Beneath the painted branches that snake along the saffron walls of Blu Water Medi Spa Salon, guests leave their cares, worries, and mobile phones behind and enter a sanctuary teeming with relaxing music and soothing candlelight. Four levels of stylists revamp hair arrangements with customized cuts, colors, and updos that call on Aveda products. Aestheticians revive complexions with their signature service, the 30-minute Essential Blu facial, which uses Blu Water skin care serums to lavish faces with a double cleanse, exfoliation, and a hot-towel wrap. Alongside pampering nail services, Blu Water also rejuvenates the body’s inner mechanics with the skills of six massage therapists, a reiki master, and an onsite chiropractor.
Renew Skin Therapy owner Robin Lemon wants to squeeze her carbon footprint into a toddler's size 2. That's why her face and body treatments use eco-friendly products, such as a hand cream that's similar to paraffin but without the petroleum. Often these products have a natural basis; the exfoliating body treatment blends sweet almond oil with organic sugar and shea butter, and the natural enzyme peel's solutions are derived from pomegranates, hibiscus flowers, and venus flytraps that were sentenced to destruction when they failed the audition for Little Shop of Horrors.
James Hubbard isn't the only person who had to field career suggestions from his elders when he was a teenager. But what sets his story apart is that he listened, and he unexpectedly found his true passion. Young James sat in a barbershop, chatting with his barber about deer hunting. Next to him, a local landscaper who was also getting a haircut began to chime in until the conversation eventually shifted to the two older gentlemen grumbling about their aching backs. The pair casually suggested that James pursue a career as a chiropractor so that he could offer them some relief. Taking the suggestion to heart, James scheduled a time to chat with his friend's dad—a chiropractor—about how to get into the industry. Armed with the doctor's words of wisdom, James continued on his educational path and eventually opened Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic in October 1972.Since the clinic's inception, Hubbard has offered custom treatment to countless patients, from senior citizens to a child with chronic back pain who would instantly fall asleep on the treatment table. The current facility is rich with history—it was originally built as a residential home, was used as a drive-thru hotdog stand, and is now a full-service chiropractic clinic with separate treatment and massage rooms. Patients may stop by for treatment or to talk about deer hunting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Warm, scented towels and heated basalt stones untie knotted muscles at Professional Massage Therapy Werks. Even though the team of massage therapists uses these tools to relax and pamper clients, they understand that massages aren’t just extraneous luxuries—they're legitimate therapeutic techniques. They prove this philosophy with such medically oriented modalities as lymphatic drainage and oncology massage.
Miracle Salon & Medi Spa operates under the direction of Donna Wells, a skilled technician who uses laser power to vanquish blemishes and unwanted hair from skin. Donna corrects complexions with facial rejuvenation treatments and casts laser wavelengths at follicles to destroy unwanted hair on a range of bodily areas excluding the tongue. The spa also includes the services of Dr. Janice Bright, who is the spa's medical director and its botox specialist.
The massage therapists and aestheticians at Body Works Day Spa nurture the body and mind with a full menu of soothing services. Skincare treatments cleanse and rejuvenate pores, and all-natural spray tans imbue hides with a sun-kissed glow without exposure to damaging UV rays. Waxing sessions remove unwanted hair from virtually anywhere for a few weeks, and laser hair-removal treatments yield longer-lasting results. In the privacy of a special room, couples massages allow pairs to lie side by side as therapists knead away their tension, knots, and his-and-hers charlie horses.