The licensed massage therapists at Oasis Massage bring their clients a sense of tranquility through massage, aromatherapies, and spa skincare treatments. Massage modalities include standard Swedish and deep-tissue, work as well as specialty massages such as Thai massage, prenatal work, and candle massage, which uses an essential-oil-based soy candle as oil and lotion to soften skin. Staffers use a different blend of oils during aromatherapy, which works to alter both the mood and cognitive function during a spa treatment.
During facials, aestheticians use a six-step process that includes an acupressure facial massage and application of products. Alternatively, when they perform a body scrub, skin professionals exfoliate the surface with Dead Sea salt, nourishing clay, and jackhammers.
While most kids hope to smell freshly baked cookies when they walk through the front door, Jannell Brown's two children may be more likely to arrive home to the fragrance of homemade soaps and bath bombs. Brown––a state-certified science teacher, massage therapist, and owner of the green-leaning Sol Spa––has been teaching kids and adults to concoct their own spa products for decades, and creates custom blended recipes for customers in her spa's onsite spathecary. She combines her signature sugar scrubs, herbal toning creams, and natural lotions with natural and organic potions from lines such as Pevonia, and blends them into indulgent treatments ranging from manicures and pedicures to massages that incorporate heated Cape Cod beach stones.
The spa's soothing services cater to the needs of kids, teens, and adults, and prompted the editors of Cape Cod Life magazine to call it the best day spa in the lower cape in 2010. The garden-like interior combines calming green plants and a peaceful, oceanside mural that doubles as a backdrop for impromptu revivals of South Pacific, while an in-house boutique brings the focus back inland by showcasing the work of local artisans.
Dr. Lucia McNabb expertly enhances faces, smoothes skin, and beautifies bodies with an arsenal of aesthetic technology at Sorgente. Unwanted follicular outcroppings can be expertly diminished with laser hair removal, which, like a laser pointer, efficiently focuses on its target and is disruptive if applied in high-school classrooms. The laser uses an intense pulsed light to target the pigment in each bristle and reveal more fuzz-free skin within the first 2–3 treatments without requiring any downtime.
Serenity Massage and Bodywork is located in a professional setting with a relaxing atmosphere. There are a variety of massage styles to choose from – traditional Swedish massage, Integrative massage, Deep Tissue work, area treatments, and more. It is my desire to tailor each client's treatment to their individual needs,
"I literally lie awake in bed at night dreaming up my next theme service, or solving a skin care problem for a client. I know I am nuts, but I really love my job," Painted Red Nails owner Jessica Mahler says on her online bio. Mahler has been taking nail care very seriously since the age of 10, when she set up an informal manicure shop in her family home. She soon began competing in advanced nail-care competitions, taking home a national championship six years later. After graduating high school, she became a licensed instructor of cosmetology, and even went on to train under German podiatrist Katherine Vongavel. The certified master pedicurist also opened two Painted Red Nails locations to further fuel her all-consuming passion for nails and beauty. Her intensity has paid off—the flagship Osterville site was the winner of Cape Cod Life's 2010 Best Day Spa award.
One service that may have been a product of Mahler's late-night musings is the waterless manicure. Since she believes that warm, soapy water is not beneficial for the skin around the nail, she opts instead for a blend of moisturizing, natural oils that allow for longer-lasting polish applications. During pedicures, she makes sure to use non-greasy moisturizers that are absorbed into the skin, instead of sticking around to block sweat glands and sabotage attempts to pirouette barefoot across polished wood floors.
Mahler and her team also offer waxing, massages, makeup, and facials at the Mashpee location. Many of them are certified to perform Dr. Hauschka skincare treatments, which use lymph stimulation to create radiant, refreshed skin.