Glamour Girls Day Spa dotes on burgeoning princesses with an array of services all set in a colorful setting with radiant, pink walls. Girls ages 2–12 waltz into the whimsically decorated spa, flouncing into a robe and flip-flops made from equal parts clouds and lamb giggles before indulging in age-appropriate treatments. Sprightly fingers and toes preen during the mini mani-pedi as experienced stylists file away rough nails and reshape cuticles. After a scented facial spruces up smiles, a makeup session transforms visages to replicate looks of their favorite fairy-tale characters, teen idols, or suffragists. Pairs also relax as tresses levitate in simple up-dos or weave together into partial braids.
Susan Zhao understands massage therapy. Licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Virginia, and Georgia, she divides her time between attending to clients' needs and overseeing the three Jo Jo's Massage locations that she founded. At these spas, Susan's staff uses a wide range of massage modalities intended to indulge and relax visitors, provide therapeutic relief, or even a bit of both. During hot-stone massages, a therapist treats troublesome areas with heated stones, which radiate heat to soothe tightly knotted muscles located deep beneath the surface. Reflexology treatments target specific areas along the feet with focused pressure, attempting to trigger the nerves that help heal organ systems throughout the rest of the body.
Dark wood accents and wrought-iron decor wrap around a team of salon, spa, and health-care specialists. Dr. Gibbons is a licensed professional in chiropractic, massage therapy, and cosmetology who utilized her diverse background to found Trans4Mations Salon, Spa & Healthcare. She uses Matrix Logics Color DNA System products, a coloring line blended with conditioning polymers, silicone, and follicle-strengthening protein shakes. Aestheticians glide around private treatment rooms using Repêchage skincare products that combine vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to help normalize skin and combat signs of aging. Trans4Mations' menu of health-care services can realign backs with spinal adjustments, relax tight muscles with massage therapy, and reduce trigger points and inflammation with a variety of therapeutic modalities.
Licensed aesthetician Yvonne Harper scrapes away blemishes using a mechanical exfoliation wand during a series of 45-minute microdermabrasion treatments. During the treatment, aluminum-oxide crystal particles burnish the face's surface to remove outer layers of skin and reveal the healthier, more active skin cells drinking whey protein underneath. A diamond-tip polish then regulates texture across the face, resulting in smoother, more luminous skin. The procedure stimulates the collagen and elastin production that can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles and firm up sagging skin around the jaw, eyes, and nose. As patients undergo their multi-session treatment courses, sun damage and blemishes gradually fade from view, revealing complexions as even as a pillow fight between two black belts. Yvonne recommends scheduling treatments once a week. Check the FAQ for information on preparation and post-treatment care.
Ojas customizes its Body in Bliss massage session to the needs of each individual client in order to drain the body's tree trunk of its stress sap. The massage technician will start by speaking with you about your aches, pains, and anxiety dreams and will then use that knowledge to set his or her hand phasers to "relax." From there, simply lie still and bliss out as your tensions are massaged, stroked, kneaded, and occasionally garotted away. Body in Bliss incorporates a serenity-enhancing blend of essential oils that massage the nose as much as the body and uses warm stones to stimulate circulation and draw deep-set tension out of the body's muscles, joints, and field of glandmines. You'll leave Ojas's premises with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
The expression experts at Facelogic are dedicated to refreshing dermises and promoting beauty that is skin deep. An hour of exfoliating microdermabrasion evicts deadbeat skin cells squatting beneath the dermal surface and boosts collagen production in the process. This noninvasive treatment improves the skin’s density and firmness and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and unsightly wrinkles. Afterward, skin will appear brighter, clearer, and softer, undoing years of squishing it and playing the MMORPG known as real life. Once facial walls have been refinished, an eyebrow waxing renovates ocular archways to match. Forehead caterpillars are lovingly trimmed, shaping the face and upping the punching power of a suggestively raised eyebrow.