The stylists at Top Image Salon & Spa orbit patrons on the almond-hued hardwood floor, their hands flitting around heads as they cut, color, and deep condition hair. Global Keratin products smooth locks, and massaging pedicure chairs gently ease neck and back tension from Atlas Halloween costumes while technicians coat nails with polish. In a private room with a wall mural of tranquil water, patrons bask in a treatment bed during massages, waxes, and applications of permanent makeup.
Sol Elements Massage Studio aims to bring a serene peacefulness to minds and healthful beauty to bodies with soothing yoga, spa, and massage-therapy treatments. Private and small-group yoga sessions boost spatial and spiritual awareness, and antioxidant-rich red-wine wraps infuse skin cells with life-giving moisture and an intricate knowledge of vintages and terroir. A wealth of gentle massages, exfoliating scrubs, and relaxing aromatherapy treatments not only ease away the troubles of the workday, but also promote wellness and health by leaching out toxins and increasing circulation.
BodyMx's licensed massage therapists master a variety of techniques to improve their clients' well-being with personalized services. Through their assortment of therapeutic modalities, they identify, target, and alleviate both physical and mental ailments, including back pain, muscle soreness, and anxiety. Deep-tissue massages employ slow strokes to relieve chronic tension, and shiatsu massages use pressure from thumbs, fingers, and palms to repair energy channels most susceptible to outages during thunderstorms.
Licensed massage therapist and aesthetician Monica Restrepo Jones is the "Mo" in MoJo Wellness Therapies. Starting off as a student athletic trainer for a local high school, Monica ascended through the ranks and eventually manned the sidelines of XFL and AFL games as the team trainer. These experiences shaped her understanding of the human body and what angle is unusual for an ankle, as well as increased her desire to spread wellness through massage. With a special certification for medical massage, she boasts the qualifications needed to fulfill doctor's orders after patients endure an injury or accident. To these treatments and her traditional massages, she sometimes adds heat or ice and organic, hypoallergenic creams to augment soothing without hiring a jazz saxophonist to play in the corner.
In addition to massage services, Monica wards off aging with facials and powerful treatments. Her skincare regimens are tweaked to target specific woes, such as acne or surprised expressions that won't wash off.
Emboldened by her training at High-Tech Institute, Sarah Elliott set out to ease her clients' tension and help them regain bodily harmony by opening her own studio in the Serenity Center. As guests recline on a microfiber blanket in a private, candlelit massage room, Sarah mends muscles with an array of soothing massage modalities, some of which incorporate essential oils and hot stones. During integrated-massage sessions, she combines Swedish relaxation techniques with trigger-point therapy, deep-tissue massage, and stretching to loosen muscles and subdue pain. As a prenatal-certified therapist, Sarah can also treat expectant mothers suffering from nausea, back pain, and stress through targeted kneading. Regular recipients of massage therapy often cite a host of benefits, such as better sleep, improved concentration, and the ability to finish friends’ sentences for them.
At Paragon Hair and Nails, stylists dutifully note clients' verbally penned hair-related wish lists during in-depth consultations before they shampoo, shear, and style locks. Each stylist carefully creates styled masterpieces with services such as Moroccanoil treatments and hair extensions that send clients sallying out of the 2,500-square-foot salon feeling as confident as Albert Einstein traveling forward in time.