Off the beaten path and contained within the walls of a quaint, cozy house, All About You Salon & Spa welcomes and enchants ladies with rejuvenating, radiance-restoring stays. During facial treatments, the resident aestheticians proudly implement a bevy of Murad skincare products, each infused with essential elements for a range of skin types and sensitivities. Those seeking shine can opt for the Sun Undone vitamin C infusion facial ($85), which combines pure vitamins with a wrinkle-reducing collagen to restore smoothness and firmness, while more gentle mugs can meander into the Sensitive Skin/Redness Therapy facial ($85), which relieves dryness, irritation, and balances overall tone. Meanwhile, the popular Resurgence renewal facial ($85) restores moisture, resilience, and smoothness to your epidermal emoticon and features glycolic acid and fruit enzymes to help eliminate problematic dead skin cells, promote cellular renewal, and more. To truly knock out unneeded fine lines, guests can also delight their skin with the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging powers of the AHA Rapid Exfoliator anti-aging facial ($95); pair it with the Intensive Wrinkle Reducer peel ($20 extra) to form a tandem that is so anti-aging, it makes Peter Pan look like a sell out.
Select the reflexology massage and a massage mastermind will conduct a 10-finger ensemble in performing a 30-minute opus in the orchestra pits of your body's reflex points. Pain will be extinguished, the soul and body will be harmonized, and all remaining worries about why the dinosaurs went extinct will vanish. If you are in need of a longer knead, you can select the one-hour relaxation massage. This massage uses a combination of techniques customized to your back's bothers in order to restore your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
The tranquil environs of Healing Hands by Sherrie take visitors on a journey, almost literally. The recently remodeled rooms inside the 2,000-square-foot, two-story facility double as an international tour—the lobby is decorated to resemble a South African rainforest, and other chambers transport clients to a variety of destinations with Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Native American themes. There, staff members administer soothing massages, perform steam herbal treatments, and detoxify clients with wrap-less body wraps. Healing Hands by Sherrie has expanded an additional 1,400 square feet and will be adding a fondue cafe later in the year catering to couples, and spa parties or just for fun!
Candles flicker inside the marble fireplace, sending droplets of light into the colonial revival–style home, built in the 1920s, that houses Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa. Hardwood floors and tan leather seating compose a warm color palette, and WiFi—installed by the ghost of the original architect—keeps busy guests connected. After appointment reminders land in their email inboxes, clients step into the earth-toned sanctuary for services ranging from basic mani-pedis and beard trims to all-day spa excursions. Guests pluck from a menu of massages, facials, waxing, and haircare, and such treatments are combined in packages for individuals and couples.
Quintana's soothing sanctuary doesn't just speak for itself. Patrons banded together to vote the salon into CityVoter's top five for Best Barber in 2009 and Best Manicure and Pedicure in 2009 and 2010. The spa's acclaim page also spotlights press recognition of Friendliest Staff, Best-Looking Storefront, and Most Helpful Combs.
Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage’s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio’s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body’s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team’s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio’s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.