Cozy treatment rooms with exposed-brick walls put patrons' minds and bodies at ease in preparation for detailed pampering. Bella Vera Day Spa's talented beauty gurus coddle mugs masterfully during the 45-minute refresher facial, designed to remind cheeks how to best imitate a baby's bottom. A licensed massage therapist alleviates nagging knots during the 60-minute "not so basic" muscle remix, which uses intuitive, free-flowing strokes to foster deep relaxation. Boots burdened with crying tootsies can acquire peace, quiet, and tiny paintings through an indulgence spa pedicure, which buffs away phalange dirt to make digits glow like lint during cosmic bowling.
Tiffany Johnson loves working with her hands, whether she's renovating her home or working the tension out of a patient's back. Her studio, Divine Hands Massage Therapy, is open seven days a week within Soothe Your Soul Healing Center. Inside private treatment rooms, she manipulates muscle tissue with therapeutic and deep-tissue techniques, incorporating hot stones if requested or subliminally suggested. Her roster of services also includes detoxifying body wraps, reflexology, and couples massages delivered in a marigold room atop crimson sheets.
Jenn Guerra is a person of many talents. The certified massage therapist practices numerous forms of bodywork, from the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage to the targeted manipulation of trigger-point therapy and acupressure. But she knows just as much about the spirit as she does the body. She regularly holds spiritual readings in private sessions, at events and parties, and even over the phone, as long as the client’s line isn’t being tied up by someone going on the Internet in 1995. For all of these services, Jenn Guerra can work out of her office or travel directly to clients' homes.
Sequoia Laser Aesthetics' expert aestheticians rejuvenate worn-down forms with the latest noncrystal microdermabrasion and laser-hair-reduction treatments in this high-tech palace of pulchritude. The HydraFacial treatment can provide comprehensive pore refinement and is designed to improve any type of complexion with a beautifying ratatouille of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. As dead cells are cleared away, new skin tenants are welcomed to noggin neighborhoods with a moisturizing solution that is intended to leave brows and jowls smooth and free from the age-implying chains of fine lines, brown spots, and Wall Street Journal subscriptions. The brief treatment can take as little as 15 minutes and may reveal a more even epidermis after a single treatment, so clients can fit a clarifying session between salads and entrees during five-course power lunches. Groupon customers who purchase this deal can also smooth out wrinkled face-sheets with an added discount on Botox units ($8.25 apiece).
Exposé Salon and Day Spa’s licensed aesthetician Christine Olson dusts off fusty faces with her exfoliating facial treatments. Each 60-minute session commences with a vitalizing cleanse, which kicks out dirt using soapy solutions and a letter from the county. Exfoliation brightens weary surfaces, knocking loose clingy dead skin cells and making room for fresher growth. Gentle steam inundates the face with moisture, and extractions free sub-surface skin from the grip of blackheads, whiteheads, and second heads. Each session also includes a relaxing massage and finishes with a vitamin mask to instill skin with firm, healthy resolve.