At Ferndale Relaxation Spa, massage therapists employ a holistic approach twice over, soothing the entire body with techniques from around the world. Beyond the traditional Western modalities, such as Swedish and hot stone, the indian head and neck massage calls upon ayurvedic-healing principles, and Chinese reflexology methods aim to boost the immune system during foot massages. Amid a bubbling fountain and soft music, the spa promotes relaxation with optional experiences such as rose petals scattered in candlelight or side-by-side massages for couples or presidential running mates.
Saigon Spa’s service list reveals extra touches and luxurious ingredients such as milk-and-honey scrubs, which infuse hands and feet with added moisture, and whirlpool baths of essential oils. After pampering hands and feet, technicians swipe on traditional or shellac polish, which dries quickly to a mirror finish and stays chip-free for up to 14 days. During signature body or facial treatments, sea salt buffs skin to a healthy glow, and all the while, guests sip complimentary soft drinks.
Just before the entrance to Greenleaf Bodywork, a two-level garden box welcomes guests into a homey atmosphere —its lower level filled with basalt stones atop combed white sand, the top sprouting young bamboo shoots. Inside the studio, this penchant for the elemental continues, surrounding guests with stone-tile floors alongside a stone-tile water feature, and treatment rooms where subdued lighting spills across the walls and the tapestries hanging there. Within these zen-like environments, Greenleaf’s massage therapists work their magic, healing soft tissue with modalities such as deep tissue and reflexology. They also offer specialty massages customized to specific client needs, such as hot stone or prenatal.
When head stylist Tameshia "Me Me" McConnell founded Lillie D'or Salon & Spa in July 2012, she brought more than 15 years of experience along with her shears and combs. Beyond haircuts, the salon's services span from relaxers and highlights to facials, massages, and makeup applications. Drinks from the Lillie Bar refresh clients in between services, as do visits to the cozy waiting area outfitted with sleek, contemporary furniture.
At Claddagh Chiropractic Wellness Center, board-certified Doctors of Chiropractic Bridget Devlin and Timothy Murray may prescribe a wide variety of spinal adjustment treatments, such as corrective exercises and massage therapy. The doctors customize each person's treatment path with what they call the "whole person approach," which aims to uncover and corrects the underlying cause for aches, pains, and illness. In addition to pain treatment, doctors also promote overall wellness with preventive care for all ages.
Robin Manoogian, a makeup artist with nearly 30 years of experience, leads a talented team of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and massage therapists in making clients feel beautiful. Whether revealing secrets on how to enhance features with her custom Takhoui cosmetics or artfully shaping brows with tweezers, Robin works with clients to achieve the desired look. Her staff also purifies natural canvases with facials for all skin types—even those going through stages of surgical healing.