Elena Europa Spa’s pampering extends beyond its services. The spa itself houses such amenities as showers and a steam room to further relaxation. Inside private treatment rooms, therapists go hand-to-hand against tension with a variety of massage techniques that disentangle muscle knots, improve circulation, and alleviate lower back pain for soon-to-be mothers or those who bear crawl to work every morning. The spa’s specialists also render skin silky smooth with cleansing facials and body scrubs that remove dead skin cells with sea salt and essential oils.
At Simple Healing Touch Massage, the massage therapists ease tension and stress with a variety of massage modalities. Swedish massages boost oxygen flow and circulation and decrease muscle toxins thanks to the massage therapist's long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood flowing back to the heart. Deep-tissue massages are similar, but focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue to relieve chronic pain. Clients can also indulge in hot-stone massages, which employ smooth, water-heated stones?rather than rocks from the studio's backyard volcano?to ease stiff muscles. In addition, the studio offers bodywork sessions specifically for athletes, pregnant women, and seniors.
Amid soft purple walls and flickering candles, the staff at Jakari Beach Spa performs an array of rejuvenating spa services. Certified therapists soothe backs, necks, and scalps with a wide range of massages—from Swedish to shiatsu. Skincare specialists replenish and protect skin with glycolic facial peels, tailoring treatments to accommodate each client's unique skin condition and needs. Meanwhile, nail technicians pamper feet with luxurious pedicures, complete with lavender sea-salt scrubs, mineral clay cooling masks, and massages.
Situated inside Sea Gardens Beach and Tennis Club, Soleil Spa does a good job of convincing guests they're actually underwater. Photorealistic images of sea anemones adorn the walls of the spa's private treatment rooms, recreating the scenery of the ocean to help guests sink further into relaxation during each massage or facial. Out on the salon floor, nail technicians buff away callouses and gently remove lobster claws during mani-pedis.
Mark Lohmann began formally training in bodywork?starting with Active Isolated Stretching?before opening Planet Massage on Las Olas Boulevard in 2005.
After almost a decade at that location, Planet Massage relocated to a historical home in the SOLO district that has more than three times the space of the original location. But the ample space isn't the only upgrade; Planet Massage's new urban oasis is even more equipped to relax clients with its lush outdoor bamboo and mango gardens and free parking. Plus, the house is located on a tree-lined neighborhood street, blocks from the beach and within view of the Downtown skyline and any monsters trying to destroy it. All of this has not gone unnoticed by customers; TripAdvisor awarded Planet Massage with the Certificate of Excellence in 2014.
The new spa still soothes bodies with medically based bodywork that often combines multiple modalities and products, as well as with foot massages, heat packs, and pain-relieving Biofreeze treatments. But it also has added a variety of new pampering treatments to take place in the new treatment rooms.