It's clear from the name that Tanz & Things specializes in helping clients achieve rich skin tones via tanning beds and custom airbrush sprays. But what about the second half of that name—what could "Things" be referring to? As it turns out, quite a lot. If you need a mani-pedi to match that luxurious tan, look no further than spa technician Melissa Calame. Melissa's treatments extend far beyond standard nail services, and include Shellac manicures that protect against chipping for up to two weeks. Melissa even has special treatments for children 12 and younger, so nobody has to show up at a stuffed-animal tea party looking less than their best.
Deb Cravens, the licensed massage therapist at Kneading the Falls, specializes in treating chronic pain and headaches. A graduate of massage school and a current student in health promotion, Deb is especially intrigued by the way massage can help facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. To that end, she offers Swedish and hot-stone bodywork as well as pregnancy massages, which are designed to ease the stress and pressure that result from enduring paper cuts from baby-naming books.
Headwaters Skincare's licensed aesthetician, Johanna Dundas, knows how to control an array of skin conditions, from acne to dryness, with a diverse selection of facial services. Her acupressure facial massages boost circulation, whereas her chemical peels strip away dead skin, and her microdermabrasion treatments gently buff faces, minimizing fine lines and acne scars. She complements her facials with additional beauty treatments, such as waxing and eyelash extensions. To keep complexions glowing after Johanna's treatments, Headwaters Skincare offers gloProfessional products, as well as its own refreshing organic toner.
Ocean Spirit Massage owner Shandell Marea Warren and her team of therapists have more than six years of experience, but their real training began much earlier. When she was 3 she gave foot massages to her mother, and in high school, she helped the sports therapist massage athletes. Having honed her gifts with formal training, she ameliorates clients' pain and tension with more than 10 modalities, which include hot stones, Thai massage, and classic deep-tissue massage.
Columbia Falls is the last major town along U.S. Highway 2 before Glacier National Park; the town has been nicknamed the "Gateway to Glacier." The park begins to thaw in late spring and early summer, when snowy embankments transform into green meadows lined with colorful wildflowers. Going-to-the-Sun Road is arguably the centerpiece of the park—the 50-mile byway weaves through the mountains past emerald lakes and peaks that were carved out by glaciers. The most interior portion of the road doesn't open until summer, but an 11.5-mile stretch from the west entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge is open and maintained year-round for cars. At Lake McDonald area, visitors can ditch the car and set out on foot or on snowshoe to explore the alpine scenery on surrounding paths. Keep an eye out for the park's resident grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and elk, as they may badger you to share your trail-mix recipe. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Although Tami Dern helps her clients reduce their stress levels and strengthen their immune systems, she's not a counselor or a doctor. She's a certified massage therapist. At The Body Shop Massages, clients lie on Tami's heated massage table while she intuitively seeks out muscle knots. To enhance the health benefits of bodywork sessions, she includes organic essential oils and aromatherapy and may add ultramoisturizing paraffin hand dips or deep-heat treatments at clients' request. After massages, Tami discusses the experience with clients and advises them to drink lots of water to hydrate muscles and camel humps.