When Sam Gould opened his beauty salon in 1932, offering "distinctive coiffures," he never could have guessed that his progeny would continue and expand his business into a chain of full-service salons and spas. Touting good old-fashioned haircuts and manicures along with medical cosmetic treatments that would amaze and confound a patron from the ’30s, the team at Gould's Day Spa & Salon pampers and rejuvenates clients from head to toe. Continual study keeps technicians abreast of the latest styles and techniques, which they transfer to clients in the form of everything from coconut-scented body wraps and keratin straightening treatments to cybernetic ponytail implants.
Soft candlelight illuminates Massage Bug's array of private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists use structured touch to ease muscle tension and pain. Some treatment spaces include a miniature fireplace filling the room with warmth, while others allow clients to relax as tiny fountains grant catches to tiny fishermen. Staff members welcome clients into the lobby with complimentary bottled water and tea, although the therapists can also travel beyond the spa's walls to give chair massages at parties and health fairs.
Since opening its doors to the public and closing its portals to other, more dangerous dimensions in 1998, Rochelle Health & Wellness' staff has helped over 10,000 individuals lose weight and feel better about their skin and body. Multiple types of body wraps, including chocolate mint, tummy, and half-body wraps, help shrink waists when paired with detoxifying teas and cardio DVDs. In addition to fat-fighting treatments, aestheticians administer peppermint facials and nonsurgical face-lifts that work to rejuvenate sagging skin.
At Kirby Whitten Massage Group, heated massage tables diffuse warmth into muscles, assisting licensed massage therapists who knead away tension. The knowledgeable therapists practice four modalities (Swedish, sports, deep tissue, and hot stone), and can enhance relaxation with aromatherapy. As therapists unlace tightly bound muscle corsets, hypoallergenic lotions facilitate smooth movements and skin hydration. Aside from table massages, therapists provide brief chair massages.