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.
With experience gleaned from classroom certification, stylist Alicia Clark smoothes and strengthens frazzled locks during Brazilian blowouts, which she has demonstrated live on The Morning Blend. Once Alicia coats wounded strands in smoothing potions, a flat iron seals in strength and shine to elude frizz's imminent grasp for up to 12 weeks, granting wearers the freedom to style tresses curly, straight, or as tousled as a sock drawer in a hurricane. During formaldehyde-free KeraGreen treatments, organic amino acids, proteins, and minerals restore moisture and strength to weakened locks for up to four months. Alternatively, Alicia marinates full heads of lackluster locks in vibrant hues during single-process color or garbs elite strands in partial highlights and lowlights before shears update signature looks or create entirely new 'dos.
For more than nine years, certified massage therapist Michelle has trained her hands to seek out soreness and tension buried deep within clients? musculature. She uses carefully practiced techniques, such as the luxuriating strokes of Swedish massage, the circulation-stimulating manipulations of lymphatic-drainage massage, and the closed-fist raps that bring unclaimed wishes within your grasp. Add-ons such as heated river rocks, skin-nourishing salt glows, and foot soaks enhance her massage sessions, delivered as clients stretch out under a plush comforter in a room imbued with the warm, soft glow of a jar of fireflies.
A portrait of fashion icon Marilyn Monroe overlooks the stations at Carmen Laines Beauty Salon & Spa. Among the skin care services the spa offers are rejuvenating, express, European, and vitamin C facials along with acne treatments and microdermabrasions. Laines is a licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician who has more than 3,000 hours of education. The Carrington College of California alumnus also performs makeup and eyelash services.
The staff at Alexandra's European Skin Care Spa keeps its aesthetic armory stocked with technology ready to aid in beautifying missions. The Formostar infrared body wraps help patients break down fat cells without undressing, and the two wands connected to the Beautiful Image Model 900 send zaps of microcurrents at facial wrinkles, unwanted body flab, and underperforming orchestras. A selection of diamond or crystal tips pair with the spa?s FDA-approved microdermabrasion system to fend off blotches and blemishes, and treatments, such as the oxygen facial, target complexions with high-pressure gusts of oxygen and mists of nutrient-rich serum that opens pores and revitalizes surfaces. The spa also schedules traditional treatments, including massage, waxing, and Bronze Biologic spray-tanning sessions. By stocking up on products from Image Skincare and Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, they can augment each of their treatments and never have to answer the sphinx that guards each drugstore's beauty aisle.