"I am fascinated with the way muscles work and move," says Renew U Massage & Skincare owner Katanya Taite, citing one of the reasons she became a licensed massage therapist. A sincere interest in helping people feel and live better is another reason: "Life is filled with so much responsibility, people don't take enough time to focus on themselves."
The escapist element is apparent from the moment clients enter into her elegant gold and earth-toned bodywork enclave, where the sounds of flowing water and ocean waves engulf senses in serenity. Organic and vegan oils and serums add an eco-conscious element to all services including massages—which Katanya customizes to each client's particular aches and pains—and slimming body wraps designed to tighten and tone hard-to-trim areas. Also a licensed aesthetician, she customizes facials as well, beginning with an in-depth skin analysis before moving on to tailored treatments that include special formulations for men's skin, teen skin, and sensitive bearskin rugs.
A retinue of medical professionals oversees Vytale Med Spa’s European-trained staff members as they unveil smooth, radiant demeanors with the gentle ministrations of organic facial treatments. Both facials commence with a skin cleansing, an exfoliation, and a massage, pampering the expression epicenter until it’s as fresh and relaxed as a vacationing baby carrot. Staffers then coat skin with the organic facial peel, imbuing the face with gentle enzymes that oust dead surface layers to allow nutrient-rich products to penetrate deeper into the pores and to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Newly radiant skin can be immediately worn in public, though mild reddening may occur up to 24 hours after the treatment or taking a cherry pie to the face.
Just as beautiful butterflies emerge from cocoons, beautiful skin emerges from Perfect Skin and Body Care Day Spa’s body wraps. Powered by Swiss Methode Physiodermie products, the treatments can boost circulation, deep clean and exfoliate, or enhance the skin’s elasticity. The spa’s face and body treatments encompass facials as well, which can combat aging by catalyzing cell renewal, or manage rosacea’s early stages more effectively than applying the salty, age-defying tears of celebrities. The spa’s Thai Samunprai herbal massage incorporates a compress of herbs and essential oils and is just one of the offered massage styles. The aesthetic team also administers beauty basics, painting fingers and toes with OPI polishes, and waxing away stubble.
The team at Advanced Skin Care & More soothes body and mind with a synergy of ancient techniques and modern technology. Aestheticians with medical or paramedical training precede every facial with a skin analysis and black-light screening, which can detect skin conditions or milk mustaches. After determining the client's unique skincare needs, an aesthetician cleanses and exfoliates with natural and organic products. Some treatments combat signs of aging with infrared or intense pulsed light, microcurrents, and ultrasound. Aside from facials, the day spa offers massage modalities that range from deep tissue to champissage, an Ayurvedic form of head massage that stimulates the scalp and upper body to increase circulation and the ability to wiggle each ear independently.
At Touch-For-Life Massage & Wellness, a licensed massage therapist balances out-of-whack bodies with custom massage services performed atop a heated table. Soothing music permeates softly lit treatment rooms, where the Great Escape relaxation massage transports patrons to uncharted seas of tranquility via long, flowing strokes or boat rides through the Bermuda Triangle. The muscle mender restores a healthy vigor to circulatory canals, and stockpiled stress and tension drain away with balmy herbal packs. After bodies are drizzled in a custom blend of fragrant oils, kneading sessions, much like competitive-laundry-folding tournaments, end with the soothing warmth of hot towels.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.