The therapists at WholeBody Therapeutic Massage can certainly help you relax; they're adept at the soothing strokes of Swedish massage, which they refer to as De-Stress Relaxation Therapy. However, they also offer many more styles of massage so that clients can reap the clinical benefits of more therapeutic types of treatment. Neuromuscular massage, for example can help alleviate chronic pain, while postpartum massage can help new mothers bounce back after giving birth by c-section. Scalp and facial massage, meanwhile, help to relieve migraines and boost circulation to keep skin looking young, and geriatric massage helps seniors retain range of motion and improve balance, and can be administered while they're lying down or sitting up.
Housed within the intimate confines of the historic John G. Benson House, D2 Spa & Doula Services matches its cozy Dutch Colonial surroundings with signature massages that earned it a spot in the 2012 edition of InStyle's Beauty Black Book. The spa's team of seven nationally certified therapists customize massages to each client, soothing irritated tissue with gentle Swedish strokes or loosening up sluggish circulation with hot and cold stone therapy. Therapists also bring pairs together during their signature couples massages, which treat side-by-side spouses, friends, or off-duty firemen to bonding experiences ranging from aromatherapy-aided massages to red sea salt back exfoliations and steamy hot towel treatments.
The aestheticians at Chen Skincare & Spa fight blemishes and signs of aging with skincare services backed by products from brands such as Dermalogica, and PCA Skin. Chen's signature facial follows a brief skin analysis and freckle Rorschach test with an organic mask that supplements the results of an exfoliation, extraction, and detoxifying massage. Anti-inflammatory gel and an oatmeal mask sing hymns of hydration to delicate epidermises during the sensitive-skin facial, and male clients neutralize razor burn with the deep pore cleansing of the gentlemen's facial. A full-body aromatherapy massage combines natural herb and flower scents with head-to-toe strokes in order to rebalance the body and mind more effectively than log rolling on an abacus does.
Warmly stained hardwood blankets the floor at Chen Skincare & Spa, where neutral-toned walls shut out such noisy outside distractions as ringing cell phones and road rage delivered by Morse code. Whimsical sets of bubble-shaped mirrors reflect the graceful shapes of vases sprouting tall grasses and branches.
The soft warmth of a terry-cloth robe sashaying across the shins. The gentle pressure of a complimentary scalp rub during a honey-oatmeal or peppermint body wrap. The Mezzaluna Day Spa experience is all about the little things, so the house aestheticians ensure bodies luxuriate from head to toe-tip. After promoting circulation with a Mezzaluna signature stone massage, patrons can recondition mugs with Dermalogica products, de-fuzz under the practiced wrist flicks of a waxing guru, or utilize a steam room or private shower to fog up the face of a clownish magic mirror.
It’s all about relaxation and privacy at The Spa at Westwood. In three different rooms, the staff pampers guests with facials, massages, and body treatments such as a peppermint seaweed wrap. For facials, the team uses top-quality products from Dermalogica and Christine Valmy, with a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, and creams that target diverse skin needs. In a mere 10 minutes, they can also help guests get bronze with a natural, spray-on tanning system—a statistically more effective option than placing some hair, a jilted lover's necklace, and a bronze medal inside a cauldron and incanting Beach Boys songs.
At Lashful Day Spa, licensed aestheticians beatify clients in the spa, where they apply waterproof eyelash extensions and touch-ups. To battle wrinkles and smiles that won't wipe off, they administer customized facials such as oxygen infusion, European, and microdermabrasion. Clients can also seek out nail treatments and half a dozen varieties of massage.