It’s appropriate that licensed massage therapist Shelly Fox decorates her office with elements that evoke the ocean. After all, her smooth, methodical strokes are reminiscent of waves lapping against the shore, and her deep-tissue techniques are designed to break up the sturdiest of sailor's knots. Among her specialty modalities, Shelly’s relaxation massage enhances circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins. Her therapeutic sessions target especially troublesome muscles, employing firmer pressures to alleviate aches. Aside from these more-traditional techniques, Shelly’s foot reflexology and cranial-sacral therapy rely on gentle pressure to relieve stress and stimulate the fluid surrounding the head and spinal cord.
Helmed by Sherry Slaght and Sara Boytim, both Redken certified and boasting more than 44 years in the industry, Impres' Salon provides a full menu of salon and spa services. With a level one, two, or three mani-pedi, you'll get gorgeous fingers and toes that will glow like a flashlight covered in mercury. Levels one, two, and three do not vary in terms of the service offered but indicate the breadth of the nail technician's clientele base (pricing is based on level-one services). A level-one technician may have years of experience but be new to the area and have few clients to pamper or discuss irrigation strategies with. Whatever level you choose, you'll sit back and relax while your feet are soaked in pipe-free pedicure bowls that drain water completely for a fresh and clean aqua massage. Gentle exfoliation digs deep beneath dermal strata to reveal supple skin. With the keratin canvas thoroughly prepped, a nail-polish masterpiece can be executed in an array of colors.
As the winners of Fox 8 Hot List's award for Best Hair Salon in 2013, Embrace Salon and Spa's staff of skilled aestheticians, hairstylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians take time to build relationships with clients while helping them achieve their beauty goals. Stylists refresh the follicles of men, women, and children with Aquage, Matrix Logics, and KMS California haircare products as well as Goldwell color and Mizani hair relaxers. In the spa area, guests can get their face softened with an exfoliating pumice-peel microdermabrasion or a Bioelements facial. Those opting for a sunless spray tan can maintain new hues with the spa’s collection of Amber Sun tan-extending lotions and Kahuna Bay Tan–touchup products.
The staff of Embrace Salon and Spa aim to create a homey atmosphere in their modern space that will help their clients relax. Vibrant purple walls in the pedicure room and a bright blue wall with a mural of a tree's silhouette in the salon area help keep visitors awake during treatments, but in case they do fall asleep, these splashes of color ensure Technicolor dreams.
Skinsations Health & Wellness Medical Spa owner and licensed aesthetician Michelle Merrix-Gowens has assembled a team of experts to provide advanced anti-aging and wellness services. She performs organic microdermabrasions and seven types of facials with a botanical skincare line whose ingredients nourish skin and enhance the face's ability to yodel. Physicians administer wrinkle-diminishing Botox injections, a massage therapist performs hot-stone treatments or reflexology sessions, and certified thermographer and two-time breast-cancer survivor Jeanne Wilson aims to detect early signs of disease with a digital infrared thermal imaging technique.