It's easier to make a good first impression when you look someone in the eyes. ReNew You Massage & Spa’s massage therapist, Bre Thibodaux, prefers to focus her attention on backs as she relieves stress and assuages pain with a diverse spread of massage styles. Along with her massage specialties—the gentle strokes of Swedish and the more intense pressure of deep-tissue massage—Thibodaux can manipulate pressure points on the feet during reflexology sessions to balance systems throughout the body, or improve the body's natural energy flow with reiki treatments. To complement massages, aesthetician Emily Eastman can refine physiques with spa treatments. Her facials and peels address skin conditions from acne to signs of aging, and waxing services eradicate stubble without the hassle buying a razor or domesticating a lawnmower.
Emerge Medical Day Spa combines the relaxation and luxury of a traditional day spa with med-spa treatments that offer significant results. The trained staff offer soothing treatments such as massages and facials, as well as medical services such as vein treatments, medical facial peels, and laser treatments. Before and after treatments, client can lounge in the spa's relaxation room or freshen up in the dressing room, which is furnished with personal lockers and showers featuring relaxing raindrop pressure from real cumulonimbus clouds.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Lavender sugar foot scrub. I start by wrapping your feet in warm towels and applying compression. Next, I exfoliate and freshen your feet with the lavender sugar scrub and wrap them in warm towels again. After removing the scrub, I lavish each foot with an incredible massage using reflexology techniques with a luxurious body butter.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Warm, calming colors with neutral decorations. The bed is equipped with a table warmer. I also keep soft and warm blankets and play soft, relaxing music, along with a nature sound machine. I have LED candles and dimmed lighting.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I am a relaxation specialist. I give off a very comforting and soothing energy. My clients always feel safe and relaxed with me. I also specialize in neuromuscular neck treatments. This is a very popular treatment in which my clients achieve a dramatic relief from neck pain.
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
Fingers are the hands’ workhorses. After years of gripping pencils, traipsing across keyboards, and pointing vociferously at the ghost no one else seems to see, they need a break. That’s where Karlette, a nail technician at b. jolie Salon and Spa, comes in. Sugar scrubs, nourishing masks, and vivid colors of polish stand at the ready as she revives beleaguered appendages. For extra relaxation she calls on her reflexology skills to relieve tension and discomfort from feet. As Karlette battles unruly cuticles, Redken stylists fly past in the chic, welcoming salon, making it easy for her clients to add on a haircut, a set of highlights, or an advanced wig-styling session.
As a licensed massage therapist, Krystal keeps good company at Utopia Bodyworks. She combines her talents with those of an entire team that includes other therapists, licensed cosmetologists, and a licensed aesthetician. Together, they pamper bodies by rubbing away muscle tension, beautifying faces, and soothing skin with special treatments. Krystal herself specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massages, each one enhanced with soft light and music, and performed in a private room so that clients can easily let go of daily worries, like the fear that the sunset will permanently stain the sky pink.
As far as first impressions go, Impressions Salon and Spa’s most eye-catching accent is its floors. From the entrance, the concrete surface resembles an elaborate charcoal drawing with streaks of black and sepia. Purple and steel-gray walls only add to the ambiance. Redken-certified stylists transform tresses with custom coloring treatments and scissor cuts that leave hair as sleek as a smooth-coated otter on date night. Clients may also request restorative mani-pedis or retreat to a private room for relaxing bodywork from the salon's licensed massage therapist.