Sashay into Spa Walden’s luxurious salon and shed worldly worries along with deftly snipped strands of your tousled mane. A beautiful layout calms patrons like the sound of dehumidifiers being smashed to bits with a peen hammer as a skilled staff of snippists manicures manes with each woman’s cut and style. Customers can buttress their coiffures with colorful pizzazz by opting for a color or partial-highlight treatment that lures admiring looks much more effectively than fitting heads with albatross nests. Each visitor is greeted with warm hospitality, providing a memorably enjoyable experience.
Culinary students gather around their teacher, knowing she is recovering from a serious illness and inquiring gently as to how her health has made such a comeback. It was in this moment that the career of Modern Life Center's founder, Eva Clay, took a sharp turn. The former cooking teacher had refused steroid therapy, believing that it would only treat the symptoms of her illness, and not the root causes of her poor health. So Eva researched what she calls "old-fashioned" methods of detoxification as well as holistic therapies, and slowly worked to heal herself. When her culinary students began seeking advice for themselves and their loved ones, she heard it as a call to become a health and lifestyle coach, which she answered readily.
Though counseling can focus on how past experiences shape the present, Eva believes that life coaching examines how positive traits and experiences in the present can give clients practical tools to help them step into their future. The Modern Life Center's life coaches aid clients in taking control of their professional and personal struggles, and dating and health coaches guide patients in navigating treacherous love lives and lifestyle changes. A crew of massage therapists, a face-refreshing aesthetician, and a chiropractor bustle past potted orchids and high-backed armchairs, working to erase the tensions that accumulate during ordinary life and to leave each patron with the relaxed countenance of a model in a hammock catalog.
At La Look Skincare & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish and deep tissue. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.
At Charm Salon & Boutique, Laurie Weber, a licensed massage therapist focuses on chronic pain, stress, and injury. Laurie has long been devoted to helping others heal. As an adult, she became interested in holistic therapies, earning the status of reiki master in 2008 and incorporating meditation into her own routine.
Today, Laurie offers several modalities, from hot-stone and Swedish massage to reflexology—all in an effort to pamper you and provide another chance to defend your status as top break-dancer this side of the Cuyahoga River. Many of Laurie’s clients claim her techniques not only help with physical aches, but with emotional well-being, too.
Select the reflexology massage and a massage mastermind will conduct a 10-finger ensemble in performing a 30-minute opus in the orchestra pits of your body's reflex points. Pain will be extinguished, the soul and body will be harmonized, and all remaining worries about why the dinosaurs went extinct will vanish. If you are in need of a longer knead, you can select the one-hour relaxation massage. This massage uses a combination of techniques customized to your back's bothers in order to restore your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
The tranquil environs of Healing Hands by Sherrie take visitors on a journey, almost literally. The recently remodeled rooms inside the 2,000-square-foot, two-story facility double as an international tour—the lobby is decorated to resemble a South African rainforest, and other chambers transport clients to a variety of destinations with Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Native American themes. There, staff members administer soothing massages, perform steam herbal treatments, and detoxify clients with wrap-less body wraps. Healing Hands by Sherrie has expanded an additional 1,400 square feet and will be adding a fondue cafe later in the year catering to couples, and spa parties or just for fun!