Chi Spa’s more than 20 licensed massage therapists are experts in their craft and can easily pull massage techniques from Western and Eastern modalities and seamlessly integrate them into a single session designed to address their clients' problem areas. The therapists owe their versatility to their training in Thai massage at the Wat Po Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The look and feel of the distinctive Thai relaxation retreats followed them back to Chi Spa, which is decorated with elaborate woodcuts and statues imported from Thailand. The treatment rooms preserve a modern feel; some even have private showers in which guests can rinse off before or after their treatments. In addition to familiar modalities such as Swedish and hot stone, therapists can knead muscles with barefoot ashiatsu massage or the 200-year-old Thai Ceremony massage, originally intended to relax returning warriors who’d carried their horses home.
The team at Advanced Skin Care & More soothes body and mind with a synergy of ancient techniques and modern technology. Aestheticians with medical or paramedical training precede every facial with a skin analysis and black-light screening, which can detect skin conditions or milk mustaches. After determining the client's unique skincare needs, an aesthetician cleanses and exfoliates with natural and organic products. Some treatments combat signs of aging with infrared or intense pulsed light, microcurrents, and ultrasound. Aside from facials, the day spa offers massage modalities that range from deep tissue to champissage, an Ayurvedic form of head massage that stimulates the scalp and upper body to increase circulation and the ability to wiggle each ear independently.
Date nights or daytime getaways become all the more memorable when couples head to HandsonSpa. Here, licensed aestheticians and therapists treat pairs to chilled flutes of champagne and chocolate truffles before they undergo side-by-side massages and facials. The rest of their services—including manicures and pedicures—are just as relaxing and can be paired with a light lunch for a complete spa day, fulfilling the staff's mission to make their clients' lives more peaceful.
Point Pleasant Wellness Spa's highly trained staff, including two practitioners knighted as certified master pedicurists by the International Pedicure Association, performs medical-level treatments to cleanse and care for human hooves. Powered by thousands of atom-size socks and carpets, an electromagnetic device imbues the saline water of the aqua detox footbath with positive and negative charges. The treatment runs anywhere from 25–50 minutes, affording ample time for the body to oust toxins through the pores and into the surrounding H2O.
The owner and head therapist of Massage Works of South Florida has worked at both resorts and rehabilitation centers, earning her a diversified resume as well as a deep understanding of how to blend corrective bodywork with relaxing rituals such as using essential oils or humming a medley of rainforest sounds. While she holds certifications in more than 10 distinct modalities—including lymphatic drainage, sports massage, and stretch therapies—she knows the most effective massages to heal bodies' aches and pains using one of her many services.
Totally Bare’s waxing services efficiently evict follicles from a bevy of body parts in a clean, relaxing spa environment. Instead of singeing hairs off with a flaming toaster or home-crafted lightsaber, men and women can polish their skin with a high-quality European wax spread that doesn’t utilize cloth strips or leave any sticky residue but is instead removed by pulling the wax itself. Prepare for poolside or iglooside lounging with a full-arm waxing (women $25, men $35), underarm waxing (women $13, men $18), or eyebrow clean-up ($12). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax. Enjoy frictionless slip ‘n’ sliding with today’s hair-taming Groupon to Totally Bare Wax Center.