As a licensed massage therapist with a neuromuscular certification, Theresa Nowlin seeks more than just a temporary fix. By understanding the full extent of a patient's history, she aims to forever quell chronic headaches, whiplash, or shoulder strain from an overzealous thumb war match. Clients can opt for soothing aromatherapy bodywork using blossom extract essential oils, or deactivate lower-layer knots with her signature neuromuscular or deep-tissue techniques.
The licensed therapists at Trend e Spa Studios practice nine massage modalities—from Swedish to Thai—to ease emotional stress and soothe muscular aches. An added boost of aromatherapeutic essential oils can permeate their treatment rooms to inspire the senses as well as calm down the muscles. In addition to massages, Trend e Spa Studios brightens smiles with LED teeth-whitening treatments that can render teeth at least six shades whiter.
Licensed massage therapist John Angles has been healing twisted muscles and knotted backs since 1993. His services include relaxing Swedish massages, targeted deep-tissue massages, and healing sports massages, which Angles has developed during thousands of therapy hours throughout his massage therapy career.
Guided by plastic surgeon and owner Dr. Martin Blue, the staff at Mirage Medi Spa cleanses and exfoliates complexions with treatments customized to clients' skin concerns, from hair-removing Brazilian and bikini waxes to medical-grade chemical peels. To ensure the staff meets high standards, each employee is handpicked based on their medical training and then encouraged to further develop their skills with prescription Obagi advanced training and PCA medical skincare line advanced training. At the med-spa, the aestheticians draw on their extensive knowledge during consultations. Understanding that each client's skin is as unique as a snowflake?s thumbprint, the staff scrutinizes skin with a complete analysis. Then, their creativity comes into play. The team uses that information to customize a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion treatment, blending medical-grade ingredients to address concerns ranging from acne to rosacea.
At Evolution Salon & Day Spa Caroline Wright boasts nearly 20 years in the beauty industry, many of them spent in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Here, she works with a team of equally skilled senior stylists, master colorists, and massage therapists to bring beauty and tranquility to their clients. Their services range from hair design and sea spa manicures to 60-minute customized facials and coconut sea salt glow body scrubs.
William Henry Salon boasts more than 60 years of tress-trimming expertise. Stylists perform a slew of hair-helping services for men ($17+), women ($30+), kids ($15+, aged 10 and under), and lifelike Chia Pets, all with the aid of upscale products from Redken and Pureology. The salon wields a line of fancy follicle fixes such as the frizz-banishing keratin treatment, which smoothes strands and varies in cost depending on hair length and density ($200+). Visitors can also opt to transform looks with all-over color ($70+), a wave-making treatment ($70+), or a classy updo, perfect for summer weddings, graduations, or black-tie pig pickings ($45+).