At (Kin*dle) Spa, licensed therapists send the upper body and feet on a relaxing retreat using certified organic products and aromatherapy massage. Once the client fills out a form outlining their specific needs and pain points, a therapist custom tailors a massage targeting the back, neck, shoulders, and horns with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Even when faced with the most fervent muscle fibers, the therapists promise they won't jeopardize the client's comfort and ensure an experience more soothing than playing cribbage with Mickey Rooney.
Over the last six years, licensed massage therapist Misty Witcher has performed more than 6,000 relaxing massages—placing her second on the all-time rankings behind whoever has to massage pro wrestlers. She harnesses her extensive experience each time she approaches a knotted muscle, performing Swedish, hot-stone, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages to help heal her clients and reduce their pain.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).
Before she started kneading backs, Melinda J. Herring studied the body's architecture as a sculptor. That artistic training gave the Washington University grad her built-in attentiveness to the interconnectivity of musculature—integral to her current gig as a licensed massage therapist and her brief stint as the Lincoln Memorial’s official chiropractor. Today, her living, breathing clients choose from a broad menu of massage styles that range from deep tissue to tension-targeting hot stone. In addition to the standard modalities, Melinda's specialization lies in orthopedic and oncology massage, and she also spends time as a North Little Rock massage practitioner for CARTI, where she brings relief to patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Blissful Escape Day Spa's savvy staff soothes and beautifies bodies and hands with manicure and body-wrap services. Digits enjoy a thorough pampering during the basic and Shellac manicures, which clean up cuticles before polishing and shaping fingernails into alluring shapes or presidential silhouettes. Chip-resistant Shellac polish, which takes slightly longer to dry, stands strong against environmental stressors. Alternatively, a 45-minute body-wrap session aims to spark detoxification and reduce excess weight. Pre-wrap prep includes a refreshing shower, during which aloe vera body wash cleanses, softens, and exfoliates the epidermis. Spa staffers then dress exposed skin in soft cloth before sealing it in with a full-body jumpsuit or NASA-grade spacesuit and laying guests down in a quiet room. As muscles unwind under the tender embrace of the wrap, soothing music wafts through ears, melting away stress.
V-Star Salon and Spa’s private appointment-only policy ensures style-seekers get the one-on-one attention their 'dos deserve. By restricting access, clients feel more comfortable sharing their follicular fantasies, coif concerns, and deep-seated fears of Barbicide. The boutique's experienced stylist placates stubborn strands with a shampoo, deep-conditioning treatment, and relaxing scalp massage before an expert cut transforms bushy belfries into stunning head-top topiaries. A series of highlights accentuates humble hues, creating a more distinctive look. The slate of services concludes with an eyebrow wax, which shapes forehead forests by exterminating unwanted whiskers. Open seven days a week, the intimate salon caters to all schedules.