At The Whole You Spa, a team of state-licensed practitioners implement beauty and wellness treatments inspired by therapies from around the world. Parisian Decléor skin products blended from natural essential oils fuel a selection of European facials, each of which are specialized to target issues such as dehydration, pigment problems, or blemishes. Massage therapists manipulate muscles with techniques such as Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, shiatsu, medical, pre-natal, and others. A Master of Oriental Medicine unblocks spiritual tension with strategically placed acupuncture needles and passive-aggressive post-it notes.
ZenzaSpa Wellness Boutique cultivates a relaxing atmosphere where patrons can cleanse their bodies and minds with a full menu of facials, massages, and skin care services. Facials and peels aim to create stunning visages, while classic massage techniques help reduce muscle kinks and knots. Alternately, the seaweed body wrap and lavender leg and foot scrub use natural ingredients to ensure bodies feel clean and smooth.
As a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist with a master's degree in special education, Jolie Schiering knows the power that touch can have to reduce anxiety and show support. Drawing on this experience and more than 1,000 hours of bodywork instruction, Jolie tempers troubled sinews with a variety of massage techniques. Lounging in a private room, clients prepare for Swedish, shiatsu, or hot-stone bodywork as the scented tendrils of aromatherapy oils uncurl through the air. When not calming sinews as a therapist, Jolie draws on knowledge gained while acquiring a personal-training license to compete in races such as the San Diego Marathon, and obtained CPR certification from Red Cross.
The certified massage therapists at Harmony Within Massage Therapy aim to reduce pain and improve range of motion with a number of massage modalities that range from classic Swedish massage to four-handed massage work. Raindrop therapy uses essential oils and acupressure to help treat pain, and Reiki aims to channel energy, bringing balance and harmony to the body. Meanwhile, the Isabell Gatto method uses the therapist’s fingertips to apply pressure to 50 specific points on the body, opening blocked energy pathways. Two private massage rooms provide a tranquil setting as candles flicker and warmth streams from a heated massage table equipped with a blanket, and heated neck and eye pillows.
Spa 23 Health and Racquet Club welcomes guests with a lobby café and juice bar where they can fuel up and debate their workout options. Some will decide to step out into multi-leveled workout rooms to exercise with weight- and core-training machines, free weights, cardio equipment, and stationary bikes. Others will run around the winding indoor running track or compete on one of two racquetball courts. Aquatic exercise takes place in a 25-yard Olympic-style swimming pool, which is also the best place to practice one’s Marco Polo skills. Alternately, visitors can retreat to multiple studios, where instructors lead classes in hot yoga and Pilates or step inside private rooms, where therapists ease tension with massages, mud packs, aromatherapy, and Pure Spa wraps.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Korean spa's massive 40,000-square-foot facility houses multiple floors, which each feature saunas aimed at providing visitors with relaxation and health benefits. Heated to a pore-opening 200 degrees Celsius from burning oak-tree wood, the dome-shaped hot-steam room—bulhanjeungmok in Korean—features floors made of yellow soil and salt that replicate a 500-year-old therapy designed to treat illness and pain. On the complete opposite side of the temperature spectrum, the ice sauna uses freezer-like frosted walls to cool the air around patrons sitting on log stools or standing on their hands. In between hopping from sauna to sauna, visitors may hang out in one of the lounges, get a haircut, or even grab a warm Korean meal or refreshing dessert.