Inside this relaxing oasis, a team of beauty experts pampers clients from head to toe with invigorating treatments for the skin, body, and hair. Aestheticians tailor facials to counter skin-specific woes, keeping faces smooth with add-ons such as enzyme masks, glycolic peels, or waxing. During massage sessions, therapists soothe muscle aches with Swedish, sports, or four-handed massage therapy, which enlists the help of either two therapists or one well-trained dog. Split ends hit the floor in the salon, where talented stylists turn out freshly cut, colored, and styled coifs. Beyond these three pillars of beauty, Cottage Spa also tends to nails with a coat of vibrant polish or long-lasting gel.
Hands, lower legs, upper lips?all of them can become sleek, soft, and hair-free with help from aesthetician Jennifer Scheetz. Jennifer is just one of the many beautifying professionals that make up the Brentwood Salon & Day Spa team. Inside the salon, the experts cater to their clients' every pampering need, doling out everything from skin treatments such as ultrasonic and deep pore cleansing facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and sea salt glow body treatments to manicures and deep-tissue massages. The team can even tint brows and lashes for added dramatic effect.
A few wisps of smoke from an extinguished candle hang in the air, along with the lingering fragrance of aromatic oils and the soft strains of jazz or nature sounds. One of the licensed massage therapists at Mona Lisa's Massage & Wellness has completed another relaxing session, easing muscle tension and stress with modalities such as hot-stone therapy, pregnancy or sports massage, or reflexology. The center's practitioners operate in an intimate and tranquil four-room suite complete with a mani-pedi station. In the couples room, pairs enjoying a Yin + Yang massage nosh on chocolate-covered strawberries and discuss how to install electric handlebar warmers on a tandem bike.
The crew exfoliates skin with coconut-lime-scented scrubs and detoxifies bodies with wraps that include a session in the steam sauna. They also aim to clear complexions with 10 different anti-aging facial treatments and peels.
Reflexologist Bruce Dailey knows that the body is a complex, interconnected system that makes symptoms and causes hard to untangle. So in an effort to both educate and soothe his neighbors, he opened Bruce Dailey’s Health Foods, where he supplies dietary supplements and vitamins in addition to administering reflexology treatments. The store’s shelves contain bottles of natural supplements and tested remedies that complement his body-balancing methods, working to heal conditions such as migraines, allergies, depression, and the inability to open child-proofed bottles.
Lilac Healing Center is staffed by a diverse group of trained therapists who improve their clients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Founded by licensed massage therapist Kathryn McDaniel, Lilac Healing Center slowly grew out of a series of other businesses—what began simply in 2002 as a place where people went to get a massage became a destination for all kinds of healing services. Today, the staffers not only perform bodywork and therapeutic yodeling, but they also provide acupuncture, energy work, and custom vitamin programs. In addition, the center hosts a multitude of both private and group yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes.
The Ritz Salon's stylists cut and trim the locks of men and women, often using balayage, a French hair-painting technique, to tint strands. Aestheticians completely remove hair during facial waxes and slough off dead skin with microdermabrasion crystals. They further rid your body of unwanted entities with ionic footbaths that detoxify and reduce the need for family members to wear hazmat suits around you.