Relax & Rejuvenate helps clients relax and relieve stress in a peaceful environment. With certified massage therapists on staff, Relax & Rejuvenate offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massages to help ease its clients' tight muscles and tired backs.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life". Since she was a child, Ashley Petet had heard this old adage repeated, but never believed it until enrolling in the Institute of Massage Therapies. There she found a deep satisfaction in helping others feel better. Under expert guidance, she fine-tuned her Swedish massage and trigger point techniques, as well as receiving education in cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, and energy healing. Now Ashley loves her job as a certified massage therapist and everyday slackens muscles in the comfort of her own Just Breathe Massage studio.
Becky M. Hogge, a licensed cosmetologist for more than 24 years, sees Urban Escape Salon and Day Spa as a space outside of time. She and her staff view their venue as a sanctuary where clients can recline and recharge before walking back into busy schedules. Managing such an oasis is not as restful as visiting one, however. To update her repertoire of services, Becky attends hair shows and continuing-education classes throughout the year. Her resulting expertise allows her to style all hair types, to imbue strands with fresh color, and to craft formal updos for special occasions. She is also certified in keratin straightening treatments and staunchly believes in the aesthetic value of professional salon products. Formulas from Redken, Pureology, and Bioelements all contribute to her trimming and texturizing appointments.
In addition to haircare, the spa hosts a catalog of relaxing body treatments. Massage techniques range from Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to hot-stone work and reflexology. Nail technicians beautify hands and feet with mani-pedis and paraffin dips, a more professional moisturizing method than wearing lotion-filled mittens. Custom facials, facial waxing, tanning, and makeup applications round out the menu of pampering services.
Lounging amid the salon's robin's-egg blue walls, guests undergo full-on makeovers via 3-D nail designs and cut and color treatments. One Touch of Paradise is also a multicultural salon, which means that each stylist is an expert in all hair types, regardless of color or texture.
Inside Olivia Foster’s massage studio, potted plants and oak cabinets envelop guests in a sense of peace—a far cry from the hectic world outside the door’s billowing white curtain. A 1995 graduate of the Richmond Academy of Massage, Foster went into business for herself soon afterward, relieving herself of the stress of punching a time clock until it worked it again. In her own website’s words, she’d rather “care for people without the rush and fuss” of less intimate massage studios, and today she focuses on her clients’ needs while staying attuned to their physical, emotional, and spiritual states. A variety of bodywork and massage treatments impart relaxation while soothing stress and muscle pain, and full-day retreats combine several services for hours of pampering extending through the stressful 8,000,000-decibel sirens that blare every afternoon.
The medical technicians at Eastern Virginia Medical Spa know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.