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.
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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.
Sabrena Wicker had a light-bulb moment as she received her first massage: her career calling was to become a massage therapist. Wicker enrolled in massage school, earned a degree, and opened Tinker Massage and Day Spa Studio. Within the spa's softly lit treatment rooms, massage therapists practice several modalities and perform spa treatments for singles or doubles. To enhance bodywork sessions, the therapists incorporate elements of nature—heated stones infuse heat into muscles, essential oils perfume the air, and a charm of hummingbirds creates a relaxing breeze.
Rapheala’s savvy stylists and adroit aestheticians enact a full-range of corporeal-enhancement services. Tranquil salon environs ease frazzled auras as seasoned haircare specialists tend to sagging coiffures, flipping the script on natural selection with coloring (55+) and severing split ends with on-trend haircuts for men ($20), women ($35), and children ($15). Updos fancify head growth for any occasion ($35+), and a relaxer softens locks anxious about being surrounded by so many scissors ($60). Rapheala's aestheticians replace vexed visages with congenial face frames using a pulchritude-imbuing array of eyebrow waxing ($12), facials ($30+), peels ($45+), and makeup services ($15+). Freshened looks inspire compliments from friends, passing strangers, and enchanted mirrors.
Body-wrap use dates back to ancient Egypt, where they were used to detoxify, remove excess fat and tissue fluid, restore minerals, and acquire an attractive figure for mummy season. After a core-coddling cocooning, The Body Wrap's clients are guaranteed to experience a loss of 6–20 inches while detoxifying their bodies—resulting in a svelte figure that easily shimmies into packed elevators and tucks behind trees during hide-and-seek. An express facial tops off the treatment with skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, and toning of the ol' skull mask. An initial wrap session takes about two hours to complete and requires some preparatory steps to achieve optimal results.
The skilled shutterbugs at Mi Amor Studio capture flattering, intimate angles during tasteful boudoir photo shoots. They aim to cultivate a glamorous experience for all subjects, enlisting professional makeup artists and hairstylists to elevate the natural beauty of each subject to camera-ready works of art. The encouraging photographers put subjects at ease while helping them strike appealing poses and plying them with chic beverages and hors d'oeuvres. The sensual images can then be burned on CDs, immortalized in picture books that brim with up to 75 photos, or printed and tucked between the pages of the library’s copy of On the Origin of Species. In addition to boudoir services, Mi Amor Studio offers hair services such as keratin blow-outs, highlights, conditioning treatments, and haircuts for women, men and children. Airbrush tanning, manicures, and pedicures round out the salon's services.