Hardwood floors, soft lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and abstract floral paintings comprise Spa Epoche's 3,500-square-foot studio, ensconced in Renaissance Hotel's Patriot Place. Only those aged 17 and older can enter, and all cell phones must be turned off. Inside the quiet space, Aveda's flower- and plant-based products aid both stylists?as they trim tresses and perform conditioning treatments. Massage therapists work muscles free of tension during Swedish massages that use traditional long strokes with an oil application that relaxes the body, improves muscle tone, and stimulates the immune system. Utilizing SkinCeuticals products, skin experts condition or firm faces, smooth age lines, and clear acne with a series of peels. Firming and Reconditioning facials are customized to client's unique skin needs and cater to all skin types including dry, sensitive, congested, and oily.
The aestheticians at American Skin Care pamper clients' skin during treatments intended to give them a smooth, youthful glow. With the power of natural Pevonia Botanica products, facial treatments work to rehydrate parched skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, rosacea, acne, and greasy face, caused by sleeping on pillows stuffed with potato chips. Hair-removal sessions eradicate unwanted hair from the body, the Swedish-style strokes of holistic massage lull tight muscles into relaxation, and polarity therapy breaks up energy blockages to bring the body into healthy harmony.
At Zinc Spa & Nail Bar, complimentary aromatherapy turns the lion’s share of the spa services into all-encompassing sensory experiences. With paraben-free products such as LaLicious and Keyano Aromatics, body wraps and massages can transport clients to the tropics with mango scents or to a florist's yacht christening with whiffs of rose and champagne. Technicians at the nail bar also understand the importance of sensory stimuli and let their clients watch flat-screen TVs as coats of Essie and OPI polish dry to mirror finishes. The spa makes sure to tuck extras into every service—aromatherapy neck pillows vie for clients' attention against a complimentary beverage. This people-centered philosophy extends to the planet as a whole. The spa's botanically based, cruelty-free skincare and nail formulas can be brought back for refills at a 40% discount.
The massage therapists at En Touch Massage practice seven modalities that relieve tension in a targeted, expedient manner. Before each massage, clients describe their issue and what they hope to achieve with massage. Then, the therapist tailors a wholly unique bodywork session based on the information from the consultation and from what they’re feeling with their own hands. The therapists commonly focus on muscle strains that result from everyday, repetitive motions, such as washing dishes. Whereas Swedish massages vanquish tension, deep-tissue massages dig far into muscles to dissolve tightness and knots.
Licensed massage therapist Chris MacEwen sees massages as more than just a luxury reserved for the privileged: to him, they are a legitimate way to manage pain. As a result, he focuses on the therapeutic aspect of massages. For instance, he has mastered modalities such as active release technique—a technique designed to break up scar tissue, boost mobility, and unburden pinched nerves.