With a decade of experience, owner and master aesthetician Holly Adams leads an expert staff of Aveda specialists who treat clients to purifying facials and body treatments at Azalea Aveda Day Spa and Salon. After an initial skin analysis, specialists begin the Aveda Elemental Nature facial by cleansing skin of excess oils and coating faces in a nourishing treatment mask. The pampering continues with a gentle massage before a Green Science plant peel strips away blemishes with a 30 percent glycolic-acid solution that helps to prevent redness, irritation, and spontaneous combustion. Alternatively, aestheticians swaddle frames with a dry wrap imbued with essences of rosemary and peppermint to awaken senses. While clients lounge in mummified bliss, nimble hands massage scalps and worn-out feet.
At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
Signature Service: I fix $29 massages & help relieve Headaches, improve injury recovery
Popular Services: Myofascial-release, deep-tissue, and segmental massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Often we treat symptoms, and not the cause?always make sure your practitioner looks for the cause.
Kneading Hearts' two founders shared a common goal: to use massage to take better care of their community. They also, as it turned out, shared a methodology. They conduct three basic kinds of massages, personalizing them with specific techniques and add-ons. An individual massage, for instance, included basic Swedish techniques, rounded out with everything from deep-tissue to prenatal techniques to aromatherapy. The same applies to couples and hot-stone massages, making each massage as unique as the person receiving it.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
At Mount Mahogany we use a synergistic combination of myotherapy (therapeutic massage), chiropractic adjustments, and injury specific rehabilitation exercises to treat everything from minor aches and pains, to debilitating auto accident injuries.