Back in 2007, master stylist Ericka Bustamante noticed her town was in need of a new beauty haven, a one-stop shop for men, women, and children in need of beauty services. So Ericka took it upon herself to meet that demand and founded EBS Salon & Spa.
A single red accent wall glows at the back of the salon area where clients recline in black leather chairs and sip complimentary beverages of water and coffee. Surrounded by chic black furnishings and vaulted ceilings, guests are stylistically transformed by keratin treatments, eyelash extensions, GlyMed Plus Skin Care products, and glo minerals cosmetics. Other available treatments include massages and facials. At the newly built salon, clients will find ample parking as well as a kids' play area.
The massage therapists at Spa Heaven have a sensible solution for continually improving their techniques: they practice on each other. By drawing on that expert focus group, the staff has mastered the skills to soothe clients' bodies and minds with a unique blend of more than 15 modalities of Eastern and Western massage. But along with touch, the team also appeals to the other senses, filling rooms with the scents of aromatherapy oils and incense.
Spa Heaven's staff goes above and beyond treating aches with a slew of skin-rejuvenating body wraps. They concoct the compounds in their wraps from organic coffee in the organic green coffee body wrap, tropical fruit in the de-aging tropical fruit body wrap, and the finest mud pies in the aromatic dead sea mud wrap.
After spending 16 years in the field of dentistry, Susanne Novotny felt it was time for a change. She decided to pursue a career in a different type of healing?therapeutic and wellness massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Serendipity Massage & Laser, where she alleviates stress and tension with custom Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages.
The caring professional also spends one day per week working with a pain-management doctor to facilitate patients' healing. Novotny mixes her own essential-oil blends and creates sea salt and sugar scrubs, crafting all-natural and organic formulas to enhance relaxing massage sessions or re-create scratch-and-sniff memories from childhood.
If Salon Langeveldt’s zebra-print carpet, lime-green sofa, and bright-orange walls don’t tip you off, it’s only a matter of time before you notice that the staff members don’t shy away from creativity. Their service menu may be lengthy, but they excel at everything they do. One secret behind their success lies in the products they choose to employ—professional formulas from Matrix, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, among others. In addition to free WiFi and complimentary beverages, Salon Langeveldt offers a playroom for kids and adults with youthful haircuts.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Sports Therapy
Brands Used: RockTape, Biofreeze
Brandi Chase, the owner of The Athlete Stop, specializes in repairing people. She assembled a deep bench of medical and physical specialists, from doctors and chiropractors to dieticians and massage therapists. They all combine services to help athletes overcome injuries and get back to the sports they love. The team performs all their services in a heavily sports-themed clinic, complete with memorabilia-bedecked walls and an ever-blinking slideshow of patient accomplishments. Of course, the clinic is not without the staff's own personal touches; Brandi and company love the orange, and painted several whole rooms in the color, presumably to help them imagine what it's like to live inside a tiger.
The mission of Energee Massage is right in the name: to help clients regain their healthy vigor. Under the direction of founder Dr. John Boren, a skilled staff provides both fitness and wellness services in one spacious building. The treatments themselves continue the active theme—15-minute express workouts, for example, rely on whole-body vibration platforms and other specialized equipment designed to efficiently tone muscles. Guests seeking relaxation can opt for a classic massage, recline atop a dry HydroMassage table, or kick back in a RoboMassage chair programmed to feel empathy. An onsite infrared sauna promotes detoxification and works to burn calories, and weight-loss programs provide nutritional guidance. No matter what the treatment, the wellness professionals aim to make Energee Massage a welcoming place to begin or continue on the road to health.