Sunlight pours onto the hardwood floors and exposed brick walls of BeneFit Studio, creating a serene backdrop for a diverse range of wellness services. Cardio and strength-training equipment speckle the studio, challenging trainees as they work their way through personal-training, boot-camp, and yoga sessions. Just beyond the training rooms, soft white curtains shroud the salon and Aveda spa, where guests perch upon cushy chairs as aestheticians dole out cuts, colors, and manicures, as well as facials and professional BEAM spray tans. Massage therapists also revitalize clients with Swedish and sports massages. And for ongoing wellness, a staff nutritionist crafts custom meal plans based on the goals and shadow heights of individual clients.
Since the beginning of time, massage's many benefits have been no secret. Phil at New Beginnings Massage aspires to blend ancient and contemporary techniques to tend to each client's unique needs—whether he is relieving clients' stress or aches caused by fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, or thinking about math. Phil's methods—from deep-tissue massage's targeted tissue manipulation to trigger-point therapy's unlacing of knotty nerve centers—are as varied as the illnesses he treats.
Get your hair ready for fish-teasing season with a haircut and style ($35+) from one of Salon Urbanity's innovative stylists, or artificially infuse a sun-kissed look into your 'do with full foil highlights ($70+). You can also freshen up for an upcoming passport photo with a microdermabrasion treatment ($120+). Salon Urbanity's skilled technician will peel away the years by exfoliating the top microlayer of facial skin, leaving it looking refreshed and young enough to earn double-profiles from airport security, and an indulgent French manicure ($22+) will spiff up sorry fingernails. And if your new career in plantain farming has made your muscles tense and tightened, opt for a relaxating relaxation massage ($60 for 60 minutes) and feel troubles melt away like a dropped ice-cream cone in the Sahara.
Glow Tanning Studio’s state-of-the-art tanning equipment lends lackluster skin a summery glow seven days a week in an urban-inspired space boasting an industrial design. A comprehensive lineup of tanning beds shifts skin spectrums with cutting-edge technology and comfortable designs, and automated spray-tan booths deliver customizable tans without exposing skin to ultraviolet rays or activated lightsabers.
Recognized in CityBeat’s "Best of Cincinnati" feature two years in a row, Inner Peace coddles clients with soothing treatments for the body and mind. Spend an hour unwinding under the hands of a massage master during a full-body Swedish massage, which uses varying techniques to pressure stress into jumping out of the body and joining the circus. A hot-towel facial helps to spruce up visages and thaw out each mug’s polar regions, and a champagne-mimosa back and foot scrub buffs away body barnacles to prepare carcasses for bathtub regattas. Inner Peace is open until 9 p.m. during the week, making today’s Groupon ideal for frazzled work folk searching to de-tensify from a long, demanding day on the job.