Recognized in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati feature two years in a row, Inner Peace coddles clients with muscle-melting massages. Unwind under light to medium pressure during a full-body Swedish massage, which uses techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, kneading, and friction to pressure stress into jumping out of the body and joining the circus. With the custom-tailored massage, gentle-handed therapists center medium to heavy pressure on specific maltreated muscles and sore joints. Individually designed stroke sequences relieve shoulders tight from prolonged computer use and lower backs stiff from couch juggling. The chakra-healing massage relieves physical and emotional strains with a combination of energy healing, deep-tissue work, and acupressure. By opening the chakras for personal transformation and healing, clients can unburden pain trapped within body tissues and lurking beneath toenails.
When owner Giovanni Finocchiaro picked up the phone at Face It Spa, he heard one of his clients sobbing. She had been preparing for a presentation at work, and in the process, her skin had broken out so badly that Finocchiaro recalls her lamenting, "I just can't do it. I have to see you." Finocchiaro, who once dreamed of being a counselor, told her to come in immediately. "When you help people look better on the outside, it really does make them feel better inward, too," he says. When his distraught client arrived, he tailored a peel for her sensitive skin that helped kill bacteria and calm inflammation. Within a few days, he says, "she couldn't believe … how [her complexion] was already turning around."
Inside his recently remodeled boutique, Finocchiaro caters to each of his clients in the same way. He offers them complimentary water or tea before leading them across dark hardwood floors to a candlelit treatment room. After cleansing their face, he uses a lighted magnifier to analyze their skin type, then employs PCA products and a wide arsenal of customizable facial treatments to help them reach specific beauty goals or the center of the Earth.
The team of technicians at Cosmetic Laser Institute helps heal damaged skin and beautify complexions with more than 20 laser-powered procedures overseen by University of Cincinnati–trained dermatologist Anthony Mamari, MD. Focused on client comfort, Dr. Mamari and his staff work to banish blemishes and age spots.
Sunlight pours onto the hardwood floors and exposed brick walls of BeneFit Studio, creating a serene backdrop for a diverse range of wellness services. Cardio and strength-training equipment speckle the studio, challenging trainees as they work their way through personal-training, boot-camp, and yoga sessions. Just beyond the training rooms, soft white curtains shroud the salon and Aveda spa, where guests perch upon cushy chairs as aestheticians dole out cuts, colors, and manicures, as well as facials and professional BEAM spray tans. Massage therapists also revitalize clients with Swedish and sports massages. And for ongoing wellness, a staff nutritionist crafts custom meal plans based on the goals and shadow heights of individual clients.
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SIA Spa's staff of licensed aestheticians combines ancient Ayurvedic healing techniques with modern technology for holistic treatments that balance and beautify. Dermaplaning treatments employ a surgical-grade blade to scrape the face in a process much like shaving, exfoliating dead cells and removing any debris and peach fuzz accumulated while skateboarding in Georgia. The 30-minute session leaves skin hydrated and renewed, with a cherubic glow to show it.