Ultrabeauty Day Spa’s 16 treatment rooms are not the only places onsite where clients can unwind. The spa also boasts a sauna, steam room, and Vichy table shower, all of which are cued up and waiting to deliver warmth and relaxation. Luxurious packages combine these amenities with services such as facials, massages, and mani-pedis and can be designed with one or more guests in mind. Couples have been known to plan romantic afternoons here together, and bridal parties are welcome to come and loosen their bouquet-catching muscles.
Mani-pedis are one of the most requested services at Spa East, according to the Philadelphia Tribune, and for good reason. The spa specializes in Minx nails, which are thin, flexible coverings that add vibrant color while strengthening the nail, helping the look last longer. Add on a hot-stone massage and an exfoliating, homemade foot mask, and you've got the luxe chocolate-and-champagne Minx mani-pedi, which was named as the Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine in 2010.
But expertise at Spa East extends far beyond a single service. Owner Samiyyah Staten has dedicated more than 10 years to studying aesthetics and massage, focusing largely on Eastern practices that combine natural and holistic elements. Her staff draws on lifetimes of training and experience to administer treatments from green-tea facials to reflexology, reiki, and shiatsu. Besides channeling ancient Asian traditions, the aestheticians tailor their services to each client's needs, such as dry skin, ingrown hairs, or eyebrows that are unable to convey the emotion of wistful.
The massage therapists at Touch of Comfort Massage & Mobile Spa strive to make getting relaxed even more relaxing by bringing their pampering services to their clients' homes. The staffers perform massage, facials, and body detoxification treatments in the comforts of patrons' own abodes, helping them feel more at ease and allowing them to eschew the hassles of fighting traffic and local squirrels. In this setting, the therapists can administer flowing Swedish strokes to promote circulation, or access lower-layer aches with the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. And they enhance sessions with sumptuous add-ons, such as hot-stone therapy and exfoliation facials. But for those who like to keep their spa experiences at the spa, they offer the same lineup of services at their onsite location.
With treatments that range from deep-tissue massage to cellulite-reducing body wraps, Sacred Paradise Massage Therapy aims to keep clients looking and feeling their best. The studio's licensed massage therapists work out tension with strokes tailored to each client's needs, adding pampering details such as heated basalt stones or skin-softening paraffin treatments. Complimentary tea and water keep guests hydrated throughout visits.
Therapists tailor each stroke to individual preferences to create massages that cater to long-term health goals or simply focus on the particular stresses of the day. In addition to quelling immediate aches, they aim to prevent future pain by locating and treating problems at their source, and also tout massage as a great way to boost energy and enhance mobility, helping clients run faster, jump higher, and break dance with greater spontaneity.
Even though it's located within the busy Weston Fitness health club, Centered Lotus Bodyworks manages to feel a world away. With the sounds of the gym out of earshot, guests can escape and relax with the help of a licensed massage therapist, who can customize a course of treatment to suit their individual needs. That might include a deep-tissue massage enhanced with hot river stones, a sports massage to enhance flexibility and endurance, or even a couples massage for those who can't bear to be parted from their personal trainer. In addition to massage, Centered Lotus Bodyworks also offers private and group meditation classes for those who seek to soothe their mind as well as their body.