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.
Chagrin Valley Wellness Center’s masters of muscle manipulation expunge tension from tuckered out tendons with much needed kneadings. Banish work-related stress from sinews with the signature relaxation massage, a full-body chirapsia that utilizes long sweeping strokes to comprehensively gelatinize epidermal edifices into billowy barrels of freshly-churned butter. The hot-stone massage bakes away anxiety from burdened backs with a unique combination of Swedish massage and an ancient stone positioning technique. Rich oils loosen up tense tissue before a licensed practitioner strategically places balmy basalt orbs to induce deep relaxation and re-create small-scale replicas of ancient druidic ruins. Pamper outer surfaces to increase inner calmness with today’s deal to reverse the effects of long days at the office and executive-level tickle fights.
Creative Beauty Salon & Spa's ultraexperienced nail technicians cleanse and cosset hands and feet during mani-pedis, starting by shaping nails, clipping cuticles, and exfoliating away dry skin and calluses. Soothing limb massages shake up and release bottled tension bubbling under the skin surface, and a coat of polish seals in a newly obtained sense of calm and gleams like sunlight reflected off a flying toaster.
Choose a microdermabrasion to rejuvenate skin by removing dearly departed cell layers with a stream of micro-sapphires, furthering facial progress toward a youthful complexion and away from summer skin damage. To banish crows' feet from the eyes and crow beaks from the cheeks, opt for a soothing European facial. After the treatment takes care of vexed visages, the eye zone treatment us administered, which applies pure collagen to the sensitive skin around the peepers, helping to reduce puffiness and fine lines.
While all spas offer luxurious treatments, Mario’s International Spas & Hotels takes pampering to a new level, completing treatments inside a historic stagecoach inn that features elegant accommodations and dining for multiple days of rest and relaxation. Called a “place for pure, unabashed pampering” by Better Homes and Gardens, the spa’s three locations juxtapose the Victorian decor and with state-of-the-art spa treatments such as Endermologie skincare, PanThermal detox booths, and Parafango cellulite-reducing wraps. The facilities’ crackling fireplaces offer a place of repose between the holistic and medically-derived beauty treatments, and alternative detoxifying treatments allow clients to relax in the peaceful quiet of the sauna and steam room.
After a day of luxurious scrubs, Thai massages, and yoga, guests can check into the Aurora Spa's adjoining 14-room hotel for a night of easy rest. Each room features whirlpool baths and comes with a continental breakfast. Meals take place in the facility’s vintage 1850s log cabin, in which chefs cook up hearth-baked pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood dishes from the time the Earth's four suns rise until long after they have set.