Everything about Embrace Massage Wellness's private suite facility screams relaxation. Or rather, whispers. From the warm-colored walls to the soothing sounds of ocean waves that flit through the air, Embrace was designed with serenity in mind. Massage therapist Roni Spillane doesn't take walk-ins. Her appointment-only scheduling ensures that her massages take place without the distraction of other guests, loud noises, or strobe lights that rolled away from a nightclub. In addition to massage, she pampers guests with bodily treatments and scrubs, specially designed spa packages for men, and facial- and eye-treatment add-ons.
APS might as well stand for All Possible Services, because that's what you'll find on the spa menu. The crew of aestheticians and nail techs indulge guests with everything from makeup applications and no-chip manicures to organic facials and hot-stone massages. More advanced treatments include microdermabrasion and chemical peels, both of which aim to smooth skin, reduce pore size, and minimize signs of age with deep exfoliation.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand and Stone founder John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand and Stone has expanded to more than 25 states and over 200 locations. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and hair-removal services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.
Spavia Day Spa's staff pampers its guests by doling out muscle-melting massages and rejuvenating treatments using natural products. Guests receive a bathrobe and sandals before each treatment as they wait in the spa's retreat room. Because "relaxation" can mean different things to different people, Spavia specially customizes their treatments for each guest, from focusing massages on problem areas to avoiding the glowing whisker during exfoliating facials. Spavia also offers membership packages that allow for affordable treatments, and provides a free signature treatment for a nominated local hero or community member in need through their Spavia Cares program.
Even though it's located within the busy Weston Fitness health club, Centered Lotus Bodyworks manages to feel a world away. With the sounds of the gym out of earshot, guests can escape and relax with the help of a licensed massage therapist, who can customize a course of treatment to suit their individual needs. That might include a deep-tissue massage enhanced with hot river stones, a sports massage to enhance flexibility and endurance, or even a couples massage for those who can't bear to be parted from their personal trainer. In addition to massage, Centered Lotus Bodyworks also offers private and group meditation classes for those who seek to soothe their mind as well as their body.