The staff at Simply Sassy Kids Spa knows that children aren't immune to stress, whether it's caused by school, sports, or convincing their parents to eat broccoli. That's why its colorful, pastel-hued salon aims to relax young girls and instill them with positive self-images. They accomplish this through services that add kid-friendly touches to spa classics, such as mani-pedis with bubblegum hand soaks and fizzy, ice-cream-scented footbaths. The pint-sized pamperings—which also include updos and makeup application—delight girls during everyday visits as well as parties, which let kids nibble cupcakes atop cushy beanbag chairs.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Bob Weir?a graduate of and former Anatomy & Physiology professor at the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy?guides a staff of eight therapists at LKN Massage. Myriad massage modalities are available, including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, sports, couples, and prenatal massage. Neuromuscular therapy helps flush the body of toxins.
Heated herbs release their medicinal nutrients onto the skin, while a massage therapist's hands unlock tension and knots in the muscles. Meanwhile, aromatherapeutic oils and plant essences rise into the air and evoke calming images, say of a tropical beach or a single tea bag floating in the ocean.
This is all part of the experience during Massage N Skincare's Thai herbal massage, just one of numerous treatments designed to fulfill the studio's mission of simultaneously fostering mental and physical wellness. In addition to other massage techniques?think lava shells, trigger points, and Chinese cupping?there are facials administered by professional aestheticians. Pick from a calming facial that softens the skin, or the blemish control facial, which targets imperfections and leaves the face looking pretty enough to turn its own head. During all treatments, the staff favors products from Seacret, which utilizes Dead Sea minerals to help nourish the skin and body.
Over the course of more than a decade, Josephine Robinson didn't just commit to mastering aesthetics or therapeutic bodywork; she committed to mastering both. She founded Phalanges Spa as a place where all of her skills would be valued equally and where clients could find all manner of restoration and rejuvenation. During massages, Josephine can help soothe tense, stress-laden muscles, although she can also use more specialized modalities?such as deep-tissue work or lymphatic-drainage techniques?depending on the client's needs.
These massages aren't the only forms of relief available at Phalanges Spa, though. Josephine also offers to indulge visitors with body scrubs, waxing treatments, and facials that use botanically derived products to improve the skin's tone and texture while restoring a youthfully radiant glow. Even the manicures and pedicures can become luxuriant escapes with the addition of hot towels, a brief massage, or a recording of whales singing popular lullabies.
With a combination of alternative therapies and traditional spa treatments, the experts of Healthy Habits Wellness Center help clients purify their bodies and renew their appearances. A team of aestheticians calls on ultra-gentle formulas from Osmosis Medical Skincare to resurface and revitalize complexions with chemical-peel alternatives and custom treatments. Inside the center's far-infrared sauna, infrared heat penetrates deep into bodies to help boost circulation, burn calories, and sweat out toxins. Certified therapists also assist clients with conducting their own colon cleanses using a safe and private method that gently administers the water using a gravity fed system, working to to cleanse toxins and boost energy levels. The center also provides cellular-health observations that aim to provide education into the body's inner workings, and helps boost wellness naturally with herbal supplements from Nature's Sunshine.
The staff members at Rock Paper Salon & Spa perform aesthetic treatments for the full body ranging from complimentary bang trims to long-lasting pedicures. Clients are greeted at a bejeweled front desk before adjourning to the white salon floor, where green styling chairs add bright pops of color to the streamlined space. There, stylists cut and color manes with Keune products and soothe frizz with agave smoothing treatments and by singing lullabies. Away from the floor, massage therapists perform deep-tissue, hot-stone, sports, and Swedish massages from within a private room to help ease pain and relax clients. To alleviate skin woes or help reduce signs of aging, aestheticians perform facials, enhancing them with Bioelements products and options such as microdermabrasion. Nail technicians also get their own serene area of the salon alongside a mural of a tree with blue blossoms as they set acrylic nails, change polish, or perform spa pedicures.