Owner Angela Bastien?an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry?runs Begin with your Skin Medspa with a staff of all-stars. That includes a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Duke University and a medical aesthetician with a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO aesthetics program. With that lineup of talent, the clinic is able to offer diverse cosmetic services, including injectables, laser treatments, and peels.
Treatments such as Botox and Juvederm fill out wrinkles and photodynamic-therapy treatments tackle acne blemishes. For anyone who doesn't want body hair ruining Wear Your Bathingsuit to Work Day, certified laser technicians attack follicles with CoolGlide Xeo lasers that render body areas smooth and hairless. Since skincare is so central to the med spa's offerings?including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and 3D skin rejuvenation?the staff also carries maintenance products, including Skinceuticals formulas. They even offer Body Bronze spray tans that make UV tanning unnecessary.
The therapists at Bodywerks Healing and Massage have studied a sweeping range of kneading modalities, from standards such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to more specialized techniques, including Thai, lymphatic, and pregnancy massages. They learned their craft under instructors at St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts and Everest Institute and all went on to join professional associations such as ABMP or AMTA. These relaxation pros also pamper skin with body wraps and exfoliating scrubs that leave flesh smoother than an otter in a satin swimsuit.:m]]
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
At Massage Heaven, achy muscles and anxious minds receive equal amounts of attention from the hands of experienced massage professionals. Swedish massage helps ease stress with long, fluid strokes, while deep-tissue work, trigger point therapy, and pregnancy massage revert overworked or injured bodies back to their more able selves. Massage Heaven layers aromatherapy onto traditional bodywork and offers lesser-known modalities including ice massage, which dulls pain and reduces one's chance of spontaneous combustion.
As a cancer survivor, massage therapist Barbara L. Elsenpeter sees her healing touch as more than just a way to unwind. While her menu of massage services undoubtedly leaves clients feeling pampered, she gears them to achieve a range of beneficial effects, such as greater energy, improved circulation, and enhanced immunity. Her specialty oncology massage is designed to help cancer patients control the aches and pains associated with their illness.
Therapists at Be Well Bodywork and Massage are passionate about helping others alleviate pain. With that much tutelage under their belts, they administer massages in a wide variety of modalities, from classic Swedish to deep-tissue massages. Specialty treatments include soft tissue release techniques to ease soreness. They also combine services into packages for full-body relaxation. The Head to Toe package, for example, begins with an aromatherapy scalp treatment and ends with a sole-soothing foot massage, during which each toe finally gets as much attention as the big one.