According to Cara Mia's licensed aestheticians, the average woman spends about 15 minutes a day applying makeup. Over the course of a year that totals more than 91 hours—hours that could have been spent on more important activities such as helping the kids with their homework or turning the dishwasher into a clubhouse. Cara Mia's team helps women save that time with its permanent makeup sessions, where pen machines add long-lasting pigments that help create fuller lashes or smudge-proof lip liners.
Cara Mia's other services enrich clients' skin and bodies in equal measure. Massage therapists soothe achy muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques, and waxing gurus remove unwanted hair from the underarms and Brazilian areas. To enliven epidermises, try a deluxe facial, which includes a deep cleaning, exfoliating mask, massage, and moisturizer.
The family that owns Bella Mia Spa has been pampering clients for 22 years, so they know a thing or two about helping people to relax. Within the cozy, Tuscan-themed space, staffers perform treatments that soothe both body and mind, using fragrant ingredients such as a lavender foot soak or seasonally scented facial products. They enhance physical and mental wellbeing with hot-stone massages or reflexology sessions, and promote detoxification with warm, herbal body wraps.
A small, green topiary, a cherub-like statue, and a water fountain set a tranquil tone as they greet guests near the entrance. Stone accents along the walls create an ambiance reminiscent of old-world Italy or the Alpine quarry where yodeling was invented.
Certified massage therapist and posturist Robert Macaraeg deals with more than just tense muscles. Though his nimble fingers and firm hands are quite capable of kneading out stubborn kinks, he draws upon his understanding of the human form to help clients walk tall and live free of posture-related pains. To accomplish this, he combines manual muscle work with strategic stretches that squeeze out toxins and retrain the muscles, teaching them to keep the body upright during long periods of sitting or marathon planking matches.
The team at Stunners n Smashers Spalon operates under the mantra that not everyone’s hair is the same. So they make sure to begin each appointment with a thorough consultation in order to determine the best style for each individual client. From there, the team of stylists is capable of most anything: beyond cut and color treatments (including color correction) they can manipulate texture with Pravana and Brazilian blowouts, or create length with extensions and witchcraft. They also apply faux hair in six ways, including via heat-free protein bonds, braiding, or sewing.
For nearly a decade, the skincare professionals at Lan’s Skin Care and Health Spa have maintained a relaxing haven that stimulates the body's capacity to heal. With each service, they attend to emotional and physical needs, adhering to the belief that mind, body, and spirit are as inextricably linked as peanut butter and the roof of your mouth. Aestheticians ease the mind with quiet treatment rooms, and relax the body by punctuating facials with hand, foot, and shoulder massages. Together, these efforts uplift the spirit and foster overall wellness.
Acne treatments and deep-skin-cleaning services dot the menu alongside permanent-makeup applications that enhance natural features. Lending equal credence to the areas beneath the neck, the specialists perform body wraps and offer steam and sauna therapy.
Bowenwork is a soft-tissue technique that utilizes firm pressure to reduce inflammation, decrease tension, and increase blood flow. The treatment is appropriate for people of all ages, from newborn babies to senile pharaohs. At The Body Clinic, Bowen practitioner Suzette Lake mends muscles and helps her clients achieve a higher quality of life through 90-minute sessions. The appointment begins with a little paperwork before clients are asked to remove shoes, glasses, stow-away cockleburs, and jewelry. Lying fully clothed on a massage table, patients will encounter Suzette’s experienced hands as they smoothly traverse muscles, tendons, and nerves in an effort to halt the assembly lines of the body’s stress factory. Throughout the session, 2- to 10-minute massage-less intervals will occur, giving patients some time to contemplate the healing hand movements.