Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.
InVitalize Medi Spa is a full-service place of pampering, chock-full of talented and friendly technicians who will coddle keratin until it's as stress-free as a fish in water wings. The classic manicure starts out with a warm hand soak followed by cuticle and nail shaping and a soothing massage, and the pedicure begins by submerging flippers in a whirlpool bath. Next, an expert in foot aesthetics and comfort will care for your toe cuticles, shape and buff your nails, exfoliate your hard-working heels, and drive out digit tension during a moisturizing foot massage. Both services are finished with fresh coats of shiny polish and a complete reading of The Salon, a 2005 feature-length film starring Vivica A. Fox.
Though their specialties may differ, team members at Intuitive Healing LLC share one important trait: they understand that each human body is a complex organism and that no two are quite alike. This common understanding leads them to reject a one-size-fits-all approach to health and rely instead on custom detoxification and wellness programs.
Located within Arizona Spa, Cadillac Nails by Mary is a place where clients can relax while their hard-working hands and feet undergo serious grooming. Mary is an experienced nail technician, versed in procedures ranging from dipping fingers into softening paraffin wax to applying fiberglass faux nails to villains’ eyelids as they sleep.
During her popular 30-minute shellac manicures, she first shapes nails and corrals cuticles with a series of precision snips. Next, she applies a durable, glossy shellac coating, which wears like a polish but strengthens nails and remains chip free for up to two weeks. Basic pedicures generally take 45 minutes and groom lower digits with OPI polish and botanically based products.
With haircare products by the likes of Goldwell Color and Color Glow, the team at Steven Edwards Color Group aims to erase all bad hair days on clients’ calendars. Whether delivering a quick trim, a drastic makeover, or a pink ombre, each stylist nurtures locks with the same passion and professionalism as the CEO of Hugging Puppies Without Smiling, Inc. They can even repopulate strands on barren scalps with noninvasive, virtually painless laser hair therapy treatments. Though their main focus is hair, the beauticians also perform relaxing massages, doll up nails, and refresh skin with facials powered by Glo Therapeutics products.
State-licensed manicurist and nationally certified massage therapist Brenda eases the chronic pain of fatigued muscles and occasional embarrassment of unkempt nails at Cosmic Touch. She draws from 15 years of experience and an education from a COMTA-certified school and the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness to deliver Swedish and therapeutic massage, targeted foot reflexology, and manicure and pedicure services. Shellac manicures are available to keep polished surfaces chip-free for up to 2 weeks or one tool-free attempt at carving your initials into a tree.