The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
Licensed massage therapist Lily MacFaydian tends to backs in a private studio nestled inside Acupuncture Works. Here, Lily comforts muscles and restores vitality with a range of treatments. Gliding Swedish massages boost circulation and chase away stress, and deep-tissue sessions knead the tautness out of pulled muscles. Lily makes sessions extra relaxing by applying hot towels and essential oils, not by leaving out a ventriloquist?s dummy with eyes that seem to follow you around the room.
Massage therapist Wendy Lou Peche’s massages are a blend of relaxing Swedish techniques and targeted deep-tissue moves. Regardless of the style her client prefers, she begins by leading them into a quiet white room, where troubles begin to unravel and nagging thoughts are sent to subconscious time-out. In addition to hot-stone therapy, which promotes circulation, Peche can also perform energy work or reflexology, which manipulates pressure points on the feet to treat areas throughout the body.
If clients peek into the drawers of one of the stylist stations at Chrysalis Salon & Spa, they'll find a variety of tools—scissors for snipping new looks, foils for tinting locks with highlights, and spray for teasing hair into updos. Over at the nail stations, they'll find a sweeping rainbow of shellac, acrylic, and gel polishes. And in the spa area, there are oils and skincare products for facials, waxes, and body treatments.
Strength of the Hands' logo has ten fingers, and the staff offers almost as many types of massage. Deep-tissue melts away aches with firm pressure, while Swedish involves long, flowing strokes. The seven massage therapists also specialize in the soothing heat of hot towel massage and assuage the pains of expectant mothers with prenatal massage. Beautification is just as important as relaxation, as the service menu also includes facials, body waxing, and barnacle removal.