At All About Tranquility Day Spa, the technicians interpret "the star treatment" literally, often painting finger- and toenails in shimmery glitter. Phalanges sparkle in clients' chosen colors, or, when holidays roll around, in thematic designs, such as pumpkin faces for Halloween and patriotic hues for the Fourth of July. Additionally, the staff can beautify natural nails or adhere vibrant acrylics during these mani-pedi sessions.
The full-service spa also pampers guests with soothing massages, body scrubs, and facials. Their body wraps cocoon physiques in tightly wound material designed to firm up the skin, and waxing appointments clear away unwanted hair more gently than running a dust buster down your leg.
Raw honey, cucumber, and vitamin C might sound like the ingredients of a refreshing summer cocktail, and at Namaste Day Spa, that cocktail will be splashed on your face. These are just some of the ingredients of the desert facial, a treatment that aims to hydrate skin and combat sun damage. Other services have similarly delicious elements, such as the Ultimate Manicure with a cream massage, or the Ultimate Namaste Pedicure with a peppermint foot mask, which can soften soles more effectively than a pair of sandpaper sandals.
Despite all the edible ingredients, the spa hardly resembles a restaurant. Filled with decorative plants and bright white walls, it's more likely to bring to mind a tranquil beach oasis. Here, every pedicure takes place on a private couch heaped with colorful pillows. In other rooms, aestheticians customize procedures to different skin types and wax away unwanted body hair as massage therapists unknot muscles with a combination of Swedish kneads, guided stretching, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Throughout every service, the calming environment and decor conspire to put guests fully at ease.
Maite and Luis Cruces were burned out from a life overloaded with work and stress. It wasn't until the couple moved to Florida and studied professional massage therapy that they learned firsthand about the benefits from strengthening the connection between mind and body. At Lool Ha Spa, Maite and Luis not only get personal satisfaction out of helping clients unwind, but they find relaxation while massaging knots out of tense backs or popping the bubble wrap cushioning fragile packages.
The Cruces' personal experience with the mind-body-spirit connection is what inspires the spa's holistic perspective. Though its list of massage modalities is extensive––including Swedish, hot-stone, reflexology, and seaweed-enhanced treatments––Lool Ha Spa offers more than massage therapy. Waxing services keep skin smooth, and a variety of facials, chemical peels, and light-therapy treatments help revitalize weary complexions.
Eyes Wide Open takes a holistic approach to health: its soothing massages relax the body, its yoga classes clear the mind, and its reiki healing sessions balance the spirit. The roster of massage styles skews toward Eastern methods, as massage therapists perform therapeutic strokes developed in ancient China during medical qi gong and apply pressure using both their arms and legs during Thai massages. Three different yoga instructors, each with their own specialty, demonstrate poses in the center's hardwood-floored studio. Based on the belief that energy blockages are the ultimate cause of physical pain, the clinic's reiki healing treatments preserve the flow of qi to the body the way laws against building a personal Grand Canyon preserve the flow of cash to the Arizona Tourism Bureau.
Massage Pure’s licensed staff each hold at least 10 years of experience, which may account for the vast number of modalities offered. They can soothe muscles with Swedish or deep tissue techniques, improve range of motion with myofascial release, and combat chronic pain with neuromuscular massages. The relaxing sessions take place within Naples Academy of Beauty.
The experts at Healing Laser Centers can ease pain without a single touch. That's because they harness the healing power of the cold laser, a device that sends low levels of energy deep into strained and injured muscles to jump-start the healing process. In each 5- to 20-minute treatment, staffers suffuse the body with this powerful light energy to relieve pain caused by work stresses, athletic endeavors, or attempts to give itself a back massage. Many patients feel nothing during the treatment and often feel progressively better for days afterward. To enhance the technology's muscle-mending capabilities, the center also keeps massage therapists on staff for hands-on tension relief.