Renaissance Salon & Spa took over its stately 1920s farmhouse in the year 2000. There, aestheticians make the most of the homey setting with treatment packages that really let clients settle in. A Euphoria package, for example, begins with a a warm towel treatment for the face and a scalp massage with flower water. Guests then step into the spa's clawfoot tub, soaking in essential oils and rose petals. Another package, the Hot Toddy for the Body, evokes the aromas of that restorative drink with a nectar bath followed by a bourbon-and-brown-sugar scrub that might have you furtively licking your wrist for the rest of the day.
If you don't have a whole afternoon to lounge about, other services include spray tans, hair coloring, and pedicures. Many treatments also incorporate organic and botanical ingredients?Aveda botanical skin resurfacing serves as an alternative to microdermabrasion, and a fusion hot-stone massage gets its fresh scent from native plants.
At Red Rock Massage, certified massage therapists and skilled aestheticians deliver a range of relaxing spa treatments. Swedish massages reduce tightness and improve circulation with a combination of gliding, kneading, and friction strokes, and deep-tissue techniques dig into muscle tissue to excavate stress and fossilized car keys. With Swedish strokes and volcanic basalt rocks heated up to 120 degrees, hot-stone massages soothe the last shreds of stress from a long day of asking coworkers about the location of Carmen Sandiego. Staff members massage necks, heads, and shoulders and rub scalps with scented aromatherapy oils during a moisture-minded Wax and Relax treatment, which also washes away tension from hands and feet with a warm bath of paraffin wax.
When it comes to losing weight, the team at The Body Wrap Spalon knows there's no substitute for diet and exercise, but they augment weight-loss efforts with a menu of advanced body wraps. The signature Slim wrap uses a blend of minerals and heat to draw out excess water and toxins, and the Men's Gut Buster shrinks belt sizes by targeting the midsection.
But body wraps are just one of the ways the team gets clients looking and feeling their best. They also deep-clean pores during facials and evaporate tension from the shoulders, neck, and back during custom massages.
Acupuncturist Robert Smith has treated patients in England, in the United States, and on water with more than four years of experience. After receiving his bachelor of Chinese medicine in acupuncture at England’s University of Salford, he practiced acupuncture and honed his bingo skills on cruise ships before ultimately immigrating to the United States. Wherever Smith treats patients, he uses the ancient healing art to stimulate the immune system with the aim of relieving chronic aches and pains and alleviating maladies such as arthritis, allergies, and anxiety. Smith also specializes in shoulder, back, knee, leg, and sciatica pain. For each session, he employs hair-thin stainless-steel needles that he disposes of after a single use.
At Petra's Massage Spa's brand new, bigger studio, the licensed massage therapists at Petra?s Massage Spa daub bodies with rejuvenating techniques tailored to soothe each client's specific muscular ailments. Patrons relax in chic private rooms while therapists? dexterous fingers help coax tightness and stress from muscles with the flowing motions of Swedish, deep-tissue, and couples massages. Treatments such as sugar scrubs and facials from licensed aestheticians further cultivate relaxation and cleanse skin. Soft beds, light-filtering drapes, and a soothing atmosphere embrace comfort seekers, transporting them to sublime planes of relaxation not experienced since their last slow-motion pillow fight.
Communication is key at Massage Mantra, where a team of seven licensed massage therapists encourages clients to describe their pains and stresses and listens closely in order to structure treatments suitable to their needs. Once they have taken your input to heart, they stretch out their nimble hands and begin to soothe muscles with one of six available bodywork modalities, from reiki treatments that calibrate the body's energy levels to sports massages that methodically extract hockey pucks lodged between muscles. A roster of skin-specific facials complements the massages’ inner healing with infusions of nourishing vitamins that promote a healthy outer glow.