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.
At Adjustments & Acupuncture, Doctor of Chiropractic Deb Hirabai uses more than 14 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.
Licensed massage therapist and owner of Greater Louisville Massage Therapy Sarah Pendergest cajoles aches, pains, and stress from weary bodies with an arsenal of customized rubdown techniques. After discussing corporeal ailments and concerns with her clients, the certified massage maestro conjures a personalized lumbar spell to relieve tender soul-sacks of soreness caused by daily stress, sports injuries, or sleeping inside a grandfather clock. Lithe and nimble fingers dance across the back and shoulders in an array of massage numbers, such as Swedish, sports, myotherapy, and acupressure. Inside the serene, taupe-colored spa space, essential oils and aromas from brands including Biotone and Biofreeze help clients relax as stress melts from muscles like plausibility from a romance novel. Clients can schedule an appointment in advance by using the online request form.
Jennifer Smith harnesses 650 hours of education and training as she helps her guests heal and relax. The nationally certified massage therapist has mastered many modalities, including deep tissue, hot stone, and myofascial release, and often incorporates aromatherapy to ease tension. For guests on the go, Jennifer also offers quick chair massages that provide the same benefits as her traditional massages—pain relief, improved circulation, and stress reduction.
Owner Denise Willinger brings more than three decades of aesthetic and massage experience to her spa and boutique, which was voted Best Day Spa in 2012 and 2013 by city voters of the Louisville A List. Inside, gently lit swaths of coral cloak the walls to envelop visitors in a warm glow that matches post-facial complexions. Massage therapists, aestheticians, and microscopic yet highly trained pore spelunkers treat skin and nails to revivifying services. Special cellulite-busting treatments craft sleek silhouettes. CelluSleek creator Betty Harris hand selected just a few spas to debut her body-contouring system, and Serenity is on that exclusive list.