Once guests step through the doors at Anew Day Spa, they begin a mini vacation from mental and physical discomfort. By the time they are ready to walk back out and return to their lives, clients will have topped off their stores of relief and tranquility. In between, they can opt to sit in chairs and relax as relief cascades from sore shoulders and backs, or let therapists pore over their whole bodies as they decompress on massage tables. During reflexology sessions, a trained therapist applies liberating pressure to the feet to relieve pain all over the body and thank toes for teaching children how to accurately identify different kinds of piggies.
Certified and experienced massage therapist Nathaniel Bangs helps relieve stress and tension with his pampering Swedish, deep-tissue, acupressure, and reflexology massages. Nathaniel specializes in therapeutic massage, which combines techniques from Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage. He also offers repetitive stress relief for desk-job workers, relaxing tight muscles in the necks, shoulders, and backs of clients, focusing each massage on each person’s treatment goals.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Natural light pours through the salon's floor-to-ceiling windows onto merlot-hued walls and sleek checkered floors. Amid these mod accents, Reina Fischer flatters clients' features with a diverse array of cut and color treatments. But hair is just one strand in the salon's ample coif. Guests can also request an invigorating facial, a mani-pedi, or a specialty waxing session to remove that unflattering third eyebrow from their cheek.
Olympic Spa Body & Foot's therapists specialize in massage, releasing tension through gentle touch, firm pressure, or even the use of their full body weight. In addition to modalities such as deep-tissue or hot-stone massage, they also provide back-walk massages, carefully placing their feet as they stride along a client's back to massage away tension. Though they sometimes use hard pressure, everything else about their establishment is soft and inviting, from the draped fabrics to dim, warm lighting of sparsely placed lamps and napping fireflies.
Signature Service: Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Very quiet, clean, spacious, [and] private room with views and [a] balcony; soft music, flameless candles