Since 1993, Stacy Doss and her team of stylists and aestheticians have been rejuvenating skin and hairdos with a repertoire of facials, body treatments, and hair services. In the spa’s private treatment rooms aesthetician Caitlin Booker nourishes skin with body wraps and targeted cellulite treatments, while Stacy and fellow stylists Jessica and Emily enliven hair with color, updos, and texturizing.
Strandz & Threadz caters to aesthetes with a cache of beauty supplies, trendy clothing, eclectic jewelry, and covetable gifts. Professional-grade shampoos ($9.95+), conditioners ($12.95+), and styling products ($9.95+) from brands such as Sebastian and Redken keep majestic manes from wandering off between salon visits, and necklace sets ($3+) and rings ($3+) glamorize the body parts on which luscious locks refuse to grow. Shy shoulders can feel at ease when hiding behind a praiseworthy purse ($19+), and timid torsos can take cover under trendy tops ($14.95). Coddle an olfactory apparatus with a selection of votive candles ($1.90), or bedeck a room with eye-pleasing bamboo plants ($7.95+).
Before he studied fitness at Purdue, Chris Tedesco learned the subtle art of inspiring others during a trek through the dessert. As a Marine squad leader, he needed to keep up morale while getting his troops to march across 36 miles of arid wilderness with him. This same determination saw him straight through to three Ironman Platoon championships. Today, as owner and founder of BodyQuest Personal Training, he brings those heat-honed lessons with him to each session, just as he did when he helped a snowboarder recover from near total-lower-body paralysis.
He and his team of four dedicated trainers partner up with clients, getting to know them, their eating habits, and their fitness goals to help them lead healthier lives. They constantly vary exercises via a circuit designed to keep bodies burning fat long after the workout and even tailor training-session soundtracks to suit clients' whims, so long as those whims don't include whale songs as covered by an eccentric theremin player. The exposed brick walls of his gym feature wooden sculpture and wall hangings that capture the feeling of motion, perhaps subliminally inspiring patrons to push themselves.
In addition to relieving bodies of chronic pain and aches, the staff members at Clarksville Spine and Rehabilitation investigate and treat the underlying cause of health problems. Drs. Joseph Rogers and Rich Zupancic, both Doctors of Chiropractic, have personal experiences with pain and injury, as well as extensive chiropractic training in how to assuage it. Their healing hands correct misaligned spinal columns with careful adjustments or soothe sore muscles with therapeutic massage.
White Raven Spa Company's staff work to bring balance to bodies with holistic treatments informed by owner Jenna's Native American heritage. A medicine minister certified by her tribal council, Jenna incorporates healing herbs into body wraps and scrubs that attempt to flush toxins from bodies. These treatments hearken back to the purification rituals undertaken by members of some native cultures after a hanblecheyapi, or vision quest.
Other treatments, such as lymphatic-drainage massages and ionic footbaths, also aim to detoxify, but the comprehensive spa's menu of services doesn't stop there. Wellness experts guide patrons during weight-control and life-coaching sessions, and reiki practitioners attempt to realign a body's energy. All the healing is jump-started with complimentary cups of organic herbal tea. Beautifying treatments such as microdermabrasion, waxing, haircuts, and permanent makeup complete the transformative process.
More than just a tasteful decoration, the yin and yang emblazoned on Salon 253’s floor speaks to the sense of balance visitors can expect to achieve within the salon’s relaxing confines. Salon 253 offers up four massage modalities as well as aromatherapy raindrop therapy treatment and detoxifying body wraps to help chase away tension, and Dana focuses on catering to each customer's individual needs to keep muscles as relaxed as the joints in the salon's rotating chairs.