Seasoned sinew kneader Shelly Connors of Sweet Serenity Massage deploys an arsenal of Swedish massage techniques, tailoring treatment to meet the specific needs of her clients. A thorough, stress-melting manipulation of the corpus commences in 60- or 90-minute Swedish massages, during which Connors uses Scandinavian methods—such as long, fluid strokes and a heavy reliance on umlauts—to relieve aches and induce relaxation. Aromatic oils curtail friction while hydrating the skin and further soothing the senses with their calming scents. Bodies receive these attentions in a tranquil space accented by diaphanous curtains, Ionic columns, and a soothing soundtrack of klezmer punk hits.
At VIP Nails, a team of nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians work together to bring about body-wide rejuvenation and relaxation. Whole-body treatments include hot-stone massages and herbal wraps, and manicures and pedicures pamper appendages with moisturizing paraffin, cuticle care, and aromatherapy footbaths.
The skilled staff at Salon Onyx fuses creativity with precise technique to relax and make over men, women, and kids from head to toe. Whether seeking a soothing spa ritual or a hair upgrade, clients consult with the salon gurus to decide which service best suits their needs. The stylists sling a variety of professional products, including Kevin Murphy, Verb, and Moroccanoil, and provide beverages such as coffee, cocoa, and pop to refresh beauty seekers between treatments. Committed to bolstering beauty for all situations, Salon Onyx also preps wedding-bound patrons.
Being camera-ready means having a smooth and flawless façade, which is why public figures including Ann Carroll, the Emmy-winning host of Vikings Weekly, and the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders swing by Expressions MD Medical Spa and Laser Center for regular treatments.
In a minimalist office with ivory carpeting and black accents, Dr. Glenn Detlefsen and his staff polish away fine lines and resurface skin with injectables, laser treatments, photofacials, and peels, which can bring a youthful glow to visages without permanently situating them over a birthday cake with five flickering candles. The center bases treatments on results from Visia digital skin analysis, which investigates six aspects contributing to the health and appearance of clients' facial features, including the depth and frequency of wrinkles, the size of pores, and the number of freckles feigned with magic marker.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. A week of VIP UV therapy begins with a skin analysis before exposing clients to UV light, shown to benefit both the body and mind while imparting bodies with sun-kissed glows. A round of UV-free Mystic spray tanning adheres to the skin suit evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, for a bronze that lasts five–seven days. Wielding infrared heat and a nutrient-shrouding steam, the 20-minute moisturizing Hydro-Derma Fusion machine can help increase collagen production, extend UV- and UV-free-tanning results, and replenish water reserves stored in vestigial dromedary humps.
Revive Salon and Spa’s team make it their mission to relax muscles and revivify hair. They are aided in this mission by Pureology, Scruples, and Moroccanoil products, which they frequently draw from as they enhance hair or lift and tighten skin during signature facials. Not ones to be upstaged, the spa’s nail technicians use therapeutic massages to relax feet stressed out by treadmills that render their one job meaningless.