Aesthetics Medical Spa combines the clinical expertise of a med spa with the soothing ambiance of a day spa, resulting in a space that is at once relaxing and rejuvenating. Owner Beth Brinson helms a team of aestheticians and licensed professionals who build healthy complexions by infusing each of their deep-cleansing, anti-aging, and teen facials with restorative moisturizers, exfoliants, and calming botanicals. When treating more serious concerns such as acne scars, technicians smooth over skin with noninvasive laser technology or cosmetic injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm. Massage therapists extend the med spa’s rejuvenating effects to the full body with four modalities that help flush out toxins and eliminate stress.
Elements Spa's menu of treatments, based on European spa therapies and Chinese medicinal teachings, reflects the interests of co-owner and master spa therapist Patti Beggs, who has experience as a licensed massage therapist, certified aesthetician, and tai chi instructor. During the one-hour signature massage, the light strokes of the Swedish technique follow a path smoothed with grapeseed oil, which has a light texture and high level of antioxidants more popular with skin than reality shows that star sharp-tongued bottles of moisturizer.
Acu-Na Wellness Center, now located in the Fletcher neighborhood, offers a wide range of wellness services from holistic health consultations to organic day spa treatments––including body scrubs, body wraps, and facials––to fitness courses, wellness consultations and programs, hydration therapy, and acupuncture. To an acupuncturist, the body’s surface is not just skin; it’s a map that can be used to refresh natural functions and mute chronic pains. This is done with very thin needles, which encourage the body to heal when inserted in specific points, a process that many describe as painless and relaxing. This ancient Eastern healing method is just one of the natural modalities that Acu-Na Wellness Center’s primary practitioner Mary J. Houge has mastered. She wields training in Chinese herbs, bodywork, functional nutrition, and lifestyle education to soothe such common bodily issues as neuro-endocrine imbalances to high blood pressure and cholesterol. Along with a team of massage therapists, wellness coaches, hydration specialists, and aestheticians, her associate staff––which includes a Kundalini yoga instructor––Mary helps to support healthy lifestyles by offering a FirstLine therapeutic lifestyle program, as well as an assortment of fitness classes such as personalized wellness coaching and sports nutrition training.
The staffers at The Fountain of Youth Day Spa and Salon Inc. each draw on 10 or more years of experience in their respective fields to revitalize clients’ minds and bodies. Massage therapist Steve Kisielewski soothes problems from muscle tension to fibromyalgia with his specialty neuromuscular massage, and aesthetician Theresa Kisielewski applies her training in manual lymphatic drainage and matrix energy work during carefully tailored facials. For hair services, clients come to see Jessie James, a stylist who artistically colors locks with ammonia-free Organic Systems products.
Blue Skye's preventative and natural healing arts services stem from the principles of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old health science that blends traditional Chinese medicine with Western techniques. The Center's offerings are diverse, ranging from yoga therapy and shirodhara head-oil treatments to aromatherapy massages, which ease tension and help vanquish body toxins. Blue Skye's licensed therapists also give a big hug to Mother Earth by using organic, natural, and pesticide-free products whenever possible.