The sounds of rushing ocean waves or the soft strains of piano music often accompany massage treatments at A Serenity Touch Massage, where massage therapists ensure both physical and mental relaxation. Deep-tissue massages ease chronic pain, while hot stone massages use calming heat to relax stiff muscles stuck in He-Man poses.
Nestled inside TréusDell Salon & Spa, Estética Day Spa rejuvenates exteriors with facials, waxing, massages, and permanent-makeup services. The spa’s massage therapists delight the senses with therapeutic essential oils and relax aching muscles with Swedish massage, the long, fluid strokes of which were developed to calm hysteria during lingonberry shortages. Aestheticians oust fuzz from underarms and upper lips, and makeup specialists tint eyebrows, line eyelids, and shift the shades of lips with permanent pigmentation. For those who didn’t sleep in baths of rose milk until they were 18, the salon also treats weary and blemished skin to European facials, sugar scrubs, and glycolic peels.
As a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals, the newly opened Claudia Faye’s Spa deploys a variety of relaxing and beautifying body-care treatments. During an all-natural signature facial, aesthetician Claudia Hill splashes faces with herbal antioxidants and nutrients by Farmaesthetics to exfoliate and hydrate the complexion, and customizes the treatment to address each unique skin type. In the course of a microdermabrasion treatment, Hill waves a diamond-tip wand to gently slough off and vacuum up the outermost layer of lifeless skin cells and misplaced mustaches to smoothen wrinkles and curb mild scarring, leaving skin surfaces glowing and refreshed. Bimonthly treatments are suggested for optimal results.
A full-service beautification destination, Fernanda's Salon houses a staff that's always ready to restore or reinvent styles. Stylists usually take center stage, and with good reason; their wide range of hair services includes everything from basic haircuts to extensive braiding and coloring services that give locks a much-needed costume change. In addition to making hair work its hardest, staffers also rid bods of fuzz that's wandered too far from its homeland; the shop's body-waxing services defoliate physiques from face to leg with the help of Italian products. Skincare forms the final point in the salon's trifecta, with aestheticians cleansing faces with peels, microdermabrasion, and one of five customizable facials.
The dedicated massage therapists at 8 Spa Massage knead stressed sinews with traditional Chinese massage strokes and nutrient-rich organic lotions. Ease into a 60- or 90-minute session that undulates between light pressure and deep-tissue kneadings through the use of chi-gong. This ancient Chinese approach focuses on energy, helping the body heal from illness and long naps inside the washing machine. Torso tamers use acupressure points, rubbing, and muscle tapping to relax the body and assist in restoring its natural balance. The treatment's unscented organic lotion soothes the skin and senses with hypoallergenic goodness in the form of jojoba, shea butter, sesame oils, sunflower, and chamomile.
Planet Fitness's massive, brightly colored edifices teem with aerobic, strength-training, tanning, and massage options, tailored to suit burgeoning buffs of all ages and abilities. After an intense muscle pummeling on the extensive selection of strength-training equipment and free weights, valiant athletes and masochistic vampires alike may bask in the unlimited artificial sunshine of the gym's tanning booths. Meanwhile, an army of shiatsu massage chairs stands at the ready, twiddling soothing robot thumbs and waiting to coax tension from tired tendons.