Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Under crisp, clean sheets in Serene Bodyworks studio, clients await the expert of hands of a licensed massage therapist Anita Griffin, whose firm fingers endeavor to activate endorphins, improve skin and circulation, and alleviate aches. Clutching today's Groupon, new clients can receive 60 minutes of any massage on Serene Bodyworks' buffet, including deep-tissue massage, Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, and spicy beets. The deep-tissue (or neuromuscular) massage targets specific aching areas, using focused pressure to help ease pain and tension. As if dealing with play dough, the Swedish massage molds and manipulates muscles into relaxed torpor, often roughly resembling small dinosaurs. Light pressure and soft pumping movements help stimulate the lymphatic system during a manual lymphatic drainage, jump-starting metabolism and subduing swelling.
The trained staff at Asonipse Spa & Salon—an Aveda-concept salon—revamp patrons’ appearances and foster full-body relaxation via a menu of pampering services. Throughout the day, the hairstyling crew bustles about their stations doling out haircuts, all of which include aromatherapy, a scalp-ritual treatment, and a makeup-refresh service. Aestheticians host pre-treatment consultations with patrons to create a facial customized to address individual skin types and problem spots, and a variety of manicures and pedicures soothe hands and feet aching from challenging smug sloths to hang-offs. Staffers also perform custom pre-natal, Swedish, and deep-tissue massages to erase muscular tension, along with waxing treatments to evict unwanted hair from bodies and faces.