Chet Cardinale, a licensed acupuncturist and registered dietetic technician, has trained extensively in acupuncture and herbal medicine both at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and at the Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital. At his eponymous clinic, he employs the traditional and esoteric acupuncture techniques he's learned, placing thin, sterile needles along the body's energy pathways and supplementing their healing effects with Chinese herbs and nutritional counseling. He tailors each session to individual patients, aiming to help them quit smoking, reduce energy imbalances, or assuage stress and anxiety.
Total Tan offers all-season solutions for transforming dull dermises into blissfully sun-kissed skin suits. For traditional bed and booth tanning, choose from a radiant array of artificial, cleanly sun pods to build your glow from palest amber to Midas-pawed gold. Or heat-shy coloration seekers may prefer UV-free Mystic spray tanning, which blankets the body in a fine mist to achieve effortless bronzing.
The seasoned, friendly tendril-tamers at The Hare Hut civilize savage cuticles and pacify surly digits with expert nail services. With a professional manicure, customers relax as grabby grapplers are buffed, filed, and polished to glistening perfection. Meanwhile, the bundled pedicure service revamps toes so they feel gorgeous enough to approach dapper shoes and ask them out on a date. As their phalanges are thoroughly mollycoddled, patrons can soak in the welcoming ambience of The Hare Hut’s brightly colored furnishings and warmly lit space.
Coventina—Erie's largest, most exclusive spa—beautifies bodies and creates comelier countenances with a variety of soothing services. Wrap yourself in luxury—and linens—with the herbal body wrap ($50), a de-stressing full-body wrap, where herb-infused linens help stimulate circulation, eliminate toxins, heal sore muscles, and make noses think there's Thanksgiving stuffing nearby. A paraffin wrap ($55) uses the wonders of wax to soften and moisturize winter-hardened body rind. For a more specific sprucing up, the Bioelements facial ($55) is personalized to each patient's complexion, using a combination of deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and facial serums to correct impish imperfections. Coventina also performs a variety of manicures, pedicures, and massages amid the serene environment of its seven acres of wooded property.
Helmed by certified massage therapist Barb King, Pure Therapy ends stress's stranglehold on muscles and minds by promoting physical health and psychological well-being. King tailors her massages to each client, kneading away chronic aches and targeting painful problem areas. The Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate anxiety. Fluid strokes extract tension and stress, whisking the spirit to an isle of tranquility, where the sun always shines and the alarm clock never recites bawdy limericks. An effective way to ease headaches, back pain, and arthritis, a Swedish massage offers a chance at blissful relief. Meanwhile, warm yellow lamps, calming green walls, and a cozy fireplace distract guests with aesthetic comfort as the therapist evicts pesky charley horses and surly tendon jockeys.