Whether you feel tight all over or suffer from a single nagging area of soreness, the certified massage therapists at MassageOnBroadway can help your muscles take a breather. To best serve their clients, they start with one of the eight modalities they practice and customize strokes based on individual needs. Some massages, such as the Swedish, use calm strokes to ease the body from head to toe. Others, such as trigger-point therapy, focus on localized knots while deftly avoiding your self-destruct button.
Redwood City Lotus Spa’s expert staff works to chisel edifices into slimmer versions of themselves using electro body sculpting, a cutting-edge treatment that aims to reduce cellulite and body fat using gentle pulses of electrical stimulation. During the 90-minute procedure a seasoned tech will strap the electrodes to your belly, butt, thighs, arms, or secret robot control panel before dispatching a fleet of vivifying energy currents. Clients can kick back and relax during treatment, as electro sculpting tones muscle without requiring any physical exertion on the part of the client, yielding little to no sweat or soreness. For some stomachs, the experience may be the equivalent of performing 600 crunches, or folding 10 origami swans with the abs.
DermaBella Day Spa & Salon's massage therapist relaxes tight-knotted cords of muscle through the soothing strokes of Swedish massage. Deft hands deliver Swedish massages in 60- or 90-minute variations, sweeping over backs in varied long and short movements to smooth the motion of creaky joints, increase blood flow, and prevent midday avalanches from rock-encrusted shoulders. Massages are tailored to fit the needs of individuals struggling after a hard day of sleeping on a keyboard or letting children dance on their back.
The skilled aestheticians at Radiance Sanctuary deliver personalized treatments in a serene atmosphere. A one-hour Swedish massage harnesses the grace and soothing vowel profusions of the Nordic nation to unwind knotted muscles (a $95 value), and a deep-tissue massage gently penetrates beneath layers muscle to relieve stiffness and chronic pains (a $100 value).
Essential Skin Therapy’s nutmeg-colored spa separates clients from the tensions of everyday life, providing a peaceful, quiet sanctuary for rejuvenation. Skincare specialists tend to aesthetic needs using products by Eminence Organic Skin Care, Glo, Obagi, and SkinCeuticals, nourishing and hydrating skin until it achieves the youthful glow of a newborn Lite-Brite. A free consultation precedes each facial, microdermabrasion, or massage, and allows technicians to customize products and techniques according to each patron's needs. The relaxing San Carlos day spa also tends to energy issues with chakra-aligning crystal treatments and positive reinforcement from golden retrievers.
Skindustry Studio rounds up a staff of trained beauty pros to tend to all client skin needs. An aesthetician blasts through excess oil and acne during custom facials and decorates fuzzy legs and lips with warm wax to swiftly remove hair. Nail technicians borrow guests’ hands and feet for a bit of clipping, buffing, and scrubbing. They return digits painted in bright monochromatic hues or with art such as stripes, DNA strands, or polka dots.