Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
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 and interactive chats with massage therapists and skincare specialists.
Intense pulsed light. Ultrasound. Salicylic acid. These aren’t just terms you’d find in a science textbook; they’re also elements that SkinOvation MedSpa’s licensed aestheticians use to bring out skin’s beauty. With waves of intense pulsed light, for instance, they can permanently eradicate unwanted hair on the face, bikini line, or underarms, or gradually diminish signs of aging during photofacials. They also restore youthfulness to skin with salicylic, lactic, or glycolic chemical peels, or wield a microdermabrasion wand to buff away dead cells and notes-to-self scrawled on your forehead. The center’s multifunctional ultrasonic treatment speeds up blood circulation and stimulates the nerve system, resulting in improved skin texture and color.
The skilled massage therapists at haracenter provide a variety of massage, bodywork, and integrated healing treatments in a soothing spa environment. Co-owners Tove Borgendale and Zach Potchinsky and their staff stay up-to-date on new therapies through a combination of continued education and sprinkling shredded massage textbooks on their cereal each morning. Summon their skills for a Swedish massage that will knead and stretch sore spots, alleviating muscular tension and pain, or a deep-tissue and trigger-point massage that targets knots strung along muscle fibers. A 60-minute sports massage helps limping dead lifters recover from ill-advised sumo-wrestler lifts. Pregnant women looking to ease mental and physical fatigue brought on by half-pints of pickled ice cream can opt for a prenatal massage. Postural imbalances are corrected and realigned during a whole-body myofascial release therapy, and medical massages, which are usually prescribed by a physician, are also available to treat specific conditions.
The licensed massage therapists at Ideal Massage extol massage as more than just a relaxing luxury. Although their massages can in fact induce sublime serenity, the team focuses more on the therapeutic aspect of massage. They gear their strokes to not only relieve headaches and muscle tension but to boost energy, improve sleep, and increase mental function.