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.
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.
At Ocean View Massage, the mind, body, and spirit are equally showered with attention, plus essential oils for effect. The therapists here draw from many different techniques, from standard Swedish and sports massages to exotic raindrop therapy, in order to quiet the mind and relax the body. The aforementioned raindrop therapy massage sees 100% pure essential oils being massaged into the spine and feet, and it adds a tingling sensation and aromatic fragrances to the tension-deflating bodywork. For the skin, therapists offer full body scrubs with scents like champagne and rose, chocolate, or peppermint, and follow with a hydrating body butter massage. Skincare experts also offer a host of facials that address everything from acne and dry skin to stubborn temporary tattoos, as well as full-body waxing.
As dedicated proponents of the health benefits of massage, the staff of Andalusia Day Spa focus their efforts on a variety of massage services designed to ease pain and heal a range of maladies. Modalities range from gentle to intense?a traditional Swedish massage relaxes the body, whereas a deep-tissue or shiatsu session digs for deeply buried tension and dinosaur bones posing as real bones. An ideal complement to their massages are hydrotherapy sessions: treatment rooms furnished with individual or couples' whirlpool tubs enable patrons to soak in bubbling water infused with one of three mineral-rich, aromatic bath salts before lying on the massage table.
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.
Dr. Steve Abercrombie?s life-long passion for athletics earned him several injuries that landed him in the chiropractor's office time and again. After one such injury left him considering surgery, the chiropractor took the time to convince Dr. Abercrombie to try a more holistic approach to recovery: meaning letting his body heal itself?with time and regular chiropractic treatment?instead of relying on pain medication or invasive procedures. It was a conversation that changed Abercrombie's life and, ultimately, his profession. Now a chiropractor himself, he works at Physique Wellness alongside Dr. Haesung Park, an expert in Active Release treatments that restore spinal range of motion and proper posture.