Credentialed massage therapists and aestheticians at Refresh Skin Care & Laser imbue massage, facial, and tanning services with aromatherapy and botanical skincare products. Lavender-scented body scrubs and hydrating algae body masks leave skin as soft and supple as a newborn pillow, and custom chemical peels deeply exfoliate epidermises. In addition, advanced light-based techniques may be applied to whiten teeth and manage unwanted hair without organizing razors into unwieldy bureaucracies. Laser technicians also help fight the aging process with services such as laser hair removal and photofacials.
Muscle aches and pains dissipate at the nimble hands of Mickey Butler, a licensed massage therapist who practices her craft within the confines of Relax Awhile’s private treatment rooms. Mickey’s relaxing massages cull from a variety of modalities, soothing muscles with gliding therapeutic strokes and fishing out stressors with deep-tissue pressures. Her prenatal treatments tend to the mutual needs of expectant mothers and babies sore from cartwheeling in wombs.
One part hair salon, one part gift shop, clients at Appearances simultaneously enjoy the perks of shopping and beautification. During visits, aestheticians pull from products such as Redken while transforming hair with their full line of cut, color, and conditioning treatments. While they wait, patrons can peruse Appearances’s shelves, which brim with antiques, furniture, and antique furniture.
Banana Bush is a full-service hair and nail salon, offering a soothing, fun place to get mani-pedis, haircuts, tans, and color streaked into strands. Under the skilled scissors of freshly relocated Tara Calcanis, clients will receive a chic new do and have it styled into place, relaxing into Tara’s chair as troubles—and split ends—vanish.
When a person loses one sense, the need to compensate for its loss can actually increase the acuity of the four others. Such is the case with Aaron Reed, whose lack of eyesight has allowed him to develop other talents—most notably, his ability to listen. After spending six years as a motivational speaker and discovering a passion for working with and helping others, Reed began practicing massage therapy. Today, he continues to draw on his uniquely perceptive sense of touch to unwind muscular tension and soothe bodily aches.
Reed has mastered Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai massage and blends these modalities in custom massages geared toward his client’s specific needs. To get to know these needs a little better, he begins each visit with a 15-minute consultation. Then, he invites clients to relax in a private room suffused with the aromas of scented candles. Clients can request to play music of their own or simply relax to a soundtrack of birds chirping, trees rustling in the wind, and sore muscles howling at the moon.
Licensed massage therapist Kristina Atkins offers a variety of different massages such as deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, and hot stone, depending on the specific needs of individuals. Within a soothing environment, these massages help to relieve stress, improve posture, and induce heavy relaxation.