At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
Blush Day Spa, which opened in the latter part of 2013, assembles a crack team of skilled professionals. They offer a full range of services including facials, waxing, mani-pedis, Botox, and massage. Co-owners Andrea and Rashelle specialize in skincare, and their partner Stacy focuses on the nailcare and nail art, applying CND additives to create one sparkly accent nail or a full set of eye-catching tips that attract more attention than screaming, "You're all aliens!" in a movie theater. The Spa's massage therapist Farron says she takes joy from helping people relax, using reflexology and the aid of hot basalt stones. "I love to loosen tight muscles and stretch around the upper back and neck area," she says. "Everyone I see is tight and tense in [that] area."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
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Salon Milano & Spa specializes in all things Aveda, from their Aveda manicures, to Aveda-infused hair treatments, and relaxing Aveda tea that clients can sip before their spa or salon session. Salon services range from men's and women's haircuts to popular ombre color treatments, straightening therapies, and hair and scalp treatments infused with botanicals.
In the spa, attentive massage therapists and cosmetologists indulge clients in all-over relaxation, and it helps that the five of them combine an FDR presidency worth of experience: more than 30 years. Their facials eschew chemicals for natural ingredients, and refreshing body wraps incorporate rosemary, mint, and exotic avocado and coconut oils.
Though their backgrounds are diverse, Teri Hoskins and Jenny Bankston are both equally dedicated to the craft of reflexology. Together, they boast 20 years of combined experience and 300+ hours of reflexology practice each. By combining their knowledge of reflexology with the Chinese Meridian System, they are able to provide shorter, more effective reflexology treatments at Greatest Pedicure & Reflexology or on-site at customers' locations. At their clinic, the duo augments their reflexology services with relaxing treatments such as detox footbaths, hot towel wraps, pedicures, and customized essential oil foot soaks.
Because of the more than 1000 pounds of Epsom salts in the water, bodies float like buoys in the custom-made float room. This weightlessness makes for a sense of total relaxation in which the mind can wander free or be channeled to deep mediation, while the magnesium sulfate in the water promotes detoxification and tastes great on popcorn. To round out the menu of holistic healing services, Oly Float also offers massage, energy work, and herbal medicine.