Bamboo Massage’s licensed muscle maestro, Kevin Gravell, orchestrates head-to-toe massage symphonies composed to suit individual needs. Lime-green walls and dim lighting beckon relaxers to take respite atop a cushy massage bed, where the tissue tenderizers will knead backs, shoulders, and legs to melt stress, alleviate pain, and shoo away parrots from their natural shoulder habitats. Throughout each 60-minute treatment, skin can soak up hypoallergenic oils and lotions, which further assuage anxiety while hydrating parched dermal deserts. Additionally, clients can request that therapists incorporate fragrant essential oils, transforming the session into an aroma-therapeutic paradise and provoking noses to grow third nostrils.
Cosmetologist Gina Jones is the owner of Gina's Hair Villa Salon, where she and her experienced manicurists offer nail and hair services. Using products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, Gina expertly matches hair colors to skin tones. Meanwhile, Shellac, gel, and odor-free acrylic nail polishes coat fingers and toes.
A stroll through La Rouge Spalon & Boutique is a promenade back in time. In the waiting room, a cherry-red leather sofa and black shelves inspire modernity; in another room, the proprietors channel the 1950s with striped walls and checkered floors. In a separate makeup room, six round palettes of foundation and eye shadow rise up from a table like the drum set of a 1980s hair band from the stage. This diverse variety of styles characterizes La Rouge Spalon, which embraces the changing times with sleek cuts and bold color highlights tailored to client preference. Healing wraps and infrared sauna sessions help detoxify the body while promoting relaxation and weight loss. Clients may also solicit La Rouge for a chip-resistant Shellac manicure, or nix unwanted hair from upper lips with a private waxing session.
Jamie N. Collins owns the chief set of healing hands at Calm Sensations, through which she channels experience from 650 hours of ache-easing education. The nationally certified massage and bodywork therapist doles out pain-dispersing treatments atop a heated massage table, and employs the healing and communicative power of touch to relax suffering trapezius muscles and silence the threats of rebellious deltoids to run away and join the science center.
A Paul Mitchell signature salon, Twilight Salon & Spa ensures that its talented stylists design and shape tresses according to the most current styles and techniques. Amiable coiffeurs shear strands into soft, feathery layers before applying a nourishing Paul Mitchell glaze, which counteracts frizzy flyaways by assigning each wisp a fieldtrip buddy. The demipermanent clear coat clings to hair for up to six weeks, promoting shine without distorting chemical or natural hair color. Scrupulous nail techs reward digits for grammatically correct text messaging with trimming, cuticle care, and an even varnish of OPI polish during a one-hour mani-pedi service.
Laura Lochbaum has practiced massage therapy for more than a decade. During this time, she has amassed more than 1,000 hours of training, trained in Thailand, and never wrestled a bear. Having also studied meditation, breath work, and herbal medicine, Laura takes a holistic approach to massage therapy. Her massage specialties include Asian body treatments and specialized prenatal and postpartum massage.
What do a resort hotel and the Battle of Asheville have in common? A sister-in-law. Well, her name at least. Emma Adelaide Clayton was the sister-in-law of George Wesley Clayton, the colonel who defended the city during the Battle of Asheville. The skirmish was fought on the land where Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort now resides. To commemorate the leader, the resort named their adjoining spa Adelaide Spa.
Though the beauty haven is named after a woman from the late 1800s, its interior is anything but dated. Mod pendant lamps cast soft light on therapists who rejuvenate guests in sumptuous chambers with raw wood beams and thick textiles. Aestheticians balance and tone skin with organic skincare products and refresh bodies with herbal body wraps and organic sugar scrubs. In the salon area, stylists cleanse, cut, and color manes using Redken, Kenra, and Moroccanoil products.
A complimentary robe and slippers await guests before each treatment, as do complimentary beverages and snacks. When guests arrive for appointments, they are also welcome to gargle the alphabet with herbal tea or use the resort's amenities, including the sauna and childcare services.