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.
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.
Shear Power's trained-and-experienced stylists pamper customers with a variety of hair services. Haircuts and styles shape new ‘dos for women, men, and children. Color treatments include permanent color, shades, and partial and full highlights.
The Ohana Center helps clients discover the healing power within their own hands through informative massage classes that cover a wide range of modalities. Certified instructors teach students how to manage pain and stress with courses in couples massage, basic anatomy, and infant massage.