Heated cloths dipped in a blend of essential oils enhance the healing herbal therapy as specialized massage techniques to eradicate muscle tension and melt stress. That's just one of the modalities at A Magical Escape, where massage therapists relieve physical pain and stress as skilled aestheticians replenish and heal skin with facials. The menu of body treatments also includes wraps designed to detoxify, moisturize, or tighten skin. Anti-aging LED light therapy boosts collagen and elastin production to erase blemishes formed on faces and permanent records.
With more than 100 years of combined experience, The Massage Center's licensed therapists have all the necessary know-how to trounce tension. Choose from 25 traditional and modern massages, including specialties such as Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. During a Bamboo Fusion session ($70), tendon tuners roll smooth, heated bamboo over bodies in steady strokes. Alternatively, the hot stone massage ($110) employs warmed river-skippers that float across the surface of muscles to thaw out knots and aches while soothing body and spirit. Tropical murals and autumnal vistas fill the walls of The Massage Center's 10 serene rooms to ensure massagees leave in a newfound state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since they got their braces removed.
The team at Sherif Zaki Salon & The Oasis Spa, led by internationally trained hairstylist Sherif Zaki, believes that beauty and confidence go hand in hand. In an effort to bolster both, they use state-of-the-art tools and creative, customized techniques in order to accent each individual's personality and style. The service menu includes spa, salon, nail, and acupuncture treatments, and preliminary consultations help to ensure that each client receives care best suited to his or her lifestyle.
Inside the salon, stylists cut, color, and highlight hair as well as add texture with permanent waves and Balmain hair extensions. Nail technicians, working in an exceptionally clean environment, repair broken nails and soften skin with paraffin-wax dips, and makeup artists highlight features with professional applications and makeup lessons. On the spa side of things, aestheticians cleanse pores, and rejuvenate damaged skin, and set it aglow with a collection of facials, while massage therapists invite visitors to escape from stress and relax. Dr. Don Liu partners with the salon and spa to treat allergies, migraines, and chronic pain using acupuncture.
By transforming homes into relaxing retreats, The Pamper Perfect Mobile Spa adds even more comfort to familiarity. Their staff of certified technicians travels to clients with all of the fixings of a luxury day spa in tow, including massage tables, manicure stations, and products made from fresh botanicals. They also bring the ambiance?soft music and aromatherapy set a calming mood as candles cast flickering shadows, and custom product blends release enticing scents such as chocolate or spiced apples. For certain packages, employees even provide plush robes and a complimentary bottle of wine.
Once they've converted the room into a soothing sanctuary, they treat groups to a variety of packaged services. The Pamper Perfect Mani & Pedi Package covers a signature mani-pedi as well as a hand and foot massage for each guest. Alternatively, the Pamper Perfect Princess Package gears the experience toward a younger crowd?6- to 12-year-olds?with mini mani-pedis and pizza, rather than a massage that therapists administer around backpacks. The mobile spa scales its services so that patrons can plan most any event, from large-scale parties to romantic dates.
Voted best men's barber and salon by the readers of Delaware Today in 2012 and 2014, Studio One Eleven surrounds fellas in relaxing, masculine ambiance while polishing handsome exteriors. Haircuts, coloring services, and dandruff-fighting scalp treatments keep dapper Dans looking even dapperer, and waxing streamlines chests for pool season or removes chest-clinging koalas for sweltering summer months. Spa services such as massages and facials melt away stress while keeping skin supple with essential oils and moisturizing emollients. The studio's focus on luxury extends beyond specific services, with complimentary chair massages during every visit, free hairdo touchups between scheduled visits, and an onsite putting green to practice shots while waiting for appointments.
Ensconced in a private room, a woman takes a deep breath and slowly exhales as warm bamboo transmit heat to her muscles, melting away the tension built up between her shoulders. As she slips into a state of profound relaxation, a trained therapist blends Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release techniques to untangle her most tightly wound knots. They also offer Mu-Xing bamboo therapy, which allows therapists to use warm bamboo and rosewood tools to work deeper and deliver a full body deep tissue massage.
Such a scene is a daily reality at A Balanced Life Massage, where 18 massage therapists team up to alleviate muscles sore from the workday rigors of sitting in office chairs or riding the break room’s mechanical bull. Their massage center is built on the basis of professional massage services without the fancy robes, manicures, and expensive notions of some day spas. Simply tell your therapist what ails you during a 15-minute presession consultation; together, you can craft a custom massage that pays specific attention to your treatment goals and problem areas.