The certified pamperers at Tennessee Floyd's Bodywork soothe frayed nerves and rekindle sallow complexions with a robust repertoire of massage and spa treatments. With dexterous, attuned fingertips, licensed massage therapists deliver long, relaxing Swedish-style strokes, unburdening bodies of the tension that coils minds into Slinky-esque shapes. During sports-medicine-influenced massages, therapists target athletic afflictions, and clients in search of exotic forms of bodywork can indulge in specialty massages, such as hot-stone and rain-drop treatments, which boost blood flow and usher in deep serenity. Additionally, during exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs, aestheticians slough off epidermis-dulling dry skin to restore a natural glow rivaling even the most enthusiastic firefly. Clients meanwhile relax into aromatherapy sessions to awaken olfactory glands that have been in a deep sleep since the neighborhood donut shop shuttered its doors.
The yoga studio at The Bee Well Boutique & Spa is probably much different from what students are accustomed to. More living room than studio, the space features bright-white wainscoting, decorative mirrors and clocks, and even a fireplace. This quirky setting makes for a comfortable, welcoming environment where students of all levels can work through yoga poses and breathing exercises.
The homey ambiance extends throughout the rest of the space, where aestheticians conduct a variety of facials in private treatment rooms. Post-facial, clients can opt for a sunless tan, or peruse the varied massage menu. On the boutique side, accessories and locally made beauty products occupy shelves, and patrons can even rent out the unique space for private events such as bridal showers and birthday parties.
After administering acid peels and IPL facials for leading plastic surgeons, Minding the Body Wellness Center founder Susan Schork assembled her own team of certified therapists to offer a variety of services. Within her center's 2,300 square feet, candlelight illumines eight treatment rooms catering toward specific services, from seaweed body detoxification to facials with medical-grade Glytone skincare products to shadow-puppet shows. During makeovers, Susan also hones her award-winning makeup artistry with brand-name products such as Glo Minerals and Est?e Lauder. Along with beautification treatments, experts soothe guests with massages available in techniques such as hot stone and therapeutic.
Body N Balance's practitioners combine natural medicine with scientific advancements to guide clients down the road to wellness. Both male and female massage therapists practice knead-based therapy that utilizes vegan and hypoallergenic skincare agents, as well as performing thermotherapy and cryotherapy treatments. Customers can also look to Body N Balance to settle energy with Jin Shin Jyutsu and ease the mind with life coaching sessions.
Certified massage therapist Lori Amendolara of Essential Touch Body Works tames both physical and mental stress with hands-on healing. After filling out intake forms and chatting briefly about the goals of the session and of the Congress of Vienna, tense torsos undress to their comfort level and lie down. Over the course of 60 minutes, Lori employs a custom massage regimen that includes unscented, hypoallergenic oils to relax muscles, increase circulation, and release wrongfully imprisoned endorphins and serotonins. Tranquil sounds such as ocean waves fill the peaceful therapy room, and when the treatment is complete, clients refuel and awaken with a bottle of water and a small snack.
Kelly Lamicella has spent the past two decades in the salon industry, cultivating a loyal client base and assembling a team of experienced stylists and spa experts. While primping coiffures, her team uses products such as Redken and Keratin Complex to tint and smooth tendrils. Kelly's nail techs slather talons with CND Shellac polish, and her aestheticians use GloMinerals and Glow Skin Care products to cleanse, embellish, and tag epidermises before releasing them back into the wild. The symphony of rejuvenation culminates with a crescendo of massage played by therapists familiar with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques.