What to do when the sky isn’t blue? Hit a local spa for a full day of pampering. In the hustle and bustle of busy summer months, a spa day is the perfect way to relax and unwind.
There are two local hotspots great for a day of salon-style relaxation. Treat yourself at Ambiance Full Service Salon of Pacific Avenue in Wildwood or stop by Congress Hall’s Sea Spa a select from their varied menu of treatments.
Ambiance Salon has recently undergone an expansion to include its very own nail salon and spa wing. They now offer manicure, pedicure, and nail services as well as skin treatments and massage therapy. The summer months can be tough on your skin. Sweat, sun, and products can cause some serious buildup. Ambiance’s team of professionals is proud to present a full menu of specialty facials that are catered to suit each individual skin type. This staff has also recently welcomed seasoned massage therapist Michelle Christensen to the team. She specializes in both therapeutic and deep tissue massage and has 14 years of experience in the field.
Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a haven of simple pleasures and healthy indulgence that is always cheerful, uplifting and inspiring. Their delightful yellow-striped cabana-style treatment rooms set the stage for a spa experience quite unlike any other, inspired by the healing properties of the ocean and the gentle rhythms of the seashore.A little too much sun from the beach and pool? The Sea Spa’s After Sun Body Wrap will focus on giving your skin hydration, firmness, and comfort. While cocooned in a hydrating mask, enjoy an amazing scalp treatment that will help tranquilize your troubles. Sea Spa also offers an enticing selection of ocean-inspired facials and beauty treatments including Thalgo’s three-step Ocean Memory Marine Ritual. This three step ritual offers an Aquatic Scrub with sea salts, Neo Vital Massage with a warm salt stamp, and a Tingling Algae Mousse, a rich self-heating detoxifying mud. Stick with the classics and schedule a Swedish, Deep Tissue, or even Prenatal Massage with this professional staff.
Some health reasons why a spa stop may be just what the doctor ordered? Massages reduce stress hormone levels which help to slow your heart rate and bring your blood pressure down. By reducing stress hormones, a massage will boost your immunity which helps keep you healthy. If you are having pains such as muscular pain, chronic headaches or even labor pains, a massage can significantly reduce the pain you are feeling. Having a massage can also increase your brain’s feel good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, leaving a guaranteed smile on your face.
With all the health benefits involved, make sure you get some relaxation time on your vacation, using the rain as a great excuse!
By Brittany Cassidy