Enlighten Spa's personalized massages lie somewhere on the treatment spectrum between the deep-tissue and Swedish modalities. Of course, the specific techniques employed by therapists depend on what issues are troubling each individual client, such as stress or pain. The staff's expertise also extends to nailcare and body treatments, including eyelash extensions, waxing, and detoxifying wraps.
The aestheticians at The Face Place know that different faces have different skincare needs. That?s why they design each of their facials with an audience in mind?they have a smoker?s facial for smokers, an anti-aging facial for adults advanced in years, a teen facial for adolescents, and a European facial for turncoats. Along with facials, the staff offers a full menu of health and beauty services that includes body treatments, waxing services, and makeup applications. And, to round out the mix of wellness services, they have a clinical hypnotherapist who performs hypnosis to help clients conquer phobias, improve self-confidence, or release stress.
Licensed massage therapist Lynn M. Thal draws from more than 20 years of experience to help clients feel their best. She calibrates each stroke to clients' needs, pulling together modalities from twelve types of massage, including the elongation techniques of Swedish, sports, and aromatherapy. She targets the source of headaches during Migraine Miracle massages and joins forces with a partner to perform indulgent four-hand sessions. As a Reiki master, she works to promote relaxation and wellness by manually clearing clients' energy channels that have been blocked by double-parked cars.
The massage therapists at Kindred Spirits Bodyworks & Massage don't expect you to settle for treatments that don't fully address your aches. Instead, they tailor massages to precisely what you need, mixing modalities like Swedish and trigger-point therapy to relieve everything from lower-back pain and anxiety to massages that target the muscles that contribute to TMJ/lockjaw. Kindred Spirits's practitioners even pair healing with pampering by following many of their massages with scented paraffin wax that softens hands and feet.
Get your hair ready for fish-teasing season with a haircut and style ($35+) from one of Salon Urbanity's innovative stylists, or artificially infuse a sun-kissed look into your 'do with full foil highlights ($70+). You can also freshen up for an upcoming passport photo with a microdermabrasion treatment ($120+). Salon Urbanity's skilled technician will peel away the years by exfoliating the top microlayer of facial skin, leaving it looking refreshed and young enough to earn double-profiles from airport security, and an indulgent French manicure ($22+) will spiff up sorry fingernails. And if your new career in plantain farming has made your muscles tense and tightened, opt for a relaxating relaxation massage ($60 for 60 minutes) and feel troubles melt away like a dropped ice-cream cone in the Sahara.