Mujeres Salon and Spa stockpiles sunny glows and redistributes them to waning complexions via skin-tinting beds and UV-free sprays. Guests seeking sun in spray-form can slip into a Mystic tanning booth for a quick, full-body bronzing. UV-free mists coat physiques in a paraben-free cocktail of DHA, erythrulose, and maraschino cherries for a naturally sun-kissed look in less than 30 seconds. The tanning formula's mélange of antioxidants also protects skin cells against damage from free radicals. Proper pre-spray exfoliation and post-tan moisturizing can help extend the length of sunless tanner.
It's simple: stiff muscles don't want to move. That's why massage therapist Jason Lee descends on tension with four types of massage modalities, loosening muscles so they can range through the full swirl of motions. Myofascial release, for instance, breaks up internal scar tissue that holds muscle fibers in place, and deep-tissue pressures deliver cross-grain strokes to ease out movement-impeding muscle knots.
Licensed massage therapist Bruce Schaefer (OBMT certification #15180), a member of the Pain Society of Oregon, assesses, subdues, and schools muscle pain and stress through deep-tissue and Swedish massages. Back pain, muscle strain, golfer’s elbow, and knotted antennae are among the conditions that can be curtailed by Swedish massage, which emphasizes long, flowing strokes, or deep-tissue treatment, which employs more focused pressure. Before delving into the chosen modality, Bruce will talk with the client about his or her particular aches to help determine the causes of pain. Massage can benefit both mind and body for many clients in just one visit, and you'll leave with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Formerly Pure Radiance Laser & Esthetics in West Bloomfield, the newly dubbed Beauty Haven – Laser, Esethetics, & Wellness— now located in down town Plymouth— tends to clients with expert aesthetic services. The specialists employ advanced technology at their serene and relaxing space, smoothing complexions with exfoliating DiamondTome microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and removing hair with a Candela GentleLase Plus laser. But the spa places equal emphasis on timeless pampering, and thoughtful touches such as aromatherapy and softly humming hand towels accent facial treatments and girls’ nights out.
Nails by Jamie's eponymous nail technician caters to cuticles of the fingers and toes from within the confines of her French-themed salon. Jamie and her staff luxuriate clients with relaxing services that indulge not only nails, but also palates with a glass of tea or wine. After feet exit their shoes or an antagonistic neighbor's flower bush, they plop into a warm bath as their upper floors recline on a sleek and sanitary new pedicure station during the one-hour spa pedicure. While bubbles and jets tickle tension from toes, a massage accomplishes the same on calves but with firm pressure and smooth strokes. Once nails and skin have softened, techs scrub feet and treat calluses. When both fingernails and toenails have been trimmed, treated, and shaped, the surface is prepped for polish. Nails are draped with an ensemble of color that displays a conservative sheen or an extreme sky blue to make fingertips invisible when waving on a clear day. Customers can check out the online gallery to see some of Jamie’s past cuticle creations.
Dawn and Troy share more than just their marriage—they’re both licensed massage therapists and owners of Momentum Therapies. As a family and a business, they infuse warmth and hospitality into their healing sessions. While guests relax on thermotherapeutic BioMats––which are included with every treatment––Troy can promote relaxation and relieve pain from back, neck, and sciatic problems with his signature trigger-point-based integrative massage, or Dawn can access lower-layer aches with her custom blend of myofascial bodywork.
The Bria Bodycare's team of aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians primps and preens clients with a wide range of salon and spa treatments. Each soothing manicure soothes the cracks and calluses that plague fingertips overburdened by harsh chemicals and high-fives from wolverines. Armed with clippers and files, a technician attentively grooms each digit, carefully shaping nails and trimming cuticles into ovoid perfection before applying a vibrant layer of polish and protective Shellac. In tribute to their double life as a unit of measurement, the feet are lavished with additional care, including a relaxing soak and scrub, before being knighted with a golden ruler.