Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
The exfoliating benefits of microdermabrasion and the acne-fighting power of light therapy join forces in Sapphire 3 photo abrasion, one of Spa Cara's most popular services. In lieu of a diamonds, the exfoliating tool uses bits of sapphire and gentle vibration to polish skin and prime it for red light, which conveys vitamin serums to the pores. Then blue LED light decimates bacteria and infuses oxygen deep within the skin. The treatment is just one of Spa Cara's many skincare, massage-therapy, and other beautifying treatments.
Massage therapists at Believe Day Spa & Boutique have three goals: release stress, loosen muscle tightness, and increase their clients' sense of well-being. To do this, they customize each session to the needs of each patron, adding such modalities as deep-tissue massage, hot-stone release, and scalp massage as needed. They partner their line of massages with skincare, including deep-cleansing and anti-aging facials, detoxifying seaweed body wraps, and smoothing cellulite treatments.
Because it's virtually impossible to style hair underwater, Style Bar has done the next best thing by setting up shop a short comb toss from the Atlantic Ocean. As the salty echoes of waves waft through the spa windows, skilled stylists transform hair with voluminous layers and bold color highlights. Guests may also request a relaxing facial or mani-pedi, or retreat to a private room for soothing hot-stone therapy from the salon's licensed massage therapist.
At Massage Kneads, licensed massage therapist Florence Lewis relieves tension with treatments that vary in intensity. She delivers smooth, continuous Swedish strokes by lubricating hand motions with essential oils extracted from plants or robot joints. Alternatively, she breaks up knots with firm deep-tissue kneads. She also practices reflexology, a technique that normalizes the body's functions through specific manipulations of the feet.
A licensed massage therapist for more than a decade, April Hathaway has filled her toolbox with an assortment of different massage treatments. Her menu includes massages that target physical pain, emotional stress, and symptoms that arise from specific conditions. Though April performs specific modalities, she stresses that no two bodies are alike, and so each client will receive a customized treatment based on their own needs. For instance, an expecting mother might need a prenatal massage, but April will focus on a specific area??say the neck or the back??if the client is experiencing trouble there. Her other massages include Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger-point myotherapy. She also offers the option of aromatherapy massage, which incorporates essential oils that add another layer of relaxation to the proceedings and whose fragrances serve specific purposes.