More than 100 pieces of workout equipment fill Butler Health & Fitness, but that doesn't mean you have to exercise alone. Group instructors lead yoga, Zumba, and senior-oriented SilverSneakers classes, and personal trainers lead one-on-one personal-training sessions. Other membership perks include access to saunas, tanning beds, complimentary childcare, and racquetball courts, which are just basketball courts for tennis players.
The astute staff at Shear Heaven Salon & Spa whispers away stress or trims tresses with an array of spa services. A massage therapist's fingers knead muscles in more than 20 modalities, and aestheticians pamper skin with milk-and-honey collagen masks, body-waxing services, and facials. Body wraps chase away toxins with natural ingredients such as Dead Sea mud, green-tea extract, and seaweed plucked directly from sleeping otters' paws. As salon patrons kick back in salon chairs, Joico-trained stylists shorten locks into daring pixie cuts or shift shades to match earth-toned abstract art on the walls.
Above It All’s team of beauty experts includes a dedicated waxing specialist, a wig specialist, and two licensed massage therapists in addition to a crew of stylists and aestheticians. Hovering around sleek black salon chairs, stylists snip off split ends and pop open bottles of Wella Koleston Perfect color products to add eye-catching highlights.
The staff at Allure Salon keeps hair looking its best. Most of the stylists have been sculpting locks for more than eight years, so they can recommend the right looks to complement clients’ face shapes or personalities. They can also add dimension with highlights or change hair color completely. The staff also serves customers wine if they opt for chemical treatments.
Coventina—Erie's largest, most exclusive spa—beautifies bodies and creates comelier countenances with a variety of soothing services. Wrap yourself in luxury—and linens—with the herbal body wrap ($50), a de-stressing full-body wrap, where herb-infused linens help stimulate circulation, eliminate toxins, heal sore muscles, and make noses think there's Thanksgiving stuffing nearby. A paraffin wrap ($55) uses the wonders of wax to soften and moisturize winter-hardened body rind. For a more specific sprucing up, the Bioelements facial ($55) is personalized to each patient's complexion, using a combination of deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and facial serums to correct impish imperfections. Coventina also performs a variety of manicures, pedicures, and massages amid the serene environment of its seven acres of wooded property.
Certified clinical aesthetician and licensed cosmetologist Mary Turner and her expert staff outfit patrons with beautified dermises through a wide range of pampering services. During the 20-minute microdermabrasion treatment, a jet spray of tiny crystals and a vacuum team up to effectively polish off the skin’s outer keratin layer without damaging deeper dermal tissue or exposing hidden metal endoskeletons. The treatment stimulates the growth of new cells in order to help treat a number of skin conditions including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Though skin types may vary, most clients notice improvement after just one treatment. After a professional consultation, a chemical peel will augment the restoration with a custom blend of products fine-tuned to treat the client's skin type and count time according to the atomic clock.
Helmed by certified massage therapist Barb King, Pure Therapy ends stress's stranglehold on muscles and minds by promoting physical health and psychological well-being. King tailors her massages to each client, kneading away chronic aches and targeting painful problem areas. The Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate anxiety. Fluid strokes extract tension and stress, whisking the spirit to an isle of tranquility, where the sun always shines and the alarm clock never recites bawdy limericks. An effective way to ease headaches, back pain, and arthritis, a Swedish massage offers a chance at blissful relief. Meanwhile, warm yellow lamps, calming green walls, and a cozy fireplace distract guests with aesthetic comfort as the therapist evicts pesky charley horses and surly tendon jockeys.