The tranquil atmosphere of Sarah Lee Thomas’ eponymous spa begins in the waiting area, where practically silent black-and-red wicker furniture cozies up to a burbling fish tank whose denizens execute rounds of synchronized relaxing. Dim lights soothe clients as they enter private treatment rooms to undergo tension suspension in the form of massages and facial treatments. For massage, Sarah Lee corrals oils, polished basalt lava stones, and bodily scrubs, all of which aid and abet her myriad body-manipulation techniques. Spa sessions can also include one of her signature facials, which revamp complexions in need of hydration, anti-acne ointments, or written permission to bob for apples in the fountain of youth.
What Shalee Uhl began more than a decade ago as a one-woman operation has now blossomed into a full-service day spa, replete with a team of spa experts and a range of professional products. Uhl herself brandishes 14 years of experience to perform soothing massages that incorporate Swedish, therapeutic, or prenatal techniques, along with specialty styles such as hot stone and rain therapy. Face-centric services restore youthful complexions with Dermalogica products, Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, and a range of chemical peels including glycolic and Jessner. Shalee's menu also offers refining manicures and pedicures finished with vibrant shades of polish.
In a sleek, modern interior characterized by clean white lines and ultramodern fixtures, Indulgences by Body Bronze's team of aestheticians and stylists fortifies glowing appearances with a full range of salon and spa services. Resident massage therapists combat corporeal stress in private, candlelit treatment rooms, and skin specialists enhance appearances with a full complement of customized spray tans, laser hair-removal treatments, laser-pointer cat-tormenting treatments, and facials. Scalps are lavished with the utmost care, with strands deftly snipped into elegant new coifs at the hands of experienced stylists and conditioned with an arsenal of nourishing products from Davines and Dermalogica.
At La Rose Spa, getting a beautiful complexion doesn’t require exposure to harsh chemicals. The aestheticians pull from a roster of Eminence organic skincare products during every facial and body treatment, enlisting the skin-smoothing powers of salves such as Hungarian herbal mud and a pomegranate-infused sugar scrub. The Riverpoint Plaza spa also showcases their holistic beauty and wellness philosophy with customized massages, which range from the muscle-relaxing strokes of a hot-stone session to the customized stress-annihilation of a prenatal treatment. Before beginning any service, including Solar acrylic manicures and UV-free spray tanning, La Rose Spa encourages clients to enjoy a cup of complimentary tea as they unwind amid the boutique spa’s tranquil atmosphere.
After moisturizing backs with Banyan Botanicals essential oils, licensed massage therapist Antoinette Williams kneads physiques with tension-alleviating massages. Antoinette’s therapeutic hand strokes improve range of motion in struggling muscles and range of emotion in struggling actors, incorporating the strokes of Swedish and deep-tissue massage or specialized kneads customized for pregnant or geriatric patients. Antoinette can further enhance massage sessions with steamy hot towels or mini facials, in which essential oils seep into skin via a mask of Dead Sea mud and chamomile. With both anti-inflammatory and healing properties, the oils can soothe acne-prone skin, diminish the appearance of sun damage, or repair bruises from years of practicing Three Stooges–style pratfalls.