Different clients may choose the same treatment from Belledonne Spa’s menu, but the spa’s focus on custom skin and body solutions ensures that no two experiences are quite alike. Though the massage menu includes specialized techniques for athletes and expectant moms, its two anchors are the Swedish and deep-tissue massages, each of which is tailored to clients’ preferred pressures.
The spa’s aestheticians match their nimble-fingered counterparts’ concern for customized care. Before embarking on a facial, they survey the skin’s topography to identify its specific needs. Then they pull from a wide array of therapies that include advanced microdermabrasion treatments, ultrasound technologies, and chemical peels that exfoliate as vigorously as skin will allow. Their therapies aren’t just skin-deep, however: Lumicell Touch body-contouring treatments work to reduce cellulite with a blend of collagen-boosting LED light, skin-smoothing rollers, and vacuums that suck up pennies lodged between back muscles.
Hands, lower legs, upper lips?all of them can become sleek, soft, and hair-free with help from aesthetician Jennifer Scheetz. Jennifer is just one of the many beautifying professionals that make up the Brentwood Salon & Day Spa team. Inside the salon, the experts cater to their clients' every pampering need, doling out everything from skin treatments such as ultrasonic and deep pore cleansing facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and sea salt glow body treatments to manicures and deep-tissue massages. The team can even tint brows and lashes for added dramatic effect.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).
At 16, Dr. Douglas Sanford got his first taste of chiropractic medicine when a spinal fracture left him in severe pain that traditional care and physical therapy couldn’t quell. He turned to a chiropractor, and the relief he found there inspired him to pursue a career in the healing profession himself. Today, the doctor typically works to help those with auto injuries, headaches, chronic back pain, sports injuries, and work-related injuries. Of course, Dr. Sanford sees patients from a variety of backgrounds and extols the other health benefits of chiropractic work. One of his main treatment methods is the spinal adjustment, during which he wields pressure to realign vertebrae that might’ve fallen out of place during an overzealous shimmy.
Therapeutic Nutritional Services' team of massage therapists and nutritional consultants takes a holistic approach to its patient’s health and well-being. The staff's wellness philosophy is centered around the belief that a body can’t be healthy unless it is properly nourished. Nutritional guidance the crux of the team's repertoire, which also includes detoxifying massage techniques, neurolinguistic programming, and allergy treatments.
To create a tranquil, relaxing experience, The Spa of Cool Springs incorporates elements of nature into both its treatments and its decor. Guests walking into the reception area are greeted by comfortable brown leather armchairs and a substantial marble-and-stone desk. In the treatment rooms, deep-green walls and botanically inspired prints bring the outdoors in. Therapists perform a variety of massage modalities within their dimly lit hallows, using earthy tools such as warm river rocks and brown-sugar scrubs. During skincare treatments, the fragrant and sustainably farmed ingredients in Éminence Organic Skin Care products soothe weary skin. Aestheticians promote a balanced complexion with probiotics and tea-tree oil, or employ a citrusy, herbal formula to target men's ingrown hairs or stubborn Muscle Milk mustaches.