Stress doesn’t take time off for weekends, and neither does the staff at Foot Happy Spa. They keep their doors open seven days a week, countering stress with ancient, holistic treatments. During a lymphatic-drainage massage, therapists use light massage strokes and essential oils to rid the body of both tension and toxins. Fine needles and heated jars take the place of hands during acupuncture and cupping treatments, during which therapists help unblock energy pathways and promote feelings of well-being. The team also tackles signs of aging with a deluxe facial, which uses acupressure to boost collagen production and give skin the toned, lifted appearance of a levitating bodybuilder.
Synergy Wellness & Rehabilitation's team of therapists and practitioners are committed to stepping beyond the treatment of symptoms, opting instead to cultivate vitality from the inside out. Adopting a whole-body approach to health and wellness, the staff prioritizes giving a personalized, one-on-one experience for alleviating ailments through holistic and naturopathic solutions ranging from chiropractic adjustments to posture realignment via custom-fitted orthotics. They encourage clients to use their treatment visits as a steppingstone toward learning skills necessary to care for one's own health, minimizing the long-term need for traditional treatments such as medication and licking down the stalagmites in a salt cave.
A full-service, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility, Viva Wellness & Rehab houses doctors and therapists from a range of disciplines together under one roof. In the recently renovated facility, chiropractors, and physiotherapists practice alongside licensed massage therapists, acupuncturists, and podiatrists. The practitioners boast extensive training: massage therapists have completed 24- to 36-month programs at CMTO-accredited schools, and chiropractors and physiotherapists have been in practice for more than 10 years. Viva also outfits clients with health-related products, including supplements, TENS units, and custom-made orthotics, which slip perfectly into sneakers and snorkeling fins.
There's one thing that certified therapist Elizabeth Gauntley would like to clarify: reflexology is not just a foot massage—it's so much more. Reflexology is a technique that requires intense training and certification to master. By applying pressure to specific reflexes and nerve endings in the feet, a trained practitioner such as Elizabeth hopes to locate and treat deeper deficiencies within the human body. Elizabeth begins each session with a full health consultation to assess the client’s needs. Footpath guests may also supplement their reflexology treatment with a therapeutic reiki massage, which aims to unblock the body's energy channels and promote wellness.
The goal at Milano Spa & Wellness Center is a simple one: relaxation. But here, there are many ways of achieving it. Take, for instance, massage. The spa offers five modalities, from the Indian head massage—a soothing treatment for the scalp, face, neck, shoulders, and upper back—to the Feet First massage, which includes a foot soak, scrub, mask, and massage relaxing enough to keep the feet from tap dancing “Thank you” over and over in Morse code. And full-body massages, such as the Swedish and hot-stone varieties, work from top to bottom to loosen every muscle. Milano Spa also offers facials with synergistically blended products that leave faces soft and radiant.
As an arm of the Higher Living Brand—alongside a yoga studio, dental office, and dance center—Aphrodite Salon & Spa's staff embodies a multi-faceted, stress-free approach to looking good and living well. Inside the chic salon space, decorated with sleek, contemporary furnishings, stylists massage scalps and trim locks with products from MoroccanOil and Zotos Professional. In nearby private spa rooms, techs cleanse complexions with Dermalogica facials, tame tension with relaxation massages, and boost egos with Tic-tac-toe matches.