Stress and anxiety; these feelings and conditions seem like they’re at an all-time high with the everyday challenges of life. Spa and massage businesses have our collective backs, creating new services that adapt not only to the weather, the season or the stressors that have their clients feeling like they need a getaway from it all.
Spa and wellness services are the ultimate way to think about “self care” or doing things that benefit yourself. As the old saying goes, you cannot love someone else if you don’t love yourself first.
Metro Detroit has a large number of spas and wellness centers from Detroit to the smallest city. Look for centers that offer a variety of services and ask for the prices up front to see what fits into your budget. Many offer seasonal specials as well, so make sure to ask if they have something new to try before booking your appointment.
That’s another big point: Because of the pandemic, many spas won’t be open to walk-ins. Many are asking for pre-made appointments so they can monitor the number of people who are there for treatments at one time. So check online to see if you can make an appointment or call ahead if there is something specific you’re interested in doing.
Here are five Metro Detroit spas and wellness centers doing innovative treatments that you’re sure to enjoy.
Detroiters near and far know this great Corktown-area wellness center and how it makes them feel. One great new service to check out is the Melt massage. This treatment is a great way to survive the fall and winter months. Hot stones are used to massage the body and melt away tension, stiffness and pain commonly caused by the colder weather. Think of it as a combination of massage + sauna = happiness.
Head over to St. Clair Shores for its new hydrafacial, which it describes as “magic for your skin.” It works like this: An all-in-one machine uses a vortex fusion to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin. Talk about an amazing facial. Lash Cabana also offers eyelash extensions, keratin lash lifts, full-body waxing, facials and brow tinting.
There’s a reason why so many people around Ferndale love this spa. You’ve got to try the Covid recovery massage as the first order of business. There’s also the VIP Sampler Platter with a 30-minute massage, 30-minute body wrap and 30-minute facial. There’s also the intriguing Age-Suspension Facial with includes rose quartz vibrating facial treatment, a seasonal facial peel and bakuchiol face mask.
If you’re addicted to pumpkin spice lattes and everything else pumpkin, then Simply Relaxed in Warren has the treatment for you. Its Pumpkin Facial uses pumpkin as one of nature’s most beneficial products for the skin, adding Vitamin A, C as an anti-oxidant and Zinc. It smooths, moisturizes and helps the skin protect itself against the cold temperatures.
St. Clair Shores is home to Nature’s Wisdom, and it has a great new offering through its Vibration sound therapy, which combines both the physical and audible sound waves of Himalayan Singing Bowls, tuning forks, chimes and gongs to induce a relaxed state. Another unique offering is its Raindrop Aromatherapy Technique, which includes the application of essential oils to the feet and back along with hot towel compresses to promote overall well-being.