Kristin Lowrey, a certified massage therapist and aromatherapist, invigorates frazzled frames with healing touches and organic products in her relaxing treatment room. A 30-minute head, neck, and back massage realigns spines curved from prematurely performed candy cane impersonations. Using various massage methodologies, such as Swedish and deep tissue, Kristin parts seas of tension, leaving muscles as relaxed as Atlas post-retirement. An herb infused salt glow body polish gently exfoliates corporeal covers, leaving behind well-moisturized skin.
At Aravon Salon & Spa, a staff of smooth relaxation experts doles out massages, facials, manicures, and more. Let worries and cares hit the road as a licensed massage therapist kneads knots and rubs aching muscles until they surrender to their 10-fingered masters. The massage therapist will also pamper pores through herbal steaming therapy, which includes aromatic botanicals that hang heavy in the misty air, decontaminating the dermis and invigorating the senses.
A follicular fashionista weaves the bold colors and intricate patterns of a three-piece feather extension into lackluster locks, bequeathing noggins with bursts of avian flair and the confidence of a peacock at a penguin wedding. Each 5- to 10-inch feather is affixed to hair with a silicon bead, and the process usually takes about 15 minutes. The colorful tufts can endure washing, curling, and flat-ironing and may last up to three months, or until the feathers burst into flames and reincarnate.
Stonebrook Day Spa caters to pampering needs with a soothing selection of massages, manicures, and facials. The unique Valentine's Day facial begins with a deep cleaning, exfoliating, and toning ($55). The aesthetician's nimble fingers also attend to the delicate skin around the eyes ($10). Then, a skin specialist applies a mask made with chocolate, a blend of antioxidants, and the Colonel's spices (a $2 add-on). As the mask primps pores, staffers administer a soothing massage of the arms, scalp, neck, and shoulders. Hands and feet also receive reflexology treatment ($18), and then the facial-focused experience concludes with a soothing application of the Stonebrook Day Spa’s own blend of seasonally fragrant lotions.
Based out of Face 2 Facial Med Spa, licensed massage therapist Linda Mullins cultivates a calming oasis away from the outside world. As clients recline on a massage table, Linda begins a barrage of strokes during deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and other massage treatments. She's also proficient in colon hydrotherapy and holistic reflexology. Linda is joined at Face 2 Facial Med Spa by a team of skilled staff members who render services such as laser hair removal, Botox, and Smart Lipo—a term only two letters from meaning a lego that can build itself into a train. The staffers boast not only experience in their trades, but kind demeanors that makes for pleasant visits.