Bodywise Center for Wellbeing's wide variety of soothing spa treatments focus on helping clients regain total body health while evicting noxious toxins. Experienced therapists wring out stress during the therapeutic massage, which blends Swedish and deep-tissue kneading techniques in order to alleviate pain and ready muscles for the oven. Clients looking to pamper toes can choose between two foot treatments. The Touch of Thai treatment douses foot prongs with a fusion of rice-bran oil, green tea, creamy coconut, and lemongrass, and the Stomping of the Grapes foot treatment features a wine mask that strengthens skin and brings cuticles one step closer to sommelier certification.
Odyssey Salon and Spa pampers patrons with friendly, personal care in a relaxing environment. Each member of the spa's staff has been trained in the most advanced techniques of the industry, ensuring a soothing and rejuvenating treatment based on knowledge and skill rather than unpredictable magical incantations. Customers can choose from a number of whisker-wiping waxing options, from the chin ($15) to the toes ($20) to a full bikini or facial wax ($35), helping them effectively shed their winter coats in anticipation of the summer's warm weather, beach trips, and Slip 'N Slide commutes to work. Hair havers can also focus on their head-top topiaries with a complete deep-conditioning treatment ($45). Follicular stress is alleviated with a 10-minute scalp massage complemented by a wash and style, leaving hair free of tangles, angst, and lost car keys.
At Jill and Bonnie's Electrolysis, Jill Sherman and Bonnie Fissella extol the virtues of electrolysis hair removal. For one thing, it's versatile. It can be performed on virtually any skin type or any area of the body. For another, the results are typically permanent. Jill and Bonnie explain all this during consultations, which precede every session and surprise pop quiz they administer.
Although Luxe's stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians dedicate themselves to soothing and pampering clients, green business practices remain one of their highest priorities. They seek out organic skincare and haircare product lines for their shelves and utilize eco-friendly tricks to reduce their waste and pollutant production. This ecological sensibility lends even more of a contemporary air to the 5,000-square-foot spa, with its modern, armchair-like wash stations, Italian-designed spa equipment, and holographic receptionist. The menu of services at Luxe is far-reaching and even includes a "just for men" section; among other things, the staff can style tresses, massage overstressed muscles, and rejuvenate faces with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich skincare products.
Before hitting the salon floor, students at American Beauty Academy first complete a regimen of classroom coursework and hands-on training on models and Barbie dolls caught in the wild. It's only then, under the watchful eye of instructor supervisors, that they're set free to show off their newly acquired hair, skin, and nail care skills to clients. Available services include not only women's hairstyling, but also color, chemical treatments, and men's barbering.
The massage therapists at Orthopedic Medical Massage gear their massages toward helping clients overcome pain—but that doesn't mean they're not also concerned with relaxation. Clients unwind in private treatment rooms while therapists apply light oil or lotion that smooths the delivery of rhythmic kneads and firm pressure. The practitioners always start sessions with a consultation, combing over medical history and outlining specific goals for the massage.