Tucked inside Just Breathe Yoga and Bodywork is Heather Shivley Massage, where the veteran massage therapist soothes clients aches and pains. Heather specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. She also takes a special interest in future mothers, offering prenatal massages to ease pregnancy pains and fertility massages, which incorporate deep pelvic work, visualization techniques, and craniosacral holds to increase the chances of conception.
As a nearly 30-year veteran of the beauty industry, Deja Groove owner Donna Farmer knows talent when she sees it. During the twelve years that she's stood at the helm of Deja Groove, she's nurtured the careers of numerous professionals, amassing a team of talented practitioners capable of catering to virtually any aesthetic need. In the salon, stylists can be found doing everything from cutting hair to manipulating hair texture with waves and relaxers, pulling from an arsenal of products that includes brands like Redken and Pureology. Meanwhile, the spa team includes licensed massage therapists who combat tension with custom kneads and hot stones, as well as aestheticians who soften and smooth skin with microdermabrasion treatments, manicures and pedicures to improve the appearance of natural nails, facials, and waxing. What's more, the beauty team also offers unique services such as lash tinting and ear candling, which can help remove waxy build-up or surprise an otolaryngologist on his birthday.
Armed with pharmaceutical-grade products, Creek Stone Med Spa's professionals help clients combat the signs of aging and escape the stresses of everyday life. At the Burlington location physician-assisted specialists administer medical weightloss assistance and back treatments and use potent Botox, Radiesse, Latisse, and Juvéderm injections to diminish the appearance of wrinkles on clients' faces or Richard Nixon Halloween masks. At the Thomasville location, beauty specialists pamper clients literally from head to toe with spa treatments including hair straightening, skincare services with Hungarian ingredients, and pedicures with Éminence Organic scrubs. Physician-assisted weightloss programs and aesthetic medical treatments are also available here.
After graduating from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2004, Dr. Ana Benitez-Graham stayed inside the Triangle, completing her dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina. She is now a member of the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Benitez-Graham leads the staff at Central Carolina Skin & Dermatology on missions to streamline skin surfaces with laser services and conventional dermatology. Depending on symptoms and triggers, they can customize treatment plans to eradicate maladies such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis and to treat certain forms of skin cancer. Dr. Benitez-Graham also performs cosmetic procedures ranging from facial peels and spider-vein treatments to microdermabrasion, cosmetic injectables, and laser hair removal. The center stocks only professional products from brands such as Jane Iredale, Clarisonic, and SkinCeuticals, which are more effective than covering up skin problems with sale-price costume masks.
The skilled technicians at Light as a Feather beautify texting tips with shiny new cases. Trimmed nails and coddled cuticles will replace the jagged tips of yesterday, making sure that your handshakes are no longer misconstrued as a motion to war. Both the hands and feet will be massaged and pampered, much like Hansel and Gretel while the oven was preheating. A fresh coat of polish glams up your refreshed grabbers and groovers before they return to real life, where they’ll provide a pleasant foreground for typing and incite spontaneous footsie attacks. The salon’s calming atmosphere will allow meddlesome mind matter to decompress and join your extremities in their blissful daydreaming.
Jade Aveda is a devoted ambassador of their namesake brand. By using Aveda's naturally derived, eco-conscious skin and hair products, they're able to support their mission to "take care of our guests and our planet, keeping both looking beautiful." In keeping with the Aveda spirit, Jade refers to their services as "experiences," turning even a routine haircut into a chance to unwind by including a scalp massage and other relaxing rituals. As stylists perform cuts, coloring treatments, and complimentary chair spins in the salon, the spa team nourishes skin with brightening facials and rosemary-mint body treatments.
Jade's interest in beautifying the planet and its people runs deeper than what they do at the salon, however. They're also invested in two philanthropic initiatives: the first is an annual fashion show to raise money for the Catawba River Keeper Foundation to protect local watersheds, and the second donates funds to area cancer centers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given this devotion to both their clients and their community, it's not surprising that Jade was the recipient of an Angie's List award for outstanding service in 2012.