Movement Mechanics Spa's massage therapists believe that, like cars, bodies need regular tune-ups to stay healthy. The licensed wellness professionals offer everything bodies need for rejuvenation—various massages, stretching, rehabilitation, and a whole host of spa and relaxation treatments. They specialize in helping people recover from car accidents with medical-massage treatments designed to deal with things such as whiplash and removing air fresheners stuck between toes.
In the auto-themed lobby, spa-goers settle in on real seats from cars and check out the license plates hung on the walls. They then head in for routine maintenance treatments.
Annette K. Blea, Breathe Aromatherapy's owner and resident reiki healer, has dedicated herself to creating relaxing environments for her clients. To do so, she uses ancient ayruvedic principles, and stresses the importance of a mind, body, and spirit connection. She treats guests' physical and mental ailments with healing services that include reiki, a form of relaxation and meditation called shirodhara, and four types of body wraps. She also offers hand-mixed, small-batch beauty products that use pure essential oils from around the world.
At Desert Acadia Skin and Massage Spa, Tess Elges does it all. The accomplished massage therapist performs seven different modalities including medical, deep-tissue, and hot stone massage. But she's also a licensed aesthetician who treats skincare woes with everything from microdermabrasion to pumpkin peels to oxygen infusions. Tess can also smooth bodies with sugar or salt scrubs, wax away fuzz from the face and body, and give a new tint to brows, lashes, and car windows.
After honing her skills as a managing partner at the Body Enhancement Center in Paducah, Kentucky, Elizabeth Harris took the reins at the second location in Franklin. Once she actually purchased the business, she moved to a larger building and expanded services to include lypossage, oxygen treatments, body wraps, and her own body-contouring creation, CelluSleek. Harris also created her own skincare line, Alleia Skin, based on the legend of Alleia, the siren who discovered five natural streams in Capri.
With the goal of bettering body image, the spa staffers perform massages, facials, and body wraps. They also use the Medilift system, which targets stubborn fatty areas and is championed by celebrity speaker Robin McGraw. The newly installed Celebrity Room accommodates up to four simultaneous services during business events, social gatherings, or sweet-16 parties. Old-World European decor, complimentary wine and cheese, and a lack of pickpocketing chimpanzees cultivate an atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.
As a recent transplant from Indiana, Sarah Strothkamp brings with her a belief in the healing powers of detoxification. At New Harmony Health Spa, she helps others purge their impurities, no matter where they might be hiding. Her FDA-approved colon hydrotherapy sessions free intestines from built-up toxins with gentle irrigation by streams of water. She also draws harmful substances out during ionic foot baths, submerging feet in negatively charged salt water that whisk away everything from cellular waste to pent-up heavy metals. In addition to ridding bodies of the environmental hazards that are already there, she also offers guidance to prevent future accumulation through a balanced diet that incorporates vitamins and herbal supplements. Her treatment regimen also includes massages, which knead away stress and misplaced sailor knots through the use of various bodywork techniques.