At Massage Connection, licensed massage therapists aim to ensure that "every sight, sound, smell, and touch" makes clients feel good. While kneading muscles with light or firm hand movements, massage professionals attend to the client's comfort level, adjusting their methods to optimize relaxation and muscle health. Massages target basic aches and pains as well as the needs of expectant mothers, athletes, and milkmaids. Other spa services, including body scrubs and mud-mask treatments, draw out impurities and leave skin feeling supple. In contrast to relaxation-based options, sauna-treatment sessions promote weight-loss by warming the body, inducing sweating, and burning fat.
Voted 2011's #1 Fitness Center by Suburban Focus, Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center’s 90,000-square-foot workout compound facilitates user-friendly body sculpting through its vast array of fitness and recreation equipment. Calibrated to absorb the pressure from running, walking, and galloping astride stick horses, the cushioned indoor track supports moving feet with a stress-free surface. Demonstrate a synchronized-swimming act in one of three pools, or take on a revivifying blast of vaporized water in the sauna and steam room. Patrons can build biceps and tone tensors with machine-bound and free weights or stack barbells until the pile resembles their favorite president. Flanked by a squadron of rowing machines and stationary bikes, a floor stocked with ellipticals, stair steppers, and treadmills keeps heart rates pumped.
New Body Massage’s licensed therapists customize every service using a wide range of modalities, including hot stone, therapeutic massage, and reiki. During treatments, therapists alternate between techniques, incorporating therapeutic and deep-tissue movements to meet the particular needs of each client. As clients relax on heated massage tables, therapists may place hot stones on shoulders to loosen buried muscles, use feet wraps to warm weathered soles, and apply cool compresses that help soothe dark circles around the eyes from a lack of proper rest or an allergy to sleep.
Renovation Cosmetic Center's technicians use natural products to beautify the skin and body without surgery. They specialize in a menu of facials, ranging from paraffin treatments that help heal dry skin to hot-stone facials that work to improve skin elasticity. They also apply their expertise to medical procedures such as Botox and Juvéderm, as well as to balance weight therapy, which includes metabolic medicine, nutritional medicine, and nutritional guidance.
Upon entering Aisha Beauty Salon & Day Spa, guests are given a glass of wine, kick-starting the relaxation process. Services such as sauna sessions, spa pedicures with paraffin wax, and hot-stone massages further feelings of calm while beautifying exteriors. Some of the master stylists specialize in ethnic hair, and resident eyebrow-threading and skincare specialists can prep faces for special occasions. The crew is also skilled in applying henna tattoos, which make ideal wedding-day adornments.
Pastel colors abound—from the pale yellow and tangerine walls to the sea-green chairs—giving the space a cheerful, art-deco-like vibe. In a tanning room, a wall-length mural depicts a tranquil beach studded with palm trees.
Metamorphosis is a full grade aesthetic med spa offering laser skin resurfacing, spider vein treatments, Palomar laser, IPL facial resurfacing treatments, and medically supervised weight loss programs. The doctor at the clinic stocks the spa’s staff with medical-grade products and oversees a slew of cosmetic treatments, which include Botox injections, dermal fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, and Belotero), chemical peels, vibradermabrasion, facials, and laser hair removal. Greeting guests for these beautifying treatments is the spa’s home-like interior, noteworthy for its leather couch, brick flooring, large ornamental mirror, and earth-toned walls.