More than just a place to get a great tan, Xotik Tan Spa is a peaceful oasis away from the hubbub of the outside world. The certified staff is ready to give clients information about their spray-tan and tanning-bed options. Besides rich bronzings, they also offer enriching body wraps. To pamper guests further, massage therapists treat visitors to Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massages. For skin rejuvenation, there's anti-aging red-light therapy. The multitalented spa specialists offer facials, peels, and microdermabration, as well.
Licensed massage therapist Diane Johnston Souza knows the human body. During each massage, she draws on her knowledge of massage and reflexology and more than 16 years of working with clients from all walks of life. Through massage therapy, she customizes the massage to use modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, and trigger-point therapy to help alleviate discomfort caused by stress or extreme sports. Working alongside Diane, Margie Johnston specializes in skincare, performing facials, LED red-light therapy, and waxing for both men and women. During facial treatments, Margie includes a signature 19-step facial massage and analyzes the skin to create mask that is tailored to her clients' needs, using Elizabeth Grant skincare products to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
It's hard not to relax while lounging beside glowing paper lanterns and flickering candles––and the therapy has barely begun. Licensed massage therapist Danerys Gonzalez slowly builds from flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure, which can improve range of motion in muscles. Guests may also pair bodywork with Danerys' signature brown-sugar body scrub, or request a slimming body wrap with essences of key lime or vanilla bean.
Jud Randall of Hyde Park Massage became a licensed massage therapist in 2005. Though he has received training in a number of modalities, his specialty is using deep tissue and reflexology massage to help relieve pain in backs, shoulders, and dorsal fins. Jud also practices Reiki, which encourages healing by balancing the body's energy flow.
Serendipity Salon and Spa’s treatments draw from countries around the world—and even from the animal kingdom—to promote beauty and relaxation. The salon’s eyelash extensions, meanwhile, are crafted from mink fur, and applied to the lashline one-by-one. Leading the team behind these treatments is head stylist Heidi Porath, who draws on experience styling runway models and celebrities to ensure top-notch handiwork, whether she is mixing personalized hair color or brightening complexions with a facial. Customers can also stay up to date on exciting products and services offered at the salon by visiting the staff blog or requesting messages delivered by the staff carrier pigeon.
The team at Sacred Beauty Massage N' Spa enhances the stress-relieving effects of its services, which range from neuromuscular massages to facials and waxing treatments, by fashioning a sleek, tranquil ambience. The reception area welcomes guests with cheerful, lime-green walls and a cushy sofa. Further inside, tidy manicure stations and four leather pedicure thrones invite clients to relax. After their spa treatments, patrons can sip a glass of wine in the garden patio and practice weaving headbands out of flower petals.
At Care Massage, a team of licensed massage therapists administers a full menu of Swedish, hot stone, and lymph drainage therapies—but there's more to the business than that. On-staff technicians also address beauty concerns using cutting-edge technology. Cold laser equipment, for example, drains fat cells at targeted locations, resulting in slimmer waistlines, svelter limbs, and tinier earlobes. Each treatment is augmented with thoughtful touches such as hot towels and aromatherapy.