Licensed aesthetician Joanna Ferree isn't satisfied with merely making her clients look youthful and glowing on the outside, so she aims to nourish faces and boost self-esteem with individualized facials, microdermabrasion, and bridal makeovers.
Ferree has a prime opportunity to accentuate the stunning features of each specific client through the in-depth skin-and-lifestyle analysis that precedes every facial treatment. Based on the results, she treats specific conditions and brightens skin with custom skincare treatments and organic herbal preparations. She bases her custom facials in hydrotherapy and includes De La Terre Skincare products along with organic teas, salts, and serums. She furthers skin smoothness with waxing treatments for the face, legs, bikini, chest, and vestigial tail.
Inside Serenity Spa, clients are pampered with a wide range of traditional spa services, including waxing and classic facials. Complementing this is a large stock of advanced cosmetic technology such as microdermabrasion wands, oxygen facials, Endermologie, hair services, customized and contoured spray tans, and no-chip polish cured with UV rays.
The staff at Cadence's Body Contouring & Health Spa combines the technology of med-spa treatments with natural services such as organic manicures, custom massages, and traditional waxing. Its five anti-aging facials and four body-contouring treatments benefit from advances in the spa industry such as infrared saunas, Endermologie machines, and LED phototherapy.
Upon checking in to Suraj Spa and Salon, clients can don a plush robe and spend a few minutes in the infrared sauna. It's one way for them to literally warm up for the botanically based treatments that follow. Perhaps the most impressive of these are the spa's facials, since they make skin glow using everything from naturally derived Privai skincare and LED light to the old "lantern earrings" trick. In the salon, clients entrust their cuts and colors to stylists who trained at the esteemed Aveda Institute and who engage in annual continuing education in New York City.
Even the spa's decor suggests organic beauty, since earth-toned hues blanket the walls and wood planks line the floors. White lights twinkle through the gauzy curtain that encloses the lounge, where a blossom-shaped chandelier drizzles light upon couches that surround a brick fireplace.
At Trinity Massage & Skincare, licensed massage therapist, holistic practitioner, and aesthetician Kara Demetry expunges stress with relaxing 90-minute massages and beautifies skin with revitalizing 90-minute holistic facials. Each available facial combats particular skin conditions, including acne, wrinkles, or vestigial gills. During soothing aromatherapeutic massages, Demetry augments her strokes with skincare products from De La Terre Skincare.
A perennial top-three finisher in the Best Spa category for Mountain Xpress's Best of Western North Carolina, Shoji Retreat pampers patrons in an outdoor wooded hillside retreat designed to celebrate Japanese bathing and soaking philosophy. Customers can shower to warm up if they so please, before reclining with a companion in the gently swirling waters of a private, enclosed spa tub, overlooking forested vistas that spread out beyond the secluded compartment’s knotty, wooden banister. Shoji Retreat furnishes bathers with Japanese cotton Yukata robes for covering up in public areas, as well as sandals, towels, and storage lockers; in the private tubs bathing suits are optional, but snorkel gear is mandatory.