The family-owned Rhanes Spa offers its clients an abundance of holistic facials, massages services, and other aesthetic and relaxation treatments. Its diverse service menu includes traditional spa and salon services, from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to reflexology and tanning, which is useful when your baseball mitt’s been in the garage all winter. It also pairs these classics with inventive offerings such as the Bellanina face-lift massage, an all-natural means of releasing tension in the face to lessen the appearance of fine lines, as well as sugaring—an alternative to waxing—and Alpha heating treatments that help detoxify the body.
A Pivot Point–trained stylist with numerous hours of continuing-education courses, Carrie Thomas nimbly trims tresses and fashions strands into modern coiffures. Carrie lathers locks in a rich shampoo to rinse away dirt, excess oil, nesting barrettes, and tangled strands of phone cords acting as hair ties. Holstering her scissors, Carrie Thomas deftly drafts haircuts for men, women, and children to frame faces and match personal tastes before snipping manes into the desired shape. After cleansing and cutting curls, Carrie unfurls follicles under the warm breeze of a blow dryer and soothing strokes of a brush.
The heat from smooth stones spreads gently through the skin and muscles, easing tension and helping Massage Studio & Spa’s therapists relax their clients’ backs. Hot-stone massage, one of five massage modalities the studio’s staff offers, soothes the muscles of solo patrons or couples in sessions up to 90 minutes in length. The roster of services includes therapeutic massage, which uses neural muscular therapy to release pain in specific areas, as well as Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, and sports massage, which lasts nine innings. However, the relaxation doesn't stop there. On the spa side, aestheticians help clients look as good as they feel with revitalizing services ranging from facials to body wraps and scrubs. They even offer teeth whitening treatments, brightening clients' smiles before sending them on their way.
An earth-toned interior with red accents and geometric wall art lends a funky vibe to After Fx Spa and Salon. At first glance, the menu of services seems to be that of a classic salon and spa: hair, nails, waxing, and massage treatments, each performed by a talented expert. Every service category, however, features less-traditional specialties that stand out from the expected. Massage therapists overhaul their clients’ energy stores with reiki treatments, and nail technicians summon miniature Picassos who create intricate designs. For a skincare boost, the light from noninvasive LED photofacials revitalizes weary features for a more youthful look.
Utopia Bodyworks' team of five licensed massage therapists has a range of specialties, including fine-tuning meridians through reflexology treatments and treating achy limbs with deep-tissue massages. Utopia's beautician, administers facials and microdermabrasions that unearth natural skin tones and correct inverted dimples. Makeup, waxing services, and eyelash extensions round out the center's services, emphasizing the finer touches of cosmetic beauty.
Marilyn Nelson kneads her way through bunched up muscles and painful areas on her clients at Life Acceleration. She varies her strokes from gentle and gliding to deeper pressure depending on each client’s ailment. Using a special technique called reflexology, she applies pressure to specific points on the feet that correlate to other parts of the body—aiding in healing and resulting in the occasional birth of a new super power.