John Whitman is more than a licensed massage therapist. He's also a massage-therapist instructor, licensed to help other therapists hone their healing skills. Patrons can benefit from Whitman's expertise at Opulent Massage, where he relaxes and soothes muscles with modalities such as trigger-point therapy and deep-tissue massage. Clients can also opt for cellulite massages and face-lift massages that improve appearances, or for pampering treatments such as foot massages that incorporate a fragrant, exfoliating salt scrub.
When couples just don't have the time for a vacation this year, Luscious helps them escape into an oasis where a hot tub and a fireplace keep hearts warm and a wine bar with healthy snacks romances even the taste buds. Inside a private treatment room, a licensed massage therapist disentangles muscle knots with stretching, heated basalt stones, or custom-tailored kneading. The spa also offers detoxifying mud wraps that use Egyptian mud clay to unclog pores and back-buffing treatments that clean and exfoliate skin to help heal blemishes. Gentlemen’s and ladies’ services can be performed in couples or solo for spouses in need of a deep cleaning after literally sleeping in the dog’s house.
Bordered by a dark hardwood floor and amber walls warmed by low light, the lobby of Bella Pella Medical Spa cultivates a serene feeling even before treatments start. Velvet chaise longues, a small waterfall, and glowing bouquets of light-tipped stems also occupy the room, lulling guests into a tranquil state that continues in the treatment rooms. There, services as varied as hot-stone massages and laser aesthetics help visitors feel and look their best.
The stylists at the locally owned SH Salons cut, style, and revitalize coiffures using high-end haircare products from brands such as Shiva, Silkology, and Clio. They also straighten locks by applying keratin treatments and relaxers, forgoing the now-defunct practice of hammering them over an anvil. Dedicated to bringing out clients’ beauty from head to toe, the experienced staff can also apply makeup or polish nails with dazzling hues.
Since 1989, the mane-maintaining mavens at Variations Hair Salon have transformed dull strands into enviable displays of put-togetherness with professional cuts and smart stylings for men, women, and children. During each appointment, a rejuvenating shampoo session washes head nests of dirt, oil, and pelican feathers before a talented trimmer carefully cuts strands in the customer’s desired style. A final styling straightens hair and adds bounce to flowing manes, ensuring guests exude style and sophistication. Afterward, visitors can stroll down sidewalks while luring more admiring looks than a baby wrapped in hundred-dollar bills.
Upon entering Rock Paper Scissors Hair Studio, guests are greeted with a warm welcome at the check-in counter before being asked to wait for their stylist in a plush red chair that never giggles. Once called, they make their way to a hair-washing basin, passing a framed poster of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which is an appropriate image considering the salon’s simple elegance. Within its intimate confines, the skilled stylists go to work cutting, coloring, or reworking strands into new styles or stunning updos. In addition to hair services, they specialize in facial waxing.