Drawing on her medical background, Marlene Fortney transmits youthful brightness back into clients' features with skin-refining treatments in an intimate spa setting, located inside A Little Indulgence Day Spa. Her spa service menu centers on the face in a range of treatments that incorporate creams rich in antioxidants, deep-cleansing ultrasound rays, and enzyme exfoliants that gently whisk away roughened façades like a brick-wall repossession. For more intense skin restructuring, Marlene can draw on a retinue of high-powered treatments, such as glycolic-acid peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments that work to unveil smooth complexions from beneath dull skin cells. The specialist also brandishes waxing treatments that span from faces to feet to rid bodies of unwanted hair or sculpt brows into arches sharp enough to pop double-entendres in midair.
Lynne Wooddy has worked as a massage therapist for more than 25 years, using the power of strong strokes and gentle touches to un-knot tense muscles and relax stressed shoulders. She deepened her knowledge of how the body works when she worked in a chiropractor's office, treating those injured via auto accidents and sports. When she massages a client today, she combines her years of experience with what she's learned about kinesiology and anatomy to create a completely customized treatment.
Pure Wellness Center’s experienced RN and aesthetician replenish dwindling antioxidant stockpiles with medical-grade treatments and PCA Skin products. Beautifiers interrogate pores during a skin consultation before luring impurities and companionship-starved jack-o'-lanterns into the open with the nutrient-rich pumpkin peel. Mugs embark on a 30- to 45-minute pamper session wherein exfoliating elixirs swap out epidermal invaders for lacking vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients. Billows of salicylic acid sweep away dead skin cells, revealing facescapes smoother than sea glass inscribed with Barry White lyrics, and surging circulatory canals ignite healthy glows in their wake.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Massage therapist Sierra Sutherlin draws on her knowledge in three modalities—Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal—to vary her strokes and techniques to best suit her clients’ individual needs. Himalayan salt lamps give off a soft glow that permeates her office, lending a soothing warmth to the air as she plies muscles to relieve anxieties and improve circulation. Gathered in a wicker basket beside Sierra’s massage table, smooth pebbles glisten in the dim light. When she isn’t untying knots with long, flowing strokes or preempting the cries of infants, Sierra employs these pebbles in hot-stone massages that melt away tensions nesting in lower muscle layers.
By working in a physical therapy office, a chiropractic office, and a day spa, certified massage therapist Dominique DeBenedetto of Spa Bleu Fonce gained a diverse set of skills. Relying on more than six years of experience as a massage therapist, she combines her comprehensive knowledge to relax bodies and relieve tensions with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Dominique also soothes expecting mothers and pregnant pet fish with prenatal massage and promotes overall health and wellness with reflexology sessions. Aside from massage therapy, Dominique offers UV-free airbrush tanning to imbue skin with an even, natural-looking bronze color.