Though originally developed for professional athletes, Athletes4Life, LLC?s massage programs aren?t just for those scoring touchdowns or putt-putting about town. Rather, the center?s licensed massage therapists fuse a range of modalities?including Swedish, Thai Yoga, and Hawaiian lomilomi?to inspire holistic health while quelling everyday stresses, aches, and pains. Of course, owner Jim does have a few specialties: obliterating migraine headaches and healing pain caused by neck, shoulder, and rotator-cuff problems.
Five-massage therapy packages are designed to compound the overall health benefits of massage over time, and ? la carte treatments can get the body prepped for a physically trying event, such as a 5K or Law & Order marathon. Jim also aims to boost immune systems with quick, 10-minute immune-system massages, and his specially formulated Caribbean Spice seasonings spice up everyday meals while promoting metabolism.
For many people, pampering means spending the day at the spa or napping in a pool full of kittens. For others, it could mean learning new skills in a sexy fitness class. At Be Studios, guests get two out of four. In one glam-blasted room, instructors lead pole-dancing pupils in the sultry arts. Down the hall, spa technicians beautify guests with an array of spa services such as facials for exfoliating dry skin. Either way, the studio aims to outfit women with experiences and accoutrements to help them leave feeling relaxed and empowered, much like a nuclear plant on a cruise ship.
At Zen Gardens Massage, the massage therapists alleviate aches and tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques. To complement the massage kneads, they can incorporate soothing tools such as hot stones, hot bamboo, mud wraps, or organic aromatherapy oils, which help make the room smell as good as an aromatherapist's lab. For clients who can't make it to the studio, Zen Gardens Massages provides mobile massage therapy at offices and hotel rooms.
Nestled in a wood-shingled house, Lather A Salon provides a relaxing atmosphere for its salon, massage, and nail-care services. The staff sculpts trendy new hairdos, styling them with Aquage products and adding vibrancy with Joico color. Meanwhile, technicians gussy up nails with polish from top-notch brands such as OPI and Essie.
At La Look Skincare & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish and deep tissue. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.
Relaxationz Massage and Wellness offers massages of all kinds. From a 20- or- 30-minute kneading of the neck, head, and shoulders to a 90-minute full-body massage, massage therapists can accommodate just about any schedule. They offer a variety of modalities as well, including hot stone, sports, Thai herbal, and myofascial release. Relaxationz Massage and Wellness also offers body treatments, such as seaweed wraps and aromatherapy, and holistic treatments, such as reiki.