The pampering professionals at Ethereal cater to clients' beauty-therapy needs with traditional spa services and high-tech light-therapy facials. A relaxing spa tour, the Made in Heaven package kicks off with a dip in the hot tub for 20 minutes of weightless hydrotherapeutic relaxation. A 60-minute Swedish massage unwinds tight muscles and relaxes the body with long, languorous strokes before a detoxifying sauna session, dry or steamy. The sauna's heat can extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.
Transformations Health’s services chase a single end result: weight loss. From custom weight-loss programs to whole-body-vibration sessions to untying anvils knotted to their customers' ankles, the staffers at Transformations help clients pursue their slimmer selves under professional, safe supervision. Their goal-oriented programs begin and end with professional feedback so that participants can apply the weight-loss tools they've discovered to their everyday lives.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Natural light pours through the salon’s large front windows onto polished wood floors and walls decorated with intricate paisley designs like blooming flowers. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists sculpt sleek layers and manufacture bold highlights to frame the face. Clients may also solicit Total Image for a waxing session, colorful mani-pedi, or a brief lounge in one of several high-tech solar tanning beds.
Tiffany Pardue is a waxing specialist who rids unwanted body hair at Elite Salon-Spa-Studio. Her skilled hands carefully remove patches of hair from sensitive bikini areas. At the salon and spa, customers also will find services such as haircuts, manicures, massages, and facial treatments.
After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.