The Spa at Stonecrest integrates state-of-the-art medical spa services with conventional and alternative treatments for a holistic approach to body-and-mind wellness. A 60-minute Swedish massage assuages the wintry discontent of tense muscles and minds, utilizing long strokes, soft-tissue manipulation, and light-to-medium pressure to open the circulatory passages ($75). Spa-goers who opt for the blueberry smoothie facial are in for 50 minutes of sweet-smelling aesthetic and synesthetic rejuvenation thanks to the sacrifice of nature's most soulful fruit ($75). A refreshing scrub with active blueberry extracts and a light chemical peel exfoliate the skin, restoring a youthful glow to sun-damaged, dull, or acne-plagued skin. Both options include a spa mani-pedi ($55) in which Stonecrest's talented technicians shape and polish nails, care for cuticles, and massage hands, feet, and lower legs. The pedicure portion also includes a moisturizing foot soak, callous treatment, and an exfoliation and confidence-boosting pep talk for the feet and lower legs.
Located in the Marriott Evergreen, a resort described by an NBC Channel 11 reporter as "like being in another world," The Spa at Evergreen celebrates 10 years of transporting guests to another dimension of relaxation with pampering massage, skin, and nail services. The décor of each of the in-hotel spa’s treatment rooms is inspired by an element to add an air of ritual to massages, facials, and body wraps. In the earth room, dark tones and the soothing scent of sandalwood and teak form a stark contrast to the lavender-colored, citrus-scented wind room, where aestheticians perform facials with Dermalogica products. In the water room, a rain shower in the ceiling rinses mud and seaweed from bodies after exfoliating body treatments or slimming wraps. Flickering candles warm the final treatment space, aptly named the fire room, where soothing massages atop heated treatment tables melt muscles like caramel snowmen.
The La Vie Spa & Salon story began simply, when Amy and Ken Elias started their spa in a cozy house with a small team of massage and hydro therapists. Since then, La Vie Spa & Salon has blossomed into a comprehensive 5,000 square foot monument to beauty and health, with a diverse menagerie of professional stylists, estheticians, and specialists. While they provide a wide range of fundamental beauty services—such as haircuts, manicures, and facials—the staff also betters bodies with a slate of unorthodox offerings—such as colon cleanses, hypnotherapy, and rejuvenating bio-mat sessions. Their therapists cull from a sweeping repertoire of bodywork, including healing deep-tissue and detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage.
Their staff of fitness professionals lead personal training and yoga classes in the onsite gym. For communal pampering, The team also hosts spa parties complete with specialty treatments, food, and drinks, ideal for bridal groups preparing for a wedding or varsity men's rugby teams hoping to intimidate their opponents with their crystal clear complexions.
Immix Hair Gallery & Day Spa has an inside-out approach to beauty, which means offering detoxifying treatments alongside a host of spa and salon services. Stylists and technicians soothe stressed muscles, smooth frizzy hair, and reveal the natural glow present inside every light-bulb-eating human, with treatments such as ionic detox footbaths, ear candling, and detox facials. In the past, guest speakers have guided hair-extension workshops, where attendees nibble refreshments, tote home some swag, and learn about nurturing their own backyard hair gardens.
Within La Ritz Spa and Salon's 4,000-square-foot beauty center, aestheticians and massage therapists dote on clients in 15 private treatment rooms. Skincare experts draw from a menu of more than 15 facials, including a pumpkin-peel facial whose enzymes won't irritate sensitive skin and an olive-oil and leaf mask for dry and mature skin.
Clients reward their muscles for carrying cars over large puddles by undergoing the stress- and tension-eliminator massage, a bodywork treatment that starts with a scalp rub and slowly works its way down to the neck, shoulders, arms, and feet. The center's staff also includes hairstylists who leverage international training to yield fashionably cut and colored 'dos.
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