Every treatment at Serene Serendipity: face to face, LLC begins and ends in a private suite with decorative candles and soft music foreshadowing the pampering to come. Here, a licensed aesthetician revives tired skin with treatments that incorporate various serums, masks, and techniques. For instance, the 90-minute relaxing luxury spa facial relies on steam to open pores, rotary brushes to dislodge toxins, and various massage techniques to keep the therapist’s hands from high-fiving each other. The butter back body J-Lo glow treatment, on the other hand, renders skin soft and radiant through thorough exfoliation and a moisturizing seaweed wrap. On top of these lavish treatments, the center also offers microdermabrasions and waxing with soft and hard waxes from GiGi and Berins, respectively.
In her former life as an office worker, Laura Webber found herself suffering from lower back pain that medication and chiropractic work could not relieve. When she turned to massage therapy, something clicked—not just with her back pain, but with her spirit. Soon, she became a massage therapist and opened Webber Wellness, adding two other therapists to her team. Laura specializes in neurological massage, which alleviates the chronic symptoms resulting from an auto accident or wandering the countryside giving noogies. But her massages are almost as much about the experience as the results. In the center's low-lit room, she and her colleagues work amid relaxing music in the vein of Enya and Deep Forest. They also use a table warmer and a fan to control temperature as they unknot muscles with organic lotions and aromatherapy oils, and sometimes they even provide extras such as tea and chocolate truffles.
Since 1991, Hair & Makeup in Motion, LLC's teams of stylists and makeup artists have been aesthetically preparing groups for special events such as weddings, dances, and parties. Clients may choose from a variety of individual services ranging from traditional makeup applications to facials to spray tanning, or opt for a package designed to prepare bridal parties for photogenic walks down the aisle or scrums for the bouquet. The hair and makeup artists—some of whom have worked around the globe on movie sets, runways, and commercials—unleash their beautifying services on clients at Hair & Makeup in Motion's location or on-site anywhere throughout the greater Colorado Springs area. The salon carries an exclusive selection of beauty products, including hypoallergenic, custom-made makeup and MAC cosmetics.
For years, people have likened stress to illness, and a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that chronically stressed individuals have trouble fighting off disease. In this case, science is just saying what Tangela B. Gaynor of Blue Diamond Spa Studio has known all along: stress is more than a pain in the neck.
A licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist, Tangela helps clients escape from everyday anxiety with one of seven massage techniques: aromatherapy, chair, Swedish, reflexology, hot stone, therapeutic, and prenatal. Once aches and pains have subsided, clients can take advantage of other services, such as body waxing or synthetic eyelash extensions in styles such as natural, dazzling, or constantly undulating.
One of the things that inspired Jennifer Pejo to become an athletic trainer was the vague medical advice she received after her own sports injuries when she was growing up. She wanted to help others recover more quickly through treatment and rehabilitation and teach them about the healing process along the way.
Over the course of her career, Jennifer has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, discovering that massage therapy provided both healing and pain relief. Today, Jennifer runs Wild Orchid Event Production, LLC, where she calms muscles with a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage. You can also opt for hot stone treatments and reflexology, which taps into the body's internal connections through points in the feet to reduce the effects of aches and pains.
The staff at Spa Petite works towards relaxation and aesthetic goals with, among other assets, a degree from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, training with essential oils, and decades of reiki experience. Smooth stones soak up warmth, ready to slip across backs during hot-stone massages, and Sherri Duchene prepares batches of imported French wax to remove unwanted hair. While working in the spa, she also draws upon knowledge of supplements, herbs, and aromatherapy to create her own creams and oils free of artificial ingredients, which can irritate skin. Neuromuscular massages and reiki treatments work to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, unlike schoolyard bullies, who target the body’s natural ability to hit itself.