It's fitting that so many of the clients at White Orchid Spa are tourists—the 6,000-square-foot space resides in the AAA four-diamond Vero Beach Hotel—since a visit to the spa is a journey unto itself. After donning robes and sandals, visitors can select one of 12 therapeutic and medical massages, which incorporate seashells, warmed bamboo shoots, and ylang-ylang flower oil. Massages aren't the only service enhanced with natural touches: Aestheticians also use sulfate-free Éminence products and other organic ingredients in body treatments, including scrubs and wraps blended with Dead Sea mud and green-tea extract, 10 types of facial treatments, and mani-pedis that soften the skin with a black-sesame scrub. Guests can take advantage of a salon complete with bridal services and eyelash extensions as well as the facility's med-spa treatments—from dermal fillers that smooth or plump skin to VelaShape treatments that reduce the appearance of cellulite and bumps that might just be clinging koalas.
Equal parts med and day spa, technicians at this one-stop beauty depot refine surfaces with noninvasive treatments and relaxing services. Lasers do double duty, with techs abolishing hair growth on legs, arms, and bikini zones with the Syneron lasers customized to skin type permanently stunt the growth of unwanted hair or smoothing out wrinkles with ThermaScan's infrared rays. To further boost youthful appearances, staffers inject wrinkles with facial fillers, such as Botox, and buff away fine lines and curlicues with microdermabrasions. Sauna sessions and two diet plans help curb out-of-control curves, and eight types of massages soothe overworked muscles.
Hand & Stone's licensed staff of aestheticians and muscle therapists relaxes ligaments and purifies pores with a variety of massages (a $79.95 value/session) and signature facials (a $79.95 value/session). Monthly kneading sessions may increase alertness, relieve anxiety, and improve one's attitude toward segway cops who don't use turn signals. The season of stress-busting marks three custom massages on your corporeal calendar, offering a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and other styles to suit variously beleaguered bods.
Candlelight skips across the vanilla-white walls. Through the dimness, aromatherapy oils release their fragrant scent, tickling the nose with the essence of sweet almond. The room’s warmth multiplies and, the scene set, licensed massage therapist Rey Reyes begins melting muscles, digging deep into knots with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. In addition to his traditional massages, Rey also champions the use of hot stones and bamboo sticks to quell lingering aches, and improves athletic performance with the foam-finger-based kneads of sports bodywork.
Helmed by a spa savant with 12 years of experience, Re|You MedSpa cossets clients with a wide range of services, from holistic wellness treatments to advanced medical procedures. Facials pamper skin with all-natural salves and pharmaceutical-grade treatments including injectables, peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts. Body panels gleam after massages and contouring treatments, and acupuncture redirects energy through the body's pathways as efficiently as an electron traffic guard.