Andrea Nasholm’s dream as a 5-year-old to one day work in the beauty industry came to fruition when she graduated from A’Art College of Beauty in 2000. Now an experienced nail technician, Andrea files digits and covers them in regular, glitter, and Shellac polishes. Her passion is creating the perfect pedicure, which includes a mask, scrub, and two rounds of "This Little Piggy."
The seasoned muscle and spine specialists at Eugene Wellness Center champion whole-body wellness with a bevy of stress-relieving and ailment-assuaging services. During the one-hour raindrop therapy massage, customers can unwind amid soft lighting and invigorating aromas while muscle menders rub essential oils into their feet, back, shoulders, neck, and dorsal fins, chasing away tension and banishing aches.
Sunrises and sunsets pour through Yoga OMazing's panoramic windows, which also offer a clear glimpse of Mount Hood's snow-covered peak. The studio's minimalistic decor and heated bamboo floors keep students focused on their practice and comfortable on their mats. While teachers lead hatha and vinyasa classes, music reaches every ear thanks to a surround-sound system. The teachers also tends to the ambience when they host candlelit full-moon yoga events catered with pizza and kombucha, a fermented beverage that obviously wards off werewolves. Their concert series extends the theme of Yoga OMazing doing more than the average yoga studio on behalf of its students by refreshing practitioners with live music and a glass of wine or tea.
From the street, Spa Sassé is barely distinguishable from the other little black awnings and narrow storefronts. But step inside, and the narrow storefront opens up into a 5,000-square-foot refuge from the downtown bustle.
Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, giving them ample time to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and sip complimentary juice or tea before being ushered into a private treatment room. Here, aestheticians strive to ensure a soothing experience by treating skin with the utmost delicacy. They nourish it with natural ingredients such as honey, cacao, and Dead Sea salts, and, during laser hair removal, they wield the SoftLight laser, whose beams are gentle enough to zap hair from faces without damaging pores.
Today's Groupon restores your body to a state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed and never had to see Dr. Marshall again, except at softball games. For $40, you get a 60-minute full-body massage and Thai herbal aroma treatment at Zama Massage (an $80 value). Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Aesthetician Emi Horvath shares a close connection with her craft. During facial treatments at her spa, the staff exclusively uses organic skincare products by Ilike, a company based in Emi's native country, Hungary. The products are infused with fruit pulp and herbs to help nourish skin naturally. The paprika facial treatment, for instance, uses a paprika-infused gel to trigger blood flow, detoxify pores, and leave skin with a radiant glow.
The spa also offers waxing services, including eyebrow and bikini waxes. For those clients seeking full-body indulgence, the spa staff performs a variety of relaxing body treatments. The salt glow treatment sloughs off dead skin and seals in moisture with natural rose-petal lotion. Alternatively, the hot-stone back facial exfoliates pores and soothes sore muscles with the help of heated stones and retired pet rocks.