As its name implies, Executive Physiques Spa and Fitness houses the best of both worlds: a fitness center where personal trainers devise custom, calorie-burning exercise routines, and a relaxing oasis where massage therapists and aestheticians tend to skin and strained muscles. The fitness center’s trainers and instructors regularly attend workshops to keep their skills sharp. Rather than use their strength to twist clients’ arms into signing contracts, they focus on developing the exciting workouts that anchor their drop-in fitness classes. The spa’s staff pick up where they leave off, soothing feet in ion baths and erasing fine lines with nonsurgical face-lifts.
The staff at Soho Tan Spa knows there?s no single correct path to getting a glowing tan. To accommodate clients of all skin types and sensibilities, they offer tanning treatments ranging from the classic UV beds to airbrush treatments by trained technicians or the automated jets of a VersaSpa booth. Their three-pronged approach lets clients choose the level of privacy and method best suited to their skin. The VersaSpa spray tanning booths offer three tanning MyMyst shades to accommodate clients who just want a splash of color or those who want to look like they've spent weeks in a close orbit around the sun. Four brands of beds let clients emphasize facial tanning or faster tan times, while spa facials performed in the tanning salon help refresh newly tanned skin.
Surrounded by brick walls and serene statues, a small group follows an instructor, moving together through poses both comforting and challenging. The Yoga Alliance–certified teachers offer hands-on corrections and encouragement to all their students during moves that range from gentle hip openers in the beginning Bliss class to balance-testing headstands in the eclectic Yoga Blend class. In addition to their regular classes, instructors also lead workshops designed to appeal to all sorts of students, covering such subjects as yoga and creative writing, aerial yoga, and body wisdom, which teaches students to listen to their bodies and then forget any crazy-person mumbling they hear.
A wall bisects Hello Beautiful Colour Salon & Art Spa's honey-toned studio. On one side, styling stations line up with mirrors mounted on easels. On the other side, a lounge combines the feel of a beauty boutique with that of a caf?. Shelf upon shelf of products from Brocato and ColorProof surround funky red tables where clients sip and shampoo their hair with coffee. As salon stations open up, senior and master stylists call their human canvases in for cuts or color jobs with dyes from Italy. Meanwhile, Hello Beautiful's aestheticians tend to the body with chemical peels, facials, and a relaxation massage.
Back in Health Massage?s expert therapists draw upon training in numerous medical massage modalities geared specifically to alleviate pain from everyday activities and to speed the healing of injuries. Back in Health Massage employs such techniques as deep-tissue massage?which targets areas of chronic stress?and neuromuscular and trigger-point therapy, which ease injury-derived pain. The signature massage earns its designation as the center?s most popular service by working specific muscles in a specific order to locate trigger points that cause pain, and then alleviate them with strategic pressures. Those seeking recovery from injuries or breakups with knee socks can reap the benefit of electrical muscle stimulation, which can improve range of motion while assuaging aches.
Pretty is as Pretty Does takes a proactive approach to beauty with more than 15 facial treatments that don?t necessarily stop at the face. The spa?s aestheticians scrub the feet, back, neck, and other areas of the body with paraben-free Sanitas Skincare products formulated to exfoliate skin after wrestling in mud or lap swimming in a bog. Aside from their long list of spa and clinical facials, the aestheticians swipe away hair with waxing treatments and soothe muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massage techniques. To keep their clients in the know, they maintain an FAQ page on their website, along with further information about the benefits of skincare.