The reflexologists and massage therapists at Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa want each of their treatments to evoke the relaxing sensations of a seaside vacation. They seem to have taken this idea and ran with it, decorating each of their spa’s rooms with tokens that recall a distinct tropical locale. From the Tahiti room’s wall-length mural of an island sunset to the South Pacific suite’s two plush beds—each outfitted with an inflatable lifejacket—not a single element spoils the impression of an exotic getaway.
The staff’s dedication to this theme mirrors their dedication to soothing clients’ stresses with reflexology, massage therapy, and other relaxing body treatments. A science-based therapy that focuses on energy pathways in the feet, hands, ears, and face, reflexology manipulates these reflex points to improve circulation and help the body recover from physical and emotional stresses. A wealth of massage techniques—ranging from the long, gentle strokes of Swedish to the moisturizing essential oils of aromatherapy—similarly reduce stress and set muscles on the path to recovery. Though treatments tend to be designated to particular rooms, the communal Lava Lounge stays open to all guests, who can admire its glowing collection of custom jewelry and kick back on couches stuffed with pillowy volcanic ash.