Seasoned sinew kneader Shelly Connors of Sweet Serenity Massage deploys an arsenal of Swedish massage techniques, tailoring treatment to meet the specific needs of her clients. A thorough, stress-melting manipulation of the corpus commences in 60- or 90-minute Swedish massages, during which Connors uses Scandinavian methods—such as long, fluid strokes and a heavy reliance on umlauts—to relieve aches and induce relaxation. Aromatic oils curtail friction while hydrating the skin and further soothing the senses with their calming scents. Bodies receive these attentions in a tranquil space accented by diaphanous curtains, Ionic columns, and a soothing soundtrack of klezmer punk hits.
At VIP Nails, a team of nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians work together to bring about body-wide rejuvenation and relaxation. Whole-body treatments include hot-stone massages and herbal wraps, and manicures and pedicures pamper appendages with moisturizing paraffin, cuticle care, and aromatherapy footbaths.
Determined to give working people a place to relax and be pampered, the working mother of two behind Tigli Skin Spa enlisted her husband and friends to help her create an intimate spa, tanning salon, and boutique. Soft lighting and richly hued furnishings set the tone for lush experiences, whether in one of the spa's fleet of tanning beds or in a tranquil massage room. A luxurious experience is ensured with the use of celebrity-favorite Éminence Organics skincare products, which nourish the skin, engage the senses, and broker sophisticated peace deals between the earth and the salon industry.
LiV Health Center’s mission is simple: to help families and individuals lead healthier lifestyles. To meet this goal, the center offers services that range from chiropractic care and restorative massage to progressive exercise and lifestyle counseling. Dedicated to supporting the community, LiV Health Center also partners with local organizations and charities to offer discounted massage services with donated proceeds, and plans wellness workshops with schools, businesses, and roller-derby leagues to educate the masses on topics such as stress management.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. A week of VIP UV therapy begins with a skin analysis before exposing clients to UV light, shown to benefit both the body and mind while imparting bodies with sun-kissed glows. A round of UV-free Mystic spray tanning adheres to the skin suit evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, for a bronze that lasts five–seven days. Wielding infrared heat and a nutrient-shrouding steam, the 20-minute moisturizing Hydro-Derma Fusion machine can help increase collagen production, extend UV- and UV-free-tanning results, and replenish water reserves stored in vestigial dromedary humps.
At Premier Life Massage, the team members are not interested in temporary fixes when it comes to their patients’ health. Through their treatments, they strive to relieve pain with long-term holistic solutions, whether they are realigning the spine with chiropractic adjustments, kneading muscles with various massage styles, or facilitating systemic well-being with nutrition programs. Massages can be tailored based on an initial 10-minute, one-on-one consultation with a doctor. Patients can also work with Dr. Lance Stromberg, D.C., who may recommend x-rays and a posture assessment to improve on their next massage–techniques much less insulting than asking the patient if he or she has ever starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.