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.
Rejuv Health Makeovers focuses its efforts on five health-boosting specialties—chiropractic services, body renewal, fitness therapy, spa services, and weight loss—and maintains its multifaceted efforts by requiring each of its practitioners to periodically swap brains with other experts. Patients who arrive for a single service, be it a body wrap or facial, get the attention they need, and when "you need an integrated approach, Rejuv really shines," says director Dr. Beau Mauldin, who believes that everyone's individual needs require personalized attention. Devoted to overall wellness, the clinic helps elevate health with measurable results and without drugs or invasive methods.
A graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Daniele Pimenta-Revord customizes bodywork for clients using a blend of Eastern and traditional massage techniques. Clients can indulge in Swedish and deep-tissue styles or take advantage of Daniele's in-depth study of neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage, and shiatsu. Daniele works one-on-one with individuals suffering from repetitive-motion injuries, such as athletes, musicians, and dashboard hula dancers.
The health practitioners at Louisville Wellness Center work with one unified purpose: to heal, inspire, and connect with the greater Louisville community. They do this through health and wellness services that range from massage therapy to naturopathic medicine and psychotherapy. Through nutrition coaching, they help clients effectively address digestion issues and stabilize energy levels to avoid afternoon face-plants into computer keyboards. The knowledgeable staff also educates the community throughout the year with monthly wellness talks, women’s mindfulness groups, and training sessions.
To secure its position as the best massage clinic of 2010, Massage Specialist presented Boulder Weekly with a suite of services that went beyond the basics. The clinic's therapists practice more than 10 massage styles including classic modalities (e.g., Swedish, deep tissue, and sports) as well as uncommon therapies (e.g., manual lymphatic drainage, infant massage, and shiatsu). Most treatments incorporate the clinic's signature water-dispersible oils and lotions that do not stain clothing but may dissolve witches. They prep for appointments by draping treatment beds with fresh, clean linens, and educating guests on therapies that suit their personal ailments. Aside from massage therapy, the clinic offers spinal adjustments, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal consultations.
With more than 25 collective years of beautifying experience, Enchante's dedicated staff utilizes top-of-the-line products in a wide range of bodily tune-ups. Hair services range from basic shape-ups such as a cuts ($35–$60 for women, $25–$40 for men), styles ($20+), and highlights ($30+) to total textural transformations with Japanese straightening ($300+) or a Keratin complex blowout (priced based on consultation). Refurbish a winter-weary complexion with a professional makeup application, or gain a competitive advantage in the slip-n-slide bowl with conventional waxing ($30–50 per leg, $30 bikini, $50 Brazilian). Facial threading ($20–$45)—a sensitive-skin friendly wax alternative—rids troublesome bristles from the face and makes it easier to lace up, and digits get the royal treatment with a spa mani-pedi ($65), which includes an aromatic soak, trim, exfoliation, paraffin dip, massage, and polish.