The specialists at Urelax Oriental Natural Therapy have a simple goal: to turn the spa’s name into reality. Facial massage, foot reflexology, and anti-stress back massage target troubled regions directly, easing tension in ways specific to that area's needs. Alternatively, the whole-body massage aims to treat the complete human form and the baseball cap sitting directly above it. But whether the haven’s therapists release knots with acupressure techniques, or soothe aches with hot stones, they work to balance the body and ensure the flow of “qi”—life energy.
Anne and her team, the talent behind Anne's Skincare & Wellness Studio, have more than one skill in their tool belt. As licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians, they render treatments such as back peels, LED light therapy, and ultrasonic firming facials. But they're also certified massage therapists, and in that capacity can perform deep-tissue, Swedish, or warm-stone massages.
Herbal poultices, warm oils, and energy balancing aren’t the tools of a typical spa, but at Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Center they’re a primary defense against stress and discomfort. The doctors, one of whom has studied ayurvedic medicine since childhood, take a holistic approach to health and happiness. They use herbs relied on by the ayurvedic method for thousands of years and believe that the natural remedies without side effects can help assuage a vast range of medical and emotional concerns. Traditional treatments include pouring thin streams of warm oil onto foreheads to reduce stress, opening pores with steam baths, and producing giggles with acupressure massage.
True to their salon's name, stylists at Simply Hair focus their talents on transforming manes with classic salon treatments against the backdrop of maroon and gray walls. The strand pros use Paul Mitchell and Wella products to create looks that flatter individual faces, whether smoothing strands with keratin treatments, adding dimension with highlights, or arranging hair into sweeping updos.
The intricate mirrors at Salon de Beaute' are almost as beautiful as the clients' reflections they showcase. A blend of soft-red and golden-brown hues covers the walls, which are also home to flowers rising up from floating shelves. Curtains and chandeliers seal the elegance of the salon, which renders Brazilian Soft Chocolate keratin treatments, hair extensions, and color treatments, as well as mani-pedis and special-occasion services for weddings.