MedShare Health & Wellness brings bodies back to peak condition with a bevy of spa and body-shaping services. Its team of medical professionals can reduce signs of aging with facial injections, lighten unwanted veins and remove unwanted hair with lasers, or boost energy and metabolism with B12 shots. Other weight-loss services include cryo-contouring sessions, which involve cooling the adipose tissue to break down fat cells.
Owner Angie Briggs may be a native to Louisville, but her products come from some of the world’s most trusted producers. In that vein, the aesthetician of more than 16 years not only shares her passion and knowledge for skincare, she also aims to “expose [her] customers to the most innovative skin care lines in the spa industry.” She does this during facial treatments that hydrate and lift and during detoxifying body wraps that restore elasticity and quell off-season yearnings to wrap Christmas presents. Her innovative treatments include ultrasonic peeling and microcurrent treatments and brightening services that use crushed pearl powder to delay the aging process. She is also able to calm and refine skin through various masks including a hydrating oxygen mask, a lifting bi-phasic mask, and a nourishing vitamin-C mask with aloe and calming licorice extract.
Once known simply as CC Spa, CC Medi Spa added a whole new suite of services to its menu when it added a word to its name. To supplement the facials, manicures, and pedicures the spa always offered, its aestheticians are now joined by chiropractors and massage therapists who provide health-boosting bodywork. The dermaplaning that they offer removes all facial hair and may help minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and pre-cancerous skin cells.
The team partitions their 4,000-square-foot space into private rooms, each dedicated to a specific kind of service and ancient Sumerian deity. While one person relaxes in the massage room or sits in the pedicure room's leather throne, others can wait their turn on the lobby's plush taupe couches, bathed in tinted light from the tall windows obscured by pale violet curtains.
Owner and aesthetician Tina Sinopoli combines 10 years of skincare expertise and four years of health-and-wellness coaching into every personalized spa procedure performed at Body Beautique. Appointments begin with a detailed consultation, during which Tina evaluates the patient’s epidermal condition and needs before administering the most appropriate skin or body treatment using Previse skincare products. Such services include 30-minute resurfacing peels, wherein alpha hydroxy acid aims to improve fine lines and scarring; and 30-minute enzyme peels, a fruit-based exfoliation treatment that smoothes skin more effectively than rubbing up against a fruit-bowl still life painted on sandpaper. Waxing sessions also soften skin by ridding bodies of unwanted hair.
Along with enriching skin, Tina draws upon her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to offer clients health-coaching services. By investigating each client’s relationship with food and exercise, Tina is able to determine the promptest, healthiest way to achieve and maintain their ideal weight. She also attempts to help them understand and reduce their cravings, and incorporate new, healthier foods into their diets.
After spending many years under the glow of UV rays, Ashley Menard noticed an alarming trend—wrinkles, freckles, and spots were beginning to pop up. Determined to do right by her skin, she decided to forego the sun and tanning beds for alternate modes of bronzing. She earned a certificate in airbrush tanning and now artistically sweeps on gilded coats of UV-free color inside her salon, Faux Finish. Preferring the artistry of airbrush tanning over automated booths, Ashley’s personal touch tailors shades to client specification or same-day weather forecasts. In addition to airbrush tanning, Ashley has honed her makeup-application talents through private lessons under Linda Mason and Jill Glaser, two of the industry’s leading figures, and can craft flawless faces with regular or airbrush techniques, and is well-versed in performing body wraps.
Licensed massage therapist Sarah East takes a holistic, personalized approach to massage as she kneads out knots at her studio, which is located inside Powerhouse Louisville. Sarah draws on an academic background in psychology as she treats customers recovering from such experiences as car wrecks, sexual abuse, chronic illnesses, and PTSD. Her compassion dovetails with the fluid strokes of Swedish massage, medical massage?s isolated work on scar tissue and targeted muscle groups, and the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage, which drives away bodily stress as thoroughly as receiving a pep talk from Morgan Freeman.