EcuaBella Skin Care Spa owner Geovanna Ortega believes that the impact of cosmetic treatments can be more than skin-deep. “Caring for our appearance and looking our best helps us feel better about ourselves," she writes on her spa’s website. A licensed aesthetician herself, Ortega works with her staff to help inspire this sense of confidence in her clients.
Many of EcuaBella’s treatments incorporate organic skincare products or advanced cosmetic technology like that which astronauts use before press conferences. Ultrasound waves and LED light can lend their salutary benefits to facials, helping to improve circulation, even out skin tone, and conceal signs of fine lines and wrinkles. The jade rollers of thermal massage beds are gently heated with far infrared heat before they start to knead muscles, helping relieve tense joints.
Doctor of Chiropractic Shawn Sizemore presides over a practiced crew of licensed massage therapists that brings more than 40 years of combined know-how to Kentuckiana’s curative kneadings. Having spent his childhood in nearby Irvington, Dr. Sizemore brings a local’s charm to each appointment that, when coupled with his demonstrable chiropractic wisdom, sets his patients’ minds immediately at ease. When he and his staff aren’t massaging muscles to hasten the body’s convalescence from weeklong Simon Says tournaments led by snakes, their noninvasive chiropractic treatments work to realign disks and promote overall health. With its emphasis on holistic well-being, chiropractic care can prove effective in healing such diverse ailments as headaches, hip pain, poor circulation, and sinus problems.
Beautifully Bare zaps away unwanted hair with noninvasive laser hair-removal treatments. Its services for men and women target follicles on the chin, underarms, legs, and brows, among other areas. Lasers are also used in skin-tightening, tattoo-removal, and photofacial treatments. The team offers four massage modalities, along with massages for people with conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism.
At Everlasting Beauty Med Spa, skilled aestheticians wield Theraderm, Dermalogica, and BareMinerals products to refine pores, firm up skin, and help enhance beauty. In addition to five kinds of massage, they also perform FDA-approved VelaShape body-contouring treatments, which target cellulite with noninvasive infrared-light energy. VelaShape is said to diminish waistlines and slim thighs without the aid of a concave mirror.
At Adjustments & Acupuncture, Doctor of Chiropractic Deb Hirabai uses more than 16 years of acupuncture experience to guide her patients toward active lifestyles. A recipient of such treatments herself, Dr. Hirabai zeroes in on everyday disorders while drawing on methods such as spinal corrections, applied kinesiology, and traditional Chinese acupuncture and herbal formulas. Most treatments begin with a comprehensive exam, which allows her to map out a personalized solution for each patient rather than relying on a cloth map of Middle Earth.
Magnolias Salon & Spa’s style-savvy staff proudly pampers men and women with a plethora of head-to-toe services. For a case of excessively shaggy skull fur, guests can enlist an expert stylist to lop off overgrown locks and transform the remainder into an attractive designer ‘do ($25+ for men, $40+ for women) or give it a fresh hue ($50+) and placate previously shameful sandals with a pedicure ($40). Facial façades suffering from fine lines, sun damage, or unwanted aging will find rejuvenating solace in an all-natural, four-step European facial ($85), and a one-hour Swedish massage ($75) relaxes stressed out muscles and sheds spasm-inducing torso tension. Make bothersome body bristles begone with a bevy of waxing services, including eyebrow ($15+) and bikini ($30+), or de-fuzz your back ($60+) to prep for a vacation, a swim race, or a shirtless calendar photo shoot.