When they aren't mending muscles with traditional Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques, the therapists at Medical Massage for Health & Healing target stubborn knots with hot stones and bamboo. Another specialty is the Thai-stem coconut massage, a tropical treatment steeped in Asian skincare techniques. During this treatment, therapists rub skin with a steamed coconut oil that's flush with antioxidants and natural anti-aging properties, a procedure that leaves the body's surface like Pluto's surface after a collision with an asteroid belt: soft and silky smooth.
The setting is equally relaxing. A trickling fountain soothes guests as they lounge in the waiting room, which takes on a warm, orange glow thanks to an electric fireplace. Inside the private massage room, roses adorn a swirling wall ornament and anatomical charts pinpoint the location of the elusive funny bone.
Educated stylists and aestheticians team up at Amaré Hair Salon to enkindle natural radiance from scalp to toe with a spate of spa services and Cures by Avancé products. Depart from humdrum epidermal regimes with the nearly one-hour deep-cleansing facial designed to purge cluttered pores as it hydrates and brightens complexions. Pamperers lift makeup and fake nose-moustache spectacles before permeating visages with a cleansing milk and sea-mist toner, then they analyze naked mugs while brushing on an algae-based purifier. Next, vapor permeates countenances for 10 minutes to seal in the effects of a clarifying cream and restoring elixir while doters massage shoulders into a state more relaxed than a kitten chugging chamomile tea. A final extraction expunges unwanted invaders before a custom mask preps skin for a nourishing balm and revitalizing under-eye concoction.
Hairology's Redken- and Keratin-certified stylists shape, color, and smooth coiffures with professional products. After a verbal consultation about the patron's desired mane shape, skilled staffers suds, rinse, and snip locks into fetching styles and blow-dry heads for formal dinner dates or informal poker parties with visiting royalty. During the 60- to 90-minute coloring sessions, high-quality Redken products transform locks with rich hues or strategically placed highlights.
Located in the historic Chipman Mansion, Sanctuary Hair Salon & Day Spa offers numerous nail packages designed to pamper and polish your finger-guards and toe-shingles. The friendly staff is trained to treat existing nail conditions and proffer tips for at-home spa care. Spruce up your glove-fillers and stocking-stuffers with a 60-minute Cuccio Naturale Scentual manicure (up to a $25 value) and pedicure ($55 value) spa treatment, designed for both men and women, Each treatment begins with a calming soak before dead skin cells are sloughed away with an organic sea salt exfoliation. Like the cadavers of ancient pharaohs and equally revered prehistoric football coaches, hands and feet are massaged, wrapped, and slathered with sweet-smelling body butter. Nails are then trimmed, shaped, and buffed. Sanctuary offers six aromatic blends for its Cuccio Natural Scentual treamtents. With the Pomegranate and Fig treatment, free radicals are ostracized to create younger looking skin, while the Milk and Honey treatment uses milk proteins and honey hydrates to produce soft, moisturized hands and feet equipped to sweeten even the bitterest of teas. Other manicure and pedicures enlist the enzymes of papayas, the Vitamin C vitality of herbs, and even the elixirs contained with ice cream to turn hands and feet into a man-eating plant's dream dessert.
Walking past hairWerks' brick façade, guests encounter a spacious interior enlivened by bright white furnishings, glossy hardwood floors, and a bubbly team of salon professionals leveraging L’Anza haircare products. The beautifying haven tends to clients from fingertips to tresses, accenting traditional treatments with spa services such as facials, massages, and spray tanning sessions that eliminate the need to change the sun's bulb every two years. Despite the salon's black-and-white decor, it manages to catch the eye with pink and purple zebra-print chairs and a rainbow's worth of professional OPI polishes.
Instead of asking patrons to go out of their way and drive to a massage studio, the licensed massage therapists of Aesthetic Bodyworks Mobile Massage relieve tension through sessions in the comfort of each client's home. Beyond traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, they can rejuvenate the senses with aromatherapy essential oils and erase chronic aches with Japanese finger-pressure techniques during shiatsu massages. The team also provides the relaxing entertainment during Ladies Night In parties or the Mega Party package, where therapists dole out 5- to 10-minute chair massages for a minimum of 50 people or one 50-person conga line.