Rubyz Day Spa guides patrons deep into a land where body, mind, and spirit come face to face with relaxation. Éminence organic products bolster each facial and skin-centric service, tenderly cleansing the epidermis with fresh, natural ingredients guaranteed by Mother Earth's legal team to not disturb sensitive skin. Gentle hands knead away strain from muscles during massage sessions and swathe bodies in linens and herbs during detoxifying body wraps. For further toxin eviction, the infrared sauna uses high heat to convince chemicals, pesticides, and plasticizers to flee the body on the backs of rolling sweat beads. The spa mavens at Rubyz also dabble in the traditional art of henna tattooing, as well as other age-old practices such as ear candling and laser hair removal. The staff at the spa use state-of-the-art technology to treat bodies of every skin and tone type and remove unwanted hair ranging from very light to very dark with minimal discomfort.
Although it's hard to tell by looking at Fabulous Esthetics owner Amanda Walthall's healthy complexion, she's had ample opportunities to put various skincare products to the test while treating her own epidermal concerns. This first-hand familiarity, paired with seven years spent working for medical spas throughout the Midwest, makes her a trustworthy skincare specialist—well versed in chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion practices. Fabulous Esthetics specializes in treating acne-prone or aging skin with the most effective products and services available, favoring ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin C squeezed from oranges by supermodels. Microdermabrasion treatments whisk away weathered skin cells, waxing services uproot hairs to leave skin smooth, and paraben-free airbrush tanning gilds bodies for up to 14 days.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Garrett ushers bodies into uncharted states of serenity with therapeutic massages enhanced with restorative botanicals and oils. She combines the massage's power to pamper with its ability to help detox the body, squeezing out embedded toxins with practiced pressure and triggering the body’s lymphatic system with red-rice scrubs, purifying masks, and herbs.
During each Thai herbal massage, hot-stone massage, or craniosacral-therapy session, Stacey sets the stage for personalized comfort by adjusting the lighting, music, wallpaper pattern, and temperature to her clients' preferences. She also encourages clients to make mental notes of sensations and feelings felt during their massage in order to heighten body awareness and give them a deeper understanding of what types of treatment will suit their recurring discomfort.
The Spa at Pure Salon is powered by the certified skills of massage therapist Nikki Sanders and aesthetician Rachel Sauls. After earning their stripes working at high-end spas throughout the Raleigh area, the duo settled down and opened its own luxury oasis. In addition to a certification in LaStone therapy, Nikki claims expertise in an array of massage modalities, including deep-tissue techniques and prenatal massage. Rachel's multifaceted knowledge of skincare has led her to discover and employ upscale Osmosis skincare products, which enhance facial treatments with DNA repair technology. The pair conspires to reward its most loyal clients, granting discounts to regular customers or to those who guess the correct number of freckles that have visited the spa over the years.
Dr. Calderon, owner of Elite MedSpa, takes a forward-thinking approach to laser skincare technology. First impelled to pick up a laser more than a decade ago when a member of her family was diagnosed with melanoma, Dr. Calderon has sought to spread awareness of cancer prevention through laser technologies, as well as the cosmetic benefits of lasers on sun-damaged and aging skin. Dr. Calderon and her team enact more than 25 beautifying services, including laser-centric tattoo and hair removal, as well as Cool Lipo, which uses minimally invasive lasers to dissolve body fat and tighten skin. The med spa also treats acne-prone skin with FDA-approved lasers and prescriptions, and offers dozens of beauty products from its online store.