Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
While the name may seem a hollow and curiously numerical boast, Beautiful From Head 2 Toe backs it up with a staggering array of salon and spa services. Starting at the noggin, stylists shorten hair that has grown unruly, help curly-haired clients better manage their locks, and imbue tresses with nearly every hue from the crayon box except for “Invisible Sunset.” For clients with corporeal beauty in mind, the beauty emporium serves up a host of different skin services including microdermabrasion treatments and exfoliating back scrubs. Hands and feet get their fair share of pampering during manicures, pedicures, and specialty services such as the rock star toes treatment that keeps nails shimmering for up to six weeks.
Inside Relax Ave Day Spa, eight massage tables and 10 foot-massage chairs welcome guests to put their feet up and relax as licensed massage therapists knead away uncomfortable knots and tension. The spa specializes in four massage modalities, including gentle, calming Swedish massage, as well as deep-tissue massages that utilize firmer kneads to target deep-seated tension. Warmed stones and essential oils can be added to help melt stress or moisturize the skin, and side-by-side tables are available to accommodate friends, couples, or belay climbers.
At Haque Chiropractic, Dr. Anita Haque treats the entire body instead of attempting to pinpoint a single source of pain. After explaining how common ailments such as stress affect her patients' systems, she prescribes a treatment path. Her wellness plan may include chiropractic treatments and exercises, massage, personal training, and rehabilitation. In addition to chiropractic care, her clinic provides weight-loss guidance and skincare treatments that leave faces looking dewier than a spring flower on a tour of Niagara Falls.
French countryside décor sheathes the nearly 3,000-square-foot beauty haven where nine spa rooms await clients in need of a facial, a chemical peel, or a medical microdermabrasion session. Out on the salon floor, a chorus of blow driers and shears hums "Flight of the Bumblebee" as friendly stylists color, cut, and straighten hair with Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Pureology products. Clients can also mist their skin with Bronze Biologic's UV-free airbrush-tanning solution, doll up peepers with Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions, or extract unwanted strands with body-waxing services, which include Brazilian waxing for both women and men.
Muscles can talk—we just can't hear them. That's why the licensed massage therapist at Happy Blissful Bodies holds a bullhorn up to achy sinews during private one-on-one consultations. After reviewing the aches and injuries that ail you, she designs a personalized bodywork session. Depending on your needs, they may build a massage of light strokes that promote relaxation, or prescribe firmer deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer muscles.