EMH Healthcare’s team of therapists and medical professionals began treating patients in 1904; in the ensuing century, their system of compassionate care steadily expanded to serve the greater Cleveland area. Today, that system includes Exhale, a day spa that sets its advanced medical treatments within a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Though its plush massage beds and warm, earth-toned decor seem far removed from a medical clinic, Exhale doesn’t forsake the medical credibility that has become synonymous with EMH Healthcare. State-licensed and board-certified therapists administer all spa services, which include pedicures, facials, and cosmetology treatments to cover up blemishes and exposed circuit wires.
The seasoned tress technicians at Light Salon & Spa–an Aveda concept salon–spruce up unkempt head nests with cuts and foil colorings. During haircuts, savvy new stylists snip strands according to customer specifications or handwritten notes. After shaping coifs to proper lengths and styles, the aestheticians diminish discolorations and fading hues in localized locks or across full heads with foil treatments, resulting in vibrant tones of blonde, red, or matte black. To extend relaxation from heads to more important body parts, services come accompanied by complimentary metacarpal massages, mini facials or paraffin treatments and end with makeup refreshers, enabling clients to make it back to their office or jurors’ chambers in a jiff.
Hands and feet tend to take a lot of abuse throughout the year. That's why Nail Clinic's staff pampers and beautifies them with mani-pedis, paraffin dips, and more than 50 colors of OPI gel polish, one for every member of Roy G. Biv's family. The skilled team complements its nail care with other spa services such as massages, tanning, and facials.
The barbers at Catanza's Barber Shop tame head tresses with cuts, colors, and shaves in an old-fashioned barbershop atmosphere; their follicular services and nostalgic décor won them 2nd place in the Best Barber category of Fox-8 Cleveland's Hot List in 2008. Undergo meticulous scissor snips for a dudely 'do (a $16 value), then evict unruly stubble with a refreshing shave (a $20 value). The shop's walls are adorned with pictures of famed Ohio athletes striking their best collector-card poses, and the shelves are lined with bobbleheads that are too risky to buzzcut. A waiting-area television provides customers with entertainment and style ideas from their favorite cartoons.
Salon Jia Li & Spa prefers natural products to chemical hodgepodges. On the salon side, sulfate-free conditioning treatments extract knots from manes before stylists sculpt coifs with Aquage products rich in marine botanicals. In the spa, aestheticians nourish complexions with the ilike organic skincare line, which blends vitamins and fruit acids with bioflavonoids from herb and vegetable pulps. An alternative to waxing or blow-torching, sugaring removes hair from the lip, brow, and Brazilian bikini region.
A Serenity Now Massage is in the business of bliss. The studio's massage therapists coax muscles into a relaxed state with soothing strokes, and its instructors guide groups toward physical and mental peace during Kundalini yoga and meditation sessions. The studio also sells 1,500-thread-count sheets that encourage blissfully restorative slumber.