At Yelena Skin Care Salon, the only things that shine brighter than the lobby's gilded picture frames and golden wall accents are the glowing complexions that flow forth from candle-lit treatment rooms. There, technicians customize facials to minimize redness or diminish signs of aging, incorporating products by Murad or blemish-targeting light therapy, and doling out relaxing upper-body massage and warm mitts and booties for hands and feet. Body-care treatments range from soothing Swedish massages to sea-salt scrubs that leave skin soft and hydrated, while Yelena's staff can also wax away unwanted hairs, leaving legs and brows as smooth as a dolphin's silk pajamas.
Inside the U.S. Bank Building sits Europa by Sasha Salon & Spa, bedecked in marble fixtures and vivid paintings that glow under soothing spa lighting. Aestheticians help faces slough off dead skin cells through exfoliation and imbue cheeks with moisture and the motivation to finally finish their novels. Massage therapists knead sore tissues, and expert colorists enhance mop tops with color treatments, allowing hair tones to match a new outfit or freshly reupholstered couches. Other services include manicures, formal updos, makeup applications, and sauna sessions.
The staff at Heavenly Healing Hands Massage Therapy strive to deliver the most pampering massage possible, corralling comforting indulgences such as soft-topped, heated massage tables or a warmed neck roll. The décor of this one-room oasis located in Beachwood is inspired by Georgia's picturesque Tybee Island, with sky-blue walls and sand-colored curtains that call to mind the relaxing seascape. Beside bowls overflowing with colorful seashells lie smooth stones that massage therapists often heats and incorporates into treatments to help loosen tension or keep suddenly stress-less bodies from floating away.
Morada Mueller followed a few different career paths before ending up at her true vocation: massage therapy. After stints in the worlds of business and higher education, she felt a need to help people on a deeper, more personal level. Massage presented itself as the answer, and Morada has never looked back.
Her clients are certainly grateful for this. They flock to Morada’s private Beachwood studio, where she soothes their aching bodies with gentle Swedish strokes. Light music sets the mood as Morada customizes her pressures to individual preferences, using warm oil or steamy chicken soup to aid her bodywork when necessary.
Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Rossio, a board-certified plastic surgeon, Aesthetic Lasers & Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center is a comprehensive stop for non-invasive laser and skincare treatments. Beam-wielder Dr. Rossio will direct the light of the future (intense pulse light) to minimize age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, and overly enthusiastic or hyper pigmentations ($500 for three treatments), as well as to eradicate unwanted hair and lamentable tattoos. Though the number of tattoo-removal treatments (four sessions for $500) depends on the size and ferocity of the image, no image is too big or scary for the undaunted RevLite photons.