The friendly staff at Art-Tiff, recently selected as one of the nation’s fastest growing salons by Salon Today Top 200, pride themselves on supplying a deeply therapeutic experience through beauty-boosting spa treatments. Art-Tiff's licensed aesthetician luxuriates the outermost epidermal stratums with the Signature Experience aromatherapy facial, which hydrates and oxygenates thirsty skin cells with an aromatic bouquet of iris, rose, and lily extracts. During the complexion refurbishing, Comfort Zone skincare products sink deep into pores cluttered with debris and lost library books while guests lean back and lose themselves in a fragrant world of relaxation. All facials at Art-Tiff include a décolleté massage of the upper chest and shoulders, along with a gentle hand and arm massage to mollify biceps jealous of overpampered cheekbones. After a heavenly hour spent in the salon’s upscale confines doused in relaxing hues, patrons will leave basking in a rosy aura conducive to peaceful reflections and spontaneous musical numbers.
Pure Essence Salon's team of style savants metamorphose messy mops using organic hair products, including the GMO- and preservative-free Shear Miracles line. During a men's or women's haircut, a shampoo purges scalps of dirt, oil, and Nutella before a blow-dry wafts locks into place. A pneumatic leather chair ensconces clients as coiffeurs snip, shear, and finally style strands into trendy new ’dos. Alternatively, a keratin treatment with formaldehyde- and paraben-free KeraGreen formula can smooth stubborn frizzies until they're as sleek as an otter wearing a leather jacket. The two- to four-hour process begins with a special shampoo to prep hair for absorption, followed by keratin application across 4–6 sections of neatly parted tresses. After manes soak up proteins such as collagen, l-cysteine, and the tears of Hulk Hogan, beauticians seal in shine with a flatiron.
Bodywise Center for Wellbeing's wide variety of soothing spa treatments focus on helping clients regain total body health while evicting noxious toxins. Experienced therapists wring out stress during the therapeutic massage, which blends Swedish and deep-tissue kneading techniques in order to alleviate pain and ready muscles for the oven. Clients looking to pamper toes can choose between two foot treatments. The Touch of Thai treatment douses foot prongs with a fusion of rice-bran oil, green tea, creamy coconut, and lemongrass, and the Stomping of the Grapes foot treatment features a wine mask that strengthens skin and brings cuticles one step closer to sommelier certification.
The team at Health by Design Natural Clinic goes beyond treating symptoms. Through functional lab tests and clinical evaluations, they root out the causes of discomfort and build a custom health plan. The clinic addresses conditions ranging from hormone imbalances and digestive issues to arthritis with plans that might include reflexology, one of 14 massage modalities, or nutrition guidance.
Patrick Suglia is a certified holistic healer specializing in traditional Usui reiki as taught by Hawayo Takata. An article on Rieki.org cites that among Takata's many philosophies, she was especially fervent about treating more than just the symptoms. "If you treat only the afflicted area of the body," said Takata, "you may alleviate symptoms temporarily but the permanent healing will not take place unless you treat the cause." Suglia not only draws on these teachings, but also on his own health experience to promote natural healing during one-on-one reiki energy sessions. Clients can also solicit Suglia for onsite treatment or distance energy counseling via telephone or Skype.
The name "Arianna" has Greek and Italian roots. Those Mediterranean cultures also inform the attitude and treatments at Arianna's Retreat, which has been in business for five years. The treatments include a wide range of cosmetic procedures designed to defeat oiliness, rosacea, and other skin issues and also to relax the body. In that same vein, massage and body treatments chase away tension with everything from hot stones and sugar scrubs to wraps and moisturizers. In addition to individual treatments, there are packages designed for celebratory bridal parties, patrons looking to get away for a weekend, and couples.