Perhaps the most indulgent part of Spa Synergy is its massage-therapy treatments. The spa’s baker’s dozen of treatments range from the classics, such as Swedish and deep-tissue, to more specialized therapies, including reflexology, couples massage, and even Indian head massage, which relieves tension in the head, face, neck, and shoulders. The massage-therapy team even shares their knowledge of muscle manipulation during hands-on teaching sessions, which demonstrate techniques clients can use to massage their partners.
A number of other beauty specialists contribute to Spa Synergy's mission. Aestheticians treat wrinkles and blemishes with services such as microdermabrasion and facials specially designed for mature or teenage skin. Waxing services include Brazilians for men and women. Like tractor basketball, the spa wouldn't be the same without special equipment; clients can sweat it out in a far-infrared sauna or tackle cellulite with the vibrating GX-99 System.
Soft music plays in The Massage Suite's quiet chamber as therapist Jessica James glides her palm over a tense shoulder. Certified in Swedish massage, James deftly stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the style's flowing strokes. Her sensitive hands are quick to adjust to her client's desire for an increase or decrease in pressure, and she can incorporate stretching and hot stones to loosen stiff joints. Heat therapy is James' ally, as she also reaches for steamed towels and Prossage ointment to bathe taut sinews in gentle, penetrating warmth. Clinical specialties include easing sciatic pain, softening scar tissue, and restoring motion to frozen shoulders by getting a sinew from the same muscle group to tag it. Nine complimentary therapies such as peppermint foot scrubs and cocoa facials reveal her appreciation for aesthetic indulgence.
Tan Evolution doesn't mess around with equipment that isn't top-notch. For example, the establishment’s Ergoline and Versa Spa tanning beds and booths possess many features that help make bronzed bodies a reality: high-pressured lamps, body-contoured acrylic, and 500-watt facial and shoulder tanners. But the Smart Tan-certified staff is also on hand to help clients obtain a beautiful full-body tan. They’ll customize a plan for each customer to make sure the tan suits their body. Tanning is the marquee service here, but Tan Evolution offers other services, such as eyebrow and facial threading, and eyelash extensions.
Dr. Navjot Bajwa can meet with clients who have questions, recommend treatments, and check for contraindications at MD Laser Skin Care, a physician-operated cosmetic procedure clinic. Dr. Bajwa, who is board certified in family medicine with extensive experience in aesthetic procedures, is joined by a highly motivated team of aestheticians and nurses trained in cosmetic dermatology. In treatment rooms, aestheticians beautify complexions with Jan Marini skincare products or guide lasers over faces and bodies to vanquish blemishes, unwanted hair, and fine lines.
At Shelly's Advanced Skin Care, owner Shelly Pagnota and her team of trained and licensed aestheticians take a clinical approach to pampering their clients. This is most evident in their slate of rejuvenating facials. Aestheticians conduct nearly 15 types of facials, such as the age defense facial and the vitamin C peel and firm facial, which uses a combination of vitamins and glycolic acid to give the face a younger, firmer look. The staff adds on a chemical peel to every facial if needed, and also offers microdermabrasions and massage services.
“Sol” may be the Spanish word for “sun," but Earth's UV-dispensing star has no place at Sol Sunless Tanning. Instead, the salon's airbrush artists translate spritzes of color into sun-kissed glows. Bodies bask in an organic solution infused with DHA, which reacts with the skin’s amino acids to produce color. By custom mixing this formula to complement each client's skin tone, the specialists ensure that everyone leaves sporting a natural-looking shade without the harsh tones required to infiltrate Bert and Ernie's family reunion.