Licensed body experts at All Hands On Deck Massage & Nail Spa warm up weary muscles and appendages with gentle body treatments. Licensed massage therapists can spark circulation with customized sessions in trigger-point touch and reflexology. The spa’s nail services swathe cuticles in full sets of color, invigorating hands and feet with heated paraffin wax and hot desert stones. As parents get pampered, children relax in a playroom where they can watch episodes of Dora the Explorer and the scene from Doctor Zhivago where Elmo teaches Yuri words that begin with “C.”
The relaxing atmosphere of a traditional spa is balanced with professionalism of a doctor’s office at All About You Medspa. It’s staffed by a team of registered nurses, licensed massage therapists, and laser technicians. Their diverse menu of services also reflects this balance. Stylists take care of hair at seven different salon stations. Aestheticians perform chemical peels and photofacials—an advanced technique to remove red and brown marks from the skin—in addition to revitalizing European facials and manicures. Laser techs on hand use up-to-date technology to zap away hair for long periods—one of the many noninvasive, nonsurgical procedures offered at the spa.
A massage therapist since 1985, Liz Alessi's massage modalities and add-ons clearly inspire repeat visits, as her business's name was suggested by a client who, at the time, had been visiting her for 17 years. She has been treating clients with massage for so long that she now even whips up her own signature massage lotion by blending shea and mango butter with either apricot-kernel, cherry-kernel, or avocado oil. In 2007, she expanded her skill set and became a licensed aesthetician. Liz wanted to learn the skills to revitalize complexions after witnessing firsthand how helpful facials could be. She also calls upon her own personal experience when it comes to administering microcurrent facelifts.
Desert Showers Holistic Health draws its name from owner Alexis Showers, who grew up in a variety of native cultures that instilled a deep love of her planet. As an adult, Alexis continued to pursue this passion by working towards and earning degrees and certifications in holistic, nature-conscious therapies: acupressure, Chinese medicine, massage, nutritional coaching, and yoga.
Today, Alexis draws upon formal and informal educational experiences to help heal naturally. At Desert Showers, you can enjoy massages, seaweed or mud wraps, and customized herbal steam baths. By bringing Dr. Shirley Cox on board, Alexis is also able to offer weight management and hypnotherapy, which can help assuage phobias and anxiety.
Before opening Sacred Ruin Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ivy performed massages and body work at medical offices. She helped more than 2,000 clients per year, but her hands never got tired. In fact, she now know more massage modalities than ever, offering 12 different types of massage?that includes Swedish, deep-tissue, and lymphatic drainage--geared to both relax and assuage chronic aches and pains. Each massage can be customized in accordance with the client's specific condition, body type, or tattooed list of instructions. For some added indulgence, you can supplement any massage with a foot scrub, cold stone face massages, or aromatherapy.