Following the lead of owner and knead master Marisol Fitzgerald, massage therapists at Namaste Organic Spa provide warm, skillful kneads to melt muscle tension and untangle tricky knots. The Swedish technique employs long, gliding, light- to medium-pressure strokes to increase healthy blood flow (which subsequently sends oxygen and nutrients to the cells), calm the nervous system, and say sayonara to the stress that makes millions of Americans eat dry spaghetti every night before bedtime. Because the therapists at Namaste Organic Spa make sure to make use of every minute, you will emerge from your hour-long session with an internal playlist of soothing wave sounds that loops in compliance with standard time.
Belinda Gonzales, an energy worker and licensed massage therapist, combines therapies from different cultures to guide bodies toward total relaxation at Peaceful Retreat Therapeutic Massage. She offers modalities such as anxiety-relieving Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also performs thai massage, which incorporates yoga-influenced stretches and gentle rocking—like when Mick Jagger quietly sang “Happy” to a restless Keith Richards and his teddy bear. Belinda can further melt away mental stress with aromatherapeutic oils; during reiki therapy, she directs energy toward acupuncture points to balance the energy levels.
Karma Organic Spa is an earth-friendly online store stocked with a full line of organic nailcare, skincare and bodycare products. Give nails a glamorous coat of “Oh, Tiff!” teal polish ($9.99), then, buff it away with soy-based nail polish remover, which was an Allure magazine Editors' Choice. Or, order Karma Organic Lotion ($16) (available in cucumber-and-mint, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint, and lavender) to smoothify and slickify hands in preparation for retrieving keys lost at the bottom of a Pringles can.
The symbol of Ethereal Health & Wellness is the Mystic Knot, a design of six interwoven infinity symbols that represents a long, happy, and healthy life. That is exactly what owner Rene Marie Walters and her staff set out to help their clients achieve. Their services aim to boost both wellness and visages and include colon hydrotherapy sessions, yoga classes, organic facials, and body treatments.
With each knead, Serenity Massage Therapy draws upon Eastern and Western philosophical notions of wellness to calm clients and elevate their sense of being. Licensed and nationally certified massage therapists mold muscles with 60- or 90-minute massages, which deplete stress stocks and alleviate tension. Swedish massage helps improve circulation and reduce the mental fatigue of reciting pi backward, and deep-tissue massage works out chronic tension associated with overuse through slow and deep strokes and concentrated pressure.
Inside this full-service spa, hair, skin, and nails are fawned over with equal amounts of attention and care. Cuts, coloring, and perms deftly rectify tangled and overgrown hairdos, whereas facials coax glowing tones from the skin with assistance from the Biodroga skincare line. To accentuate stylish new 'dos and dewy cheeks, technicians affix lash extensions to clients’ eyes and set bodies to full bathing-suit mode with Chocolate Sun organic airbrush tanning—who have been featured on The Today Show. Spirits are also rallied thanks to a roster of Swedish, deep-tissue, and foot massages, which put mind and body back into balance by prying stress and tension from muscles and lodged quarters from ears.
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