The combination of flowers, thoroughly cushioned reddish-brown leather chairs, mint-green walls, and Asian decorative accents gives Leisure Health Spa a tranquil appearance. But the center?s trained acupuncturists, massage therapists, and aestheticians do their part as well to instill a sense of calm in each client. Therapists use a soothing touch as they knead out knots lodged in legs and lengthen spines compressed like cartoon accordions?meaning someone drew them that way. The spa?s aestheticians, armed with Obagi skincare products, also foster relaxing experiences. But they do so by way of custom facials, which help brighten and smooth complexions affected by acne, wrinkles, and overactive oil glands. Clients can feel at ease even during detoxifying body wraps, as technicians cocoon their contour-cream-covered figures tightly to boost lymphatic circulation.
Consuelo wants to hear about your shoulders. And your back. And your joints. Call it professional curiosity?Consuelo begins all of her sessions with a consultation so she can tailor each session to her clients' needs and goals. A licensed massage therapist for 10 years, she specializes in trigger point therapy and pain management, and provides therapeutic massages to help clients overcome stiffness, tension, or injuries incurred while playing sports or standing in for the badminton net. Joining her is a staff that includes specialists in Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue massage, as well as detoxifying body wraps. And, in addition to custom treatments, Kneadful Touch Therapeutic Massage also offers massages for expecting mothers, as well as treatments that cater to seniors and couples.
Pure Salon Spa, an Aveda Concept Salon, is located in a historic building with a brick and glass façade that's crowned by rows of neatly trimmed greenery. A retail shop occupies the first floor, where a full selection of Aveda products offers glimpses into the masterful work performed by nearby stylists as they shape hair and breathe new color into each strand. Nearby, waxing specialists rid skin of unwanted hair and cosmetic experts help brides prepare to stun their partners, guests, and photographers with dazzling makeup.
Clients seeking full body care need only ascend to the second floor, where skincare specialists outsmart wrinkles and blemishes with revitalizing facials that include cameos by steam towels, foot baths, and massages. The top-floor oasis also echoes with the relieved sighs of fingers and toes as nail technicians groom and spoil them with mango butters, peppermint exfoliants, and videos of pistachio shells being mercilessly cracked open.
The certified therapists at A Perfect Day Spa coax burdens of stress and tension out of client bodies with an expansive repertoire of massage techniques. Muscle pamperings are available across an intensity spectrum that ranges from light and relaxing to deep tissue, with something to suit every client. The classic Swedish method uses kneading and sliding to dissolve tightness, and the sports massage helps to rehabilitate athletes weary from slam-dunk marathons. Backs will peacefully glow with warmth and improved circulation after hot stones draw out the chill of inflexibility. A Perfect Day Spa also offers a pregnancy massage specifically designed to mitigate the aches of carrying around a perfectly formed, tiny adult.
Owner Toni Moore maintains a comfortable, homey salon-spa environment so that her clients can truly relax while being pampered. Swathed in earth tones, her beauty emporium boasts plush pink couches, framed artwork, and large windows, as well as verdant plants that dot the space with fresh green hues and occasionally demand new haircuts. Moore and her staff treat their clients to services for the whole body, from salon sessions in the form of haircuts, hair color, and relaxers to spa treatments such as facials and massages.
European Waxing Center uses hard wax made from beeswax, which is all natural, requires no painful paper strips, and is the equivalent of catnip for Pooh bears. There is also a bevy of waxing services available for both women and men. Ladies can experience up to six weeks of razor freedom with a full leg wax ($58), or add a boost of beach confidence with a bikini ($32) or Brazilian wax ($39). Evict rent-skipping hand-hair ($10 for women, $12 for men), or let freshly de-stranded piggies ($10 for women, $13 for men) go "wee wee wee" all the way to your flip-flops. Gentlemen can cut down on wind resistance during shirtless rollerblading excursions with a chest ($23), neck ($14), and full back ($50) wax.