Kristin Stewart knows a thing or two about relaxation. A licensed massage therapist who specializes in Swedish, Thai, and deep-tissue massages, she's mastered the human body to the point where she can quickly find and heal sources of chronic pain. But why stop at the human body? Kristin is also a certified equine sports massage therapist, which means she can travel to barns or stables and perform relaxing massages on horses. Whether she's treating a person or a horse, she always makes sure her client feels comfortable and has plenty of salt to lick.
The recipe for youth? Start with an Immuno-Skin Complex, and combine it with five exfoliators, hydrators, and skin brighteners. Then add Dr. Murad's Youth Building Acupressure Massage, throw in an eye-lift treatment, and finish it off with a cooling mask. The result: an extensive 60-minute anti-aging facial that lifts and tones the skin, diminishes wrinkles, and restores a healthy glow to cheeks.
This is The Queen Spa's Youth Building Facial, one of nearly 10 facials the spa uses to restore its clients' natural beauty and simultaneously raise their spirits. All of the facials here utilize Dr. Murad products and aim to deliver clinical results with a soft touch. Of course, facials aren't the spa's only forte: massages are also on the docket with styles ranging from stress-busting Swedish massage to the yoga-like Table Thai massage, for which clients remain fully dressed in loose clothing or their most flexible snowsuit. Mani-pedis and waxing are also offered and conducted with the same doting attention as the spa's massage and skincare treatments.
To some, a massage is meant to keep you healthy, while for others it's to ease tension. If you ask Rebecca Nenno, it encompasses both. When she started Mind & Body Wellness in 2010, her aim was to elevate to the community's sense of well being, both physically and mentally. Today, she and her team of license massage therapists each contribute their own skill set to the practice, and together provide bodywork appropriate for every client.
Rebecca uses her experience in kinesiology and physiology to help people recover from injuries, while the practice's two other therapists concentrate on Shiatsu and Eastern-style massage and acupuncture, respectively. Their massage room is designed to be a respite from the outside world that exudes relaxation, making clients feel a lasting comfort that may lead to wearing pajamas to the grocery store.
Even though it's located within the busy Weston Fitness health club, Centered Lotus Bodyworks manages to feel a world away. With the sounds of the gym out of earshot, guests can escape and relax with the help of a licensed massage therapist, who can customize a course of treatment to suit their individual needs. That might include a deep-tissue massage enhanced with hot river stones, a sports massage to enhance flexibility and endurance, or even a couples massage for those who can't bear to be parted from their personal trainer. In addition to massage, Centered Lotus Bodyworks also offers private and group meditation classes for those who seek to soothe their mind as well as their body.
Dmitriy Khelemskiy, a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, of DK Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, PC allays bodily maladies with techniques that have existed for centuries. He and his staff practice acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, and massage therapy to help clients cope with a range of both emotional and physical ailments, from stress and depression to migraines, digestive issues, and back pain due to sleeping under your bed to outsmart the Boogeyman. Each of these noninvasive techniques rely on the body's self-healing properties, and over the course of multiple appointments, their effects are designed to help the body gradually restore balance.
The pampering begins the moment you step inside AnaSa Day Spa and take in the soothing fragrances of lavender and lemongrass. Shortly thereafter, a staff member offers up a refreshment of flavored water before inviting you to settle into your chosen service. Massages and body scrubs relax muscles and polish the birthday suit from head to toe, and facials purge dirt and Funfetti from pores. A whole menu of men's treatments tends to the specific needs of gents and a selection of party packages lets groups unwind in unison.