Notes of relaxing music float through the air within the warm and welcoming private rooms of Massage Retreat & Spa, mingling sometimes with the rhythmic tapping of fingers across sore muscles or the silence of relaxation. While the spa’s massage therapists melt away aches and pains with smooth Swedish strokes, warm stones, or liquid-hot magma, their aesthetician counterparts indulge complexions with cleansing facials, waxing sessions, and treatments for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Though their menu of available sessions can seem overwhelming at first, the spa’s staff takes the time to tailor each treatment to clients’ individual needs; a health questionnaire and customer profile—required of first-time visitors—assists their efforts to pinpoint your unique ailments and concerns. An online Health Resource Center similarly typifies their uncommon dedication to individual care with its trove of helpful health and lifestyle tips with massage therapists and skincare specialists.
Under the direction of Dr. Scott Jenkins, a board-certified plastic surgeon, the staff at Sedona Skin Spa tends to aesthetic needs with lasers, skincare, and dermal fillers. Each staff member is certified in laser treatments that help to remove unwanted hair, resurface complexions, or tighten the skin. The well-equipped aestheticians also can perform facials, microdermabrasion, and peels using products from SkinMedica and Image Skincare. Meanwhile, a certified nurse injection specialist can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows with FDA-approved injectables. The spa now offers Visia technology services- using this service, an aesthetician is able to offer a complexion analysis in less than a minute– providing insight into the different areas of health and appearance that can be affected by natural wear and tear.
After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as CalTan, Designer Skin, Australian Gold, MR International, and Swedish Beauty, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.
The trainers at Art of Strength eschew newfangled machines. Instead, they employ only fitness tools that have stood the test of time: weight balls, ropes, logs, sandbags, and boxes. Ropes use the weight of the human body to build strength, and the relentless swing of kettlebells works the body as a whole and torches calories. Weights clatter beneath hanging rings and inspirational quotes chalked on the walls. Bass thuds and happy grunts fill the studio as patrons flip truck tires or leap onto boxes. The old-school equipment forms the core of classes, which leave patrons as strong as ancient warriors or the guys who had to push ancient warriors’ strollers.
Though Perfect Ten Nail Salon’s technicians have no problem looking guests in the eye and greeting them with a warm smile, their attention quickly wanders to hands and feet as they set to work trimming, primping, and polishing nails. The experienced technicians keep acrylic and Shellac polishes close by their manicure stations, making use of the colorful bottles when the time comes to embellish nails with colorful portraits of their wearers. Manicures and pedicures also tend to skincare needs with flourishes such as oil rinses, foot massages, and soothing paraffin treatments.
At Salon Rochae, stylist and Redken-certified master colorist Tammie Kelsay beautifies hair with cutting, styling, coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments. Kelsay's career has led her to rove around the country, training with Bumble and bumble stylists in New York City and trimming the coats of Delaware’s secret colony of woolly mammoths. She adds vibrancy to hair with organic, vegan All-Nutrient colors and employs antimicrobial Nufree products to wax away unwelcome hairs.