When runner Nolan Lee hurt himself during a track and field event, a licensed massage therapist descended from the stands to come to his aid. After the therapist guided Nolan through stretches and massage, he was awestruck to be feeling relief so immediately without wrapping his legs in hot pancakes. He enrolled in massage school and soon after graduation opened V.I.P Massage. Now into his sixth year as a massage therapist, Nolan uses an athlete's understanding of muscle pain and soreness to inform his sessions, whether the client wants the soothing strokes of Swedish massage or the more in-depth ministrations of deep-tissue therapy. Nolan especially takes pride in working on clients' back, neck, and shoulders.
Bella Vita Day Spa and Salon offers numerous ways to beautify and recharge. Hair and skin services such as cuts, coloring, and elemental facials utilize the Aveda product line. The staff offers mani-pedis and massages as well as specialized men's treatments. This salon also sells jewelry, soaps, and candles.
Longtime stylist Elizabeth D'Acquisto opened Salone with her mother Penny and has since expanded it twice to accommodate a 14-person staff and shelves of Aveda products. The salon's staff draw on backgrounds in individual styling and aesthetics as they pamper the coiffures, skin, and nails of clients with Aveda products made from earth-culled botanicals. Whether trimming tresses, massaging away muscle aches, or waxing eyebrows to match favorite Flash Gordon villains, stylists produce sleek, professional results.
Gauzy curtains line the path to the cream-colored room where licensed massage therapist Chelsea Oglesby kneads skin and soothes aches. During her Signature massage, Oglesby applies organic lotions and essential oils, calibrating the depth of the massage to suit the pains that her client reports. Hot stones and steaming towels send warmth into muscles, encouraging knots to untie themselves without enlisting the help of a rugged mariner. Clients can also soothe stressed feet with the Sweet Treat, which includes a hot soak and a salt-and-sugar scrub.
The Clearing : Center for Well Being upholds its commitment to balancing body and spirit through an array of healing disciplines. Guided by the principles of traditional medicine, the center's director and her staff perform a wide range of services that includes nutritional counseling, stress management, and disease prevention. Most treatments at the center are formulated in the advanced energy-medicine tradition, which credits disruptions in the body's natural vibrational energy as the trigger behind most ailments and Beach Boys songs.
Partake in the radiant, revitalizing services offered on Urban Trends' service menu. If you have an unwanted color of hair on your head, Urban Trends will dye it ($55+ for single-process color at the Milwaukee location, $39+ at the Sturtevant location) or cut it off altogether ($40+ for a cut and style in Milwaukee, $26+ in Sturtevant). Waxing services are available for bodybits ranging from lips ($13) to eyebrows ($17 Milwaukee, $16 Sturtevant) to bikini lines ($33+). Get nails narrowed down with a manicure ($20+ Milwaukee, $18+ Sturtevant) or a pedicure ($50+ Milwaukee, $38+ Sturtevant), or give your Halloween-mask-filler a makeover with the express mini-facial ($45+ Milwaukee, $40+ Sturtevant).