Licensed massage therapist Amy McCullough enhances clients' well-being and eases chronic aches and pains through eight different massage styles. Clients can unwind under the gentle ministrations of a Swedish massage, or send eviction notices to unwelcomed knots with a deep-tissue massage. During a stone massage, the therapist places water-heated, smooth stones along the client's back to combat deeply rooted muscle tension, pain, and lingering bitterness about all the drowned skipping stones lost in childhood. Moms-to-be can relax with a prenatal massage designed to meet a pregnant woman's specific needs, and clients with other specific concerns can opt for craniosacral therapy, trigger-point therapy, or myofascial-release therapy. Common benefits of massage include reduced emotional and muscular stress, increased flexibility and blood flow, and a sense of leisure not felt since trading in the office chair for a swing set.
Veteran stylist William Edge wields 20 years of experience as a platform artist and world traveler to lead the staff at his eponymous family of salons, spread across Texas and Tennessee. At each location, teams brandish an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products forged from plants and environmentally friendly ingredients found across the globe. Equipped with such powerful conditioning and coloring supplies, they curtail unruly locks with shaping, shading, and retexturing services, and enhance radiant tresses with spa services, such as massages, facials, and makeup applications. Additionally, the salons' seasoned crew helps hone future stylists' skills at Prodedgy, its own training salon for emerging talent.
In 2008, Channon Rickard-Ryan bought and renovated a salon with the goal of creating an upscale makeover mecca in her own town. Her venture has proven successful, with Trendz Salon winning the title of Best Hair Salon in the Tennessean's Toast of Music City for three years in a row. The salon maintains its acclaim thanks to a team of talented stylists, many of whom boast more than 20 years of industry experience and at least one secret superpower. Dedicated staffers focus on Trendz' philosophy of precision and personalization, customizing every haircut to flatter clients' facial features and work with their individual styles and professions. Upscale products from Joico, Aquage, Enjoy, and Shellac pamper skin, hair, and nails, and Trendz regularly hosts Dr. David Turner to perform Latisse, Botox, and Juvéderm treatments, transforming the space into a one-stop shop for beauty seekers.
To create a tranquil, relaxing experience, The Spa of Cool Springs incorporates elements of nature into both its treatments and its decor. Guests walking into the reception area are greeted by comfortable brown leather armchairs and a substantial marble-and-stone desk. In the treatment rooms, deep-green walls and botanically inspired prints bring the outdoors in. Therapists perform a variety of massage modalities within their dimly lit hallows, using earthy tools such as warm river rocks and brown-sugar scrubs. During skincare treatments, the fragrant and sustainably farmed ingredients in Éminence Organic Skin Care products soothe weary skin. Aestheticians promote a balanced complexion with probiotics and tea-tree oil, or employ a citrusy, herbal formula to target men's ingrown hairs or stubborn Muscle Milk mustaches.
Tightness from days spent at the desk. Aches from a weekend of flag football. Back spasms from marathon games of Twister. With agile fingers trained in therapeutic muscle manipulation, BodyWorks Massage Therapy's licensed therapists alleviate all manner of bodily pains with combinations of eight massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point. Available at two locations––one within the Franklin Athletic Club, and the other at the Murfreesboro Athletic Club, opening October 1, 2013––the private treatment rooms submerge clients' senses in stress-slaking stimulation: soothing scents of aromatherapy, the relaxing touch of a heated bed, and recordings of an otter gargling with fresh ocean water.
Opulent, dangling chandeliers and lights enliven the rich mocha-hued walls and matching hardwood floors at A Moment's Peace Salon & Day Spa, where stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists skillfully gussy up hair, skin, and nails. Staffers wield Oribe hair products during haircuts and coloring, and they professionally enhance facial features with Jane Iredale mineral makeup. An array of massage modalities cultivates relaxed musculature and complements a slate of soothing services, including full-body waxing, VersaSpa sunless tanning, and cleansing facials. The salon also boasts an intimate couples suite, where twosomes can get massages beneath twinkling lights embedded in the ceiling or rehydrate sundried tomatoes in the room's private steam shower.