Some spas can overwhelm their clients with massive lists of services, but massage therapist Michelle Beery takes a different approach at Divine Sensation Massage Studio. She has committed her practice to perfecting the art of kneading out aches and stiffness with hot-stone massages. The heated, contoured rocks relax muscles buried deep in the body and calm down recently thawed cavemen longing for the stony touch of their home time.
The laid-back, tranquil ambiance at Essentials Day Spa complements the relaxing massages that take place therein. Guests hear calming sounds and breathe in fragrant, soothing aromas as they arrive for a private couples massage or a Night Cap massage, which targets the scalp, neck, and feet to promote better sleep. For relief from pregnancy pains, women bearing a prescription signed by a doctor or board-certified stork can schedule a prenatal or postnatal massage performed by a licensed massage therapist who is also a Doulas of North America–trained birth doula.
Away from the massage table, the Essentials Day Spa crew also performs facials, mani-pedis, and onsite or on-location spa parties and travels to offices to deliver stress-reducing corporate-wellness massages.
When Debra Keller, a licensed massage therapist who specializes in prenatal, fertility, postpartum, and infant massages, opened HMH Wellness Center in 2000, she envisioned it as a wellness studio for pregnant women. And expectant mothers can still find plenty of pampering options here, including Baby on Board and other massages. But Keller and her team have also expanded their menu to include cosmetic services, such as body wraps and face-lift massages. Clients who want to learn more about the therapeutic services?such as whether they were invented by Thomas Edison?can attend one of HMH's training and consulting seminars.
Although Styling Sun-Sations encompasses both a hair salon and a tanning salon, its soft blue and purple walls needn’t strain to accommodate the multitude of services. That’s because the salon recently moved into a spacious, new location after nine years of delivering exceptional haircuts, mani-pedis, and bikini waxes. State-licensed therapists dispense Swedish or therapeutic massages, and on the tanning side, two standup booths and three beds employ UV rays that bronze skin or dispose of botched ice sculptures. An It Works! distributor, the salon also offers body-contouring wraps that tighten skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite using a botanical formula.