Professional massage tailored individually in a large, zen, relaxing, quiet massage space. The table is top of the line, Oakworks product, is heated-optional, and has the softest cover for your comfort. I use soothing massage music in the background, waterfall-optional. The view alone is relaxing, greenery all around.
Founded by the French–born sibling duo of Jean Claude and Paul Simille, the modern-looking, brightly lit Jean Paul Spa & Salons lays out a full-service menu of hair-helping and body-beautifying services. The alternative-healing method of acupuncture harnesses the natural medicinal power of needles to gently poke strategic areas of the body. Before the 60-minute session, a 30-minute consultation with an experienced therapist will attempt to discover the root of physical ailments. Or opt for a permanent eyebrow-makeup treatment, which injects coloring into naked brows, creating a soft, natural arch that can be enhanced with additional makeup. The ink stays in place, cutting down on time spent reapplying smudged-off eyebrows.
Housed within the comfy confines of a brick abode, The Ivy Spa soothes world-weary bodies and skins with its massage and facial services. Calm-seeking clients can ease into velour leisure suit of relaxation with an hour-long massage in a variety of modalities. The popular Swedish massage kneads out gnarly knots as it releases tension and subcutaneous steam, while the deep-tissue massage confronts pesky pain under the dermal surface by applying pressure. Send aches back to their gloom-filled lairs with a shiatsu massage, a total body workup that calls upon the calming power of fingers and palms to alleviate sore spots, or pamper peds with a reflexology massage, which applies pressure to points on the feet that correlate with various parts of the body. The Ivy also offers prenatal massages for preparents.
Pure Serenity tailors its upscale beautifying services to the individual follicles, countenances, and skeleton outfits of each patron. Hair treatments reboot stalled head nests with the classic shampoo, cut, and style ($35 for women, $18 for men, $10+ for kids), and perms ($40+) and foils ($35+) add texture and color to strands that may otherwise be mistaken for a ream of office paper. Nail services include phalange-pampering manicures ($20+) and pedicures ($35+), and clients may augment their calcium-rich keratin tips with a full set of artificial nails ($40). Indulgent facials rejuvenate crumbling façades ($30 for 30 minutes, $50 for 60 minutes), and bikini ($25), full-leg ($45), and chin ($10) waxing keeps corporeal surfaces smoother than an ice rink tended to by a zamboni-driving Fabio.
After Karen Stuto graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness and Massage Therapy, she founded Massage and Bodywork Artists—a moniker chosen to reflect meticulous care and a sense of craftsmanship. In addition to targeting shoulder and neck pain caused by poor posture, stress, and injury with deep-tissue techniques, she doubles down on the pampering during four-hands massage. To address each client’s unique pain points, she blends Swedish and acupressure techniques with meridian work and stretches. Though her passion for massage therapy runs deep, she appreciates the old adage “laughter is the best medicine,” which is why she always stores her laughter in mason jars for future use.
Crystal White and Chad DiBella take pride in the personal attention they give their clients, contrasting it with the impersonal treatment that can sometimes be the hallmark of large spas. At Natural Effects Massage Therapy, the duo performs a wide range of modalities to relax their clients or address specific issues. With Young Living essential oils, they perform eight types of massage, including hot stone, sports, shiatsu, and pregnancy. Crystal and Chad can also accommodate two people at once with couples massage.