Once the province of only luxury spas and often dismissed as simply an indulgence, massage has since joined the ranks of legitimate, proven pain-management techniques—and Dee Wartenberg thinks that it’s about time. This is because as a licensed massage therapist, she has seen the benefits that medical massage can have on those suffering from pain and injury firsthand. Less a luxury and more an integral means of coping with pain, medical massage entails ultraspecific, results-oriented attention to injured areas of the body, as well as the supporting and opposing tissues. This focused system of bodywork, often accompanied by a physician’s prescription and a Get Well balloon, has been proven to relieve any number of symptoms, from back pain to decreased joint flexibility to stress.
Dee Wartenberg is a steadfast believer in the healing powers of medical massage, and she utilizes her skills and passion for healing during each session. She offers medical, sports, and trigger-point massage to alleviate clients’ suffering, but she doesn’t stop there. As a reiki master, Dee is also qualified to perform reiki treatments, and for those who are simply looking for a blissful, spa-like escape from general stress and tension, she happily doles out uplifting Swedish massages. Free-parking is available to all customers of Medical Therapeutic Massage.
Founded by a registered nurse concerned about the chemicals found in conventional spa products, Eden Organics' award-winning spa offers services that bathe patrons in an expansive selection of organic, vegan, and gluten-free products. The oxygen facial revives skin by spraying complexions with hyperbaric oxygen, and the flower power peel which targets hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne scarring. During the back facial, an aesthetician smoothens the dorsal plains with steam and exfoliation before extracting deposits of sebum and ingrown marionette strings. Therapeutic massages set clients atop thickly blanketed beds. All the while, dexterous hands glide over muscles with organic mineral oils, delivering fluid strokes to extract tension and melt muscles into sublime submission. High-quality waxes, exfoliating lip treatments, and fragrant scalp massages also help guests to internalize the spa's soothing atmosphere and its abundant flowers blushing over hardwood floors.
Amazing Skin Clinical Care?s licensed medical aestheticians beautify exteriors with laser hair removal and acne treatments, medical-grade skincare, and other professional services. Skincare services include chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which help to reveal glowing skin and infuse cells with restorative nutrients. In addition to being state licensed, Amazing Skin Clinical Care?s aestheticians hold certifications in areas such as advanced medical aesthetics and laser-equipment training, which allows them to address cosmetic concerns such as aging skin or a giant meteor rocketing toward your face.
Richard Kroll has been training top-notch stylists for more than 45 years, serving as a national style director for Wella while primping and pampering clients at his Total Image Salon & Day Spa. Coiffure artistes tailor looks to suit each visitor's facial features, hair texture, and home architecture with a variety of salon services. Haircuts include a wash, condition, and personalized-styling session and Wella colors are customized to compliment skin tones ($32 for men, $50 for women). Faces glow and eyes pop when hairs flaunt highlights ($90+ for full head) or lowlights ($65+) instead of monster-spooking nightlights. The salon also offers a number of hair replacement services for those with thinning manes, including complimentary consultations and specialty wigs for guests receiving chemotherapy ($700+).
At Devyne Insparation Day Spa, skilled massage therapists unbundle knots and quell stress with relaxing massages and invigorating spa treatments. Therapists stretch and knead the entire body with soothing Swedish or deep-tissue strokes enhanced by hot towels and nose-tickling aromatherapy, or they call upon fragrant coconut oil and the fluid movements of a traditional Hawaiian massage to alleviate aching muscles. A custom body scrub sloughs away dry skin, and the spa’s Wrap Me Up body wrap envelops clients in seaweed and French green clay mud designed to boost blood flow and ultimately soften skin. Devyne Inspiration also bundles treatments into indulgent spa packages suited for individuals or couples, such as husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, or lumberjacks and oxen.
Stylists at Artistic Design Hair Studio give their clients the styles they want, whether working with natural curls or working against Mother Nature with Japanese straightening systems and permanent waves. They cut and color locks with rich single-process hues and style them with products from Color Proof, Nuema, AG, and Baco Color. Away from the salon floor and the sound of split ends shattering on the ground, massage therapists ease tension with the gentle kneads of Swedish techniques, and aestheticians purify pores with Repechage skincare products and mineral makeup from Bodyography. The nail technicians put their finishing touches on new looks with manicures and pedicures with glossy OPI polishes.