The team at Ageless Ascension Day Spa rejuvenates sore bodies, tones dulled skin, and relaxes minds with a range of holistic spa services. Massages target tense muscles through gentle Swedish effleurage strokes, deep-tissue techniques, hot stones, or a combination of the three?often incorporating aromatherapy oils to further relaxation by recalling fond childhood memories of eating whole flower beds. Aestheticians revitalize complexions with everything from standard European facials to acid-based peels, or envelop clients in Formostar infrared body wraps, which melt away cellulite with detoxifying heat augmented by crickets chirping New Age music.
The aestheticians, hair stylists, and nail technicians at G Skin & Beauty Institute never work alone. As students at the beauty school, they tend to clients as part of their training, always under the watchful eye of an expert. Their comprehensive, supervised services range from haircuts, deep-conditioning, and relaxer treatments to microdermabrasion and complexion-brightening facials. They can also revitalize entire physiques with body wraps. Regardless of the treatment at hand, the team strives to incorporate organic and natural products whenever possible, rather than those made with extracts from the Little Shop of Horrors plant.
As a cooperative of independently licensed massage therapists, Let?s Wrap tends to the body?s innermost needs. Its titular service swathes clients in the specialized silicone treatment pads of the Formostar body wrap, which uses infrared heat to help boost metabolism, thereby contouring the body and diminishing cellulite. Meanwhile, therapists ease muscular tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Guests can bask in rejuvenating red-light therapy, which helps treat skin suffering from rosacea, acne, and an inability to stop at traffic intersections.
Dr. William Baumgartl, director of Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Care at Avèa Wellness Center, draws upon his diverse background in engineering and medicine to help his patients defy the aging process. His know-how extends to a multitude of laser technologies, as well as facial sculpting with the help of injectable fillers and medical-grade play-doh. Hormone-replacement therapy helps men and women keep a spring in their step, and massage services heal aches and pains caused by excessive springing.
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.
Employing paraben-free products, Just Face It Med Spa?s anti-aging experts wind back face clocks with medical-grade skin treatments customized for each client's needs and skin type. The micro-needling procedure helps treat skin peppered with stretch marks and acne scars, while Vi peels reduce acne scarring and jump-start collagen production without the hassle of hooking cheekbones up to alkaline batteries. In addition to the aesthetic innovations compiled by the owner, Martine Abbey, the spa contracts out space to expert practitioners for wax, wrap, and massage services to complement their suite of rejuvenating techniques.