Clear Waters welcomes guests with special details, such as complimentary foot soaks, aromatherapy, and warm towels with each service. Opt for the microdermabrasion treatment to address skin concerns, such as sun damage and dryness. The treatment’s baking-soda crystals go deep into pores, erupting with exfoliation action to remove dirt, oil, and loose quarters from deep face pockets. Like a dirty invisibility cloak, pores vanish when scrubbed, which serves to even the complexion. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen and elastin to plump skin from the inside, and a hydrating mask finale makes the moisture attack two-pronged.
Nestled among 90 acres of manicured lakeside land, The Abbey Resort swaddles guests in luxury with comprehensive hospitality service and a network of nearby attractions. Less than an hour's drive from Milwaukee and the northern suburbs of Chicago, the resort shelters boarders in more than 300 guest rooms, which feature cozy cottage-styled décor and bathrooms finished with marble and stone accents. Each resort or pool-view room boasts either a pillow-top king-size bed or two queen size beds to accommodate any lost rocketeers who fly onto the outdoor balcony or patio. Spacious chambers include amenities such as LCD televisions and high-speed Internet access for high-tech breaks, in case getaways become too rustic. Athletically inclined lodgers flock to the 35,000-square-foot Avani Spa open cardio-fitness workout area, sauna, and steam room. Groupon holders can enjoy 20% off Avani's full menu of spa services to soothe sore muscles and childhood memories of getting imaginary frostbite during intense games of freeze tag. All spa services require advanced registration.
In her peaceful spa enclave within the walls of Wisconsin Pain Management, Lorrie DeBord practices a scientifically-backed art. Armed with chemical peels, body wraps, and follicle-finishing wax, the aesthetician eradicates blemishing, uneven skin tone, and unwanted body hair. Other beautifying techniques include microdermabrasion, Botox, and permanent makeup.
Owner Lori Thomas offers a diverse assortment of alternative therapies to calm, harmonize, and detoxify the body. The certified reflexologist activates healing through pressurized touch of the face and feet, while ionic foot baths help expel toxins during a 30-minute soak. During the center's raindrop therapy sessions, nine pure essential oils that are dropped gently onto the spine and lightly massaged to sooth potentially surly sinews. Lori also offers Himalayan salt stone massage, which applies specially heated stone to specific sites of the body in order to balance energy pathways.
Tatyana Seamans opened Academy of Advanced Esthetic to share her prodigious aesthetic and cosmetology expertise with dedicated students. Seamans acquired her first license as a medical aesthetician while in the former U.S.S.R., sparking a quest for knowledge that led to seven more licenses and certifications, as well as the undying love of an enchanted princess. Seamans' 600- and 750-hour aesthetician's licensing programs exceed state requirements so her students develop skincare mastery with more hands-on, clinical experience. A menu of pampering treatments for face and body reveals her certification as a PCA Skin product specialist. Continuing-education classes highlight Seamans' proficiency with high-tech treatments such as light therapy and microdermabrasion, which promote cellular rejuvenation and hair reduction for spa clientele.
Within a setting characterized by dark woods and leafy embellishments, the licensed massage therapists and experienced stylists of Ahvia Salon & Spa perform services that both beautify and relax. The Swedish massage's blend of light to medium pressure soothes muscle tension and restores clients' senses of vigor without the hassle of bodyboarding down an avalanche. During typical Swedish massages, gentle effleurage strokes warm up muscles so that firmer petrissage pressure can oust muscle knots and pump up the circulatory system. The massage also promotes greater ease of movement and can help relieve the effects of injuries and chronic pains.
Renew Skin Spa’s team of aestheticians and technicians keeps bodies youthful and minds sharp, treating cosmetic concerns with personalized spa and med-spa sessions and educating clients on new skincare strategies. The team gets to know each set of skin through comprehensive consultations, which clue clients in to pressing dermatological concerns and help technicians recommend the most appropriate treatments. From there, techs can enrich dermal layers with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich balms, conceal signs of aging with skin-firming LED or ultrasound therapies, or soothe deeper stress with any of numerous massage modalities. Much like an arm-wrestling match with the Speaker of the House, each treatment requires that clients schedule an appointment beforehand.