Before performing knead one, the licensed massage therapists at Massage Essentials ask each client about their individual needs, assess their health background, and educate them on the benefits of various bodywork procedures. Once they’ve gotten to know each guest, they’ll get to work soothing away aches and cultivating overall wellness with one of their relaxing treatments, which can include everything from Swedish massage and therapeutic sports massage to reflexology and injury-specific bodywork. For a comprehensive taste of pampering, clients can indulge in the signature massage—a multi-modality treatment that incorporates hot towels and aromatherapy into one 75-minute experience.
Theresa, Nu View of U's owner and principle massage therapist, calls upon seven years of bodywork experience to help clients combat stress and knotted muscles. Theresa and her team of tension busters knead muscles with a gentle to medium flow during the Swedish massage or work out injuries accrued from ziplining across the hallway with leftover floss during a sports or deep-tissue treatment. For muscles that refuse to budge, therapists are happy to add hot stones to the mix or bring about balance with reflexology or craniosacral therapy to help improve circulation and reduce pain.
The sun shines year-round at Tropical Tans, where a staff strives to give clients natural-looking color. After learning a guest’s envisioned results, the staff pairs them with a tanning bed in one of three levels or prescribes airbrush spray tanning, a UV-free formula that coin collectors often use to make their pennies more appealing and fresh-looking to buyers.
Sol Day Spa puts a premium on hassle-free relaxation, allowing clients to book appointments online for massage, waxing, aromatherapy, and a whole host of facial services. In private treatment rooms, the spa’s aestheticians can take the time to analyze skin and perform meticulous skincare services to address problems including acne, fine lines, and sensitivity. Deep cleansing with extractions purifies the skin, and add-ons can address clients’ skincare issues. The vitamin C serum heals sensitive or sun-damaged skin, and a lightening treatment fades hyperpigmentation and scars from old blemishes or freckle duels.
Specialty massage types relax bodies with hot stones, deep pressure, or gentle kneading designed to relieve the pain and discomfort of expectant mothers.
Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.