After an indulgent holiday season, set the tone for a healthy and relaxing New Year with a visit to the spa. Put your health first and jump-start your wellness routine with some of our favorite nourishing spa treatments.
Mint Chocolate Chip Pedicure (Joseph Salon)
Your mouth isn’t the only thing craving something sweet! More than any other part of you body, your feet need to be pampered. Enhance the traditional pedicure with Joseph Salon’s Mint Chocolate Chip Pedicure. Enjoying the luxury of relaxing with a soothing foot soak using a mint chocolate moisturizing cleanser and aqua therapy salts. Reveal smooth, radiant skin with a knee to foot exfoliating scrub. Conclude your experience with a deep hydration mask and massage, while you are served hot chocolate with a peppermint stick to compliment your service. You will leave feeling it was “mint” to be!
Bamboo Fusion Massage (Olivia Salon)
Bamboo Fusion is similar to a hot stone massage in that warmed tools are used as extensions of the therapist’s hands. But what makes bamboo fusion different than hot stone? Most bamboo fusion tools are actually pieces of rattan that have been shaped and smoothed to be massage tools. Rattan is much less dense than basalt stones, and the therapist is able to greater “feel” through the tool to assess the soft tissues (muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments). The rattan is also easier to heat than stones and is less likely to overheat, making bamboo fusion a safer and more comfortable option for both clients and therapists. Endorphins… I release you!
Bacial (Back Facial) (Sophia’s Day Spa)
Let’s admit it, the back is notoriously hard to reach. With the assistance of back scrubbing shower tools, most people can keep their backs clean, but it can be hard to moisturize the back or to treat dry skin, acne and other irritating conditions. While a back facial might sound slightly silly, this spa treatment can actually be quite beneficial, especially for people who spend a lot of time in low-backed clothing or appreciate a good back rub from their significant other. Restore your body’s radiance and slough away dry skin without generic, store-bought body scrubs. Combined with a soothing massage and a dehydrating masque, Sophia’s scrubs reveal new, fresh skin with a satiny-smooth texture. Yep, this is bringing sexy back!
Rosemary Mint Awakening Body Wrap (The Spa at Montgomery)
There are several fascinating studies about the strong influence that smell has on the emotions we feel. The part of the brain that smells is part of the emotional brain where our personality lies. January is a great time to renew your body and mind and The Spa at Montgomery, inside the Renaissance, has one of our favorite treatments, the Aveda Rosemary Mint Awakening Body Wrap. This 80-minute stimulating and cooling dry body wrap begins with an exfoliating treatment and a moisturizing massage with Aveda Rosemary Mint Body Lotion. After the body is wrapped, the essences of rosemary and peppermint will awaken your senses, while a scalp and foot massage balances the entire body. Ideal treatment for jet lag, trauma or stress related issues… or just because you deserve it!
Chakra Balancing Massage (Doug’s 2)
Have you ever been heartbroken? Most of our issues are organized in our bodies in very specific ways. We take grief "to heart" and feel "heartaches" in the heart center area. We get "all choked up" in the throat center and carry bad experiences in our bellies. Work on the chakras of each of these areas can be of tremendous benefit in freeing us from challenging issues. It can help us handle stress better, change old patterns of behavior and transform pain, negativity and uncomfortable emotions. Aveda’s Chakra Balancing Massage includes a deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology and subtle energy work. As our chakras are balanced and awakened, our potential for loving, healing and leading is awakened. Free at last!