Salon Nouveau's sunny staff subdue everyday stresses with refreshing spa treatments. A new service fashioned by the salon's aestheticians, the soothing session is a relaxing regimen that hydrates and revitalizes tired skin, while kneading away muscle stress acquired after years on the competitive cheese-rolling circuit. Relax as an aesthetician begins the treatment with a light brushing—which aims to activate circulation and lightly exfoliate skin—followed by the addition of aromatic essential oils, relaxing the pelt until it falls dreamily into its dermal REM cycle. The paramount pampering experience culminates as the professional muscle magician soothes and caresses strained sinews with targeted strokes, leaving the body loose, luminous, and ready to backbend back into the world.
Spa NiVa pampers and beautifies every part of the body with a full service menu that incorporates treatments for skin care, massage, nails, and waxing. Using medical-grade skin care products, skin specialists clear pores and banish impurities with facials, peels, and dermaplaning, a treatment that scrapes away dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a surgical blade. Waxing treatments smoothen skin by removing hair with warm wax and microscopic landscapers who pull weeds from the roots. Nail technicians decorate fingers and toes with shellac polish or soften skin by dipping appendages into paraffin wax. Meanwhile, licensed massage therapists use kneading techniques and various degrees of pressure to alleviate stress, stiffness, and secretly being an invertebrate double agent.
At That Girl Therapeutic Massage, the licensed massage therapists' arms never get tired. Each practitioner has proved this fact by graduating from the Cortiva Institute, which educates students in the art of bodywork while galvanizing their hands, wrists, and forearms with 1,000 hours of massage time.
Massage therapists ameliorate sore muscles with seven massage modalities. Conventional techniques, such as Swedish and deep tissue, squeeze out toxins and help muscles recoup from long car rides or rigorous games of Yahtzee. Reflexology taps into the body?s self-healing properties by targeting specific points on the hands and feet that transmit signals to virtually all areas of the body.
For more than 20 years, Pauline Bertrand and her staff have built Nails-Go-Round into a brain trust for innovations in natural and artificial nail enhancements. Nail artisans paint meticulous handcrafted designs, along with a diverse salon menu of acrylic nails, UV gel topcoats, and more than 90 hues of Shellac and traditional polish. Clients can also supplement mani-pedis with luxury services such as exfoliating scrubs and relaxing hand massages that leave skin as smooth as a seal who’s just talked his way into a herring tank.
A licensed cosmetologist with more than 25 years of experience, Ceci Sahm opens the Spanish-style doors of the Morning Sky Salon to clients craving luxurious beautifying treatments performed with certified organic products. In the 20-minute Intermezzo facial, Yonka Paris products moisturize and refresh skin with a soft, aromatic flower-and-fruit gel, leaving cheeks supple and elastic enough to store an entire winter's worth of acorns. As a meticulous manicurist sculpts and paints nails, patrons' eyes can wander over the salon's Spanish-colonial-revival architecture and courtyard fountain. Children can romp in a shady play area in the courtyard, boxing their shadows or reciting famous poems backwards to reprogram all nearby English lit majors' minds.