Central Place Skin Care Salon combines a bevy of spa packages with a candlelit, Victorian atmosphere to craft rejuvenating and beautifying spa experiences. During the Relaxation Vacation package, a one-hour massage mollifies muscles by employing Swedish techniques and emotional blackmailing to coax bodily tension into quietly leaving. Then, a half-hour Reiki treatment utilizes ancient techniques of manual energy direction, designed to instill a full-body sense of wellbeing. Finally, a customized European facial pampers weary countenances with facial steaming and exfoliation, face and décolleté massage, and a nourishing mask to battle skin flaws while concealing secret identities.
Nanda, The Pomegranate Tree's versatile massage therapist, pads her playbook of traditional massages with specialties in alternative modalities, such as craniosacral and reiki therapies. For each session, she welcomes clients into a softly lit room, where soothing music accompanies her focused strokes as she kindles relaxation with gentle Swedish massage techniques. The usui reiki teacher summons the body's energy during reiki sessions, which help promote a holistic wedding of the mind, body, and spirit. She also fosters healthy postures by easing spinal imbalances with craniosacral therapy.
The aestheticians at Forever Young Day Spa & Laser Center seamlessly integrate medical technology into treatments that balance both skin and body. To ensure that the journey toward hair-free limbs and winkle-free brows is safe and efficient, the team relies on FDA-cleared lasers and cosmetic injections. Meanwhile, nimble hands wield hair-fine acupuncture needles, deliver flowing effleurage strokes, and place hot stones with precision to reap both physical and mental benefits. Traditional facials deploy serums rich in botanically derived antioxidants and vitamins from skincare lines such as Credentials to empty pores and rejuvenate complexions. More advanced counterparts use low-level electrical and sonic frequencies to boost skin elasticity and rid the dermal surface of bacteria and pigmentation.
The wellness specialists at Ultimate Spa by Adela immerse clients in restorative treatments with body-, skin-, and nail-care services. The team works to target facial services for specific skin types, ensuring that each face receives proper exfoliation, hydration, and cleansing products. In addition to nourishing clients’ natural masks, the team performs body treatments such as reflexology, aromatherapy, and sea-mud therapy to help boost circulation and overall wellness. Waxing and massage-therapy services are also available to help clients remove unwanted hair or gain enough flexibility to fix the leak under the sink and finally stop swimming inside the house.
Ra Garzia of Garden of Eden Healing Center focuses all her expertise on a single area: massage. Garzia, a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, is accomplished in modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, and also performs foot treatments and reflexology. She believes that quiet relaxation is a healthy activity in itself, and encourages clients to throw their day planners into a bonfire of soothing herbal incense.
Elaine Sullivan is a health fanatic. As the lead instructor at the Salter School's massage-therapy training program as well as a personal trainer, physical-therapist assistant, and nutritionist, she believes in pursuing wellness from all directions. Elaine employs her past experience in the medical-massage and chiropractic fields to her current massage-therapy services, treating everything from common stress to chronic pain to sports injuries. Her custom massages include Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and reflexology modalities, and she can be scheduled to perform chair massage for any type of event, party, or mutiny-planning luncheon.
As a personal trainer, Elaine holds private, semiprivate, and small-group sessions to help others get into and stay in shape. Her dedication to athleticism extends beyond her career—she has competed in two professional bodybuilding competitions and enjoys skiing, golfing, and building human pyramids with her three children.