When 38-year-old Patrick Finster decided to become a massage therapist, he lacked experience. He had never received a massage, much less administered one. But, he took a leap of faith and enrolled at East-West Healing Arts Institute to study massage therapy and reflexology. In addition to his local training, Finster has traveled to China to gain a deeper understanding of the art. As a result, the massage therapist is well versed in Eastern and Western modalities, including deep therapeutic bodywork, Chinese cupping, foot reflexology, and Thai stretching.
Silky curtains, damask artwork, and earth-toned candles set the mood at Bare, where the staff massage therapists and aesthetician fuse Eastern healing techniques and Western beauty treatments. On top of waxing and reiki, they specialize in prenatal massages that help relieve tension on weight-bearing joints and ease emotional stress that can be caused by pregnancy.
As an Aveda salon, A-Glo brings beauty back to nature with professional salon products based on floral and plant essences. Soothe winter-weary mugs with a personalized Elemental Nature facial. A-Glo's skincare sages concoct epidermal elixirs to address the specific skincare issues of each client, tweaking treatments to soothe sensitive skin, moisturize dry and damaged tissue, clear oily or acne-prone countenances, and reduce the signs of aging. The one-hour treatment also includes tranquil aromatherapy, optional extractions, and a post-facial makeup touch-up.
Perfect Brow Bar was born in 2008, when the United States first started embracing eyebrow threading—an ancient method of removing unwanted hair with swift twists of a cotton thread. As the service’s popularity grew, so did Perfect Brow Bar: it now boasts more than 15 locations across the central states. Some patrons report that threading is less painful, causes less redness, and is more precise than waxing, and the method doesn't require any brutal candle killing. In addition to threading, the trained staff beautifies clients with services including facials, eyelash extensions, and henna tattoos.
The dedicated stylists at Bellasazi Salon & Spa out of their to make clients feel like part of an extended family in their stylish and comfortable space. Using on-going education for new trends, their services range from hair, nail, and cosmetic work and facials to whole-body treatments. During an aroma-body-wrap treatment, for example, a custom blend of therapeutic aromatherapy oils soothes the entire body as it’s wrapped in heated blankets before a spritz of cooling herbal tonic leaves the skin silky smooth. The staff also treats and beautifies clients with massage therapy rendered between walls that are a cool blue. Wedding spa packages leave brides looking their best for the big days, even if the “brides” are just actresses getting way too into their next roles.
Overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon and committed to increasing each client's confidence, Anasazi Medical Spa's skilled skin techs help fine-tune complexions, trim figures, and smooth skin with detailed aesthetic services. Operating out of two locations, the med-spa's staff strives to stay abreast of the latest technologies, mastering laser hair treatments, fat-sculpting tools, and exfoliating hovercrafts.