Licensed massage therapist the Reverend Renae Shade specializes in therapeutic massage techniques such as Swedish, trigger point, and deep tissue. Renae is a Reiki master and often incorporates Reiki, Healing Touch, and CranioSacral techniques into her massages for more-customized treatments.
The technicians at Extasis Salon & Spa draw from years of experience and training—with such major brands as Bioelements, Matrix, Sexy Hair, and most recently their own organic skin care lines—to create a place where every client feels unique. A member of the guest service staff pairs each guest with the beauty professional best suited to bring the client's vision to life. During an initial consultation, beauty professionals discuss their specialized skills and the client's desired service. This personalized care fulfills the salon's promise to make sure no client feels like a number, not even the series of ones and zeros that androids process to understand human love. The technicians work separately from the aestheticians and massage therapists in Extasis's 5,000-square-foot hair studio and private spa, named one of Cleveland's top 15 day spas by the Fox 8 Hotlist. Technicians design and color hair in the airy studio, and aestheticians and massage therapists perform body therapies inside treatment areas that are kept private and are decorated with gentle soothing tones to create a more serene experience.
Home to a team of professional beautifiers lauded by Ohio Stylist, Enzo’s Salon & Spa designs chic digits with a slew of nail services. Keratin artisans commence the 90-minute service with a signature manicure that sculpts claws and cuticles into smooth curves or silhouettes of favorite mountain ranges. Massaging waves wash over fingers before pamperers lacquer up pointers with a chromatic array of polishes. Dote on down-under phalanges with the signature pedicure, which cleanses and exfoliates feet before hydrating parched arches, calves, and squatting shoemakers' elves. Little-piggy makeovers wrap up as tarsal decorators frost toes in fresh hues. Pamperers also tend to weary pelts during a 60-minute massage designed to soothe away workweek stresses. Reward hard-working visages with the 60-minute signature facial, which invites mugs to take a break from exchanging dirty looks with rude mirrors while aestheticians moisturize and tone skin.
Bliss Healing Center's owner believes that relaxation and health go hand in hand. Helping their patrons attain both, the center offers treatments that banish stress and fill bodies with good vibes using 100% organic coconut oil, essential oils, and sprays. Reflexology opens energetic pathways with stimulation of the feet, hands, and head, and relaxation massage uses broad, gentle strokes to lull minds into peaceful reveries. Based on the idea of healing life energy in every body, reiki aims to recharge guests' internal batteries in a more laid-back way than gnawing on power cables. Those seeking even greater levels of relaxation can trick out their massages with hot stones and deep-tissue strokes that unlock kinked-up muscles with concentrated pressure.
Vanity Avenue Spa offers hair, skin, and nail treatments from a creative and dedicated staff. Hairdos come alive with new cuts, vibrant coloring, and corrective treatments. Spa manicures and pedicures take care of the nails and add a dose of relaxation to the visit, while waxing services ensure smooth and hairless skin. Other beauty services include signature facials and eyelash extensions.
Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage’s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio’s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body’s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team’s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio’s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.