Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Beattie Aller plies her trade at Grosse Ile Massage in Lotus Studio, located on the idyllic island of Grosse Ile. There, she offers a wealth of massage modalities, relaxing and healing her clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, acupressure, biomat treatments, and reflexology techniques, which involve applying pressure to feet, hands, or ears.
Mark Reed has been a massage therapist since 1992, but he's constantly updating his education to keep his skills in tip-top shape. He specializes in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and deep-tissue massage, and his trained digits utilize relaxation-focused, injury-healing, and prenatal modalities.
Martoni’s Salon cultivates hand and foot beauty and health with a 75-minute mani-pedi. Between the gold- and merlot-hued salon walls, a professional cuticle guru evaluates fingers, toes, and surveillance footage of nail biting to determine the client’s treatment needs. In a flurry of whittling fervor, the technician’s skilled fingers painstakingly trim and shape talons to their ideal symmetry. With all 20 nails proudly shining in salon light, the client’s choice of color polish bolsters style street cred without imparting the coercive vibe associated with bedazzled brass knuckles.