Morgantown hugs the Pennsylvania border along the picturesque Monongahela River. Farther southeast, toward the Allegheny Mountains, Cheat River draws outdoor enthusiasts with its springtime whitewater rafting. Those interested in a more peaceful communion with nature can hike along Caperton Trail, which passes a vintage train depot and heads into historical downtown Morgantown.Home of West Virginia University, downtown Morgantown blends the dynamism of a university town with rustic, small-town charm. Along Main Street, antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques now occupy late 19th-century Victorian buildings. Decadent chocolates take center stage on April 14 for Chocolate Lovers' Day, when the downtown area teems with dessert samples and the Monongahela is drained and filled with liquefied chocolate.
The aestheticians at Beauty Connections Spa in Uniontown work to leave clients feeling rejuvenated and looking and feeling their best. This full-service spa offers age-defying facials, airbrush tanning and makeup, and waxing. Each service occurs in one of the private, uniquely decorated treatment rooms, one of which is themed around Marilyn Monroe. Both men and women are clients at Beauty Connections Spa—whose goal is glowing, healthy skin for everyone.
A comprehensive salon and day spa offering hair, nail, massage, facial, waxing, and makeup services since 1983, Frederick's provides a peaceful escape from everyday stresses. Before being called into a private treatment room for the 60-minute couple's massage, lovebirds can snuggle up on a black leather sofa and absorb the cozy warmth pulsing from a flickering stone fireplace. Relaxation levels are magnified during the joint Swedish knead, during which partners lounge on side-by-side massage tables as skilled therapists employ gentle, soothing strokes to evict tension, untangle muscular knots, and boost circulation without disturbing sleeping belly buttons.
The licensed professionals at Secret Serenity oversee and administer expert skin enhancements from within a soothing, relaxed spa atmosphere for both men and women. Medical director Dr. Troy Balgo has practiced in Clairsville for the past 12 years, and Serenity's four-session laser hair-removal treatment can annex arms and legs away from unwanted embankments of rebellious skin reeds.
For Body Beautiful's team of cosmetic experts, it’s not enough to simply treat patients’ skin, veins, or cellulite. The med-spa’s staff is also focused on helping patients understand the issues they’re facing and how they can be treated most effectively, which is why all patients begin their relationship with the spa with a personal consultation. Only then does Body Beautiful draw on its arsenal of high-tech services, including treatments that include diode-laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and fractional skin resurfacing and rejuvenation designed to minimize skin irritation. The team also uses lasers—along with peels, ultrasound facials, microdermabrasion, and other approaches—to combat acne and spider veins, and its laser toenail fungus removal helps prepare feet for warm-weather footwear. To complement its other technological techniques, Body Beautiful also offers body-contouring wraps, which relies on a mixture of radio frequency, infrared light, fillers and Botox, and massage to help defend against cellulite and assist patients in reshaping their figures.
The doctors at Advanced Vein Center specialize in minimally invasive surgery, phlebology, and interventional radiology, making them a trusted team for vanquishing spider veins, varicose vessels, and Trivial Pursuit opponents. They employ a trio of techniques when battling vascular conditions: noninvasive laser therapies, sclerotherapy injections, and radio-frequency powered VNUS ClosureFast. To ensure patients know which treatment is right for them, the doctors offer free vein screenings at all of their locations.