Open seven days a week, Bella-Riley’s Salon and Spa offers an experienced staff of knot kneaders, skin smoothers, and nail nurturers who beautify weary bodies with a wide variety of spa services. Deep-tissue or neuromuscular massages target subdermal stress deposits, while total-serenity seekers employ the calming muscle modalities of the Swedish, first used to allay postcombat charley horses on Viking longships. The prenatal massage alleviates the tension and discomfort associated with pregnancy for tense moms-to-be.
Licensed massage therapist Amanda Kemmerlin has been uncoiling muscles and soothing aches for a decade. Having worked with some of the top educators in the Columbia-Lexington area, Amanda puts her wisdom to work during 30-, 60-, and 90-minute sessions at 14 Mile Massage. She adjusts to each client's needs by offering several modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal—a safe and relaxing massage for moms-in-the-making delivered during the second or third trimester.
Sonya Heitmuller views spa services through a holistic lens. As a licensed aesthetician and owner of Simply Skin, she opts for all-natural skincare products during spa services such as microdermabrasions, facials, eyebrow waxing, and massage therapy. She also offers ear-candling treatments that can remove earwax and body-sugaring treatments that evict unwanted hair and house guests from skin's dermal cellars. Hand-poured candles and cosmetics from Jane Iredale line the spa’s shelves to render the atmosphere fully inviting.
Board-certified Dr. Michelle Welch and her experienced staff call upon years of medical experience in their work with the follicle-fighting ray gun. Laser reduction works by using pulses of laser heat and techno beat to target hair's pigment, effectively offending its sensibilities and then melting it away. The LightSheer system is safe, comfortable, and more effective on darker hair colors and lighter skin tones; a consultation will determine the viability of the procedure according to desired results. Five to six treatments in the same area can reduce hair quantity and density by 90%, and periodic maintenance touch-ups are recommended.
Even when it starts to get chilly during the winter months, the treatment rooms at Professional Massage Therapy keep bodies warm and relaxed through heated tables, hot towels, and hot stones. Licensed massage therapist Amanda Kemmerlin administers Swedish massages, deep-tissue treatments, prenatal massages, and foot-reflexology work.
As its name implies, High Maintenance Day Spa & Salon strives to meet the beauty demands of its most discriminating clientele with a comprehensive array of relaxing treatments. The spa’s stylists, nail technicians, tanners, and massage therapists continue to carry out the mission set forth by the Crims, who founded the spa in 2006 with the vision of a retreat from life’s hectic day-to-day routine. Indeed, the only stresses to be found amid the salon’s soft-hued tiffany-blue walls are those that arise when choosing which of the many services to indulge in. Couples massages make for romantic and relaxing experiences, waxing removes unwanted fuzz, and spray tans prepare bodies for playing hide-and-seek amid bronze garden sculptures. Before snipping their first locks or untying their first muscle knots, the staff establishes a relationship with each customer through friendly chitchat and an informal consultation.