The family-owned Rhanes Spa offers its clients an abundance of holistic facials, massages services, and other aesthetic and relaxation treatments. Its diverse service menu includes traditional spa and salon services, from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to reflexology and tanning, which is useful when your baseball mitt’s been in the garage all winter. It also pairs these classics with inventive offerings such as the Bellanina face-lift massage, an all-natural means of releasing tension in the face to lessen the appearance of fine lines, as well as sugaring—an alternative to waxing—and Alpha heating treatments that help detoxify the body.
Though just a short trip from Charlotte’s bustling downtown, La Bella Vita Day Spa seems a world apart. Located amid the rolling woodlands and quaint brick buildings of Matthews, the spa reflects its immediate surroundings with serene private treatment rooms that host facials, massages, body polishes, and similarly indulgent spa services.
Wrought iron accents adorn the spa’s walls, which glow in the same golden color as the blankets spread across each massage bed. Standing beside one of these beds, massage therapists soothe anxieties and stimulate circulation with full-body Swedish techniques, neuromuscular strokes that target areas of chronic pain, and sports massages that repair muscles strained while throwing down dunks or crouching in timeout huddles. Next door, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with waxing treatments and facials that employ organic Éminence skincare products to erase blemishes. In contrast to the tranquil atmosphere of the private treatment rooms, nail technician Christie Carpenter’s manicure and pedicure stations buzz with lively chatter as she dips hands and feet in baths of moisturizing paraffin and brushes nails with vibrant polish.
The technicians of All 4 Your Body Wellness Day Spa aim to help clients reach their beauty goals with the aid of holistic treatments and organic herbal supplements. A complimentary consultation starts every treatment, and technicians let patients lead the discussion, which could touch on topics such as skin issues, weight problems, and concern with this upcoming primetime TV lineup. From there, technicians begin to craft a personalized total-body-wellness plan––which could incorporate a cellulite-reducing body wrap, hot-stone massage, colon cleansing, or weight-management program.
The stylists at Xtensions work skillfully with ethnic hair, taming tight curls and frizz with eco-friendly keratin treatments or clipping strands into manageable, natural hairstyles. They boast 15 years of experience with relaxers, color services, haircuts, and weave styles that seamlessly add length and dimension. Their expertise also extends into braiding, as they plait strands into intricate pixie braids, box braids, and braids that tie friends’ heads together forever. The family-oriented salon caters to men, women, and children alike.
Led by certified chiropractor Dr. Philip A. Arnone, The Balanced Body Center blends chiropractic techniques with modern treatments for holistic health with a focus on client comfort, including a no-wait policy that ensures visitors quickly see the inside of the center's spacious, inviting private treatment rooms. Massage therapists guide muscles through one of three massage missions to eradicate stress and pain. The deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes and pressure to dig into muscles and flush out formidable tension strongholds. Swedish massage, deep tissue’s gentler, blonder cousin, promotes increased blood flow and relaxation with gliding strokes, kneading, and rhythmic tapping, and a medical massage manipulates the body's soft tissues to increase cell metabolism, speed up injury recovery, and increase range of motion in stiff joints and backs wrenched from competitive piggyback riding.
Each board-certified reflexologist at Relax Rebuild LLC has accrued a minimum of 15 years in the field with knowledge of massage and reflexology techniques from around the world. Each session aims to help clients find relief from head-to-toe aches, including migraines and allergies.
The massage therapists at Therapeutic Body Solutions aim to end the adverse effects of stress that lead to premature aging and a host of physical and mental maladies. Their long, rolling Swedish strokes stimulate circulation and ease muscular tension, whereas deep-tissue massages deliver firm, cross-grain strokes to root out muscle knots. Reflexology technique targets specific points on the feet and hands that correspond with certain areas of the body to help boost immunity, calm nerves, or heal inflammation without having to eat a freezer-full of ice packs.