The trained therapists at Urban Temple Studio Spa unwind tight spines, smooth skin, and detoxify bodies in the intimate studio. Clients melt into a bed in the private treatment room to the tune of their choice of music, from zen to smooth jazz. During each massage treatment, a therapist tailors kneads to fit the client's pressure preference while helping to improve circulation and detoxify the body.
Other purifying options include hydrotherapy full-body wraps, which purge toxins using herbs, mud, and seaweed. Urban Temple's spa packages offer themed days of relaxation, such as chocolate-centric treatments for 8- to 15-year-olds, indulgent massages and facials for adults, and romantic spa services for couples looking to bond without building an Ikea furnace together.
SynChi Holistic Wellness Center's services live at the intersection of traditional healing techniques and scientifically inspired treatments. Crystal healing sessions, reiki, and reflexology all aim to restore harmony and balance by refocusing the body's inner energies. On the other end of the spectrum, ionic footbaths and pulsed-electromagnetic-field therapy channel technology in the pursuit of detoxification. Therapeutic massages relieve tension-laden musculature, and hypnotherapy can help reduce the urges that contribute to bad habits, such as smoking, overeating, and training a parrot to recite your Social Security number.
Signature Service: Neck- and shoulder-pain relief
Brands Used: Essential oils and natural-ingredient-based lotions
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Specialized massage therapy tailored to your individual needs and comfort level.
Q&A with Erma Mincey, Owner
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
We use hot towels, aromatherapy, hand massages, [and] foot reflexology at no additional charge.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
The most I enjoy about working as a massage therapist is the opportunity to relieve stress and release muscle tension. This allows the client to come from a massage session more relaxed and better able to handle life's little challenges.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The atmosphere at Divine Wellness is relaxing with soft music, candles, aromatherapy, and warm sheets (table warmer is used) to provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.
Doctorate of Chiropractic Gene Clerkin and Li Jiang, an acupuncturist, herbologist, and doctor of Chinese medicine, helm the Center For Holistic Health. Here, they employ alternative medicine to alleviate pain and its causes, whether that's stress or an injury resulting from athletic endeavors, everyday overuse, or filling in for a crash-test dummy. To holistically treat clients, the two may incorporate acupuncture, nutrition-response testing, or detoxifying treatments. Their common goal, however, is to avoid medications and surgery while restoring a sense of balance to patients' bodies, which can jump-start the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Licensed massage therapist Susan Cui at TAO Wellness Center approaches massages with a Taoistic perspective. The Taoist philosophy states that humans should embrace the change that occurs in their environments and within their bodies. Throughout life’s many changes, such as aging and discovering that the entire world is a computer program generated by nefarious machines that run off the juice from our brains, Susan helps bodies cope. Head-therapy massage frees skulls from tension that causes headaches and poor sleep, and hand therapy pinpoints nerves that correspond to other body parts to reduce toothaches and chest pain.
The doctors at Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center know that a person’s well-being literally rests on the health of their feet. That's why they treat everything from sprained ankles to diabetic issues to ingrown dewclaws with state-of-the-art techniques and a caring bedside manner. They also promote preventive care and an overall healthy lifestyle with education, nutrition advice, and exercise tips. Their onsite spa offers pampering in the form of mani-pedis and reflexology performed by a licensed nail technician.