For the past 20 years, Darisa Davis has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and certifications to provide her clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. As a licensed massage therapist, she quells aches and pains caused by daily strains, sports injuries, and seasonal disorders with a variety of modalities. She also uses her experience as a certified personal trainer to instruct clients’ movements, leading to more graceful interactions and less unintentional hip checking of coworkers. As a trained aesthetician, she keeps complexions clear using only paraben- and toxin-free products from 100% Pure. Sessions take place in Rejuvin8's private treatment room—outfitted with a plush treatment bed and a gold cutout pendant lamp—where Darisa supplements services with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, music, and crystals.
About two decades ago, Vontyna Winfrey opened a single-room beauty shop with two technicians. Thirsty for industry knowledge, she went on to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, and she continues to seek out the latest products and techniques at Nails Plus Day Spa. Winfrey deepens the relaxing effects of back massages with warm paraffin wax and a blend of essential oils, and she aims to rejuvenate the body via reflexology pressure points in the feet. During facials, Winfrey employs Twelve Palms formulas, which contain ingredients such as green tea, avocado, and sweet almond extracts, as well as products from Dermalogica and the BeVour line—the latter designed specifically for men. The day spa also offers manicures or pedicures for clients headed to nearby Graceland in blue suede sandals.
Though it resembles a relaxing bistro, Polish U Pretty Nail Cafe serves up manicures instead of meals. Its team of technicians decorates hands and feet with imaginatively named mani-pedi services, including the No Yard Work This Week manicure—a moisturizing treatment that employs lemon and lime ingredients. The techs paint with polishes from OPI, CND, and Essie, welcoming guests to recline indoors or on the second-story patio. They'll gussy up extremities with nail art and skin-soothing sugar scrubs, wax away unwanted hair, or host beautification events for groups of friends, bridal parties, or self-conscious biker gangs.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends?these disparate activities all work to boost one?s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you?re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life?s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Josee Knecht promotes well-being through holistic and medical massage therapies, body-contouring treatments, and lifestyle advice gleamed during her days as a certified paramedic and nurse's assistant. With advanced training in lypossage and Medilift body contouring, Knecht assists clients as they pursue reductions in waistlines, cellulite visibility, and visits from door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen. Knecht also beautifies bodies with spray-tan applications and laser hair-removal treatments backed by her certification from the Laser Institute of America.
Soft candlelight illuminates Massage Bug's array of private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists use structured touch to ease muscle tension and pain. Some treatment spaces include a miniature fireplace filling the room with warmth, while others allow clients to relax as tiny fountains grant catches to tiny fishermen. Staff members welcome clients into the lobby with complimentary bottled water and tea, although the therapists can also travel beyond the spa's walls to give chair massages at parties and health fairs.