Within the walls of Lavender Hill Spa, volcanic ash becomes more romantic than a bouquet of roses. Two Jacuuzi tubs stand side by side within a private cottage, where couples can relax with signature volcanic-mud bath treatments, which combine volcanic ash with White Sea kelp, therapeutic mineral salts, and lavender essential oils. Couples' spa packages also move beyond the tub—though love birds still stay side-by-side during therapeutic massages and facials.
Lavender Hill Spa nurtures more than just romance, however. Nestled against a garden hillside, the relaxing spa welcomes clients of all sorts with special packages, such as the Gentlemen's Choice with a volcanic-ash mud bath and deep-tissue massage, or the Mothers-to-Be with a coconut-milk bath treatment and pre-natal massage.
The Best Day Spa soothes customers with myriad treatments, but its specialty is the massage. Therapists tickle spines with a dozen traditional massage modalities, ranging from hot-stone and sports massages to couples massage and their signature Best Day massage, which combines techniques from different modalities with aromatherapy to lull the senses into a state of NASA-approved bliss. They also perform five types of Thai massage, including Thai herbal massage and the Thai and Swedish combo massage.
When not taming backs beleaguered by muscles knotted into the shape of 19th-century presidents, the specialists at The Best Day Spa invigorate visitors with body treatments. They apply scrubs and European mud wraps, as well as perform facials, waxing, nail treatments, and foot reflexology. The staff employs products from companies such as Young Living, iLike Organic Skin Care, and Glo Therapeutics.
Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and boy bands, no two skins are exactly alike. That’s why Sumbody & Sumtime Spa's staff custom-blends products using organic ingredients that hail from the very planet we roam upon. Founded by Deborah Burnes, who authored Look Great, Live Green, the spa's signature line of products soothes the hair, body, and nose with natural and locally sourced ingredients. And when Burnes says "natural" she means it. "People tell us every day that they've tried everything on Earth," says Burnes, who quickly turns the question around: "Have you tried the earth itself?" Using elements such as clay, charcoal, sea salt, and honey, she concocts all-natural formulas that she says bring out the best in her clients' skin.
With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Vera Groff, owner of Rejuvance Skin Care & Massage, puts clients on the path to healing through soothing massage therapy. Prior to opening her own practice, Vera used her gift at a chiropractic office, where she helped individuals recover from injuries. Today, she offers deep-tissue, reiki, and prenatal massage to all sorts of clientele, from chronic pain sufferers to those weighed down by the stresses of working five days a week or participating in an Atlas look-alike contest. Vera also offers skin-softening facials as well as a 90-minute package that combines the relaxing properties of both facial and massage.
Signature Service: Rejuvenating your being
Brands Used: Skin Script and Coola Suncare
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: We provide a safe and peaceful environment for you to let go of the outside world and feed your soul.
At the National Holistic Institute, massage therapist Kimmie studied Eastern- and Western-style techniques such as Thai, shiatsu, and Swedish massage. She also studied kinesiology and anatomy. All of this knowledge comes together at Kimmie’s Massage, where she doles out focused bodywork sessions designed to facilitate physical and emotional health. A practicing clairvoyant, Kimmie also offers psychic readings and teaches meditation classes.