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 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.
Guided by the owner’s 20-plus years of industry experience, Salon Michelé’s beauty squad dishes out hearty helpings of personalized face- and body-pampering services. Guests opting for the peppermint sea twist body wrap are cocooned in peppermint oil and vitamin-rich seaweed extracts, creating a relaxing burrito of hydration without the overpriced guacamole. The soothing wrap may help contour body curves and increase circulation. The facial coats visages in a vitamin C serum before sealing the entire expression factory in a paraffin mask that can rejuvenate skin and conjure up memories of freshly extinguished birthday candles. Drawing heavily from the olfactory candy shop of aromatherapy scents, a deep-tissue massage lets muscles take a breather and provides overall health benefits of decreased muscle tension and toxin removal.
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.
Licensed massage therapists, rehab therapists, and certified Kinesio Taping practitioner Lane Alexander entered the world of therapeutic massage after suffering from the aches and pains of his former job as a commercial contractor. More than 600 hours of training later, he now helps his clients incorporate massage as an integral part of making sure bodies and minds function properly and handle stress healthfully. Specializing in athlete care including athletic-performance-focused and injury-treatment-geared massages, he works to treat injuries and maximize biomechanical function with assessments and bodywork treatments.