By Rian English
If all the sun and carousing this summer have left you feeling a bit depleted, recharge at one of these posh spots. We’ve done the work for you by finding the best of the best treatments, from an innovative Java Wrap for new mothers to an ultra-relaxing Salt and Stones Massage. A little pampering goes a long way toward looking and feeling great this fall.
BEST POST-PREGNANCY TREATMENT
The Java Wrap
$140 | 80 Minutes
Procedure: This service, derived from an ancient Indonesian treatment, starts with a traditional Javanese Body Scrub, which combines a skillfully executed massage with a thorough exfoliation, removing dead skin cells. A toxin-removing mask is applied to the waist to draw out impurities. Then, a cummerbund is wrapped around for toning and tightening. Afterward, the technician smooths on a refreshing citrus lotion for silky skin.
Purpose: The Java Wrap helps reduce post-birth midriff puffiness by reinvigorating the lymphatic system and helping to flush out the bacteria that gather in the body after labor.
Why it’s worth it: After carrying a baby around for nine months and then going through the “joy” of childbirth, a new mom certainly deserves a little tummy re-tightening. She’ll be well on her way to rediscovering her pre-baby body while enjoying a Zen-like moment somewhere between bottles and bath time.
Om Spa. 22070 Michigan Ave. Dearborn. 313.565.9686. omdayspa.com
BEST FIX FOR A FLAWLESS COMPLEXION
The Cleanse Facial
$95 | 50 Minutes
Procedure: First, clients lie down on a plush, heated table with elevated leg rests. After the lights and music are adjusted, the facial begins with the stone crop cleanser. After the skin is cleaned and the pores are opened from the constant flow of steam, the aesthetician will extract blackheads. The epidermis is then calmed with the stone crop toner, serum, mask, and sour cherry moisturizer. Each product is lightly massaged into the skin.
Purpose: The organic skin care company Éminence created this easily customized facial to eradicate fine lines, sun damage, dehydration, and acne. Why it’s worth it: The sour cherry moisturizer is great for all skin types and leaves your face hydrated. And the lotion smells like tart Michigan cherries!
Immerse Spa. 1777 Third St. 313.465.1656. mgmgranddetroit.com/spa
BEST NO-REGRETS MASSAGE
Salt and Stones Massage
$185 | 120 Minutes
Procedure: This glorious two-hour service feels like a mini vacation. First, the therapist scrubs your body with sea salts and then covers it with a marinebased organic body mask. Afterward, you’ll get a volcanic stone massage that melts away tension and stress. To finish, warm oil and rich body butter are used to seal in your skin’s moisture.
Purpose: You’ll get glowing skin while you chill out for a couple of hours. Why it’s worth it: This pampering package improves the look and feel of your skin while also providing the mental and physical therapeutic benefits of massage therapy.
Deyo Studio for Face and Body. 576 N. Old Woodward Ave. Birmingham. 248.203.1222. deyostudio.com