As the owner of Luxurious Essentials, Demetria understands the plight of busy professionals. She and her team of therapists do their best to work around hectic schedules with services ranging from a succinct 10-minute chair massage to an extravagant 90 minutes atop a warm massage table. Her unique style of Swedish massage utilizes traditional light strokes as well as deep stretching of the limbs to help to alleviate joint pain. Therapists lubricate each massage with a liberal application of olive oil, which soaks into skin without the potential allergens or glow-in-the-dark side effects found with many moisturizers.
The soothing scents of lavender and soft, earthy tones greet clients as they enter the spa. In private rooms, guests unwind from busy lives while listening to the strains of Asian music and ambient noise such as running water, chirping birds, and the angry protests from stress as therapists massage it away.
You can't cage Image Studio 3's savvy aestheticians: not only do they perform an extensive selection of spa services in the confines of their studio, but they also travel to beautify their clients on location anywhere in Oakland County. During their signature waxing treatments, a deft wax tech pulls away unwanted hair from faces, chests, backs, and dorsal fins. For a more relaxing session, the beauty-giver can dish out one of eight facials or six types of massage.
Schooled in styles such as Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal, Natural Touch Massage's network of local massage therapists work out all manner of ache. The team soothes muscles and boosts flexibility during 30-, 60-, or 90-minute single or couples treatments. Situated throughout Detroit, the therapists' mobile services set up convenient sessions in homes, offices, or hotel rooms. They also host guests at the Natural Touch studio, where complementary muffins, bagels, tea, and juices await visitors before and after appointments. Along with massages, aestheticians beautify patrons with a slew of spa services such as facials, manicures, and foot scrubs, available for individual customers or large groups such as wedding parties or biker gangs that don’t feel as pretty as they used to.
At An'Des New You Beauty Culture & Boutique, the staff pampers clients with a multitude of services, including mani-pedis, waxing, facials, and haircuts for women, men, and children. Swedish massages lull guests into tranquility with optional hot-stone application or deep-tissue treatment. Rejuvenating facials help enhance complexions with a skincare regimen tailored to individual skin types, whether dry, oily, or combination. The facials use high-quality skincare brands, such as Dermalogica and Repêchage..
After a beauty treatment, clients browse the boutique, which stocks wigs, skin and hair products, jewelry, and purses. The studio itself can be rented out for corporate events, birthday and bachelorette parties, and third-grade reunions.
At Loose Massage Therapy Plus, every massage—whether it's a Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, reflexology, pregnancy, or trigger-point massage—is a hot-stone massage. It's also an aromatherapy massage. That's because owner and certified massage therapist J'nai Porter augments each session with circulation-increasing hot stones and stress-reducing aromatherapy at no additional charge. Porter's generosity only improves her massage therapy's already ample benefits, which may include alleviated pain and deflated anxiety.
On Point Hair Designs is a professional salon with a classic beauty-shop feel. At this popular spot, clients walk across the black-and-white checkered floor before settling into one of the cushy hair station chairs, where a licensed stylist gives strands a stylish new look. Services include extensions, press and curls, and fanciful updos for special occasions. This laid-back salon also hosts handbag and accessory parties.