Angelic Touch’s team of massage therapists and skincare specialists invite clients to indulge in one of their lavish, spirit-reviving spa treatments. Steamed towels and aromatic oils prep the body for a stress-killing Swedish massage, whereas hot stones unburden muscles from tight and tense positions. On the skincare side, specialists provide deep cleansing and exfoliation to the face, coaxing radiant colors from the complexion. The staff also offers full-body wraps that leave skin smooth, hydrated, and glowing.
When thinning out her eyebrows as a young woman, Saima Bukhari discovered something surprising: she was pretty good at this whole beauty thing. Soon, she was helping her friends improve their looks, a passion that would lead her to stints as a Lancôme makeup artist and student at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. She opened Glow Medical Spa and Salon with her husband, using her University of Cincinnati education to help share her talents with the public. Together with her staff, she manages wily heads with custom haircuts and styling, including coloring and full and partial highlights for men and women. When not busy culling body hair with waxing and laser hair removal, staffers expand their relaxation services to the whole body during mani-pedis, facials, and five different massage modalities. They also administer dermal fillers and injections to reverse the signs of aging, and tighten skin with the FDA-approved SmartLipo system.
Inside Glow, crystal chandeliers droop down to illuminate rich wooden floors, blending with natural sunlight, a welcoming fireplace, and flickering candles to bathe visitors in soothing rays. A comfy waiting room replete with tea cookies and pastries showcases the salon's products from brands such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Bumble and bumble. Inspirational messages pepper the decor, with decorative signs reminding visitors to "glow," "dream," and "don't store extra bubblegum in hair."
The team at Neema's Body Wraps aims to smooth out unwanted paunch and evict toxins from male and female clients of all sizes with mineral-enriched body wraps. The practice of marinating the body in slimming solutions can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, who wrapped themselves in therapeutic papyrus leaves to lose a few inches before a holiday cruise down the Nile or a wet-tunic contest. Today, these body and face wraps help boost circulation and leave the skin more toned and rejuvenated.
Owners Daniel and Maria Brown oversee experienced stylists who skillfully perform an array of beautifying services, from haircuts and straightening treatments to facials and massages. In addition, they extract unwanted hair with Alexandria sugar paste and detoxify pores with body wraps. They also accentuate features with permanent makeup, which can streamline a person’s morning routine so they can spend more time engaged in staring contests with their pets before work.
With a focus on wellness, the staff at Diamond's Garden Massage & Stress Relief promotes feelings of calm with tension-relief and pain-management treatments, as well as three types of massages. Licensed techs also tackle skin woes with body scrubs, hand treatments, and hydrating facials. An assortment of retreat packages, such as the Diamond Treatment, bundles together massages and spa treatments to pamper frames from the inside out.
Licensed massage therapist Christina Pocharasang at Natural Art of Massage relieves clenched muscles and tense minds with a retinue of modalities. With the aid of all-natural creams and oils, her sweeping strokes spell out Swedish and deep-tissue movements that dispel stress and unravel knots in backs, shoulders, and limbs. The bodywork specialist also treats skin to natural facials and harnesses the penetrating heat of warm river stones to release knots without touching them, much like a Boy Scout with telekinesis.