Licensed massage therapist Brittany Killebrew turns muscle frowns upside down with her signature bodywork. Each session begins with a consultation to discuss treatment needs with the client and any other concerns. Then, drawing on more than three years of experience, Brittany can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer aches with firmer deep-tissue techniques.
There is no clear-cut path to health. To achieve wellness, one must consider the intricacies and interactions of the body and mind. With yoga classes and specialty treatments in massage, bodywork, and skincare, the team at Sanative Tranquility helps clients balance many of the different approaches to well-being.
Soothed sighs purr through the studio, which brims with a wide range of paraphernalia for the many treatments. Warm bamboo rods can help coax knots from muscles, and Himalayan or Dead Sea salts exfoliate and revitalize skin. Bodycare products from derma e brim with vitamins to pamper skin and hair, and massage oils from Bon Vital release aromas hinting at avocado, grapefruit, apricot, and other botanical ingredients.
Captivation Hair Design's savvy stylists and aestheticians deliver classic and on-trend haircuts for clients of all ages, along with a full complement of relaxing spa services. During in-depth consultations, hairstylists confer with clients about their lifestyle and desired look before analyzing hair texture and face shape to engineer a haircut as unique as white-tiger paw prints. Stylists whip new coiffeurs into fresh-from-the-salon shape with a boost from products such as Big Sexy Hair, Moroccanoil, and Bed Head. The salon floor, adorned with hanging art and divided into individual styling booths, boasts a private spa treatment area set apart by heavy draped curtains. Clients relax in secluded massage rooms and pedicure chairs to enjoy restorative body-pampering services to rival napping in a bed of shea-butter-glazed marshmallows.
The team at Michigan Beauty Institute, which is affiliated with Clyde Park Chiropractic, focuses on noninvasive therapies that leave skin looking younger. Microcurrent facials stimulate muscles and surrounding tissues, and ultrasonic and radio-frequency liposuction treatments break down fat and cellulite. The crew also offers elastin-infusion therapy, a cosmetic procedure that was originally used to help wounded soldiers heal more quickly and with less scarring. The cell-renewal therapy is designed to turn back the hands of time by up to two years, or the average duration of a microdermabrasion treatment on the Statue of Liberty.
No area of the body can safely harbor stress when massage therapist Megan is in the room. Because of her knowledge of anatomy and pressure points, her combination relaxation-therapeutic massages range across the entire body, from the shoulders and back to the arms, legs, and face. With familiarity, also, of various skin types, she’s able to customize Swedish and deep-tissue massage strokes to accommodate virtually all sensitivities and ages.