On the surface, Youtopia Day Spa seems to offer some pretty diverse spa services—time-tested massage techniques, natural skincare treatments, and indulgent mani-pedis—but there is a factor that unifies them. It's a predilection toward tailoring all its services to the needs of its clients. Massage therapists, for instance, base their Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages on the clients' preferences, their pains, or the location of the marble stuck to their backs. The aesthetician similarly pays close attention to her clients' needs, noting any blemishes and oiliness before customizing the selection of natural products she uses in her treatments.
Since she was able to crawl, licensed massage therapist Kara Grant's hands would intuitively reach for the nearest pair of hands and feet, where they'd occupy themselves by moving in circular massage motions. Following the lead of her hands, she wound up at the Spa Tech Institute, where she was able to refine her technique and soak up the teachings of experienced therapists. Kara now keeps her hands busy at Peace in the Storm Massage Therapy, reducing stress with Swedish techniques, diminishing physical discomfort in expectant mothers, and easing the pain of losing at trivia with targeted treatments such as neuromuscular therapy.
Each of Above and Beyond Hair and Nail Salon’s three stylists excels in a different facet of hairstyling. While salon owner and manager Debbie brandishes her 25 years of experience and the occasional pair of scissors to revive lifeless strands with fresh styles, co-owner Jerica specializes in fancy up-dos. The trio continually updates their skill sets and arsenal of hair colors in accordance with ever-changing industry trends, and stock the salon's shelves with products from brand-name hair care lines so clients can replicate their looks at home or in any car equipped with a blow-drier.
Premier Hair & Body Care's highly trained and certified staff pampers clients' facades with a vast array of aesthetic services. For clients seeking to reduce the appearance of cellulite, Premier Hair & Body Care offers Oleaslim aromatherapy cellulite treatments. During the one-hour treatments, a masseuse uses essential oils to saturate afflicted areas with gentle heat, which helps to detoxify the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The mixture also helps to hydrate the skin and tighten lax tissues for an improved appearance and resistance to walk-by pinchings. To fully primp skin to its fullest, the Oleaslim package includes three separate tissue-tightening treatments.
At Body Connections Massage Center, licensed massage therapists knead tension from tired tendons during 60- or 80-minute Swedish massages that utilize soothing strokes. The staff is drawn to muscular knots like metal detectors are drawn to bank vaults, seeking out tension and dissolving it with a series of chops and rubs which may be augmented with massage oils. Kaycee Condon and her team take each client’s relaxation needs into account before the treatment begins, analyzing soft tissue for spots requiring deeper degrees of therapy and those best served by inkblot tests. Customers desiring more time on the table may upgrade the 80-minute massage to 90 minutes for $15, or upgrade a 60-minute massage to 80 minutes for $15 or 90 minutes for $30.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Reiki/Massage
Brands Used: Biotone
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The 90-minute total relaxation service: first the client will relax face up, listening to music and waterfalls while the reiki starts. Then, I work in cranialsacral work. When the client turns over, I do reiki on the back side and finish with an ayurvedic or shiatsu massage.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
When the service is done, they receive water and a chocolate
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Yes: reiki master-level certificate and a cranialsacral certificate