At Beso, it?s a common occurrence to have a high-tech laser float over skin with the aim of removing unwanted hair. Inside the fun, relaxing spa, laser-hair-removal experts miss nary a spot, zapping everything from hairlines to hands and toes. Stylists also tend to hair on clients? heads with chic haircuts and color changes. Faces also find pampering during custom facials, diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and tender cheek pinches.
Bella Vie Spa is a one-stop, full-service hair and beauty spa that believes wellness starts from within. That's why the staff takes great pains to ensure everyone who walks into their peaceful downtown Windsor retreat has as relaxing an experience as possible. Quiet, private treatment rooms await clients in search of soothing, hot stone massages or underarm sugaring, a service believed to remove hair more painlessly than treatments that use wax. Elsewhere in the spa, clients sip non-alcoholic memosas during facials, manicures, and bridal trial up-dos, and licensed stylists offer modern haircuts and coloring treatments with products by Redken and Schwartzkopf. And, for the full luxurious treatment, customers can also enjoy a light spa lunch at Bella Vie if they order ahead or book a couples massage.
The pinup girl coyly lounging in Vogue Laser Clinic’s logo captures the playful attitude of the staff here. They work to create a fun and welcoming environment for women and men alike—a place where anyone can come in and improve their look. Many of their aesthetic treatments—be it hair removal, tattoo removal, or spider-vein removal—are performed with a laser, but the team also specializes in good old-fashioned spa services, such as facials, massages, and waxing below the bloomers. In an effort to spread beauty and confidence throughout the community, Vogue Laser Clinic doles out free wigs to women going through chemotherapy or suffering from other forms of medical hair loss.
Three Graces Spa offers spa services that center around wellness and beauty, including body bronzing, waxing, massage therapy, and skincare. In the Helios body-bronzing studio, airbrush technicians use UV-free South Seas spray-tanning solutions to deliver color in just a few minutes. A few steps away in the spa?s private rooms, licensed massage therapists untie double knots in the muscles with deep-tissue, Swedish, and aromatherapy massages. Finally, there's the All About Your Face aesthetics lounge, where expert beautifiers dole out custom facials and skincare services.
Acacia's team of expert health-care professionals treats clients to individualized, naturopathic, and alternative health care in a relaxed setting. One-hour acupuncture sessions place patients in the expert hands of Victoria Spaurel, a registered acupuncturist and Chinese-medical-theory enthusiast. Practitioners insert needles into specific pressure points and frayed stitching on clients' bodies, working to balance overall energy levels. Acupuncture therapy aims to treat a wide array of health concerns, including chronic pain, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, and being filled with helium. Although it improves stress levels and cell-phone reception for many clients, therapy is not recommended for candidates with bleeding disorders or needle phobias. Patients currently taking blood thinners such as warfarin may bruise more easily during their sessions, and clients taking any kind of medication are instructed to inform their practitioners.
True Therapy Massage's head therapist Kerri Gaffney has two certifications under her belt: one for massage therapy and another for yoga. For?the former, she draws from a variety of modalities, including deep-tissue and reflexology, in order to properly target each client's specific trouble spots. She uses hot stones in every session, which release muscular tension more effectively than sleeping on a waterbed filled with soup. She also incorporates yoga postures and stretches in some sessions and leads one-on-one yoga sessions to ensure proper practice.