Taken from the Spanish word for "conception" or "beginning," Conchita Bodyworkz fosters new, healthy beginnings with massage treatments that revive the mind, body, and soul. Cathy, Conchita’s owner and massage therapist, helps kick-start the journey with pampering and therapeutic massage packages. Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage align the body and mind with relaxing bodywork, whereas hot-stone treatments pander to tight and tense muscles. All treatments allow clients to embark on a quiet, blissful sojourn into relaxation. Cathy rounds out her massage menu with paraffin add-ons that further help the body attain a state of optimal well-being.
The bodywork experts at Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy believe in the healing power of relaxation and do their best to drive away unhealthy stress with massage therapy and acupuncture. Staffers are trained in a number of Eastern and Western modalities, including shiatsu, tui na, and myofascial release, focusing on pressure points or wadded-up connective tissue. During needling sessions, acupuncturists take aim at tension and a host of other ailments, such as allergies, depression, and ice-cream headaches.
Because spa clients have diverse expectations and desires, Bay Salon & Spa’s personnel begins each service with a professional consultation. This allows stylists to crown male and female clients with just the right choice of hair products from brands such as Moroccanoil and Eufora. To prevent torch-wielding villagers from attacking people who walk around too stiffly, the spa has also founded a massage club, which offers monthly 60- or 90-minute massages at a discounted rate.
At LifeSpa Salon—an oasis of calm inside a bustling workout center—an experienced stylist kicks off split-end snipping with a consultation to personalize trims. Patrons with overgrown mops may opt for the standalone haircut, which scrubs heads with a thorough shampoo before a meeting with a phalanx of humming scissors. In the men’s cut, a hot-towel treatment ensues, easing tension and opening pores with layers of heated terry cloth. Skilled tendril wranglers style women’s coiffures into chic masterpieces that grant the sleek confidence to attend a porpoise’s cocktail party.
Jung Ja International Salon and Spa, an Aveda concept salon, offers relaxing treatments with Aveda haircare, skincare, and bodycare products to help customers feel serene and beautiful. Stylists can apply an Aveda conditioning formula to hair, or add a hint of color with highlights instead of dropping customers off in the middle of a paintball arena. The spa’s massage therapists knead clients from head to toe using Aveda stress-relieving scalp treatments, aromatherapy, and hot stones.
When taj salon & spa’s stylists extract coloring foils, they don’t toss them in the trash. Instead, they recycle the aluminum, putting taj on a short list of local businesses that do so. This is just one of the ways the staff show how devoted they are to beautifying both the earth and the people that populate it. The members of the styling team have been trained extensively with Aveda and the International Dermal Institute to improve their hair, skin, and massage services. Other thoughtful touches that show their dedication to clients include warm towels for the face and neck during haircuts, complimentary bang trims between visits, and stylists who travel to create stunning hairdos before a wedding or between innings of a baseball game.
Tranquility Spa Salon technically started inside another business, where two coworkers brainstormed an escape from the stresses of everyday routine. Their friendship and their idea blossomed quickly—in 2007, they opened the combined spa and salon, teaming up with highly trained estheticians, hair stylists, and massage therapists. Their services can be categorized into two overarching missions: highlight natural beauty, or achieve total relaxation.
The salon side specializes in haircuts, color, and fashioning new 'dos for formal events. The stylists can fight down frizz with protein smoothing treatments, as well as lengthen strands with extensions. On the spa end, mani-pedis, massages, and waxing appointments share the space with customized facials, including a chemical peel that fades signs of aging with a combination of enzymes and acids. For a touch of glamor, eyelash extensions and makeup applications accentuate features. There's even ear candling, a treatment that can relieve allergy symptoms and sinus pressure by positioning a thin candle over the ear, rather than by having clients listen closely to a bonfire.