Clique Waxing Boutique focuses almost exclusively on body waxing. The boutique's aestheticians perform several hundred Brazilian waxes each week—some completed in as little as 15 minutes—with either traditional strip wax or sensitive hard wax. For especially delicate areas, a dollop of Relax & Wax No Scream Cream dulls pain sensors and subdues hairs before they weave themselves into an organized protest. New clients are encouraged to review Clique's waxing etiquette.
On faces, the boutique's crew uproots fringe via traditional Indian threading techniques or the Anastasia brow-shaping system from Los Angeles, which includes a series of measurements that help technicians taper brows to the most face-flattering shapes, such as circles or lightning bolts.
The studio's Bohemian-style décor—with vintage furnishings, framed art, a chandelier, and ornately framed mirrors—carries over into a retail space, where guests can peruse products including paraben-free makeup and lavender-mint Dead Sea–salt scrubs from gloMinerals.
The Executive Retreat's massage therapists work to lower clients’ blood pressure and increase their flexibility during customized 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages. The six massage styles range from the mild, muscle-loosening pressure of Swedish massage to the deeper, faster kneads and stretches of sports massage. Twenty-minute foot scrubs and massages pamper the lower appendages, whereas aromatherapy in a customized blend of essential oils adds a sweet note to any session. Along with in-studio appointments, The Executive Retreat’s team can perform chair-massage services at special events and offices, where massage reduces stress more effectively than tearing the water cooler open with your bare hands.
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.
At Rejuvenated Beginnings, reflexology experts can target parts of the body from the head to the liver—all through your feet. They've memorized which reflex areas on the feet purportedly correspond to a host of other zones, and manipulate the soles to try to improve overall health.
Other treatments at the day spa target the entire body in a more aesthetic way. Body wraps aim for inch loss, whereas customized airbrush tans lend clients a flattering bronze glow. The staff even combats cellulite with a combination of coffee and chocolate extracts.
Muscles are unpredictable. They can spasm, start to hurt, or simply refuse to move the way they used to—all issues that the physical therapists at Elite Massage Therapy deal with daily. Depending on the issue, they may recommend treatments such as a sports massage or trigger-point therapy, which can relieve muscle tightness. Pain and athletic injuries aren't the only reasons clients come in, though. Many simply revel in the recharging, relaxing benefits of the center's massage treatments.
The practitioners at Warm Reflexology make use of Chinese acupressure techniques to banish stress from the body and relieve stiffness and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders to promote harmony throughout internal systems. While guest recline in plush treatment chairs, practitioners knead the body with herbs and oils, or concentrate on the feet with the precise points of reflexology. They also rely on modern modalities, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and holographic employees, to help enhance relaxation and improve circulation.