At International Therapeutic Massage, the staff values well-being above all else. They dedicate the full appointment to the massage, refusing to subtract any time for changing, a consultation, or a quick game of patty-cake to warm up the therapist’s hands. Once a client stretches out in one of 10 treatment rooms, the therapist goes to work using various techniques—deep-tissue, prenatal, or Swedish, for example. These techniques are designed not just to alleviate pain and discomfort, but also to improve mental well-being, promote self-healing, and enhance the immune system.
Sylvie Salei has strived to make people feel healthy, at ease, and looking good for more than 30 years. She has a number of ways of accomplishing that—she trained as an aesthetician in France and is a licensed massage therapist. Sylvie oversees a wide variety of services, from facials to waxing. Also available: at-home spa services as well as spa parties, although terry-cloth noisemakers will not be provided.
Pannos Salon snaps unruly strands into shipshape with a dynamic array of cut-and-coloring services. Natural light pours into the space as skilled stylists chisel face-flattering layers and splash on bold color highlights. Clients also may calm frizzy hair with a smoothing treatment, or vanquish unwanted fuzz from upper lips and eyebrow suburbs with a personal waxing session.
The licensed massage specialists at Body & Soul Thai Massage channel the ancient techniques of Thai healers and the pressure points of Thai martial artists to stretch and relax the mind and body. A traditional Thai massage steers fully clothed patrons or couples to a comfortable kneading mat, where an experienced massage guru uses hands, elbows, knees, and feet to loosen troublesome knots and exile dark humors to the late-night comedy club from whence they came. The 60-minute session cultivates postural alignment by gently manipulating the body into yoga-like postures. Alternatively, a 60-minute Body & Soul massage infuses the traditional Thai massage with healing massage oils. Long gliding strokes and compression relax patrons and untie tense muscular knots with an ease lost to tattoo artists attempting to untie inked celtic knots. This deal allows for an upgrade to longer and more comprehensive massage services, while the couples massage allows for identical twins that take behaving in tandem very seriously.
At Tamara Spa + Wellness?named one of the Best Spas in Detroit by Hour Detroit in 2010, 2013 and 2013 Best Manicure and Pedicure?the licensed staff has been saving jeopardized digits and parched pores with in-depth treatments for 30 years. Comprising 10,000 square feet, the spa boasts nearly 30 private treatment rooms in which to enjoy soothing massages enhanced with soft lighting and soothing music. Or, try the rain forest water journey treatment?a therapeutic punch of eucalyptus steam made all the more serene by the addition of falling water and the gentle harmonies of an all-toucan jazz trio. Candlelit whirlpool tubs invite bodies to soak away inches or stress in baths filled with milk and honey or firming and toning tonics, and miniature pedicure tubs welcome feet to soak away walking woes with help from soothing sea salts and oils. A dozen or so facials see the spa's aestheticians personalizing each step to suit skin's specific needs, leading a writer for Spa Magazine to declare, "My skin never looked and felt so good."
Stepping into Nadwa Hair Spa is almost like stepping onto a movie set for a futuristic film: bright overhead lights shine across metallic accents and row upon row of high-tech hair-dryers and styling gadgets. Inside this innovative space, owner and master stylist Nadwa Yono puts forth her training from the renowned Trevor Sorbie of London to pamper and style both men and women. The stylist and her crew sling products from Pureology, Aquage, and Morrocan Oil as they snip and color locks or weave extensions, wigs, or second faces into hair. Aestheticians and massage therapists set up camp in secluded mint-hued rooms, where they wax away unwanted fuzz, tailor facials to treat acne, aging, or sun-damaged skin, and tenderize sore muscles with deep-tissue and hot-stone massages.