When it comes to relaxation, Lisa K. Girandola offers a variety of options for pampering her patrons. She and her staff promote inner calm and relaxed muscles by ushering clients through 14 types of massages and 15 ways of smashing an alarm clock. Cold, clinical technology is nowhere to be found during facial and skin services. Instead, fruit and lavender peels and masks replace lasers and harsh chemicals during the spa's sea facials, herbal facials, and optimum rejuvenation treatments. In addition to beautifying and relaxing physiques, Lisa nurtures spiritual sides by attempting to balance chakras and leading students through three levels of reiki-attunement classes.
Heated water cascades into a tranquility pool, while a fireplace burns softly on one wall. Relaxing in poolside loungers, clients sip cups of herbal tea and listen to soothing music as they await their appointments at Solace Day Spa. Some have come for cleansing facials or exfoliating body scrubs, whereas other are here for therapeutic massages or balancing reiki treatments. Out in the salon area, stylists snip hair, groom beards, and perm mustaches as nail techs pamper hands and feet.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The staff at Eden Organix cossets bodies with facials, body wraps, salon services, and waxing treatments. A host of eco-friendly techniques and products beautify, hydrate, and exfoliate skin during body therapies. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and other massage modalities de-stress and relax aching muscles. Clients can also receive makeup applications for a special occasion, along with an array of manicures, pedicures, and soothing herbal foot baths.
Massage Wellness Haven is a virtual font of massage modalities. These modalities include Swedish, myofacial release, raindrop therapy, and hot- and cold-stone massages. The therapist, Elvis Gardin, has used these methods to relieve aching muscles for a variety of clients including contestants in the American Idol Tour 2006 and Broadway actors from Wicked and Fame.