Élan Salon encourages relaxation with its skin-rejuvenating treatments and upscale, tranquil atmosphere. Faces smattered with blemishes or remnants of pizza binges can enjoy a 50-minute deep-pore cleansing facial, during which licensed aesthetician Ludmilla refreshes visages by employing exfoliating natural fruit enzymes, antioxidants, and hydrating agents. Shed dead skin with a deep-cleansing scrub, unclog overflowing pores with a gentle, non-irritating extraction, and keep surfaces soft with a soothing coat of moisturizer. Throughout, soft music gently plays in the background, mitigating stress and quieting inner voices that won't stop quoting Brendan Fraser films.
Tresorle Salon and Spa's highly trained strand-snippers mold updated 'dos with products from such brands as Paul Mitchell and Kenra, while keratin smoothing treatments oust unflattering frizz. During an hour-long appointment, scissors shear through ends and ensnared jump ropes before hairdressers fashion a new coif from cropped locks. Clients can also add two hours and a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment to their cut for sleeker strands. The formula sinks natural keratin proteins into cuticles, flattening flyaways and infusing manes with a polished finish. All hair types—including chemically treated or colored fibers—can sport straightened, velveteen head-threads for up to two and a half months following the treatment, as long as patrons wait three days to wash their hair or take their convertible storm-chasing.
As he revealed in a 2011 issue of Fresno magazine, Jaber Audi first discovered alternative healing methodologies after injuring his back. Rather than risk the side effects associated with modern medication, he sought relief through various holistic therapies, including acupressure, craniosacral therapy, and aqua massage. Deeply impressed with the procedures’ effectiveness at naturally relieving pain, he went on to learn their techniques and open his own health spa, Touch of Japan.
By balancing the mind, body, and spirit, Jaber and his resident massage therapist, Sandy, have led clients to health and the spa to two Best Day Spa titles from Central Valley’s People Choice Awards. Clients can stop in for a range of treatments—sometimes incorporated into a single session—including lymph drainage, shiatsu, and relaxing Swedish massages. To alleviate chronic headaches and muscular pain, the spa encourages clients to enroll in preventative maintenance every week or month, depending on how often they want to play hooky from work.
Amid soft yellow candlelight, floral tapestries, and rustic wood furniture that contrasts with the white massage tables, Massage by Isabel renders her titular service. The certified massage therapist specializes in modalities such as deep tissue, maternity, sports, and Swedish. She can perform these techniques in 60- or 90-minute sessions, which would take three days if performed by a slow loris.
Whereas other staff members at Mind, Body & Massage Spa help clients feel good with stretching and massages, Emily Rossotti helps clients look good with facial services. She offers numerous facials, including those that focus on the back or the skincare needs of men or teens. She also provides alpha-beta, lactic acid, and glycolic peels, which exfoliate and brighten complexions. Waxing and body wraps round out her services.
Great Escape Massage is dedicated to helping clients reach total wellness through the healing touch of massage. During 75 minutes of manual manipulation, Great Escape Massage's therapists will mingle the techniques of basic Swedish massage with elements of shiatsu, deep tissue, and chocolate sprinkles. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. The deep-tissue strokes delve deep into your body's underlying muscle Kleenex where the Swedish massage fears to tread, while the pressure-point stimulation of shiatsu punctures pockets of resistance as well as any accidentally ingested balloons. Expect to escape Great Escape feeling healthy, happy, and harmonized in mind, body, and spirit like a one-person doo-wop group.