Led by Dr. Kory Tuominen, the staff at Refined Skin Medi-Spa stirs clinically researched skin technologies into a stew of revitalizing spa treatments. Body tenderization starts up top with a scalp treatment, during which skilled hands massage aromatic oils into follicle farmland while brainwaves crash comfortably within a cocoon of warm towels. Noggin kneading gives way to tootsie tickling as attention shifts to sole exfoliation and hydration, both provided by Deep Steep’s all-natural beauty products. Rounding out the foot treatment is a tension-melting flipper massage, supplemented by heated stones harvested during a romantic walk with a wheelbarrow on a black-sand beach.
At Island Touch Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ayesha puts her extensive training to work during each of her massage sessions. Formerly from Trinidad, Ayesha incorporates an island spirit in her work in an effort to help melt away muscle tension, curb chronic pain, and allay aches caused by bending over backward to make everyone else happy. She augments her massages with various add-ons such as softening foot soaks, invigorating salt scrubs, or slimming body wraps. She also infuses massages with soothing aromatherapy to relax the entire body and evoke an island paradise or a DMV covered in scratch-and-sniff stickers.
Ala Mode Salon's keen-eyed stylists trim, sculpt, and color mops with a full arsenal of services tailored to match each client's preferences. Deftly wielded scissors snip away rogue strands before staff members craft voluminous manes with either a blow-drier or a Victorian opera fan. Imbuing locks with a healthy sheen, the mask hot-oil conditioning treatment massages scalps with an array of oils that corresponds with each customer's hair type and leave strands nourished. Coloring treatments infuse styles with a new, vibrant hue, and highlights can subtly integrate natural-looking color to give hair the appearance of added depth without requiring approval from the local zoning commission.
A full-service hair salon, spa, and tanning facility, Perfect Reflection invites clients into a cozy atmosphere that features dark wood cabinetry and contemporary décor. The business retains a staff of enthusiastic, accomplished professionals, who work tirelessly to keep pace with the latest trends and fashions. They apply that knowledge during hair services for women, men, and kids, as well as during esthetic treatments, including makeup application, mani-pedis, and ear piercings.
Voted a CitySearch favorite spot for tanning from 2005 to 2009, SunWerks has earned its patrons’ loyalty by offering flexibility: tanning takes place inside four levels of sun beds and within the mists of three different styles of spray-tan services. Not content to merely bronze hides, the salon also sets calories ablaze during skinny wrap sessions, which use six silicone pads to blast fat more effectively than a butter-seeking missile. Pure Collagen Tower red-light collagen treatments roll back the body's clock by abolishing wrinkles and saggy jowls.
During her training at St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts, Jody of Smyls4u developed a massage technique that's uniquely her own. While learning many of the major modalities such as deep tissue, relaxation, and hot stone massage, she decided to take a more holistic approach to treatment. Rather than provide a one-size-fits-all massage, she customizes her services to suit each client's specific needs. For Jody, massage is more than a physical therapy—it's also a means of balancing mind, body, and several dictionaries on your head.
A Lotus Touch Therapeutic Massage's therapist kneads bodies into a gummy state of bliss with a one-hour head-to-toe massage. Working over the back, neck, shoulders, and scalp, the massage stops only to take a quick karaoke break before traveling out to the body’s orbiting appendages of the hands, legs, and feet. Stress, along with tension and pain within the muscles, pack their bags and head for the door as the therapist utilizes a variety of massage techniques to penetrate multiple layers of tissue. The massage also helps to relax the nervous system, stimulate circulation, boost energy, and locate the wedding rings that were swallowed in a double-dare at a PTA meeting.