When ABC 11 broadcasted a feature on licensed massage therapist and trainer Jeff Wooten, they likened him to a car mechanic. That’s because of the way that he “tunes up” patients with massage therapy and fitness training at The Body Mechanic, restoring bodies to peak performance and patching up their malfunctioning radiators. In his efforts to relieve tension and pain, he uses massage modalities that range from soothing Swedish kneading to strength-stretching massages that loosen every major joint in the body. Patrons can also attend Dynamic Power Training classes that combine kung fu, calisthenics, and yoga for therapeutic workouts.
Though their specialties may differ, the aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Perfect Impact Salon & Spa share a few things in common. Chief among these are a concern for their clients’ comfort and a focus on results-oriented treatments. Before clearing skin with acne facials or reducing the appearance of fine lines with glycolic peels, the aestheticians analyze skin to ensure that it will respond well to the treatment. Similarly, the spa’s hair-removal specialists let their clients choose between two techniques—threading and waxing—that cater to different areas of the body and levels of sensitivity. Though beauty may be skin deep, Perfect Impact’s menu of services extends to the body’s inner systems. The spa’s experienced massage therapists soothe muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue strokes and launch tennis balls at backs to break up adhesions during rehabilitative sports massages.
Skincare and styling come naturally to the staff at Jay Andrews Salon & Spa Aveda. This is true in the most literal sense of nature, as the Aveda Lifestyle salon features Aveda products formulated with 97% plant-derived ingredients. These natural products form the basis for an extensive menu of salon and spa treatments that address different parts of the body but share one thing in common: a customized approach. The stylists can quickly devise a cut or coloring treatment to suit any look—a talent made all the more remarkable by the fact that they spruce up men, women, and children of diverse preferences on a daily basis. The spa’s aestheticians keep busy removing hair with warm wax and moisturizing skin with Aveda custom facials. Their specialty services include chemical peels that trigger rapid cell renewal and a botanical skin-resurfacing treatment that reduces fine lines and gently tends to the aftermath of dressing up as a glue stick for Halloween.
Located within MySpa2U, Facials at Sola Salons revitalizes skin from head to toe with facials and body treatments performed using Nu Skin products. A licensed aesthetician replenishes skin with a variety of natural ingredients, such as glacial marine mud loaded with more than 50 minerals and trace elements. Lactic-acid peels diminish fine lines and sun damage by speeding the natural process of exfoliation. Nu Skin's ageLoc technology smoothes cellulite dimples on the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms, then returns them to Shirley Temple's face.
Leigh Pomerleau pampers her clients with a variety of customized skincare treatments at Serenity Skin Care. From her signature facial—which uses only small-batch, organic products—to express facials and body scrubs, she refreshes and cleans skin for newly healthy glows. Reflexology treatments help relieve stress while eliminating toxins, and can include hot stones or aromatherapy for additional pampering.