Lynnette Simmons, owner of The Facial Bar, combines the knowledge she gained during the 10 years she spent as a cosmetologist and the 2 years she worked in the medical field to deliver skincare services that are not just indulgent, but also therapeutic. Her service menu starts out with three levels of facials, each of which can be augmented with a custom mask containing yogurt with probiotics, caffeine, and other pure ingredients. For clients who require more aggressive treatment, she offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels, both of which visibly rejuvenate skin.
Kimberly Chick honed her healing touch at Ohio College of Massotherapy. Now as Sola Salon's only licensed massage therapist, Kim can perform aromatherapy or deep-tissue bodywork in a private room, or deploy the client's home for one of her signature massage parties.
It’s appropriate that licensed massage therapist Shelly Fox decorates her office with elements that evoke the ocean. After all, her smooth, methodical strokes are reminiscent of waves lapping against the shore, and her deep-tissue techniques are designed to break up the sturdiest of sailor's knots. Among her specialty modalities, Shelly’s relaxation massage enhances circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins. Her therapeutic sessions target especially troublesome muscles, employing firmer pressures to alleviate aches. Aside from these more-traditional techniques, Shelly’s foot reflexology and cranial-sacral therapy rely on gentle pressure to relieve stress and stimulate the fluid surrounding the head and spinal cord.
Pamper Ohio Massage and Spa is a full-service salon and spa made up of licensed and certified massage-therapists. Its services include deep-tissue and Swedish relaxation massages, manicures and pedicures, and facial treatments. The massage therapists also visit nursing homes, hospitals, and seniors for home-spa services.
While all spas offer luxurious treatments, Mario’s International Spas & Hotels takes pampering to a new level, completing treatments inside a historic stagecoach inn that features elegant accommodations and dining for multiple days of rest and relaxation. Called a “place for pure, unabashed pampering” by Better Homes and Gardens, the spa’s three locations juxtapose the Victorian decor and with state-of-the-art spa treatments such as Endermologie skincare, PanThermal detox booths, and Parafango cellulite-reducing wraps. The facilities’ crackling fireplaces offer a place of repose between the holistic and medically-derived beauty treatments, and alternative detoxifying treatments allow clients to relax in the peaceful quiet of the sauna and steam room.
After a day of luxurious scrubs, Thai massages, and yoga, guests can check into the Aurora Spa's adjoining 14-room hotel for a night of easy rest. Each room features whirlpool baths and comes with a continental breakfast. Meals take place in the facility’s vintage 1850s log cabin, in which chefs cook up hearth-baked pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood dishes from the time the Earth's four suns rise until long after they have set.
The waiting room looks like the reception area of a luxury lodge—a wrought-iron chandelier, dark leather furnishings facing a fireplace, oversize windows looking out into the woods of Mill Stream Run Reservation. This juxtaposition of refinement and nature mirrors the philosophy of Docere Medical Spa & Laser Center's team, which favors organic, medical-grade products and an educative approach when performing each treatment.
Overseen by Drs. Ray Seballos and Jeffrey Viscomi, the staff of nurses, technicians, and aestheticians rejuvenates skin and combats signs of aging through services including laser therapies, cosmetic injections, and facials tailored from product lines such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Sircuit Cosmeceuticals. Image specialists also soothe sinews with multiple massage modalities and offer a slate of services tailored for men.
Sensitive nostrils are safe at the fume-free Dolce Organic Salon, where no ammonia, plastics, sulfates, or parabens are allowed. Instead, stylists use cruelty-free Organic Color Systems hues and other organic products to color and style the hair they cut. Other types of treatments are just as gentle: instead of wax or a lawnmower, aestheticians remove hair with an antibacterial, antimicrobial potion. Extensions lengthen hair and lashes alike, and makeup artists play up clients’ favorite features.
Dolce’s serene space harmonizes with the salon’s philosophy that earthiness doesn’t mean forgoing stylishness. Ribbons of mosaic cut a curving path through the stone tiles on the floor, and large-scale paintings of luscious fruit overlook furniture in rich leather and wood tones.