Zen Garden Spa's attentive appendage groomers lavish hands and feet during relaxing manicures and pedicures. Two-hour luxury spa mani-pedis soak hands and feet in warm waters before a brisk rubdown with sea salts sheds dead skin cells more effectively than hugging a rough tree. Aestheticians then trim and buff nails into pearlescent ovals before delicately brushing them with coats of protective, glossy polish. The addition of hot stones transforms the pedicure into a volcanically soothing experience—strategically positioned stones release the tension pent-up in weary foot muscles—and a dip in warm paraffin wax keeps fingers and toes pleasantly moisturized and allows them to double as candles in the event of a power outage.
The experienced staff at Mauldin Massage & Day Spa takes care of guests with a varied slate of spa services. Their massage therapy menu includes hot stone and neuromuscular modalities, as well as one tailored for those afflicted by fibromyalgia. They also perform several specialty facials, such as the deluxe spa version that includes a consultation, exfoliation, and application of a steamed towel kept extra steamy over an angry cartoon character's head.
David Michael Salon & Day Spa's aestheticians snip, straighten, and color tresses, relax bodies with spa services, and pamper mitten- and boot-fillers with manicures and pedicures. Beyond the day spa's brick exterior, wood floors and walls brightened with marigold, plum, and sage paint create a stylish, colorful stage where deft fingers can go to work. Massage keeps knotted muscles from tying themselves ever tighter, and strands of leg hair brandish tiny white flags of surrender as they flee from the efficient hands of waxing specialists. Joico, Aquage, Wella, and Dermalogica products gather on David Michael's shelves, ready to hop into an unsuspecting satchel and find a new home.
At Omega Laser and Skin Care, a staff of deft depilators harnesses the hair-hampering powers of cosmic light to annihilate rogue follicles on each client's overgrown area of choice. Laser light is a quick and effective method for removing unwanted hair. A long-pulse, high-energy laser emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin and directly targets follicles, effectively banishing unwanted bristle and leaving less opportunity for saving food crumbs on your person. Unlike the lasers utilized by popular film hero and 2010 California gubernatorial hopeful Iron Man, these friendly beams are easy, comfortable, and treat hair follicles faster than other methods such as shaving, waxing, or electrolysis.
Licensed massage therapist Corey Wright’s main focus during massages is to help clients find relief from pain, stiffness, motion limitations, and overall soreness. The therapist accomplishes this with five massage modalities, including Swedish, which employs long, flowing strokes, and deep-tissue, which works on alleviating chronic pain in deeper muscles. For uber-relaxation, Corey can also use cold or heated stones to apply additional pressure to specific points on the body.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Tony de Lorenzi draws on more than 20 modalities to customize massages, basing strokes on the information gathered during premassage consultations. Inside The Massage Place, windowless walls and low lighting ensure optimal conditions for relaxation. While clients recline on the massage bed’s thick padding, they can admire the room’s colorful artwork and succumb to the soothing effects of aromatherapy oils.