A full-service salon, Amore Salon and Spa welcomes guests for hairstyling, waxing, nail, and massage services. Upon arrival, they can sink into comfy leather salon chairs and watch through mirror reflections as stylists execute haircuts, highlights, and formal 'dos using products from brands such as Schwarzkopf. Manicures shape nails before vibrant polishes anoint them with flat swatches of color. Other services include soothing massages as well as waxing to rid bodies of unwanted hair on areas such as eyebrows.
The licensed technicians at Beauty and Soul Salon/Day Spa help guests to relax and renew with an extensive menu of hair, nail, body, and skincare treatments. Harnessing high-end products such as Moroccanoil, Biolage, and Kenra, stylists expertly overhaul lackluster ‘dos with haircuts and coloring services or reverse the damaging effects of wind, winter, and taking morning jogs across paintball fields. When clients aren’t having their nails painted or unwanted hair waxed away, aestheticians ease signs of age and tiredness with facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and chemical peels. Staff members also detoxify and pamper entire physiques with seaweed wraps and stress-busting custom and hot-stone massages.
Revitalizing Massage Therapy's owner and licensed massage therapist, Tawnia Leslie, and her team of relaxation specialists gently coax muscles into peaceful states with an array of tissue-softening services. Swedish massage's invigorating strokes and kneading motions soothe tense sinews, and deep-tissue massage employs focused pressure to specific coordinates on the body, aiding in the recovery from injuries and releasing more endorphins than playing a jam session with Santa Claus on a snow day. Prenatal massage, meanwhile, can aid in mitigating depression, swelling, and pain, and may even improve labor outcomes. During hot-stone massage, therapists place water-treated stones on strategic areas of the body to open up energy pathways, promote relaxation, and facilitate deep-tissue manipulations. Clients can also unite sugar or salt scrubs with massage to exfoliate the skin, increase circulation, cleanse pores, and attract handsome chefs.
It took Misty Hansen some time to discover her calling—she spent a number of years working various customer-service jobs—but in 2007 she discovered how to make the most of her innate abilities. During that year, she completed massage school, became a licensed massage therapist, and opened Massages By Misty, named the Best Day Spa, Best Massage Therapist, and Best Business in Norwalk by the Indianola Record Herald in 2012 and 2013. Since day one, she's been happily busy treating an array of clients, some of them referred by chiropractors. As a survivor of multiple car accidents throughout her life, she knows massage therapy's effectiveness in relieving people of pain and helping them recover from stress and injury.
Massages By Misty's treatment room features a heated massage table draped with luxurious sheets where guests enjoy treatments ranging from ancient Asian ashiatsu massages to rejuvenating body wraps. Misty asks clients to fill out a questionnaire so she can customize each session to focus on problem regions and avoid jacket pockets full of loose change.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro-massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members pay for packages or flat monthly rates. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call ahead to make appointments; services are subject to availability.