Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet and Sassy’s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet and Sassy’s glittery gowns.
With new styles and trends emerging every season, stylist Bonnie Gosack knows that staying on top of the game means continuing her education. She graduated from a Redken-endorsed academy with expertise in Redken cutting and coloring techniques. Then she went on to earn a certification as a hair-extension artist—Bonnie specializes in the keratin-fusion method, which she believes produces the most natural-looking styles. At SalonSpa Lavish, she puts her skills to use by cutting, styling, and coloring strands and applying hair extensions long enough to double as a muumuu.
Licensed massage therapist Heidi Garrett soothes bodies and minds with customized massage techniques and alternative therapies such as reiki, crystal therapy, and chakra balancing. Heidi incorporates techniques from Swedish massage, trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, and reflexology to accommodate each session to her clients' unique needs and wellness plans. Long, flowing strokes alternate with firm taps as Heidi focuses on pressure points to reduce stress and help heal muscles pulled while shot-putting SUVs out of stolen parking spaces.
Plants, eclectic vases, and a terra cotta accent wall welcome guests into Salon Mirage's cozy environs before they undergo expert mane makeovers with quality products such as Paul Mitchell and Wella's Koleston Perfect hair color. Tress tamers consult with clients to blueprint plans of action for sculpting new 'dos based on face shape, eye color, and car-roof height. In addition to cuts and color, the stylists also create sleek styles with keratin treatments and rid faces of unwanted hairs with waxing services.
Massage Shoppe's New Tampa or Hyde Park locations both welcome patrons to swim over and take part in a 50-minute refurbishing treatment. With deliberate strokes and intense focus, a skilled massage therapist will take your consciousness to a blissfully whited-out plane where your mind can bob up and down like a Q-tip buoy in a sea of cotton balls. The relaxation massage should help release tension, reduce pain, improve circulation, and de-fatigue your body and mind. A pre- and post-massage visit to one of the dimly lit and soft-music-plied tranquility rooms lets you prepare for the coming soothe storm. Nab this deal to disarm your aggressive stress, shed sharp, irritating tweezes and twitches, and empty out all your bottles of tension more than 3 ounces in size.