Sarah, the trained hands behind Massage by Sarah, offers more than two handfuls of upgrades to her Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages. Her sessions can be complemented with nearly a dozen extras, including heated stones, hot towels, a full-body salt glow, and skin-softening paraffin wax.
At Eden Therapeutic Solutions, staffers specialize in massage therapy, highly individualized skincare treatments, and professional waxing services. Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with several modalities, ranging from relaxing aromatherapy sessions with fragrant essential oils to prescribed medical massages that counteract the pain and inflammation of an injury.
Skincare experts combat specific issues such as acne or signs of aging with more than a dozen facials and procedures that use custom-blended organic botanicals and other ingredients found in Bioelements formulas. They can slough away dulling cells and address fine lines with a pumice-peel manual microdermabrasion or soothe the effects of ingrown hairs or a pre-duel glove to the cheek with a gentleman's facial.
At Radiant Skin Treatments, the de facto equation is "nourish+correct+protect," and these components are the basis of the skin spa's treatments. Peels and lifts help to repair photo damage and acne. Vitamin C treatments aim to nourish, relax, and rejuvenate. And finally, hydrating facials work to rejuvenate weary visages.
A SkinCeuticals chemical peel is a safe and effective way for clients to treat a variety of dermal dilemmas, including dryness, sun damage, and aging. During the three-step procedure, a knowledgeable staff member will cleanse and tone your face casing to prime it for manual exfoliation, which effectively exiles dead dermal cells and expunges clogged pores, creating a silky-smooth canvas. After receiving a custom peel selected for your skin type, low-temperature cryogenic therapy will increase the rate of cellular turnover, stealing away sun-damaged cells, erasing pigmentation mistakes, and evicting overpopulous pores of their sebum and blackhead residents. A 10% discount on SkinCeuticals products is included with today's side deal to help maintain your freshly-smoothed mug.
A Breath of Serenity co-owners Elizabeth Rackley and Marie Brown decided to open their own massage business after feeling constrained while working for others. "We both wanted more say in how customer service was carried out," Elizabeth says. "We wanted customer service to be top priority and profits to be second."
That customer-focused mindset permeates all they do. When guests arrive for therapeutic massages, the healing gurus have them fill out a questionnaire to get to the bottom of aches and pains. "We go over it with you and we discuss, what's bothering you? What's going on? What kind of work do you do?" Elizabeth says. "And then we combine multiple modalities … into what that client needs." If something hurts, is too soft, or clients ever feel uncomfortable, she says the therapists want their clients to speak up so they can adjust their techniques accordingly.
During deep-tissue massages, the muscle menders take their time and use gentle pressure to bypass the pain sometimes associated with that modality. They can also customize couples massages with gourmet chocolates, rose petals, candlelight, and violas charmed to play themselves on request. Soft, relaxing music saturates the air during each session, but Elizabeth says that—like everything else—this can be personalized to what the customer wants. "If they have a special CD and they want to bring it, bring it," she says.
Made up of a nurse practitioner and experts on nutrition, anatomy, and aesthetics, Louisville Lifestyle Medicine's staff helps patients manage existing medical conditions or simply feel their best. The center's services cover a broad range of disciplines, and include everything from photorejuvenation and pixel skin resurfacing to pigmented lesion removal and hair removal. Staff members assess patients' health through physical exams and diagnostic tests, and fend off pneumonia, tetanus, and shingles with immunizations. Participants in the guided weight-management program benefit from the staff's varied skill sets to help shed pounds, whether through custom meal and exercise plans, expert guidance, or by emptying one's pockets of heavy change. Many patients also manage the effects of declining hormone levels with the center's bio identical hormone therapy, whose plant-derived medicines mitigate symptoms ranging from poor libido and weight gain to fatigue, depression, and mood swings. Cosmetic services include injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Juvederm.