EMH Healthcare’s team of therapists and medical professionals began treating patients in 1904; in the ensuing century, their system of compassionate care steadily expanded to serve the greater Cleveland area. Today, that system includes Exhale, a day spa that sets its advanced medical treatments within a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Though its plush massage beds and warm, earth-toned decor seem far removed from a medical clinic, Exhale doesn’t forsake the medical credibility that has become synonymous with EMH Healthcare. State-licensed and board-certified therapists administer all spa services, which include pedicures, facials, and cosmetology treatments to cover up blemishes and exposed circuit wires.
The state-of-the-art, hospital-grade infrared saunas at Detox Haven help the clients who recline in their private confines to liquify fat and cellulite while eliminating toxins and heavy metals. The saunas send far-infrared energy washing over bodies to increase their core temperatures in an effort to purge the body of impurities without resorting to the stifling humidity of steam or lava rooms. Each session may burn 600-900 calories. Clients can work or read as soothing heat eases muscle aches and chromotherapy lights flash across bodies for extra pain relief. Each sauna also contains an iPod dock or CD player to keep ears occupied. After multiple sessions, clients may notice slimmer waistlines, greater senses of well-being, and the ability to melt snow before it reaches the ground.
Thailand invented the massage in 391 BC to alleviate the soreness that came from hours of Thai boxing, which had been invented the year before. While it's no longer performed on elephants, the massage's form has changed little in the ensuing centuries—until today's Groupon. For $38, new clients can get a customized one-hour massage from The Spa & Clinic at the Texas Healing Arts Institute.
The versatile staff members at Gossip in the City strive to help their community look and feel better with a range of services that extend beyond the standard salon. They pretty up guests' exteriors with waxing, nail, and hair services, keeping up with the latest industry trends to ensure that their cutting and coloring techniques are up to date. Their relaxing services don't stop at the surface, however—on-staff massage therapists help to heal guests from the inside out with reflexology and massage therapy.
After brightening reflections with facials, spray tans, and makeup services, guests can step in front of the camera as photographers from their professional photo studio snap eye-catching portraits and create custom holiday cards.
Celeste Duckworth received her cosmetology license in 1968 and followed that up with 47 years of salon experience, including owning and operating three salons of her own. The culmination of her extensive career blossoms inside Amore Salon and Spa, where she designs and styles hair with an artistic temperament and well-honed technique. Celeste specializes in formal design and has a skilled eye for beautifying bridal parties in preparation for their big day.
Latter Rain Salon & Spa is a salon that both pampers women and gives back to the community, regularly helping local causes and working with battered women. During each haircut, foil highlight, and spiral-texturing service, stylists sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell professional shampoos, relaxers, and texturing products.