At A Heavenly Body Massage, licensed massage therapist Cherie Rhodes Robinson and her team pamper patrons with massage and other whole-body therapies designed to leave them feeling healthy, strong, and stress-free. Massage-therapy services include everything from deep-tissue and prenatal styles to a hydro-face-toning massage that employs steamy hot towels to clean the skin and a face massage to reverse stress caused by daily challenges to a duel. Herbal body wraps boast a wide range of benefits for clients in search of cellulite reduction, pain relief, or general relaxation, and all treatments can get added doses of relaxation through service add-ons such as aromatherapy or soothing foot soaks.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The staff at My Spa & Boutique aim to beautify guests in a relaxing atmosphere. Massage therapists incorporate fragrant aromatherapy into candlelit couples massages and technicians combat signs of aging during facials with ?minence Organic Skin Care products. The team's tool of choice for tightening lax skin or removing hair is the Soprano XL laser, whose skin-cooling tip and gradually heating IN-Motion technology minimize client discomfort. The device can disable follicles on any skin type, be it pale, tanned, or made of plaster.
In the salon area, experienced stylists craft custom cuts and colors and perform specialty services such as feather extensions. Tiled floors, arched doorways, and soft lighting from ornate sconces give the space an ambiance reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda.
There are many ways to banish unwanted hair, and short of learning alchemy, the stylists and aestheticians at SkinSense MediSpa & Salon have mastered nearly all of them. Armed with high-end products from Redken and Pureology, the styling team manages to deftly snip away extraneous length and split ends, leaving clients with flattering styles. On the other side of the salon, waxing artists remove unwanted hairs to reveal the smooth skin that lies beneath. And from within the salon's advanced treatment area, specialists perform SkinSense's lineup of medical treatments that includes Botox, spider-vein removal, and laser hair reduction.
Inside Suite Escape Salons of Forney, licensed massage therapist Phoebe Renee mends muscles and rubs elbows with experienced beauty techs and therapists. Guests sip on gourmet coffee and herbal tea in the lounge area as soothing music plays and candles cast a soft light that reveals any moths masquerading as humans. In her private studio, Phoebe soothes tension with Swedish massage and targets stubborn knots with deep-tissue techniques. She also offers therapeutic-massage services that split the difference between gentle Swedish and firmer deep-tissue work, as well as hot-stone and aromatherapy enhancements.
Nestled in a century-old bank building, Crandall Salon & Day Spa employs nimble-fingered massage therapists Branda Gage and Ken Godey to deftly dissolve tension with attentive Swedish massages. Sentence stress to a strict timeout session with a one-hour Swedish massage, which kneads muscles and triggers blood flow with rhythmic tapping and fluid strokes. Skilled therapists incorporate friction and gentle pressure to help alleviate aches and nurture holistic healing throughout the body. Following the pampering sessions, clients may emerge with improved lymphatic circulation and a feeling of tranquility only otherwise achieved by sentencing yourself to a year of solitary confinement.