Gauzy curtains line the path to the cream-colored room where licensed massage therapist Chelsea Oglesby kneads skin and soothes aches. During her Signature massage, Oglesby applies organic lotions and essential oils, calibrating the depth of the massage to suit the pains that her client reports. Hot stones and steaming towels send warmth into muscles, encouraging knots to untie themselves without enlisting the help of a rugged mariner. Clients can also soothe stressed feet with the Sweet Treat, which includes a hot soak and a salt-and-sugar scrub.
East Town Spa?s aesthetic teams regularly trek around the country to hone their beautifying expertise and study with experienced Bumble and Bumble and Aveda educators. They then tote their refreshed skills back to Milwaukee, where they set to work inside a historic mansion painted in classic rose tones. The team's hair services range from simple trims for beards and mustaches all the way to smoothing treatments for 4-D strand textures. Facials improve complexions with Aveda techniques, and natural baking-soda crystals provide gentle microdermabrasion. A tangerine-tinged pedicure lounge features a cushioned chaise and footbaths, and waxing sessions leave skin surfaces smooth from head to toe.
Bella Vita Day Spa and Salon offers numerous ways to beautify and recharge. Hair and skin services such as cuts, coloring, and elemental facials utilize the Aveda product line. The staff offers mani-pedis and massages as well as specialized men's treatments. This salon also sells jewelry, soaps, and candles.
The pampering starts as soon as you walk Studio D Day Spa's doors. Right away, guests have the opportunity to slip into a complimentary robe and slippers as they simultaneously shed their stress and tension, preparing themselves for a personalized treatment. With more than 20 years experience as a massage therapist and 14 as a licensed aesthetician, owner Dee Glenn intuitively caters to her clients' needs and turns every appointment into an indulgent escape from the everyday stress of thinking about work or trying to remember your birthday.
In addition to revitalizing appearances, Dee's treatments promote a sense of calm and balance in people's lives. Personalized facials help restore the skin's youthful radiance, indulgent nail treatments can incorporate heated lotions or steamed towels, and an exfoliating brown sugar scrub nourishes dry skin with a combination of omega oils and botanical extracts. Dee takes a similar approach when performing massages. She uses specialized Swedish, deep tissue, or acupressure techniques to alleviate aches, adding heated lava stones or aromatherapy oils to accentuate the treatments' therapeutic benefits.
Smooth basalt stones steep in warmth. Aromatherapy oils blend slowly into massage lotions. The massage therapist at Quality Time works busily to prepare for each client. During sessions, she increases circulation to sore muscles with the soft kneads and soothing strokes of Swedish massage techniques. Amid thin curtains of steam, she also heats paraffin wax to a comfortable 125 degrees, warm enough to ease tension and soothe skin, but still more comfortable than being fed hot fondue by The Three Stooges.
Basic Human Kneads is a pampering boutique run by owner Kate Ninneman. She brings experience and a personable nature to her massage and waxing services, customizing each treatment to match her clients' preferences. Her knowledge of bodywork includes therapeutic massage with myofascial release, gentle lymphatic drainage, and firm yet playful noogies. Also specializing in a waxing technique that is swift but gentle, services are available on the face, arms, legs, back, and bikini areas. She leaves both men's and women's skin smooth with a full menu of depilatory services performed with a swift hand.