The color scheme inside Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a jacuzzi whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.
Therapists at Massage Isles & Wellness Center soothe backs with seven massage styles that target such concerns as sports injury, soreness from pregnancy, and daily aches and pains. Therapists work with clients to customize the classic massage so that it concentrates on areas of tension and avoids touch-sensitive jack-in-the-boxes within muscles. Sports massage restores flexibility and range of motion after injury or athletic strain, and Swedish massage melts away muscle pain as it stimulates circulation using gliding effleurage strokes and percussive pressure. The warmth of hot stones penetrates deep into muscles, uncoiling knots so couples can practice swing dancing without the help of construction cranes. Duos share a private room during the couples massage, after which they relax as they sip a flute of bubbly and nibble on sweet fruits.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage; free
Before hitting a beach at the nearby Atlantic Ocean, consider stopping in at New Me Spa for a wax. The aestheticians here rely on strip-less hard wax, never double-dipping, to remove stubborn hairs from bikini areas, as well as arms, backs, chests, and legs. According to New Me Spa's owner, using this type of wax, which is allowed to harden before it is pulled off the body, can be less painful than using traditional strip wax or hugging a sap-covered tree and quickly pulling away.
In addition to waxing, New Me Spa's aestheticians treat patrons to everything from facials and peels to tanning and lash and brow tinting. They also beautify bodies with med-spa technologies, including red-light therapy and whole-body-vibration therapy.
The Healing Body Center focuses on rejuvenating minds and bodies with slimming, anti-aging, and therapeutic massages. Therapists customize massages by drawing on a range of healing modalities including deep tissue, sport, senior, and oriental—a blend of Thai, Yumeiho, and Shiatsu techniques. In the studio’s treatment rooms, radio-frequency machines and glycolic acid wait to reduce fine lines and soften the skin texture of faces that have been pressed gleefully against the window of a sandpaper store. LipoSlim devices purr in other areas of the salon, beaming painless lasers at unwanted fat cells.