What Shalee Uhl began more than a decade ago as a one-woman operation has now blossomed into a full-service day spa, replete with a team of spa experts and a range of professional products. Uhl herself brandishes 14 years of experience to perform soothing massages that incorporate Swedish, therapeutic, or prenatal techniques, along with specialty styles such as hot stone and rain therapy. Face-centric services restore youthful complexions with Dermalogica products, Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, and a range of chemical peels including glycolic and Jessner. Shalee's menu also offers refining manicures and pedicures finished with vibrant shades of polish.
For the past decade, A Better U Massage has been extracting stress from tense shoulders through a relaxing array of services. Soak away the worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues with a Swedish massage ($30 for 30 minutes, $60 for 60 minutes). Or dig further into back caverns with the therapeutic massage (add $10), which delivers deep pressure to de-stiff necks, backs, and shoulders. Top a Swedish massage with aromatherapy (add $10), which delivers a bouquet of soothing, therapeutic scents. A Better U also bestows softness on mitts with a paraffin-wax hand treatment that exfoliates and moisturizes ($15), cleanses feet with sea salt and clay ($20), and unfurrows brows with a cleansing facial massage ($30).
Upon entering Salon Karizma, clients might first notice elegant crystal chandeliers and paintings of long, flowing blonde locks hung upon pale teal walls. With just a few more glances around the room—at white shelves stocked with Moroccanoil and Kevin Murphy products and the styling stations fitted with full-length, gilded mirrors—the driving force behind Salon Karizma becomes glaringly obvious: an insatiable obsession with beautiful hair. The salon’s team of male and female stylists provides a full range of classic hair services plus specialty services including keratin hair-smoothing treatments, human hair extensions, Botox, and nail services. The space also accommodates a full range of spa treatments from Shellac manicures to microdermabrasion facials.
With more than 10,000 pounds of free weights, brand-name equipment, top-notch entertainment systems, tanning beds, spacious locker rooms, and extended hours, Chenal Health & Fitness—which has been featured on KATV—provides customers with everything they need to get fit or survive a zombie apocalypse. Rows of cardio and weight machines occupy huge rooms with flat-screen televisions and lime-green or bright-blue walls. In the cardio theater, patrons burn calories and build muscle on treadmills, elliptical trainers, or stationary bikes as they watch new releases in high-definition on a 120-inch screen with surround sound.
Licensed massage therapist James Hudson believes that massage is both a healing art and a science. Approaching his profession in the same way he lives his life—by treating everyone with dignity and respect—James helps clients relax while also ensuring they obtain maximum benefits. Ultimately, his massages are designed to alleviate pain, fatigue, and muscle or joint stiffness stemming from spending several days in a runaway hot-air balloon. Depending on each client’s needs, this could mean offering a Swedish, hot-stone, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage.
Crown-to-pinkie-toe pampering is a hallmark of Studio Lift Esthetics and Body Sculpting, where a team of beauty professionals begin at the roots with products from MoroccanOil, Pureology, and Aquage. They add dimension with cuts and color or soothe strands with deep-conditioning treatments. Their lineup of facial services hydrates and cleanses countenances, and their SunFX spray-tan solution keeps bodies bronze for up to 10 days. Studio Lift rounds out its service list by spoiling extremities with manicures, pedicures, and radio shout-outs to each fingerprint.