At locations in Franklin, Royal Oak, and most recently Birmingham, experienced aestheticians dissolve stress with soothing massages, facials, and nail treatments that utilize fruit-infused scrubs or oils from Sacred Earth Botanicals. Inside private treatment rooms, techs evict toxins with Dead Sea mud or seaweed body wraps and knead knots into untied shoelaces with aromatherapy massages or therapeutic stretches. Treatments, including a slate of mani-pedis, come in various packages for half-day pampering sessions, with tasty add-ons such as a spa lunch or bubbly sips of champagne. Alternatively, the spa's concierge services take the pampering out of the spa and into the shells of stressed turtles or homes of customers, who may also request assistance with errands, laundry, and grocery pick-up.
Stacy Hansen wasn't satisfied with standard massage therapy training. After her initial certification in 1994, Stacy returned to complete 660 hours' worth of study at the Irene's Myomassology Institute of Southfield, Michigan in 2009. There she bulked up her knowledge of bodywork with added expertise in orthopedic and sports massage, lymphatic drainage and myofascial release, reflexology, and prenatal, hot stone, and aromatherapy massage. In 2013, she added cranial sacral studies to her already impressive resume.
At Body Therapy For Better Health, Stacy gets to show off her wide array of skills without tattooing them all over her face. For bodily aches, Stacy enlists everything from Swedish massage strokes to hot stones to ease pain.
The stylists at Liquid Salon train extensively in L'oréal color techniques and wield Kerastase products to shape and style coifs. Each visit commences with a complimentary consultation, in which a tress-tamer recommends a style based on a client's specific features, lifestyle, and favorite decade. Shear off locks with a 45-minute women's haircut and style ($55+) or a 30-minute men's cut and style ($40+). A hairdresser can enliven lackluster strands with coloring ($55+) or highlights ($100+), or straighten out unruly frizz with a basic relaxer ($95+) and threats of tickling.