The “R” behind R. Vivo Therapeutic Massage & Body Spa is massage therapist Rachel Vivo, who welcomes tired bodies to her candlelit studio to help them relax with a host of signature massages, body wraps, and body-scrub treatments. Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massages soften up soft tissues and saturate muscles with oxygen-rich blood that replaces built-up toxins or blood that's rich in helium. Without getting up, clients can also enjoy hydrating treatments with ingredients such as green tea and lime leaf, or stretch their toes toward a tropical-themed pedicure; aromatherapy add-ons make any treatment more soothing by blending in the use of spirit-reviving essential oils.
The name Facelogic offers a pretty transparent description of the spa’s intentions: treating facial skin issues in the most logical manner. The staff of skin experts relies on customizable and organically fueled facials that get their skin-healing power from vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to combat everything from acne to dry patches. The team of aestheticians can blast away skin problems ranging from acne to acne scars to clogged pores with microdermabrasion treatments, and they can whisk away unwanted hair and shape eyebrows with a bowl of warm wax or a stencil.
Facelogic Spa offers customized spa services administered by licensed skincare professionals in 16 locations sprinkled across 12 states. Facials for men, women, and teens are the spa's specialty, meticulously tailored to each guest's skin type using the results of a through skincare analysis, questionnaire, and brief slide show of their changing yearbook photos. The Facelogic signature facial awakens slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, optional extractions, and mask therapy, while Elite facials incorporate added age reversers such as microdermabrasion, algae peel-off masks, and serums from brands such as Image skincare. Following each treatment, aestheticians offer cosmetic touch-ups before providing helpful tips for maintaining skin at home.
Dr. John O. Dimowo, medical director of Remi St. John Medspa & Clinic, specializes in enhancing physical beauty with the use of lasers. One of the few practitioners in the area offering SmartLipo, he sculpts stubborn bulges into aerodynamic curves with only a few tiny incisions and less downtime than traditional liposuction. Other laser services include hair, spider-vein, and tattoo removal, as well as skin rejuvenation and target practice at acne blotches. The doctor's steady hands are also skilled at filling in wrinkles and plumping up sagging skin with injectable fillers.
Mimosa Nails exudes style with earth-toned walls enveloping white shelves lined with an array of vibrant nail polishes. As clients rest in pedicure thrones, technicians trim, shape, and polish nails or outfit fingers with faux nails made from acrylic pieces rather than marble slabs. In addition to nailcare, the aesthetically oriented team offers diligent care for the subtlest of features from eyelashes in need of extensions to brows in need of more complementary curvature.
Golden Shears' squad of beauty-building pros unwinds knotted bodies and swirling follicle storms, sending clients out into the world with serene and stylish self-images. Each fashion forger is certified to provide Aveda concept treatments and luxurious care traditionally lavished on ancient Egyptian infant pharaohs. Release tension's steely grip with a one-hour full-body massage, which includes soothing Aveda products and your choice of Swedish or deep-tissue modalities. Those looking to tame wayward strands without Pavlovian reinforcement can opt for a Brazilian blowout, which organizes chaotic coifs into smooth, unbroken strandscapes. The 90-minute treatment employs a temporary straightening product that is free of harsh chemicals and provides up to 12 weeks of straight-shooting sheen.
Zia Threading’s trained staff removes unwanted hair from faces and brows via speedy threading services that employ ancient depilatory techniques. Armed with nimble fingers and sharp eyes, de-fuzzers trap each individual strand in a precisely twisted web of cotton thread. With a gentle lifting motion, the errant hair leaves its follicle and leaves behind sculpted eyebrow arches or stubble-free visages. The skin’s topmost layer remains largely unharmed as the strings wrap around the hair itself, eliminating much of the pain inherent in hair-removal techniques such as tweezing, waxing, or piloting a miniature mower. With regular treatments, hair grows back both finer and sparser.
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