Owner Lisa Kowal employs a skilled staff of beauticians to prettify heads, shoulders, knees, and toenails in her swanky full-service day spa. A regular manicure and pedicure gussies up hands exhausted from unending Rock Paper Scissors battles and feet fried from extensive paddleboat commutes. A keratin whisperer will trim and shape nails before pushing cuticles back into their half-moon-shaped lairs. Mani-pedi maestros moisturize customers' skin and apply a captivating nail color, allowing fingers and toes to moonlight as roadside reflectors when they're not busy elevating otherwise humdrum outfits to the highest echelon of elegance.
Belinda worked as a cosmetologist for years before following her dream of becoming a licensed massage therapist. Now she spends her days at Triple M, LLC kneading patrons as they recline on comfy massage tables stuffed with marshmallows. The long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage gently coax muscles out of tense situations, while deep-tissue techniques unravel deeply-rooted muscle knots. Belinda also specializes in pregnancy massages and incorporates hot stones to further melt stress.
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.
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.
If there is one overarching principle that guides licensed massage therapist Kori through each of her bodywork treatments, it is that no two bodies are the same. With nimble fingers and knowledge in nine massage modalities, Kori draws on a wealth of techniques as she devises a custom routine to alleviate each client’s individual aches and injuries. Her orthopedic massages target pain in soft tissues, and her penetrating deep-tissue massages work below superficial muscle layers to release toxins and excavate fossilized television remotes. Her Swedish, orthopedic, and reflexology massages also soothe bodies with varying levels of pressure.
Nestled among 90 acres of manicured lakeside land, The Abbey Resort swaddles guests in luxury with comprehensive hospitality service and a network of nearby attractions. Less than an hour's drive from Milwaukee and the northern suburbs of Chicago, the resort shelters boarders in more than 300 guest rooms, which feature cozy cottage-styled décor and bathrooms finished with marble and stone accents. Each resort or pool-view room boasts one pillow-top king-size bed or two queen size beds to accommodate any lost rocketeers who fly onto the outdoor balcony or patio. Spacious chambers include amenities such as LCD televisions and high-speed Internet access for high-tech breaks, in case getaways become too rustic. Athletically inclined lodgers flock to the 35,000-square-foot Avani Spa open cardio-fitness workout area, sauna, and steam room. Groupon holders can enjoy 20% off Avani's full menu of spa services to soothe sore muscles and childhood memories of getting imaginary frostbite during intense games of freeze tag. All spa services require advanced registration.