The Magic Touch's therapist infuses bodies with relaxation using the art of massage. Swedish and deep-tissue techniques unravel knotted muscles and ease deep-seated pain. Heated stones and aromatherapy further ease tension. The therapist also beautifies bodies with Dead Sea mud body treatments, slimming seaweed gel wraps, and Vinatherapy wine wraps, which imbue the skin with anti-oxidants.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Under crisp, clean sheets in Serene Bodyworks studio, clients await the expert of hands of a licensed massage therapist Anita Griffin, whose firm fingers endeavor to activate endorphins, improve skin and circulation, and alleviate aches. Clutching today's Groupon, new clients can receive 60 minutes of any massage on Serene Bodyworks' buffet, including deep-tissue massage, Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, and spicy beets. The deep-tissue (or neuromuscular) massage targets specific aching areas, using focused pressure to help ease pain and tension. As if dealing with play dough, the Swedish massage molds and manipulates muscles into relaxed torpor, often roughly resembling small dinosaurs. Light pressure and soft pumping movements help stimulate the lymphatic system during a manual lymphatic drainage, jump-starting metabolism and subduing swelling.
Salon Estetica's multitalented staff coaxes inner beauty to the surface of the skin with a menu of facials that employs green-minded Aveda products and practices. The soothing Elemental Nature facial is safe for all skin types and commences with an in-depth skincare analysis and consultation that are used to devise a custom plan to equalize asymmetrical epidermises and balance lopsided auras. A skilled aesthetician then swaddles faces with a solution comprising plant and flower ingredients that work diligently to unclog pores, balance skin tone, infuse moisture, and remove forgotten notes-to-self scrawled on the forehead.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries—Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Custom massage
Pro Tip: Soothing Palm Bodyworks is located inside of the Sweatshop. Upon entering, head up the stairs to the first door.
At Soothing Palm Bodyworks, licensed massage therapist Benjamin Blanchard eases muscular pain with his broad repertoire of massage modalities. Benjamin specializes in alleviating chronic pain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as sciatic based pain, treating rotator cuffs, and using treatments that include hot-stone, reflexology, sports, and deep-tissue massage.