The signature treatment at BodyGEM has two parts. First, a massage therapist uses heated essential oils, aromatherapy, hot stones, and warm towels to relieve aches and tensions. Then, a scrub exfoliates feet or hands.
It's a lot of pampering at once, but even those who sign up for smaller doses are plied with plenty of little luxuries. Facials and mani-pedis come standard with extras such as steam, massage, and hot-stone and oil treatments. Guests who can hardly bear to leave can bring home customized BodyGEM products such as body lotions and soap scrolls that resemble rolled treasure maps, designed to trick pirates into taking a bath.
Signature Service: Massage and bodywork
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Our most popular services include hot-stone massage, therapeutic massage, and craniosacral massage. Clients come in because of pain or stress, but they leave feeling relaxed and ready to face their day.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes. Attitude is everything.
Do you use any products you're particularly proud of?
Organic coconut oil
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