Licensed massage therapists Cindy Linville and Amy Crecelius lull side-by-side couples into deep calm by administering the recumbent pair's choice of healing bodywork. To start each session, Cindy and Amy consult with couples to determine any sources of deep tension. As delicate ceiling tapestries help canopy the room in low light, muscle menders can employ firm, deep-tissue techniques to coax away chronic aches, or long, Swedish strokes to promote circulation. While the sore joints of expectant mothers slacken beneath relaxing prenatal techniques, a sports massage can pamper expectant fathers with foam-finger kneading.
At Eden Therapeutic Solutions, staffers specialize in massage therapy, highly individualized skincare treatments, and professional waxing services. Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with several modalities, ranging from relaxing aromatherapy sessions with fragrant essential oils to prescribed medical massages that counteract the pain and inflammation of an injury.
Skincare experts combat specific issues such as acne or signs of aging with more than a dozen facials and procedures that use custom-blended organic botanicals and other ingredients found in Bioelements formulas. They can slough away dulling cells and address fine lines with a pumice-peel manual microdermabrasion or soothe the effects of ingrown hairs or a pre-duel glove to the cheek with a gentleman's facial.
Pretty pampering pros at Knockouts Haircuts for Men, which is now under new ownership, spruce up scalps and cosset weary bodies in a sports-theme men’s salon that has been featured on the Today show and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC. As guests sip ice-cold beers or other beverages and watch a game on flat-screen TVs, stylists sculpt sleek, fashionable looks with the salon’s signature six-step Heavyweight haircut. While the stylists shampoo hair or untie chin-strap beards, aestheticians wax backs and chests or refurbish rugged skin with facials and hand treatments. Stationed in private treatment rooms, the salon’s massage therapists promote further relaxation with modalities designed to melt residual tension from gentlemanly handshaking contests.
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.
Lashes Plus began as a humble yet popular kiosk nestled in the center of Mall St. Matthews and has since blossomed into a full-size sanctuary devoted to ocular allure. Owner Deborah Williams is an experienced permanent-makeup artist, using her skills to create custom-blended pigments for the brows, eyes, and lips to simplify home beauty routines and leave faces feeling fresh any time of day. After reading a Wall Street Journal article about the growing popularity of eyelash extensions and noting an increase in the number of news anchors being replace by giraffes, Williams decided to extend her expertise beyond the lash line, introducing the Louisville community to natural-looking, synthetic lashes that last up to two months. The weightless, waterproof falsies are attached one-by-one using a surgical-grade adhesive, allowing for a precise application that takes just 50 minutes.