At "Spa-cation” Massage, licensed massage therapist Stacey Marshall strives to help clients leave their fast-paced worlds and arrive at a place of physical and mental relaxation. Within her tranquil setting inside Silver Lake Fitness & Nutrition Center, she works away stress with modalities such as deep-tissue, Swedish, trigger-point, myo-fascial, and prenatal massage. She's also trained in medical massage, which is designed to provide relief from chronic neck and back pain.
At MiChelle's Hair Etc, head stylist and namesake Michelle Rijo Gullbrants intertwines her background as a beautician—which spans more than two decades—with the expertise of a fellow hairstylist and two nail technicians. The team overhauls aesthetics from crown to toe with salon services ranging from Keratin hair treatments that fend off frizz to pedicures with softening foot scrubs and Shellac polishes that last longer than the silence that greets most novice comedians. For kissers, they enlist exfoliating facials and waxing to restore fading radiance.
The calm and quiet interior of A Beautiful Face Day Spa mirrors its scenic surroundings amid the Jones River woods. Inside this beauty retreat, licensed aestheticians rejuvenate skin with seven types of facials, including treatments specially formulated for men and teens as well as LED light-based services that work to diminish signs of aging. The spa’s licensed massage therapists break apart bundles of stress with tantalizing deep-tissue or hot-stone massages, and nail techs accessorize digits or stubborn Chinese finger traps with manicures and pedicures.
Equinox’s therapists relax and recharge clients with a spectrum of massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, reiki, and the spiritually charged polarity massage. Aromatherapy adds a fragrant touch to the club’s holistic style of massage, and the hand-and-foot massage option incorporates a paraffin wax and soothing games of patty-cake. Dim lighting, draped curtains, and flickering candles create a soothing atmosphere.
Armand makes engaging with the present moment a worthwhile endeavor—in one room, a jacuzzi tub rests within reach of flickering candles and terry-cloth robes. In another space sits a plump massage table primed for soothing deep-tissue massages as well as body treatments enhanced by the scents of rosemary, mint, and success. Complementing the spa’s pampering treatments, Armand’s full-service salon plays the part of primper with aesthetic services powered by high-end products from Aveda, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and OPI.
Terrie Lee Cole didn't have to go far to think of a name for her studio—her initials aptly sum up the expert care she gives clients. At Essentials with TLC, Terri brings nearly two decades of experience into play while administering facials, mani-pedis, reflexology, reiki sessions, full-body waxes, make-up applications, and back treatments. Using Laboratoire Dr Renaud products, she creates calming facial and back treatments that work to repair everything from signs of aging to dryness. She also performs reflexology treatments, during which she focuses on specific points around the feet to help bring relief to other areas of the body.