Using nourishing minerals and herbs, mud, seaweed, and dead sea salt, the beauty experts at Cooper Spa pamper clients with time-tested, natural ingredients; but they’ll also turn to advanced technology when they need to, gently sloughing off dead skin with microdermabrasion tools, swiping glycolic acid onto faces to fade blemishes, and directing microcurrents into skin to firm muscles. Many treatments already include add-ons: hot-stone massages are enhanced with hand exfoliations, eye treatments, and foot soaks complete with rubber duckies, and aromatherapy enhances Swedish kneads and body wraps.
Tropical-themed decor covers the earth-toned walls of Endless Summer Day Spa, where a massage room, hair salon, and gym converge. A palm tree shades a lineup of black lumbar-supporting leather chairs in the comfortable waiting room, where guests wait for salon or spa treatments such as the wrinkle-battling raspberry enzyme facial. The experienced staff helps patrons achieve their beauty goals, offering refining salon cuts, tanning, and skincare treatments. After cooling down from gym workouts, or attempts to scale the salon’s hydration station, guests can relax with a soothing massage.
The therapists at East-West Therapeutic Massage give massages in the same way that they teach their students: by combining creativity with science. Each therapist wields the classroom know-how to deliver a muscle-melting shiatsu, sports, or lomilomi massage. But to them, it’s more important to remain flexible in their methods, responding to the needs of the client rather than rigidly adhering to textbook diagrams. To this end, one of the primary tenants of East-West is listening to the client. Though guests can choose from a menu of massage modalities, such as Hawaiian and craniosacral massage, they can also start sessions with a description of their discomfort or desires, such as reducing stress or eliminating their fear of tripwire. From these descriptions, the therapist crafts a tailored set of motions and strokes, paying close attention to the body as the massage guides clients toward relief.
Shape Smart Wellness Spa started generating buzz in 1999, after one client lost more than 50 pounds. This success story led to multiple others; collectively, the testimonials validated the spa's holistic approach to health. To support whole-body wellness, staff members call upon various qualifications: Pilates certifications, massage licenses, and knowledge of Richard Simmons. When developing custom health programs, professionals start with lifestyle programs that emphasize fitness and nutrition. They complement these programs with beauty services ranging from facials to pedicures. The team also couples time-tested beauty techniques with state-of-the-art methods including body contouring and light and heat energy.
Youthful You's skilled therapists and aestheticians curate an ideal environment for relaxation while they administer refreshing beauty and wellness treatments. The center's facial services exfoliate weary visages, lifting away dirt, blemishes, and clingy masquerade masks to reveal healthier layers of skin. Massage therapists untie knotted muscles and soothe chronic aches in backs and shoulders with smooth, rhythmic strokes. The staff?s common belief that no two bodies are the same manifests itself in treatments that cater to the individual needs of each guest.
For the team at Shri Yoga and Wellness Center, a stronger body is just the beginning of the effect yoga can have on people. Shri is a Sanskrit word that means “that which is life-enhancing”; in that spirit, the studio practices yoga and holistic services that together are designed to be transformative on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Beyond traditional sessions of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, students can settle into meditation, where they devote themselves to quieting intrusive thoughts and uncovering compassionate ones. During the Yoga for Anxiety series, a certified yogi with a master's in psychology helps participants learn to use yoga as a method for processing stress.
Multiple styles of massage restore bodies, and specialized approaches such as visceral massage target the abdominal section with techniques aimed to improve digestive function and release trapped butterflies. Holistic-health training in individual or group sessions integrates Eastern and Western approaches to wellness and explores specific changes to elements as varied as nutrition and attitude in an attempt to improve one’s overall lifestyle.