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.
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.
Inside the barbershop-style men's salon, clients sit back in sleek, contemporary barber chairs while stylists cut off split ends and style hair. For every hair treatment, they use products from American Crew or Redken for Men. The stylists also trim beards and groom fingers and toes with mani-pedis.
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.
Lifestream Wellness Spa's certified staff compose beauty-bolstering numbers designed to restore weatherworn bodies to harmony, performing within a modern abode that paints a soundscape of new age and soft jazz music. Lure out tension and toxins from the muscles without mastering stress-knot mating calls during a 35-minute neck and back massage ($50), or pamper human paws with the 15-minute treat-the-feet package ($50), a sole-soothing rubdown that also includes an organic leg and foot scrub, hot towels, paraffin wax, and warm booties. Waxing services remove undesired follicular forests from protoplasmic acres, including the lip ($10), underarms ($25), and bikini area ($25). Lifestream also has a number of skin-sprucing body treatments and facials available for guest perusal.
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