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. Reed's priority is in maintaining a quiet, clean office, but those who prefer to be massaged in mud pits surrounded by marching bands can arrange home and office calls.
The specialized staff at Salon Stewart helps clients keep up appearances and muscle-morale with hair and massage services. After a swift style consultation kicks off an hour-long cut and style, the precise snips of the stylist’s well-trained scissors and the gentle breath of the blow-dryer can frame noggins with sleek strands that bounce, shimmy, or tickle enemies on command. Alternatively, opt to pick from the salon’s smorgasbord of hair services—hair-owners can transform texture with a permanent wave ($80+) or change ponytail hues with two-toned highlights ($90+). Stylists can also prep coiffures for glam-rock bar mitzvahs or red-carpet PowerPoint presentations with special-occasion styling ($60+).
VIP Salon and Spa offers a full menu of aesthetic services. Relax in one of six private pedicure rooms outfitted with pipeless pedicure bowls and Sealy Posturepedic massage chairs. An expert nail technician soaks, scrubs, moisturizes, and polishes your twenty DNA-capturers with a luxurious mani-pedi. VIP's keratin-based Brazilian blowout safely secures silky smooth strands without harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde. A stylist will wield an arsenal of natural products that rejuvenate tresses ravaged by sun, chlorine, and rubber cement, adding a luxurious shine.
Committed to holistic healing techniques, the licensed aestheticians at Somata Spa cool and soothe bodies plagued by environmental impurities with 60-minute body wraps. The hot fango lava mud wrap targets bodily tightness with localized heat and a foot and leg massage, easing pain and soreness caused by overworked muscles and live-porcupine loofahs. Issue misbehaved skin an eviction notice with the sea salt body glow, which scrubs parched pelts with natural sea salt and essential oils before a warm shower and whipped moisturizer calm exhilarated skin. The seaweed wrap fortifies epidermal edifices with mineral-rich ocean flora, drawing out toxins more conveniently than an excursion to a spa nestled at the heart of an eerie underwater mer-kingdom.
Sakora Salon & Day Spa carefully cleanses hair with the plants, flowers, and other natural ingredients hiding deep inside Aveda products. After conferring with customers to determine the perfect plan of action, the expert stylists treat weary necks and scalps to a massage, wash hair, and blow-dry strands, then start sculpting and styling each lock to breathe new life into the empty shell of an old hairdo. Sakora's bold red and pale yellow walls create a pleasant contrast that inspires hair to gracefully accept its new style, and the salon's interior presentation of tropical plants, candles, and sleek furniture keeps jittery follicles calm throughout the haircare procedure.
The gentle alchemists and pure products at Tre’s Eleve’, an Aveda concept salon and spa, enrich outsides while stimulating insides to be more peaceful, confident, and aware. The 90-minute Aveda customized facial treats nose racks to breakthrough cleansing and hydrating performances tailored to counter each client’s dry-skin drama, acne-redness romance, or fine-line tragedy. As massage and zen aromas drive away loitering stress and death-metal bands, an eye-zone therapy—featuring a gentle massage and flower- and plant-based products—deflates the inner tubes around tired see-sockets to soothe and revitalize delicate areas. The ensuing perfect plant peel exfoliates like a 30 percent glycolic peel, but its green power is able to strip built-up layers of epidermal overpaint down to a Rembrandt original without leaving remnants of redness and irritation. Tre’s Eleve’ facials use sustainable, plant-based Aveda products, providing holistic nourishment for meat-abhorring pores. While faces are being pampered, feet lap up an express pedicure, which snips, tidies, and coats convex keratin calcifications.