Opulent, dangling chandeliers and lights enliven the rich mocha-hued walls and matching hardwood floors at A Moment's Peace Salon & Day Spa, where stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists skillfully gussy up hair, skin, and nails. Staffers wield Oribe hair products during haircuts and coloring, and they professionally enhance facial features with Jane Iredale mineral makeup. An array of massage modalities cultivates relaxed musculature and complements a slate of soothing services, including full-body waxing, VersaSpa sunless tanning, and cleansing facials. The salon also boasts an intimate couples suite, where twosomes can get massages beneath twinkling lights embedded in the ceiling or rehydrate sundried tomatoes in the room's private steam shower.
When it comes to her clientele, licensed massage therapist Lytrice has seen it all—from stay-at-home parents stressed by daily life to elderly patrons wearied by age. Lytrice makes it her mission to restore calm and vigor to her charges with various massage techniques, particularly her specialties: deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone. She unburdens her clients of their worldly worries and nephews clinging to their backs in a space embellished with a blend of tranquil earth tones and energizing yellows and oranges.
Aromatic scents and soft music greet patrons who pass through The Woodhouse Day Spa’s heavy mahogany doors. Once eyes adjust to the dim lighting of twinkling chandeliers, spa concierges invite patrons to shirk street clothes and the superhero costumes beneath them to don a fluffy robe. Guests can sip a cup of tea or glass of wine in the Quiet Room while awaiting treatment. Aestheticians and massage therapists pamper bodies with organic Naturopathica products within private, candlelit treatment rooms.
After honing her skills as a managing partner at the Body Enhancement Center in Paducah, Kentucky, Elizabeth Harris took the reins at the second location in Franklin. Once she actually purchased the business, she moved to a larger building and expanded services to include lypossage, oxygen treatments, body wraps, and her own body-contouring creation, CelluSleek. Harris also created her own skincare line, Alleia Skin, based on the legend of Alleia, the siren who discovered five natural streams in Capri.
With the goal of bettering body image, the spa staffers perform massages, facials, and body wraps. They also use the Medilift system, which targets stubborn fatty areas and is championed by celebrity speaker Robin McGraw. The newly installed Celebrity Room accommodates up to four simultaneous services during business events, social gatherings, or sweet-16 parties. Old-World European decor, complimentary wine and cheese, and a lack of pickpocketing chimpanzees cultivate an atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.
To create a tranquil, relaxing experience, The Spa of Cool Springs incorporates elements of nature into both its treatments and its decor. Guests walking into the reception area are greeted by comfortable brown leather armchairs and a substantial marble-and-stone desk. In the treatment rooms, deep-green walls and botanically inspired prints bring the outdoors in. Therapists perform a variety of massage modalities within their dimly lit hallows, using earthy tools such as warm river rocks and brown-sugar scrubs. During skincare treatments, the fragrant and sustainably farmed ingredients in Éminence Organic Skin Care products soothe weary skin. Aestheticians promote a balanced complexion with probiotics and tea-tree oil, or employ a citrusy, herbal formula to target men's ingrown hairs or stubborn Muscle Milk mustaches.
Tightness from days spent at the desk. Aches from a weekend of flag football. Back spasms from marathon games of Twister. With agile fingers trained in therapeutic muscle manipulation, BodyWorks Massage Therapy's licensed therapists alleviate all manner of bodily pains with combinations of eight massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point. Available at two locations––one within the Franklin Athletic Club, and the other at the Murfreesboro Athletic Club, opening October 1, 2013––the private treatment rooms submerge clients' senses in stress-slaking stimulation: soothing scents of aromatherapy, the relaxing touch of a heated bed, and recordings of an otter gargling with fresh ocean water.