Through teamwork, skin, hair, and nails all get a chance at a new look at J. Michaels Salon and Day Spa. Stylists play offense to render haircuts, dye tresses, and condition locks to achieve the best-looking 'dos possible. Aestheticians show why they are the stalwart defenses of cosmetology; they wax fuzz, administer spray tans, and treat complexions to thorough, relaxing facials. Nail technicians do their part by gussying up all 20 digits, and massage therapists take care of any residual stress by kneading muscles or pretending they are Ringo Starr and your back is a brand-new snare drum—Ringo is a gentle drummer.
Seven days a week, the therapists at May's Foot Reflexology massage specific points on clients' feet, stimulating their nervous systems to boost overall health. The treatment can help the body recover from strain and stress, improve sleep quality, and even prevent issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and a resurfacing childhood fear of "This Little Piggy." For female clients, the therapists include a free upgrade to massage lotion infused with shea butter, jojoba oil, and other skin-softening ingredients.
The team at True Beauty Aesthetics specializes in noninvasive procedures, from laser hair-removal and elos skin-tightening treatments to photofacials and Botox injections. Consultations precede treatments, so clients have a chance to discuss their envisioned results and warn the staff of any allergies to hearing the word “laser.”
Dr. Dan Vasile oversees Skin Envy's roster of aesthetic experts, who restore faces to factory settings with a variety of med-spa services. The LimeLight photofacial begins with a consultation that fields any questions about the procedure, possible effects, and reasons why bad things happen to good faces. The 30-minute photofacial then uses Intense Pulsed Light to raise hyperpigmentation and sun damage to the surface of the skin, where it will eventually flake off naturally. The precisely calibrated beams of light also target age spots and acne scars and render complexions smooth and bright. Skin Envy's technicians try to keep the treatment as comfortable as possible and are available for posttreatment questions and complexion-soothing bedtime stories afterward.
Much of our anxiety stems from the brain, so perhaps it makes sense that its antithesis, relaxation, would begin at the body's other end. The staff of SunShine Foot Massage takes countermeasures against stress by masterfully kneading their clients' soles. They draw their techniques from reflexology principles, which identify pressure points on the foot that correspond to different areas on the physique. Though staff members don't claim that their treatments are medically curative, they stand by the treatments’ calming capabilities—their foot massages can encourage serenity in the face of both mental tension and the common cold.
As its services tame knotted muscles, the venue's surroundings contribute to further tranquility. Depending on the location, patrons might enter through a door of black polished bamboo before reclining in a plush chair, partitioned from others by bamboo dividers. They can complement their massage with a foot soak in a milk-bath mixture, submerging their heels for as long as they'd like, or until they are suddenly stuck in a block of cheese. Private rooms are also available for massages with full-body coverage.