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.
The soothing massage strokes deployed at Massage Contour have a purpose beyond relaxation. Massage therapists rely on methods such as Lipossage and lymphatic-drainage massage to promote the body's purge of unwanted fat cells. They partner these tailored services with more traditional massage styles—Swedish, deep tissue, laying in a ball pit during an earthquake—as well as body wraps, facials, and waxing.
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.
Dr. Jonathan Stoudmire’s career as a psychiatrist reveals that he has extensive understanding of the mind’s inner workings, but it fails to show his expertise in the fields of weight management and fitness. At Infinity Medical Weight Loss, he unites both of these passions, leading a staff of weight-loss consultants to arm clients with the tools and motivation they need to lose weight. Working with both children and adults, the staff relies on such weight-loss modalities as exercise routines, nutritional guidance, and, for older patrons, appetite suppressants, weight-loss injections, and supplements.
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.