Ashworth's qualified corps of aestheticians and licensed massage therapists administer a full menu of beautifying and de-stressing services. The main salon area's open space serves as an ideal forum for trading gossip, penning existential soliloquies, and caring for nails. During the one-hour mani-pedi pairing, a nail tech carefully crowns your regal fingers and toes with new colors and shines, filling the hearts of baser nails with envy. Customers can also opt for a full spa facial, which swaddles stressed bodies in a refreshing wrap and soothes countenances with restorative lotions and creams. Exfoliation and a steam session bring the face-refining procedure to a finale more refreshing than a brisk morning swim in the Sea of Tranquility.
Jesse Gilbert at Elphabala Massage soothes away aches and stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. His treatments seek to expel toxins and improve blood circulation. He can even ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia with a specialized massage designed to target improve range of motion and increase production of the body's natural painkillers.
Inside sage green and lavender treatment rooms, guests at Elphabala Massage unwind under licensed massage therapist Amanda Gyldholm-Kermes's steady hands. Amanda descends on sore muscles with deep-tissue pressure or long, slow kneads during Swedish sessions. Either way, she tailors her strokes to suit each client?which is why she begins each of her sessions with a consultation.
After dealing firsthand with their own issues of pain and discomfort, the massage therapists at Hands Massage Studio teamed up to help others experiencing the same problems. They use Swedish, prenatal, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques during sessions, which are held in the office or in the client?s home or favorite bus stop.
At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.