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Sensational Spa Treatments

Sensational Spa Treatments

By Polly Bibb

Brides are signing up for spa treatments the week of their weddings. It is a nice way for the bride to relax before the big day. Brides are having solo treatments, choosing spa packages for themselves and their moms, spa packages for all of the bridesmaids, and even spa packages for the groom!

With so many spas throughout Williamson County, it can be difficult to choose the right one. But help is on the way! In a recent Williamson County on-line poll with and Southern Exposure Magazine, A Moment’s Peace, La Bella Salon & Spa, and Izabella Day Spa were voted as the top three spas in
Williamson County.

Massage Therapy 101

You hear the terms Swedish massage, hot stone massage, and deep tissue. What is the difference? Below is a list of common massage therapies used in spas in Williamson County and what these terms mean.

Swedish Massage– A Swedish massage focuses on the back, neck, arms, and legs. Using kneading and gliding strokes, the technique relieves stress, muscle tension, and improves circulation. This massage will not necessarily get the difficult knots out of your back, but it will relieve the stress.

Hot Stone Massage– A hot stone massage eases tension, relieves stress and loosens tight muscles by using polished, heated stones in a luxurious massage.

LA Stone Massage– Similar to the hot stone massage, this massage uses hot and cool stones on specific parts of the body.

Deep Tissue Massage– For those knots and tense muscles, this massage targets specific parts of the individual body.  While it is relaxing, the individual may experience some discomfort and pressure as the muscle is relieved of tension.

Reflexology– For allergies and headaches, this massage uses the hands and feet to get energy flowing.  There are also massages such as acupressure that focus on the fingers to relieve stress in the body.  Izabella Day Spa has a Foot Bliss Massage focused on the 7,200 nerve endings in each foot.

Sports Massage– An athletic individual will enjoy this massage. It is customized to the athlete’s needs and is a invigorous massage with a fast pace.

Prenatal Massage– Mamas-to-be will feel relief and stress-free as muscle swelling and tension is released during this massage.

Cranio-Sacral Massage– For your skull and spine, this massage restores proper circulation to the cranio-sacral system.

Building the Bridal Spa Package

La Bella Salon & Spa’s Bridal Bliss Package includes an up-do, makeup application, spa manicure, glycolic pedicure, 60-minute massage and La Bella’s Elite Facial. The La Bella’s Bridesmaids Package includes an up-do, makeup application, and spa manicure and pedicure. They also offer the La Bella’s Queen For a Day Package.

Brides or the bridal party are pampered with an Elite Facial, a 90-minute hot stone massage, Salt Glow, spa manicure, glycolic pedicure, and makeup application. If half a day is all the time you can spare away from the last minute wedding details, then slip away into relaxation with a La Bella Half-Day Package. This includes a spa manicure and pedicure, Elite Facial, and a 60-minute massage. Brides can even treat their flower girls to a La Bella Little Princess Package, which includes a spa manicure, Mini-Makeup and Funky Hair Styling. For the mother of the bride, half a day may be too much time away from the wedding preparation.  If  this is the case, moms can slip in and out of La Bella salon in no time at all with the Little Bit of La Bella Package. Relaxing with a 30-minute massage, spa pedicure and Express Facial. It will be just enough to rejuvenate the mother of the bride.

La Bella prides itself on catering to whatever the bride’s wants to prepare for her wedding day. While they offer bridal packages, they are willing to create packages specifically detailed to the bride’s liking. Brides can combine any of La Bella’s treatments to create a unique bridal spa day. The following are spa treatments that can be used to build your own bridal package: La Bella’s Signature Massage, Sports Massage, Customized Therapy Massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, Lypossage, Set-N-Me-Free Inch Reduction Body Wrap, Green Coffee Cellulite Wrap, Aromatherapy Salt Glow, Moor Mud Detoxifying Wrap, Desert Heat Wrap, and a Back Cleansing Facial. Aesthetic treatments are also available in the following treatments: Microcurrent, a non-surgical facelift; Cinnamon Flash Peel, Anti-Aging Peptide Facial, Synergi Plus Peel, Vacuum Tightening Facial, microdermabrasion, Glycolic Smoothing Facial, Lactic Lightening Peel, Beta Clearing Facial, Intensive Enzyme Polishing Peel, or a lash and brow tinting.

La Bella even offers special spa treatments just for him!  The groom can enjoy different spa treatments before the big day such as an Executive Massage, a Back Treatment with a back and shoulder massage, a Revitalizing Facial, or a men’s pedicure.

A Moment’s Peace Salon & Day Spa also offers personalized packages for pampering brides and their attendants. They also have the Gentleman’s Spa Package for grooms and their groomsmen. Every package is customized for the wedding party, including food and beverages. Listed below are among some of the everyday spa packages a bride can choose from to create her own bridal package offered at A Moment’s Peace Salon & Spa: Full Day of Peace with a European Facial and therapeutic Swedish massage, Spa manicure/pedicure and makeup application; Queen for a Day with a body wrap, facial, therapeutic massage and manicure; Half Day of Peace; Athlete’s Escape; Moments of Peace; and a Mini Spa Day.

Izabella Day Spa offers hair up-do’s, make up, manicures, pedicures, and massage. Before you get ready for that lovely rehearsal dinner, why not spend the morning at the spa getting a stress-relieving massage? Located in the factory with nearly 3,000 square feet, the Izabella Day Spa is dedicated to giving you luxurious pampering. They offer several bridal packages; brides can also build their own spa day. While Izabella Day Spa is a spa treatment facility, they also offer personalized hair services. When the bride comes in for her spa treatment, she can also have a  “good hair day.” Hair stylists will perform a variety of hair styles on the bride,  and document the various looks as a reference for the bride. The bride can then go home and look at the pictures and pick the one she likes best for the wedding day.

Message therapy at Izabella Day Spa includes the Swedish Relation, Foot Bliss, Expectant Mother, Adventure Enthusiast, Izabella Hot Stones, Deep Tissue Acupressure, Reiki and CranioSacral Therapy. Brides can also choose to include body therapies into their personalized spa packages. The following are excellent bridal choices: Regenerating Wrap, Asian Fusion Wrap, Mud Wrap, and a Paraffin Wrap.

Spa Summary

With all of the time and stress that goes into planning “one of the most important days of your life,” spa treatments are an excellent way to escape the madness and relax with your bridal party. Spas also include nails, hair up-do’s and makeup in their bridal packages. Most spas are now offering his and her treatments, tailored to the individual.

Body treatments are wonderful for rejuvenating the skin, but it is important to be aware of the effects of the peel or wrap before stepping into the spa. If you have sensitive skin or have never had a body wrap or peel, be sure to have it two weeks before the wedding date in order to give the skin time. Sometimes the skin will redden or even break out, by having a wrap or peel done two weeks in advance will allow time for the redding to go away.