Nationally certified massage therapist Alexis Rich melts muscular tightness and eases chronic pain with several massage modalities. Broad and fluid Swedish strokes smooth away stress, whereas deep-tissue massages target specific aches with additional pressure and a motivational speech. Clients can relax under the radiating warmth of a hot-stone massage or steep paws in a foot soak followed by an arch-plying reflexology treatment. Alexis also illuminates visages with custom facials, blending her own formulas from homemade ingredients. Guests repose in a private room sheltered by sapphire surroundings and a wall mirror rimmed in ethereal lights that lends to an ambiance calmer than a placid lake after anger-management classes.
Licensed massage therapist Johnny Lawrence subdues sore muscles with a blend of gentle and firm massage styles. Deep-tissue massages journey down into fascia to release the tension that causes knots, Swedish massages silence yelping aches and pains with smooth, flowing strokes, and prenatal sessions accommodate the unique pains of expecting mothers.
The team at Pure Wax & Tan has unlocked the secret to beauty: luxurious treatments that make clients feel good about themselves. The certified-and-licensed waxing professionals pursue their confidence-boosting mission by smoothing down hirsute bodies with waxing for a range of areas, including facial waxing, body waxing, bikini waxing, and Brazilians. They also bronze curves with two forms of tanning, neither of which involve lying under the sun or yelling at the moon until daylight arrives. The tanning staff applies custom-formulated airbrush spray tans by hand, or clients can recline in the spa’s Ultimate Envy Collection tanning beds. The beds are engineered with e3 technology and eco-friendly bulbs to infuse bodies with a deep, rich glow.
At GOGA Studios, 10-minute sessions on whole-body-vibration GOGA platforms pair with infrared saunas, himalayan salt lamps, and ionized water to detoxify and rejuvenate bodies. Each experience at GOGA centers on the vibrating platforms, which oscillate and simulate a walking motion. This causes muscles to contract up to 30 times per second for a multitude of benefits, such as weight loss, toned muscles, decreased stress, and an improved shimmy. Sessions in the infrared sauna further aid weight loss by stimulating the body’s metabolism with warm, soothing infrared light.
Gleaning her baking skills from her mother and grandmother, Gigi's Cupcakes' eponymous owner opened her first cupcake hub in 2008, drawing upon her entrepreneurial spirit and gift for crafting beautifully topped cupcakes. The franchised cupcakery now has 50 locations, each of which churns out 12 daily-rotating flavors that are made fresh every morning. The shop's selection of more than 40 flavors includes Canadian Maple, Southern Comfort, and Champagne—a bubbly-flavored base topped with an edible pearl. Patrons can pick out sweet treats from the daily selection or preorder them at least one day in advance online, by phone, or via singing telegram.