The physical sensations of being at the beach?the stress-melting warmth, the calm brought on by lapping waves?are what manager Kristen tries to recreate in her jade massage bed studio. Saving her clients a plane ticket to Maui, she introduces them to these mechanized beds that knead the muscles with jade rollers and warm the core with infrared heat. The hands-free sessions are done without oils, so clients can leave the studio without having to shower or feeling compelled to flex their muscles.
Understanding that many women and men may lack the time required to spend a day at the spa, Beth Kearns founded A Perfect Ten (or Twenty) so everyone can feel pampered, no matter his or her schedule. The business's stylists and aestheticians are on-the-go, either performing services in-studio or bringing mobile services to homes, offices, hotels, and hospitals. Once there, they perform spa mani-pedis, soothing massages, and airbrushed spray tans.
AlySim Spa welcomes men and women to indulge in relaxing spa services ranging from soothing massages to body treatments buoyed by lavender or garden mint and algae. Using mineral-based, organic skincare products, the licensed aestheticians brighten complexions with youthful glows during customized facials. LumiLift rejuvenations combat signs of aging by restoring the skin's natural elasticity, and collagen lip treatments use sugar-cane crystals to exfoliate peeling skin and grant a natural, rosy color more effectively than just eating candy canes.
The bleaching experts at One Hour Smile illuminate smiles with an in-office teeth-whitening treatment that brightens stained or discolored teeth by an average of eight shades in one 60-minute session. As patients relax within one of eight private rooms, a blue LED light activates carbamide peroxide in a dental-grade, neutral-pH gel for 45 minutes, lifting stains caused by such substances as coffee, tea, and tobacco. Next, a 15-minute desensitizing session helps restore natural minerals to the enamel, minimizing discomfort caused by years of listening to pretentious wisdom teeth. To ensure individuals receives their desired results, technicians discuss any special considerations before the procedure.
As a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Kristen Gum has the ability to both enhance beauty and reduce stress. She hand selects products during facials to counter skin-specific issues such as acne, dryness, or wrinkles. Her massages draw on the long, fluid strokes of the Swedish modality to quell tension and soothe muscular aches.
After luxuriating in Sunlight Day Spa's opulent extras—a rose-petal footbath, a relaxation room, comfy robes, complimentary beverages, and hidden loudspeakers that shout at you to relax whenever you look nervous—you'll be ready for your massage of choice. Sunlight Day Spa specializes in Asian massage techniques, displayed to full effect with its Om massage ($80), which uses long connecting strokes and aromatherapy oils to create a positively enlightening level of relaxation. If the Om doesn't cure your body's samsara, a Release massage ($95) will ease pains and chronic tension by focusing on deep muscle and connective tissue. The muscle-melting Hot Stone massage ($95), meanwhile, might bring back happy memories of the stress-free week spent trapped under a volcanic boulder.