Rose. Jasmine. Cocoa butter. Those are just a few of the decadent essential oils and rubs that are part of the soothing massage experience at Absolute Haven. Here massage therapists nurture and ease muscle pain with a variety of massage modalities, including their signature aromatherapy massages that include some of the above scents. Aside from their signature massage work in deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massages, the team also treats clients' other needs. Some come to soothe their feet with a paraffin foot wrap and others benefit from having stuffed sinus passages cleared with a eucalyptus and peppermint treatment. Facials and nail care also add their own a beautifying edge to the pampering work done here.
With enough space to accommodate groups, Radiance Spa makes it easy to plan a tranquil retreat to celebrate bachelorette parties, birthdays, or finally getting the last clown out of your car. Whether coming with a group or flying solo, clients find deep relaxation during mani-pedis and chair massages as the soothing strains of harp music fill the space. Individual services include facials, massages, herbal wraps, and makeup applications, and private locker rooms and showers make it easy to freshen up afterwards.
Lisa's Place Salon is a one-stop shop for pampering. Stylists cut and color hair into modern and classic looks that range from blunt bangs to golden highlights. For special occasions, they apply dramatic makeup and decorate hair with wispy feathers, colorful flowers, and full rose bushes.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
A combination of technical prowess and creativity steady the shears and blow through the hairdryers at Bernard's Salon and Spa, a beauty center that aims to have its clients feeling like they just stepped off the cover of Vogue. Not all the staffs' attention is focused on the scalp, however—aestheticians deftly apply cosmetics before nights-on-the-town, perform rejuvenating facials, remove unwanted fuzz with wax, and shape cuticles during mani-pedis. Massage therapists, meanwhile, use swedish and deep tissue techniques to ease tension from the body, making clients appear more relaxed, approachable, and less likely to pop a neck vein.
The staff at The Body Wrap Shoppe & Spa specializes in swaddling clients’ bodies in solutions and salves that promote inch loss and detoxification. They offer the mineral-based Slim Wrap, which has been featured on The Doctors, as well as infrared wraps, seaweed wraps, and tortilla wraps. For those in search of a more high-tech approach to weight loss, they also provide i-Lipo laser body contouring paired with whole-body vibration.