A visitor to Diamante Day Spa won’t be hurting for options: between the spa’s 20 different massage styles and 18 distinct facials, clients could be forgiven for having a hard time knowing which treatments would benefit them most. That’s why it’s fortunate that the spas 20-plus professionals, who boast more than 200 combined years of experience, are on hand to advise them. Specialty services encompass mainly Eastern holistic healing practices—chakra balancing, yoga nidra meditation, Tibetan reflexology—which is why it’s fitting that the spa is also home to a zen lounge area complete with fresh fruit, organic herbal teas, and no howler monkeys. Additional services include viche shower rain room exfoliation, slimming wraps, natural nail treatments, hair color and cuts, keratin treatments, waxing, and airbrush tanning.
For 25 years, the team of specialists at New Age Massage and Health Center has promoted balanced bodies and minds with a variety of holistic services. Massage therapist Nicky Dhanani not only loosens muscles with acupressure massages or ancient Indian shirodhara treatments, but also remedies digestive woes as an instructor with the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy and knowledge acquired at a naturopathy hospital in Mumbai, India. Dhanani is also a reiki master and teacher, and uses pranic healing and chakra balancing to address concerns such as pain, stress, or a chronic inability to find Waldo.
Between Nicky and Sneha Dhanani, who is a licensed skincare expert completing studies in holistic nutrition, guests should be able to find an alternative-medicine treatment for any concern, be it physical or emotional.
A deep love of her work has kept licensed therapist Monica Gonda practicing bodywork for more than 14 years, and it is this positive energy that emanates from her fingertips during each session. In her repertoire of seven massage modalities, lomi lomi—_loving hands_ in Hawaiian—stands out for its use of the forearms to send waves of relaxation into deep layers of muscle without attracting beach bums. Monica also practices a lymphatic-drainage technique that notably reduces swelling caused by fluid buildup in connective tissue. The most unique therapy is the crystal massages. A blend of body and energy work, warm semiprecious stones bathe acupressure points in soothing heat and redirect energy flows to achieve mental clarity or emotional well-being.
Monica awakens senses with organic tea and chocolates and can expand olfactory pleasure with her nuanced understanding of how geranium, lemongrass, and clare sage influence mood through sensory and monetary payoffs. Monica extends the reach of her goodwill by donating 5% of her profits to cancer research, an issue close to her heart because she practices oncology massage for lung-cancer patients.
Jardin Bleu Spa's team of technicians serves clients with FDA-approved, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and photofacials. The spa's online image gallery acts as evidence of Jardin Bleu Spa's success. In terms of Jardin Bleu Spa's ambiance, the staff works hard to ensure that each visit is as stress-free as possible, an effort helped along by having business hours as flexible as string cheese.
The sign doesn’t lie. Tucked inside the Ocean Manor Hotel, this locally owned salon literally resides beside the sea, surrounded by the sun-soaked sands of the hotel’s private beach. Creative Dominican, Peruvian, and Turkish techniques are woven into the salon’s litany of services, which include everything from haircare and nailcare to Brazilian waxes and massage therapy. All facials include a complimentary skin analysis, product recommendation, and monster-mask removal.
Inside the terra-cotta-tiled entrance to Glamour Center, stylists cut and color men's and women's hair with carefully selected European products. Skilled in color, color correction, highlights, and lowlights, the staff can tint all hair types—long, short, curly, or stolen off a mannequin. Nail services pamper hands and feet, and facial waxes outfit customers with perfectly arched brows and smooth skin.