Spa BenMarNico's is nestled in the lower level of the downtown Copperleaf Boutique Hotel, and its staff renders facial, hair, nail, and waxing services cataloged on an extensive menu. Spa packages such as the Men's Night Out—which unites a massage with a facial or a back facial and a hand or foot soak—or Girlfriend's Getaway—the same treatment as the Men's Night Out package plus a polish—demonstrate Spa BenMarNico's adaptability to the different genders. In addition to each general spa service, guests gain access to complimentary showers, a whirlpool, and a fitness center, named for its location within the universe.
Working as a CPA, Alicia Doerr slowly began to realize that life behind a desk was not for her. So rather than crunching numbers, she decided to crunch pain and calories by returning to school to become a licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer. Today, Alicia helms her own massage and weight-management clinic, Naturally Balanced Body, where she helps clients find and maintain healthy lifestyles through massage therapy, diet, and exercise.
Alicia doles out deep-tissue and relaxation massages to alleviate aches and pains and boost circulation, and calls upon therapy massage to calm specific injuries and muscles with daddy issues. Under Alicia’s dotFit program, clients receive access to an online weight-management forum, where they can manage their caloric intake and expenditure and try out personalized recipes and exercise plans. Alicia also gets clients back on the exercise track with 30- and 50-minute personal-training sessions.
At Tanglz Salon, airbrush tans are administered by Kerry Hackbarth, a licensed partner of the UV-free and FDA-approved spray-tanning system known as TANS. During her 10- to 15-minute appointments, Kerry hand sprays clients from head to toe with a foundation of DHA—a colorless sugar that darkens the skin through staining—followed by a washable bronzer. Once the bronzer fades, the DHA's staining power leaves the skin up to three shades darker, with results lasting up to 10 days. To prolong results, clients should wait at least eight hours after their treatment before showering or sitting front row at the killer-whale show.
At Kim's Natural Healing Touch, massage therapist Kim Palmer administers massages that range from the relaxing to the therapeutic. She lulls clients into a state of tranquility with lighter pressure or targets specific aches and pains with deep-pressure treatments. Hot-stone massages warm muscles, and other massages specifically target the symptoms of afflictions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Nationally and state-certified massage therapist James Storm mollifies muscle tension with the soothing strokes of Swedish massages. During the one-hour relaxation vacations, patrons slip into peaceful reverie to dream about meditating willow trees as the professional back whisperer uses broad, flowing strokes to aid in calming the nervous system and relieving muscle tension. Clients can also opt for the package of three massages to treat torsos to a triple-header of tightness eviction, visiting once a week for three weeks or three times during the same hour through the miracle of cloning.