Dottie Motnyk won't sugarcoat things and tell you that waxing is always super-relaxing, but she will do everything in her power to make the session as relaxing as possible. That's why she's imbued her studio with a cozy zen garden motif. Private spa rooms erupt with green, from screen prints of tall oak trees to a generous smattering of tall potted plants. Amid these accents, she swiftly nixes unwanted hair with wax sessions. Invigorating facials are also available to exfoliate and renew the complexion.
Licensed aesthetician Sherri Trudell knows how to bring out the best in skin. Using advanced chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, LED therapy, and good, old-fashioned facials, she rids complexions of dead skin cells and tear-smeared clown makeup. In addition to her skin treatments, Trudell draws upon her skills as a licensed Novalash technician to add length and volume to lashes.
While the health benefits may be the largest draw at Lake Steam Baths, the fact that they come packaged in relaxing treatments doesn't hurt. Day passes grant access to the spa's detoxifying rooms, which contain an assortment of soothing heat therapies. The signature treatment, of course, is the steam bath. This room is filled with moist clouds of steam, which are infused with eucalyptus oil to further open the pores. And to make the day more luxurious than wearing pants lined with $100 bills, choose from add-on treatments such as exfoliating salt or soap scrubs, reflexology, or massage.
Sujinda Wetterer, registered massage therapist and Thai massage specialist at Sa baai Thai Massage, combines her experiences with Thai and Western massage to offer individualized treatments. She and a team of registered massage therapists offer traditional Thai massage, Thai foot massage, and Thai aroma massage as they stretch and manipulate muscles and joints across the body. These motions can help improve blood circulation, boost flexibility, and relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
Signature Service: Excellent haircare
Brands Used: Pureology, Morrocan Oil
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Excellent hair pampering and haircare.
Right off the 16th Street Mall downtown, Sarah's Bodywork Bar is the brainchild of licensed massage therapist Sarah. Specializing in completely custom massages, she believes that regular massage appointments can help reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, and keep clients relaxed and healthy. Whether it's in her downtown studio location or at a client's home, Sarah uses her knowledge of different massage modalities to help soothe aching backs, necks, and shoulders.