Signature Service: Christine Collier
Brands Used: Natural Formulations chemical-free lotion.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Pro Tip: Experience a professional therapeutic massage at your comfort level.
Beyond the white-picket fence that surrounds the porch of her homey Pace salon, owner Rosalinda Fowell has corralled a selection of spa services, jewelry, and brand-name perfumes. Shellac french manicures and pedicures offer an indulgent way to decorate and protect fingernails, and kids’ mani-pedis give youngsters their first taste of spa life. After enjoying a lavish nail treatment or enduring an eyebrow or lip wax, guests can celebrate their new, chic looks with a new rhinestone bracelet, cocktail ring, or sparkling brooch, or gift themselves a bottle of their favorite fragrance, whether it be Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker, or Cheeseburger by John Goodman.
With programs for children and adults of all ages, Aqua Bella Fitness acts as both a playground and a training center. Its heated indoor pool embodies this versatility by hosting Summer Splash Camp sessions, Red Cross–certified lessons, and water-aerobics classes, which increase resistance on muscles more safely than working out in a quicksand pit. Exercise equipment abounds on the workout floor, where guests can tackle a 30-second circuit or dangle from TRX suspension systems. Though its focus is on promoting healthy lifestyles, the gym also endorses relaxation with day-spa services such as tanning and massage.
At Healing Massage, licensed massage therapist Karen Dowling dissipates stress and muscle aches with varied bodywork treatments. She relaxes clients with hot stone therapy, targets severe discomfort with deep tissue massages, and seeks to soothe body and mind with Reiki treatments.
Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, supervised by Dr. Jack Kotlarz, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializes in bolstering beauty with lasers and other forms of advanced technology while still pampering those looking for a traditional spa experience. VelaShape anticellulite treatments shed dimples without invasive surgery or witchcraft, Isolaz PPX laser from Solta helps minimize pores and reduce inflammatory skin, and the Apogee Elite laser system frees clients from unwanted body fuzz with laser hair removal. Cosmetic injections and facial fillers pair with traditional aroma-infused spa soaks, facials, and massages. Every spa service includes a plush robe and slippers and begins with a warm footbath infused with fragrant herbs and essential oils.
As a massage therapist with nearly 40 years of experience, Ginny Adams has the nimble touch and the familiarity with the body necessary to soothe and soften skin with full-body scrubs. During the 45-minute treatment, Ginny frosts limbs with a naturally derived blend of salt and sugar that exfoliates skin and repels attacks from wolves on the Atkins diet. The addition of grape-seed oil nourishes skin, introducing vitamins and rich moisture to recover each client's natural glow. Although not included in this Groupon, patrons can opt to upgrade to the Body Bliss treatment ($70 extra), which includes a one-hour massage executed by Ginny's nimble hands and a miniature marching band's rhythmic feet.