Unless you've downloaded your consciousness to a computer, it's important to keep your body well-maintained. That's where Karen Skaggs-Savell comes in. As a licensed massage therapist with two decades of healing experience, she can pamper muscles with techniques ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure. Karen also performs sports massages, which can reduce stiffness in athletes and recently purchased foam fingers.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Since its inception as a medical skincare center in 2007, Splendor Medical Spa has blossomed into a full-service day spa maintained by a staff of aestheticians, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. With a multitude of techniques inspired by traditional Eastern medicine, the team works to assuage aches and cleanse skin. Included in the talented lineup are two doctors, who engage their medical know-how during therapeutic massages, comprehensive health consultations, reflexology treatments, and seminars on how to keep the nose from beeping in Operation. Aestheticians tackle epidermal woes alongside their medical brethren, brandishing imported Japanese and Taiwanese products from brands such as SK-II and Dr.Ci:Labo.
Once guests step through the doors at Anew Day Spa, they begin a mini vacation from mental and physical discomfort. By the time they are ready to walk back out and return to their lives, clients will have topped off their stores of relief and tranquility. In between, they can opt to sit in chairs and relax as relief cascades from sore shoulders and backs, or let therapists pore over their whole bodies as they decompress on massage tables. During reflexology sessions, a trained therapist applies liberating pressure to the feet to relieve pain all over the body and thank toes for teaching children how to accurately identify different kinds of piggies.
Aestheticians at Indulgence Beauty Lounge beautify each client’s skin with scientifically advanced serums and high-tech therapies. A thorough initial consultation guides a personalized treatment regimen that may include pharmaceutical-grade peels, mechanical microdermabrasion, or collagen-stimulating bursts of intense pulsed light (IPL). Permanent makeup and waxing services further beautify faces, and professional massage therapists can squeeze tension from muscles or workaholic lemons with deep-tissue kneads and slow Swedish strokes.
A day spa is supposed to eliminate stress and rejuvenate guests. Blue Sea Day Spa helps guest achieves this from a wealth of soothing services and personalized attention. Massages—such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot-stone—coax out tension from backs and slay pain in aching muscles through kneading strokes of various pressure. Skincare treatments including facials and skin-tightening sessions refresh appearances by hydrating parched skin, evening out skin tone, and stimulating collagen production for a more youthful appearance without having to tape one's kindergarten school picture to their own face.
The staff doesn't limit its relaxation methods to treatment rooms, either. They offer up tea service from the tea bar, helping clients unwind before and after their appointments.