The team of therapists at Tiny Apples Massage Therapy soothes tense muscles with modalities such as Swedish, pregnancy, sports, and therapeutic massage. These techniques can ease injured muscles, improve range of motion, and call lazy blood cells to action. During hot-stone massages, massage therapists use smooth stones to loosen curmudgeonly knots. They also use a Japanese technique known as reiki, which targets the body's life force energy through the laying on of hands. They can also enhance these bodywork techniques with aromatherapy and detoxifying foot soaks. The former adds invigorating scents to the session, and the latter expels impurities by putting each sullied foot through a trial by ordeal.
Jung Ja International Salon and Spa, an Aveda concept salon, offers relaxing treatments with Aveda haircare, skincare, and bodycare products to help customers feel serene and beautiful. Stylists can apply an Aveda conditioning formula to hair, or add a hint of color with highlights instead of dropping customers off in the middle of a paintball arena. The spa’s massage therapists knead clients from head to toe using Aveda stress-relieving scalp treatments, aromatherapy, and hot stones.
At Fitness 1st, certified personal trainers inspire clients to make exercise a priority during fun, confidence-building workouts. Though the studio spans 6,500 square feet, personalized attention from the staff makes it feel as cozy as a fireplace clad in long underwear. Here, exercisers chase down their goals during one-on-one training sessions and tackle them with a group during boot-camp-style workouts and core-sculpting Pilates-yoga routines. To promote mind-body wellness and ease muscle soreness, clients can sample up to four types of massage therapy in a secluded kneading area. Swedish massages target stress with long, flowing strokes, and sports massages can enhance performance during athletic events and the breakdancing portion of Shakespearean plays.
The seven cosmetologists at JB Cavour Salon Spa wield more than a century's combined experience in the beauty business, as well as an arsenal of botanical Aveda products. Now in its second generation of family ownership, the recently renovated sanctuary keeps a healthy stream of “ahhs” flowing out the big bay window with luxurious massage, skincare, and hair services.
At LifeSpa Salon—an oasis of calm inside a bustling workout center—an experienced stylist kicks off split-end snipping with a consultation to personalize trims. Patrons with overgrown mops may opt for the standalone haircut, which scrubs heads with a thorough shampoo before a meeting with a phalanx of humming scissors. In the men’s cut, a hot-towel treatment ensues, easing tension and opening pores with layers of heated terry cloth. Skilled tendril wranglers style women’s coiffures into chic masterpieces that grant the sleek confidence to attend a porpoise’s cocktail party.
Private rooms blanketed in soothing music provide a relaxing environment for guests partaking in spa services. Aestheticians use 100% organic hard and soft wax to remove any unwanted hair from faces and bodies, and even offer Brazilian waxing parties for groups of ladies. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels aim to soften fine lines on faces, and eyelash extensions create lashes long enough to braid. Other pampering services include mani-pedis and massages.
Tranquility Spa Salon technically started inside another business, where two coworkers brainstormed an escape from the stresses of everyday routine. Their friendship and their idea blossomed quickly—in 2007, they opened the combined spa and salon, teaming up with highly trained estheticians, hair stylists, and massage therapists. Their services can be categorized into two overarching missions: highlight natural beauty, or achieve total relaxation.
The salon side specializes in haircuts, color, and fashioning new 'dos for formal events. The stylists can fight down frizz with protein smoothing treatments, as well as lengthen strands with extensions. On the spa end, mani-pedis, massages, and waxing appointments share the space with customized facials, including a chemical peel that fades signs of aging with a combination of enzymes and acids. For a touch of glamor, eyelash extensions and makeup applications accentuate features. There's even ear candling, a treatment that can relieve allergy symptoms and sinus pressure by positioning a thin candle over the ear, rather than by having clients listen closely to a bonfire.