing the blood to promote detoxification. This helps the body to flush fat from the system long after the appointment ends. While the staff can perform each treatment separately, they recommend their patients go through all three steps, since the laser, vibration platform, and bio-mat all suffer from severe separation anxiety. See client testimonials here.
With its tufted couches, lavender walls, sweeping staircase, and mirrors in ornate wooden frames, Fifth Harmony Day Spa at Avon offsets its modern treatments with Victorian-style touches. Inside softly lit rooms, massage therapists deeply knead stubborn knots and glide hot stones over tense backs. Other rooms host aestheticians who clarify clients’ pores and use wax to eliminate unwanted leg hair or forehead horns. The spa also carves out a nook for its own health-focused bistro, serving fresh salads and wraps.
Products by brands such as Pharmagel, Aquage, Sexy Hair, Moroccanoil, Vavoom, and Essentials jump into clients' hair and hands at Lakeside Hair Boutique and Day Spa. That's because the stylists use them during hair services, but also make them available for sale in the boutique. It's not just high-end products that refresh guests, though. It's also the facials, hair extensions that last up to one year, soothing massages, and luxurious manicures and pedicures. So, in addition to stylists who re-imagine hair-scapes by using Japanese hair-straightening techniques, nail technicians host clients in cozy black leather thrones during mani-pedis. The latter might involve shiny shellac gels that last for up to two weeks without chipping or fading. Elsewhere—in private rooms—massage therapists work away knots and pent-up stress. Their methods include specialized Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy massages, as well as just playing a tambourine on your back.
At Sustainable Health & Wellness, naturopathic physician and massage therapist Dr. Dana Lapointe leads a team of wellness professionals whose expertise ranges from weight loss and acupuncture, to organic facials and energy healing. In addition to yoga, Pilates, and meditation, clients can unwind in an infrared sauna, which raises body temperature to detoxify organs, slenderize the body, and reduce muscle or joint pain.