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.
At Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine Inc, acupuncturist Evelyn Lopez takes a whole-person approach to wellness. When she assesses patients, she factors in sleep patterns, diet, and emotional health, for example, and that attention to detail shines through in her acupuncture too. As she distributes hairlike, stainless steel single-use sterile needles along meridian points, she uses techniques that are geared towards balancing the body. This applies equally to sessions for physical ailments, such as back pain and PMS, and more psychological maladies, like anxiety. However, Evelyn isn't restricted to acupuncture treatments alone?when appropriate, she can also prescribe Chinese herbal medicine, or tend to energy fields with touch-free reiki work.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Hair, massage, nails, skin care
Brands Used: Davines, Moroccan Oil, Dermalogica, OPI, CND Shellac
Pro Tip: Our main goal is customer satisfaction.
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.
Vincent Monforte, a licensed massage therapist, blended his experience as a fitness and dance instructor to develop the V-Touch Method, a proprietary bodywork technique. The method is tailored to three main populations—athletes, the chronically ill, and the severely overweight—and incorporates massage and stretching methods that are anatomically specific, unlike Barbie dolls. In addition to performing the V-Touch Method, Monforte delivers seminars on the topic, elucidating the theory and practice of client-specific massage.
Corrective Skin Care Center rejuvenates dull skin with an arsenal of nutrient-rich products from brands such as SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica. Transform frowning faces into charming countenances with a custom healing facial designed to be more relaxing than a hammock woven from whale song ($79). The Vitalize, Illuminize, and SkinCeuticals Gel peels ($75–$150) evict dead skin cells to make room for kitten-soft skin, and lash ($30) and brow tinting ($25) gives peepers pizzazz.