The Douglas J Aveda Institute is a beauty school that will smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface area aches for tending, from your freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo to the love-bite scars from your pet gull. During your session, the institute’s future superstar stylists and cosmetologists will tend to you with incredible detail while using Aveda's plant-based, bio-safe products. A botanical hair and scalp therapy douses sun-dried follicles with a deep moisturizing and strengthening hair and scalp treatment, followed by a scalp and neck massage, shampoo, and blow-dry ($37+). Otherwise, put your best face forward with an elemental nature self-renewal facial ($37 for 60 minutes, $42 for 90 minutes) or a makeup application ($22). Pamper your handy arm paddles and toe holsters with an elemental nature manicure ($24) and pedicure ($35). Maintain the grounds of your scalp lawn with a haircut and thermal style ($34), and pull weeds from facial areas with a waxing ($11–$60+).
Owner and licensed massage therapist Juan Medina's commitment to comfort adds a personal touch to MiStar Massage, which he named after his daughters, Miya and Starla. As a military veteran, Medina approaches healing with compassion and diligence, personally consulting with clients to identify their individual treatment goals before kneading muscles with fully body, clinical, and trigger point massages. The private treatment room at MiStar exudes a vibrant personality, with bold crimson walls bedecked with a Spanish guitar, Russian nesting dolls, and other multicultural artwork. To personalize each treatment, Medina encourages guests to bring their own iPod or organ grinder monkey along to play their preferred music.
A certified massage therapist helms CitySpa Massage & Bodywork, customizing treatments to each and every clients' individual needs. Swedish massage, denoted by its light to medium pressure and long, fluid strokes, can purge tension and stress from muscles. CitySpa offers a myriad techniques such as positional release, trigger-point therapy, or deep-pressure massage, each perfect for dissipating specific bodily aches. Body wraps and facials fortified with Cures by Avancé products heighten relaxation even more, but not quite as much as the spa's pampering packages, which include a massage and a facial.
Doctor of Chiropractic Randy Randhawa, a nationally board-certified chiropractor whose office is located within Wycoff Wellness Center, has been fighting spinal misalignments for more than 10 years. He also attempts to alleviate other health problems, such as shoulder pain, headaches, sports injuries, and uncontrollable whistling, with chiropractic care for men, women, children, athletes, and expectant mothers. No matter what form his treatments take, his goal is to provide patients with education, nutritional guidance, and preventive or rehabilitative exercises as needed.
After taking time off to nurture her new beautiful family, licensed nail technician Candice Tess has found herself freshly enthused to bring out the beauty in others. In her cozy chair, Candice decorates nail billboards with acrylic and shellac polishes, and rehabs cuticles with therapeutic paraffin wax treatments. Patrons can also solicit the salon's other dynamic services such as hair styling, waxing, massage, and rock-paper-scissor coaching.
Solace Therapeutic Massage's experienced massage therapists soothe patrons with an arsenal of relaxing and clinical modalities. Like chemists at a soda fountain, clients can mix and match their own modalities or allow the therapist to tailor the treatment as they see fit with techniques such as polarity therapy or positional release. Swedish techniques apply gentle pressure and massage muscles in the same direction as blood returning to the heart from its circulatory sojourn, attempting to coax toxins out of their homes while better oxygenating the body. Clinical techniques delve into the musculature in search of the causes behind such persistent discomforts as back pain, tennis elbow, and chess wrist. Reflexology treatments target the feet with a specialized therapy that spends approximately 30 minutes attempting to rebalance the corporeal systems before finishing the hour with a full-body massage. The staff also prevents the need to rub the back on a telephone pole by performing prenatal and sports massages.
The College Store stocks its scholarly shelves with a serious selection of Michigan State University apparel and merchandise. Prevent upper bodies from going naked into the world with a raspy-voiced Izzone T-shirt ($18) or prep yourself for an ivory-towered death match with a plush Spartan helmet ($19.99). Turn buckeyes green with envy with a 2010 Big Ten Championship hat or let your academically aggressive tween profess his or her loyalties with a stylish pair of kids' scrubs ($15.99). The College Store also carries an extensive gift section featuring pennants ($14.99), tailgating cups ($3.99), and MSU basketball backboard pins ($4.99) so neighborhood gym rats can run miniature post-up drills against your flexed bicep.