Griffith Family Chiropractic's certified massage therapist designs a customized lineup of moves to melt away aches and tension. A one-hour session rewards your head's hard-working stilts with the massage modality of your choice, including Swedish relaxation, deep tissue, and therapeutic styles. Choose Swedish massage to knead subterranean stress and burrowing dust bunnies to the skin's surface so your therapist can briskly sweep them away. Those with chronic tension or pain can target troublesome areas in the crosshairs of the therapeutic option. Sports-worn sterns benefit from deep tissue attention, which offers a better way to hasten muscle recovery than lying on a bed of steaks or aggressively heckling debilitated quadriceps.
Scents of Serenity owner Melanie Mueller believes that putting your best face forward means using organic and natural skincare products. That's why her team of aestheticians employs the Éminence Organic Skin Care line, whose concoctions are free of artificial colors, synthetic perfumes, and harsh chemicals, such as parabens and Twinkie filling. Guests can wander to the spa's cozy lobby to purchase many of these elixirs, strolling across hardwood floors to a centerpiece shelf stocked with bottles, creams, and the emerald leaves of aloe plants.
Mueller's team is an educated bunch; all aestheticians are licensed by the Virginia Board of Cosmetology, and all massage therapists are certified through the Virginia Board of Nursing, as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. They dole out a variety of kneading techniques—from aromatherapy to hot stone—in treatment rooms canopied by cream-colored drapes and strings of luminescent orbs that melt into butter every time a patron says "ahhh."
Most massages relax the muscles in the back, neck, and shoulders. Pamperific’s massage therapist takes it to another level with the Pamperific Platinum massage treatment, which covers the entire body, including the face, feet, and antennae. She incorporates gentle Swedish strokes and firm deep-tissue kneads to both relax the body and relieve muscular tension. Warm essential oils and soothing body butter accompany each stroke, but it’s the hot towels, cucumber water, berries, and chocolate-covered pomegranates that elevate the treatment above the standard massage session. Elements of the Platinum massage treatment iterate in the Pamperific Plus and Premium services. Exclusively for the lower extremities, the Pampered Feet treatment consists of a foot massage with soothing essential oils and heated towels.
The licensed technicians and aestheticians at Indulgence Salon and Boutique are ready to pamper guests from head to toe. Hair stylists enhance their cuts and colors with CHI and Redken products, nail technicians are fully stocked with OPI and CND products, and massage therapists melt away tension using Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques. Meanwhile, aestheticians amp up facials and microdermabrasion treatments with their exclusive line of Van Lou products or bask in their luxurious tanning rooms featuring many special amenities for their clients. After an indulging day of salon services, guest may browse their boutique’s shelves displaying handmade jewelry, handbags, and customized clogs and other whimsical footwear such as Switch Flops or a Tervis Tumbler.
At Brennan’s Aesthetics, Dr. Teresa Stadler and her team help clients rejuvenate faces and fight the chemical changes that occur with age by administering FDA-approved Botox and Juvederm injections. Dr. Stadler knows that a good diet and exercise can only go so far in terms of keeping the body young, but she also understands that cosmetic surgery can be a big commitment. That is why she proffers minimally invasive injections to rid mugs of unsightly wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Dr. Stadler also perks up visages with prescription Latisse treatments, which make eyelashes longer, darker, and fuller.
Using only a fine piece of cotton fiber, the aestheticians at Short PumpThreading perform their specialty service, the Eastern art of threading. The filament effectively dethrones strands at the follicular level, though its delicate touch makes it a good fit for those with sensitive skin or users of Retin-A and Accutane. Regular eyebrow-threading sessions encourage new strands to grow wispier over time, resulting in fewer worries over facial maintenance and inevitable disappointment from fuzzy caterpillars in search of their kin. For all-over hair removal, organic waxing services pare down body hair on both women and men.