The menu of bodywork at Healing With Ivy at Rincon Express includes deep tissue, cellulite inch-loss, and sports massages. Ivy also employs Swedish and Swedish-Thai modalities to assuage aches and pains. Plus, she performs special massages for elderly or pregnant guests and forays into reiki and reflexology.
Celebrated as on of the Top Spas in the World by Trip Advisor and one of the Top 15 Destination Spas by Travel plus Leisure The Lodge at Woodloch is an exclusive 58 room luxury destination spa offering complete spa programming in a strikingly beautiful natural setting. Guests are enticed to explore the spa s lush 75 wooded acres and meditate by the banks of its private 15 acre lake. The spa programs classes and therapies encourage personal awakening and are geared toward lasting lifestyle changes. In Tree the signature restaurant gourmet organic cuisine is as tasty as it is nutritious. Dietary counseling is available to those seeking to develop a weight loss program or enhance fitness goals. A wide range of outdoor activities including kayaking hiking and mountain biking beckon guests to become one with nature. The 40 000 square foot spa features a full range of treatments as well as an Aqua Garden with heated hydro massage waterfall pools an especially refreshing reward after an invigorating day of exercise. A customized spa program is developed for each individual and pricing includes accommodations three meals daily select outdoor recreation access to fitness and lifestyle classes and the use of fitness and spa facilities.
Though Tamar Dresner is an expert at making the body relax, a visit to her massage table is hardly a low-key day at the spa. She leads serious bodywork sessions geared toward lasting pain management, and she knows that intense pressure on the table can lead to rapturous freedom from chronic aches in the hours, days, or weeks to follow. Graduating with honors from the Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Tamar is professionally trained in the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues to normalize the body, promote circulation, and ease deeply rooted tension. To complement her training, she has experimented with new techniques for better depth and leverage. So whether it be long, flowing Swedish strokes or the firm pressure of deep-tissue techniques, Tamar can transport the body to an elevated state without the ear popping associated with flights to Wyoming.
Like a day spent near the ocean's spray, a trip to The Breathing Room can rejuvenate the body and the mind. Visitors to the salt-therapy center read, listen to music, or just relax while breathing air infused with pharmaceutical-grade salt. A natural antiseptic, the salt can calm skin conditions such as eczema or acne. It also soothes sinuses and respiratory systems suffering from allergies, asthma, or inflammation.
Helmed by beauty-industry veteran Melissa Keppel, Aprile Salon embellishes coiffures with hair-prettifying services. Mane metamorphoses begin with a hair-cleansing shampoo that lifts away grime and washes out cracker crumbs left by shoulder-perched parrots. In the 60–90 minute highlighting session, the stylist enhances natural hues with Wella hair-coloring products, adding eye-catching bursts to once-uniform hair tone. After chromatic transformations, a style and finish prepare heads for reentry into the outside world, leaving 'dos looking more alluring than hypnotic, snake-fashioned wigs.
Pure Beauty Lounge owner Pamela works alongside cosmetologists, nail technicians, an aesthetician, and a massage therapist as they unleash soothed sighs and newfound beauty. Brushes flit across nails in manicure chairs, and a massage room in sage and burgundy hues offers privacy during kneading sessions. The massage therapist heats smooth stones, and aromatherapy oils release warm clouds of soothing scents like a soup made from love letters. The staff performs skin-refreshing facials and body wraps, and a hydrotherapy capsule bed with a water-jet massage and full-body steam bath purrs and hisses over a chorus of calm exhalations.