At Total BodyWorks, located inside Prevail Fitness, licensed massage therapist Nicole Masterson melts away clients’ tension with massages, facials, and herbal body wraps. As soft music plays in a warm, quiet room, Nicole customizes each treatment to clients’ needs, often fielding requests to focus on specific areas or help with fifth-grade science-fair projects. Always flexible, Nicole unfurls her massage table by appointment Monday–Saturday and for two Sundays every month, and clients may use Prevail Fitness’s childcare services during their visits for no additional charge.
AAA Splurge Salon and Day Spa welcomes its guests with a robe, a warm shower, and a bevy of treatments for the body and spirit. Owner and lead stylist Tammy Murphy has carved out a space where people can relax—and transform. She and her fellow stylists cut, color, and primp hair. The in-house massage therapist turns worried thoughts into a slow-motion reel of waterfalls and meditating tax collectors with soothing massages. And manicurists and aestheticians upgrade appearances with everything from nailcare and makeup to facials and body scrubs.
What Shalee Uhl began more than a decade ago as a one-woman operation has now blossomed into a full-service day spa, replete with a team of spa experts and a range of professional products. Uhl herself brandishes 14 years of experience to perform soothing massages that incorporate Swedish, therapeutic, or prenatal techniques, along with specialty styles such as hot stone and rain therapy. Face-centric services restore youthful complexions with Dermalogica products, Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, and a range of chemical peels including glycolic and Jessner. Shalee's menu also offers refining manicures and pedicures finished with vibrant shades of polish.
At Sotaira's Organic Spa & Yoga Studio, staff members instill visitors with a newfound sense of confidence by gussying up exteriors and keeping bodies fit with yoga and Pilates classes. Slimming body wraps help to purge inches more effectively than a corset imbued with the force of 10,000 bear hugs, and aestheticians hydrate visages with such organic ingredients as chamomile or antioxidant-rich red grapes. The massage therapists' mental rolodex of modalities includes relaxing and therapeutic techniques as well as maternity treatments for expectant mothers or hatching ostrich eggs. Intent on refining posture, instructors of the center's Vinyasa yoga and Pilates mat classes help to keep bodies and minds trim regardless of students' skill level or age.
The tranquil atmosphere of Sarah Lee Thomas’ eponymous spa begins in the waiting area, where practically silent black-and-red wicker furniture cozies up to a burbling fish tank whose denizens execute rounds of synchronized relaxing. Dim lights soothe clients as they enter private treatment rooms to undergo tension suspension in the form of massages and facial treatments. For massage, Sarah Lee corrals oils, polished basalt lava stones, and bodily scrubs, all of which aid and abet her myriad body-manipulation techniques. Spa sessions can also include one of her signature facials, which revamp complexions in need of hydration, anti-acne ointments, or written permission to bob for apples in the fountain of youth.
Since 2001, Melt has crafted homemade skincare and bath products by infusing natural ingredients with striking scents, such as vanilla cake batter and ginger pear. To ensure the absence of side effects, Melt tests each product on human volunteers instead of on animals or unwitting mannequins. Melt’s products range from silicone-free hemp shampoo to soy-wax candles with cotton wicks.