The treatment room at Massage1Spa looks like something you'd find in a palace. Behind the massage tables, a row of enormous oriental fans hangs from a wall the color of terra cotta. It's here where the spa's certified therapists relieve stress with head-to-toe massages. Their specialty reflexology technique seeks out pressure points in the hands and feet to restore function, release tension, and unscramble the brain's radio signals.
OM Day Spa's quintet of therapists performs a plethora of pampering massage, skincare, and waxing services. A few therapists take care of the skincare side of the spa. They execute everything from manual dermabrasion to facials that employ ironizing technology and magnets to erase blemishes. Others handle the massage side, having mastered modalities such as Swedish, warm bamboo, and prenatal. The team also provides body slimming and detoxing wraps, as well as cosmetic enhancements such as eyelash extensions.
Dr. Richard Mantell couldn't quite hang up his stethoscope on the coatrack of retirement. He may no longer be working in emergency rooms, but he hasn't slowed down in his semi-retirement?in addition to serving as a flight surgeon, he's also leading a staff of nurses, aestheticians, and massage therapists as the medical director of Forever Young Medical Day Spa. Dr. Mantell brings a tested-in-the-field precision to the spa's beauty-boosting treatments, which range from dermal fillers and laser hair removal to a wide range of signature facial treatments.
The therapists at Action Therapy want their clients' pain to go away, which is why they often combine Eastern and Western treatments and methods. Licensed physical therapists may work with massage therapists or acupuncturists to get bodies back into a state of wellness and keep them there. In addition to pain treatments, the traditional Chinese medicine therapists also work to alleviate other health issues, including dizziness, weight control, and depression.
Ace Rehab relies on a combination of physical therapy, medical massage, and alternative medicine treatments to restore optimal function to bodies. Licensed physical therapists can help heal ailments ranging from muscle strains to torn ligaments to arthritis. Health experts create custom fitness programs, too, taking into account a patient's injury and one's ability to heal. Qualified patients even get free transportation to and from the clinic.
Medical massages incorporate such techniques as targeted deep-tissue kneads and gentle Swedish strokes, and can complement the physical therapy. Ace's acupuncturists can also help with problems unrelated to pain, such as rosacea and infertility.
At Adonis Spa, aestheticians invoke the eponymous Greek god of beauty and follow tips that surface during in-depth consultations as they craft custom concoctions of plant-derived Pure Fiji skincare products. The spa sets a soothing tone the moment clients walk through the door: peaceful music wafts throughout the space, fruit-infused water or herbal tea beckons clients' palates, and aestheticians sing lullabies to stressed-out complexions. The treatments themselves also soothe. Therapists incorporate aromatherapy into their massages, for instance, and aestheticians cosset skin with plant- and mineral-derived products whenever possible.