During The Relaxation Package, ReNew Therapeutic Massage Center’s professional practitioners target pent-up tension with holistic massage and natural, eco-friendly products. During an aromatherapy massage, therapeutic-grade essential oils waft calming fragrance into the air, helping to alleviate stress and the lingering aroma of old birthday-cake candles. A massage therapist’s long, smooth strokes deliver light to medium pressure throughout the body, tenderly dislodging knots, helping improve muscle tone, and focusing on numerous bodily ailments, including whiplash and migraines. Tired after playing with footballs or high-fiving goal posts, hands or feet receive a sheath of 100% natural, soy-based paraffin alternative that aims to hydrate and soften exhausted epidermises. Warm herbal wraps accompany the vitamin-E-rich emollient, which also contains Mother Nature-approved substances such as jojoba, coconut oil, shea butter, and the sappy tears of a sequoia.
The expert therapists at Massage Spring Spa pride themselves on creating a calming environment for visitors. Amid earth-toned walls, they begin their services by assessing the levels of stress hiding among the shoulders and back before uncoiling knotted muscles via massage or snake charming. They target specific points during acupressure therapy and rely on the soothing sensation of hot stones to release emotional and physical tension.
The Wudang Mountains have been a hub for Chinese medicine and Taoist monasteries for centuries, so it makes sense that Dr. Lien-Jiun Lee—a 16th generation member of a lineage from the region—would be attracted to the practice of traditional oriental medicines. Armed with a two-headed master's degree—in Chinese medicine and psychology—he leads Ageless Wellness Center's team of spa therapists as they administer lymphatic-drainage massages, facials infused with pearl and silk protein, and colon hydrotherapy. The intention of these treatment methods is to restore the body's natural balance of yin and yang and to enhance the body's metabolism so that clients can digest baseball cards that didn't turn out to be worth much.
The gentle whir of blow dryers fills the air at Salon Luna as stylists create everything from simple children's cuts to glamorous hairdos. New clients and salon regulars relax, sipping from mugs of coffee, and stylists shampoo, blow-dry, style, and highlight their manes. Hair-texturizing services include keratin-infused straightening treatments, relaxers, and perms—each designed to keep hair as glossy as a celebrity sporting a new coat of carnauba wax. In addition to hair services, staff members finish off new looks with pore-cleansing facials, waxing, and manicures and pedicures enhanced with paraffin dips or whirlpool baths.
The team at Bliss Reflexology blends natural and traditional holistic treatments to increase patients' circulation, strengthen their joints and muscles, and help them rehabilitate from injuries. During reflexology sessions, therapists apply pressure to the feet, hands, and ears in order to stimulate corresponding zones within the body, aiming to improve the health of the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Similarly, acupressure treatments help clients relax and boost their energy by applying physical pressure to trigger points along the body without resorting to flipping the bellybutton's emergency off switch.
Owner Jung Kim melds a license in acupuncture and certification in massage therapy to ease clients’ pain. Kim and the rest staff also use herb mixtures and shiatsu care to relieve fatigue, headaches, insomnia, chronic pain, and sports injuries.