Billowing drapes, exposed brick walls, and playful zebra-print furniture fill Swan Skin and Nail Spa, where owner Swangela Barlow brings her clientele up to speed on the latest developments in mani-pedis, facials, eyelashes, and waxing services. Barlow's diverse nail services—a specialty—include children's manicures, long-lasting shellac-gel treatments, and Minx manicures, a wholly customizable favorite of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The nationally-certified massage therapists at Serenity Wholistic Wellness have trained under chiropractors and nutritionists, but they also go the extra mile for client health by maintaining CPR/AED Heartsaver certifications. Inside the wellness center, they upgrade traditional massage modalities with hot and cold stones, stretching, cupping, aromatherapy, and rain-drop therapy, which soothes bodies better than laying outside during a thunderstorm. They also pamper feet with rose-petal foot soaks and warm brown-sugar foot scrubs.
For those who wish to look as good as they feel after a treatment, Serenity Wholistic Wellness hosts a boutique stocked with jewelry, custom oils and lotions, purses, and wallets.
Patricia Redfearn is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in providing pain relief and relaxation through a spectrum of massage modalities. Patricia offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages to help her clients overcome everyday stress and chronic pain. Expectant mothers can find soothing relief during a pregnancy massage, which can reduce the physical and emotional stress that results from competitive crib building. Other specialty massages include myofascial release, cranioscral work, and geriatric massage.
Operating inside SoKai Spa'lon, the licensed massage therapists at Fresh Lemongrass Massage pamper clients with an array of therapeutic treatments, whether to help alleviate pain or simply unwind after a taxing day. Swedish massages lull guests into tranquility, sports massages help reduce the physical stresses athletes incur in games, and reflexology treatments melt anxiety with a foot soak and body scrub.
All treatments last one hour and are administered by aestheticians who customize procedures to suit the particular skin type and belly button concavity of each client. During a celestial facial, clients are pampered with dual cleansing, steam therapy, gentle extraction, mask, and massage. The treatment balances skin tone, sloughs off dead cells, and purges pores of grease, grime, and misplaced roller-skates. The mineral salt scrub excavates deep beneath dermal strata to reveal smooth, glowing skin. Sink into a plush, heated bed to be slathered with mineral salt and then wiped clean with steam towels and kitten tongues. The treatment concludes with a warm shower, light massage, and rich body cream. Sea mud wraps detoxify, exfoliate, and nourish with seaweed, botanicals, and plant enzymes. Sealed in a warm, relaxing wrap of mineral clay, patients will feel like Cleopatra being fit for her custom-built sarcophagus. Those opting for a Swedish massage will be gently stroked with kneading and effleurage (gliding pressure applied by thumb pad or fingertip). Totally relax while circulation is stimulated and stress icicles melt into pristine mountain fresh water and edelweiss.
Though it has all the standard spa treatments—facials, body wraps, massages—The Spa at Wellness Works extends its attention beyond the reach of a typical day spa. With personal-training sessions and weight-loss services, the self-improvement haven welcomes clients to a complete wellness center dedicated to improving appearances, physical health, and mental telepathy. The center also hosts a variety of fitness and education events, including boot-camp sessions, cooking classes, and wellness seminars, to teach participants skills that they can apply to their daily lives.
Board-certified physician Dr. Lisa Perry has declared war on Father Time. Flanked by a dedicated staff and an onsite medical aesthetician, the doctor ushers men and women into her Camp Creek Medical Plaza stronghold, setting forth to vanquish fine lines and smooth and tighten skin with medical-grade spa services. Backed by more than 15 years of experience in nonsurgical rejuvenation services, the staff skillfully halts the progression of wrinkles by administering nerve-blocking dermal fillers such as Botox and clears façades of dead cells and spray-painted street-art cartoons with microdermabrasion’s multitudes of tiny crystals. In addition to facial treatments, the staff also performs light chemical peels, massage, and laser hair removal and stocks the spa’s shelves with Obagi medical-grade skincare products.