Inside My Time Massage’s private treatment rooms, the dexterous hands of a skilled therapist unravel tension and ease achy musculature with nine different massage modalities, each targeted to specific ailments. Prenatal massage, for example, helps relieve joint pain and reduces swelling in the arms and legs, and myofascial-release techniques loosen overly taut facia—the tissues surrounding muscles and organs—with gentle stretching and compressions. Before starting any treatment, therapists perform a consultation and read each client’s internal instruction manual to determine the most beneficial massage techniques.
At New Holland Recreation Center, guests pursue health goals inside a modern 8,000-square-foot fitness center while enjoying the benefits of social interaction. Treadmills, ellipticals, and cycling equipment pump legs as fast as a cheetah churning butter, and a 16-piece circuit-training area tones and tightens muscles. Aqueous athletes can stretch caudal fins in a 25-yard pool with lap and leisure divisions. Bubble jets, a water slide, and mushroom fountain foster water play and quests for kidnapped princesses, and four lap lanes sculpt lean legs in an 83-degree aquatic environment. Enjoy competitive play and team-building on the rubber-floored gymnasium inlayed with boundaries for volleyball, basketball, and kangaroo court. Inside the game room, guests shoot pool, play ping-pong, and gesticulate wildly at a Nintendo Wii as children safely romp within the Tot Spot for up to two hours (not included with this Groupon; additional $2 for first child, $1 for each additional child).
The expert massage therapists at Sideline Massage carefully manipulate weary musculature as part of an effort to heal clients holistically. Recumbent bodies bask in the spa’s tranquility as tension-tamers mold taut tissues into serene submission or celebrity caricatures upon request. The warmth of heated basalt stones commands pliancy in unresponsive sinews when placed on targeted troublesome regions. Direct contact with skin during corpus caressing imparts additional relief and can help promote curative qualities. Sideline Massage’s knowledgeable massage maestros can also provide tips on nutrition, healthy lifestyle practices, and TV/VCR repair.
After purchasing the original Hawaiian Tan location in Forest Lake in 2006, Fred and Debbie Newburg renovated the salon from the ground up, outfitting it with brand new tanning beds, computers, and vacation vibes. As their venture flourished, they added bodywork treatments to the menu of services and re-christened the business "Hawaiian Tan and Massage". Now with two locations and a full roster of UV tanning, airbrush tanning, and therapeutic massage offerings, they keep area bodies bronzed and relaxed seven days a week.
Drawing upon experience accumulated during 15 years in business, the certified stylists, aestheticians, and therapists at The Hair & Spa Gallery work toward the comfort and beauty goals of patrons. Shears hum in the background as stylists lengthen strands with extensions. Beneath shelves of facial elixirs and body wraps, tanning beds purr. Airbrush units spare bodies contact with UV rays and keep them from becoming involved in the sand-eating contests popular at most beaches. Out back, a lush lawn sidles up next to a porch area equipped with potted plants, tables, and chairs where guests can lounge and new looks can see the sun for the first time.
SuperNatural Hair revamps tresses with flattering layers and Redken color highlights, but that's just a single strand in the salon's ample coiffure. After an invigorating deep-conditioning treatment, skilled aestheticians can outfit fingertips with glitter polish or remove unflattering fuzz from brows during a private waxing session. The salon also offers a vibrant array of hair extensions available in natural hues or accent colors such as neon pink, turquoise, and camouflage.