Find Your Bliss
For needed rejuvenation, try these massage treatments at beauty salons and spas around town
With Mother’s Day just around the corner (May 14), it’s the perfect time to pamper Mom and show her how much she means to you by giving her time to relax. Keep these local spots in mind for any time you need a bit of rest and relaxation yourself.
Palm Aire Resort, 2601 Palm Aire Drive N., Pompano Beach; 754.444.1772; soleilspa.co
With a therapist’s light touch, Soleil’s Bamboo massage (80 minutes; $165) uses bamboo sticks for a twist on a deep-tissue massage. To enhance your time in heaven, try hot stones or a scalp massage.
Skin Apeel Day Spa
21301 Powerline Road, Suite 215, Boca Raton; 561.852.8081; skinapeel.com
This day spa combines the best of Western and Eastern techniques to help you feel and look your best. For all-over feel good vibes, try the detox and lymphatic brushing massages (both $120 for one hour). The former is a full-body massage that uses dry brushing and aromatherapy to reduce toxins. The latter uses dandelion oil and dry brushing to promote healthy lymph nodes.
750 E. Sample Road, Building 3, Bay 4, Pompano Beach; 561.674.5215; genspa.com
If you’re looking for a new way to relax, try lomilomi ($80 for one hour), a massage technique from Hawaii that increases circulation and relieves pain. Keep that just-massaged feeling going longer with its variety of facial and body treatments. GenSpa also offers products and home spa services for parties.
3420 NW 62nd Ave., Margate; 954.228.4772; bellylovespa.com
This local spa specializes in pampering moms-to-be and new moms with personalized treatments that release tension and stress. It also offers a couples massage, which includes side-by-side pregnancy and Swedish massages ($165 for one hour). Don’t forget enhancements such as nap time, eye treatment and the popular Barefoot and Pregnant: 25 minutes of calf, ankle and foot massage with exfoliants and warm towels.
L.A. Massage by Design
11450 W. Sample Road, Suite 6, Coral Springs; 954.736.9035; lamassagebydesign.com
Though we don’t often think about it, our bodies feel the wear and tear of each day, causing pain and stress. Try trigger point therapy to relieve the pain created by tennis elbow, trick knee, frozen shoulder, etc.
NY Massage Zone
6290 W. Sample Road, Suite 102, Coral Springs; 954.906.5107; nymassagezone.com
Our 9-to-5 jobs can leave us sore and tired. To relieve pain in the shoulders and upper back, and to help with headaches, try NY Massage Zone’s chair massage ($30 for a half-hour), which uses acupressure points to reduce inflammation.
4407 Lyons Road, Suite 102, Coconut Creek; 954.688.7777; massageenvy.com
A local favorite, Massage Envy offers a variety of treatments, including back “facials” and facial sessions for men. A classic, relaxing hourlong session starts at $55.
Aloha Foot Spa & Salt Room
5584 W. Sample Road, Margate; 754.205.4949; alohafootandsalt.com
A classic Swedish massage ($70 for an hour) reaches deep into your tissue to release the tension your muscles have built up over time. Enhance your massage with a session in the salt room ($80 for one-hour massage and salt session), featuring medical-grade, purified pink Himalayan salt, which is said to help relieve breathing issues and other ailments.