One of the things that distinguishes Massage One Spa is its space; the 3,000-square-foot facility is replete with private massage rooms for individuals and couples, separate facial and nail-treatment rooms, and even a designated tranquility room. Inside the massage rooms, five types of strokes launch from therapists' wrists, from the intense, therapeutic manipulations of the deep-tissue technique to the injury-prevention methods of sports massage. Reflexology, an ancient Chinese technique of targeting pressure points in the feet and hands, dominates the eastern massage, which takes place not on a massage table but in an oversize recliner so that clients can make sure no wise guys are surreptitiously writing gullible on the ceiling. Unlike at some centers, Massage One’s therapists perform each service for the full amount of time stated and never dock minutes for a pre-massage discussion or the client’s uncloaking.
Long, dramatic lashes are one of the hardest looks to maintain throughout the day, with mascara easily smearing when exposed to water and lashes applied at home coming unglued. The certified lash artists at iLash Factory work to add long-lasting accents to eyes, individually applying strands to eyelids for long, dark lashes. Nimble fingers fly in the shop as technicians apply between 20 and 85 lashes to emphasize peepers with a sultry cat-eye look or the bright colors needed to catch the attention of someone across a crowded bar, or someone with a really cool torch in a monster-killing mob.
Natural techniques and products are the only things on the menu at Artisan Healing. Led by a talented and passionate team of massage therapists, Artisan Healing focuses its energies on healing through holistic massage, reiki, and skincare. The custom oils, lotions, and scrubs that the Artisan Healing team blends together contain only natural ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba and essential oils. Mother Nature also provides the decor—earth tones shade two massage rooms, one with a shower, and natural sunlight illuminates the studio.
Imana Sky Salon's aestheticians cultivate elegance while plunging beauty-buffing clients into black-and-white décor beneath a crystalline chandelier. During the 20-minute Shellac manicure, digit tips bask in lavish attention as a nail tech fastidiously grants them an elegant shape and cleans up unruly cuticles like a sheriff's finger puppet. As hands unwind under the primping regimen, gazes meander to Couture prints above the nail table and a gossamer abstract piece, reminiscent of swirling peacock feathers, along an adjacent ebony wall. Chip-resistant Shellac polish lacquered onto nails weathers stresses in the outside world, standing strong against fierce finger drumming and high-fives from rugged iguanas.
Colorful Chinese artwork and intricate wooden panels festoon the walls inside Cherry Blossom Spa & Foot Reflexology. Relaxing music slowly bounces from wall to wall inside the traditional Chinese spa as nail technicians paint keratin sheets in vibrant nail polish colors. They also gently tackle head, neck, and stomach aches using foot reflexology and papier-mâché voodoo dolls.