The therapists at Urban Retreats Massage & Day Spas have a treatment to combat every conceivable source of stress. Their gentle Swedish massages focus on muscles near the surface, stimulating circulation and flushing away toxins. Deep-tissue pressures, on the other hand, target the hidden knots that cause chronic aches and pains if left unattended. Visitors to Urban Retreats often leave looking as refreshed as they feel, thanks to a range of skin-brightening facial treatments that thoroughly cleanse and moisturize complexions. The Spa also offers acupuncture, body wraps, body masques, body scrubs, and reflexology treatments.
A certified clinical hypnotherapist, Diane Brach treats a wide variety of symptoms and ailments during her powerful hypnotherapy treatments. Diane sees herself more as a guide than a therapist, working with her patients to discover the inner strength that lies within them.
Sogang Acupuncture & Massage's licensed acupuncturists Lisa Hyun Kim and Kevin Nam Kim keep bodies healthy and minds at ease with a menu of acupuncture treatments, massage, and herbal medicines. Needle-wielders treat patients on one of the clinic's plush-topped tables, aiming to balance the body's flow of chi by placing silicon-coated pins at targeted locations, manipulating therapeutic magnets, and flicking the reset button located midway up the spine. Therapists' multidisciplined hands can further heighten states of relaxation with shiatsu, Thai, deep-tissue, and Swedish massage techniques, or point the way to a selection of herbs and supplements that have soothed ailments for centuries.
The Art of You Holistic Center heals bodies with relaxing treatments performed both indoors and out. Classic facials and back treatments evict dirt from the skin, and massages?which range from deep tissue to Swedish?turn tense muscles into butter. The center also offers acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and only uses natural products that are free of parabens, sulfates, and poltergeists.
If the mind can transform a rainy day's bowl of runny soup into a robust flagon of fresh winter borscht, there are few things it cannot achieve. Today's side deal honors your powerful noggin with a two-hour, one-on-one hypnotherapy session ($225 value) from the bad-habit busters at Mind Matters Restorative Hypnotherapy, plus a custom CD of your session ($20 value) for $110. Break down the toxic tension-building components of your mind while Lisa Hubler or Dale Jaffe spend up to an hour to identifying the negative factors influencing your unwanted feelings and behaviors. Then undergo real-life hypnotherapy for the rest of the session that will cleanse your psyche and leave you ready to take on the world free of such vices as smoking, poor eating habits, restless sleeping patterns, and a love of paint chips.