After receiving a massage at Sunrise Massage Therapy Services, it?s hard not to feel that the sun has indeed risen on a new day. That?s because the studio?s certified therapists?whose skills extend from traditional Swedish massage to specialty prenatal and geriatric styles to therapeutic massage or myofascial release sessions?are never satisfied until they have relieved chronic pains and lingering tensions.
There?s nothing common about the massage sessions at North Canton Aqua Massage, except for their relaxing effects. Unlike at most spas, clients remain fully clothed during their appointments at North Canton, and they don?t need to worry about leaving coated with oil. Aqua-massage sessions take only 20 minutes and keep clients completely clean and dry, and, perhaps most shockingly, there are no therapists in sight. High-tech beds take care of all the kneading, gently manipulating achey muscles with pulses of heated water.
Though Miami Massage & Beauty Dayspa isn’t located anywhere near South Beach, the decor—sandy walls, bead boarding, model ships, and paintings of the ocean—finds inspiration from the Florida coast. Just as relaxing as the tropics are the massage services in which the staff members specialize. Beyond standard deep-tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy and hot-stone massages, they practice reiki, a Japanese technique said to boost the body’s positive energies and promote healing, and reflexology, a style of massage that relieves pain throughout the body by focusing on pressure points found in feet, hands, and heated debates. They also provide eyelash extensions, ear piercings, makeup applications, salt and sugar scrubs, and body wraps.
A pebbled driveway cuts through vast greenery leading up to a historical church, which was originally built in 1890 and currently sits nestled in the shade of neighboring trees. Inside the quiet, secluded house is Canterbury Spa, where owner and licensed aesthetician Laura Lewis curates a suite of beauty-boosting services that span from waxing and facials to massage. Canterbury’s lineup of massages lifts tension from hardworking backs and shoulders, and its manual tans allow beneficiaries to convince coworkers of a recent vacation without wearing a coconut bra around the office.