Sunny Daze Tanning and Salon's lineup of spray-tan technology and UV-tanning equipment—including beds, standup booths, and leg tanners—keeps skin beaming with a summery, straight-off-the-beach appearance. With tanning packages available by the session, month, or year, the facility helps clients maintain bronzed tones no matter the season. To sustain the health of epidermal surfaces, customers can stop spoon-feeding pureed carrots to each pore and instead load up on an arsenal of brand-name lotions, tonics, and bronzers available for purchase. Tanning aside, the salon's aestheticians sap stress during manicures, facials, and a variety of massages, including soft-tissue treatments and magnet therapy.
Salon 4 & Spa is so confident in their work, they guarantee it for five days after appointments. Working out of a newly opened space, the Salon 4 team consists of trained stylists, aestheticians, and nail experts. They also have massage therapists on staff that are proficient in six different types of treatment. For those with busy schedules, the staff makes itself available for both evening and weekend hours, when most other massage therapists are hibernating like bears and college students.
Meditation Station incites tranquility with an eclectic stock of yoga gear, incense, and Eastern-influenced home décor. Shoppers can foster flexibility on a 1/4-inch yoga mat ($20), or garnish napes with a locally crafted hemp necklace ($15). Infuse faces with soothing scents with an aromatherapy citrus green tea facial cleanser ($20), or perch upon a Carolina Morning meditation cushion ($35) as respite from particularly stressful games of Candy Land.
Though Shadonica Williams has been immersed in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist and then a nail technician since 1998, it's only recently that she decided to follow her other passion: massage. At Royal Treatment, she specializes in kneading knots out of her clients' muscles and fascia with Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release techniques. She sometimes combines these modalities with techniques such as trigger-point therapy and stretching for integrative massage therapy. While she applies her slow, precision strokes, Williams also educates clients on their bodies' inner workings.
In a studio located within Johnson Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, licensed massage therapist Bailee Schultz works to assuage each individual's aches and pains. While chiropractors realign spines in other treatment rooms, Schultz focuses on loosening muscles and freeing bodies from everyday stress and tension. Details such as aromatic essential oils, soothing hot towels, and foot-scrub treatments leave visitors to Schultz Therapeutic Massage feeling relaxed and pampered.
Backs are kind of the Henleys' thing. Doug Henley's been practicing as a licensed massage therapist for nearly 30 years. His wife and son, meanwhile, are chiropractors. They all practice out of the family's chiropractic center, each helping clients in their own respective ways find comfort and relief. Doug has specialized sports, Swedish, and trigger point massage, though he's concentrated on deep-tissue work because of its ability to relieve pain and restore mobility.