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 thirteen 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.
Brandishing a Candela Elipse IPL laser, the trained staff at Yuvan targets a litany of pigmentation issues on the face, neck, and chest. The intense pulsed-light treatment dissipates complexion clogs obtained from acne scarring, age spots, sun damage, rosacea, or face-painting with glitter glue. Flashes of non-invasive light shine down on problem areas to disperse the buildup of pigmentation without scorching skinplanes. The treatment can also stimulate the production of collagen, which for some clients results in faces firm enough to fill in on drum lines that are missing snares.
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.
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 sweet aromas of mango, hibiscus, pumpkin, and cocoa butter mingle inside Zen By Jenn, where the eponymous specialist calls upon an arsenal of natural products from Pevonia Botanica and Plantogen to pamper skin and ease tension. Jenn offers a variety facials and peels, such as the honey-layered treatment designed to hydrate skin and eliminate bacteria and the linden-blossom soother, which uses essential oils and root extracts to fight damage-causing free radicals. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massages are not complete without a choice of seven Balinese oils designed for specific troubles, such as cellulite-smoothing kopi made from dark coffee or mood-boosting thai oil made from ginger, lemongrass, and shredded Archie comics.