The team at Advanced Skin Care & More soothes body and mind with a synergy of ancient techniques and modern technology. Aestheticians with medical or paramedical training precede every facial with a skin analysis and black-light screening, which can detect skin conditions or milk mustaches. After determining the client's unique skincare needs, an aesthetician cleanses and exfoliates with natural and organic products. Some treatments combat signs of aging with infrared or intense pulsed light, microcurrents, and ultrasound. Aside from facials, the day spa offers massage modalities that range from deep tissue to champissage, an Ayurvedic form of head massage that stimulates the scalp and upper body to increase circulation and the ability to wiggle each ear independently.
More than 150 total years of experience lend steadiness to the shears of Grooming Lounge Barber Spa's barber-stylists, who create stylish cuts that continue to look sharp as they grow out. Combining traditional barber styling techniques with a tropical, Tommy Bahama theme, the shop creates a relaxing atmosphere for men that includes flat-screen TVs and a beverage bar. In addition to cut and color treatments for both men and women, Grooming Lounge offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massages, which release tension from the body brought on by each hair's absolute terror at finally facing down a pair of scissors.
The massage therapist at Marjon the Salon reduces stress and eases body tension with calming or intensive one-hour massages. Patrons sip a refreshing complimentary mimosa, and the muscle-soothing maestro relaxes weary backs with Swedish techniques, including long, fluid strokes, kneading, and occasional tapping to communicate with nerve endings via Morse code. The Swedish style, designed to decrease anxiety and improve circulation, can be administered with a gentle or firm touch or with scarlet-hued gelatin fish. For a more powerfully focused massage experience, a deep-tissue massage finesses fascia with forceful pressure, targeting areas of chronic pain and knotted tension.
Pilates Plus has a trio of studios, and each serves a specific purpose. The first is outfitted with Pilates Reformer machines, atop which students whittle their core muscles and increase their flexibility. The second has ample space for the other fitness classes on the gym's schedule: dance-inspired Zumba, kickboxing, mat Pilates, and Booty Barre, which coalesces dance, yoga, and Pilates. The third studio opens for massage and personal-training clients.
The aestheticians at Mai Beauty Nail & Hair Salon transform dilapidated finger shingles into immaculate, polished nails in spa mani-pedis. Technicians soak digits in warm water and remove lingering polish to prepare them for nail trimming, buffing, and nude performances in avant-garde puppet theaters. Everyday burdens evaporate under targeted pressure as a massage leaves feet swathed in lotion and feelings of contentment. After being de-callused and swaddled in a hot towel, feet may prove too smooth to stay inside any shoes that haven't been glued on. Finally, digits don polish coats in the color of their choice, while nails that select the second option acquire a long-lasting Shellac sheen.
Timothy Ray Laber is certified in advanced neuromuscular techniques, cranial release, and has been a massage therapist 30 years. Even with these impressive credentials, he considers himself a student. Each client is a wonderful new opportunity to learn; that’s why he calls massage therapy––and his practice––a labor of love. In the comfort of his private studio, clients can request his signature cranial release techniques for central nervous system relief, or alleviate lower-layer aches with deep-tissue pressure or neuromuscular bodywork.