Kelly Lamicella has spent the past two decades in the salon industry, cultivating a loyal client base and assembling a team of experienced stylists and spa experts. While primping coiffures, her team uses products such as Redken and Keratin Complex to tint and smooth tendrils. Kelly's nail techs slather talons with CND Shellac polish, and her aestheticians use GloMinerals and Glow Skin Care products to cleanse, embellish, and tag epidermises before releasing them back into the wild. The symphony of rejuvenation culminates with a crescendo of massage played by therapists familiar with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques.
The yoga studio at The Bee Well Boutique & Spa is probably much different from what students are accustomed to. More living room than studio, the space features bright-white wainscoting, decorative mirrors and clocks, and even a fireplace. This quirky setting makes for a comfortable, welcoming environment where students of all levels can work through yoga poses and breathing exercises.
The homey ambiance extends throughout the rest of the space, where aestheticians conduct a variety of facials in private treatment rooms. Post-facial, clients can opt for a sunless tan, or peruse the varied massage menu. On the boutique side, accessories and locally made beauty products occupy shelves, and patrons can even rent out the unique space for private events such as bridal showers and birthday parties.
The professional muscle kneaders at Effleurage Massage Therapy & Bodywork aim to ease tension and promote wellness from the outside-in. They’ve mastered a quintet of styles—Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, and chair massage—that they tailor to each client’s particular aches. The company’s list of post-massage benefits rings true to many previous clients, who have experienced first-hand the boost of energy, improved joint flexibility, and limbo-contest prowess that come with each massage.
When Kimberly Schadewald won a gift certificate for a massage, she wasn’t just winning free relief from stress. She was winning relief from the chronic pain that had plagued her since a work injury when she was 16. It also led her to discover a calling to heal others in the same way. Before founding 5 Points Wellness LLC, she studied Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy at the Gentle Healing School of Massage before attending Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to study reiki. Equipped with this knowledge and experience, Schadewald helps clients alternatively manage and prevent pain through massage services with amenities such as a heated cherry stone pillow that eases areas of deep tension. She also works with children over the age of 6 to eradicate the daily stress of growing older, going to school, and cat fighting with imaginary friends.
The staff at The Body Wrap Shoppe & Spa specializes in swaddling clients’ bodies in solutions and salves that promote inch loss and detoxification. They offer the mineral-based Slim Wrap, which has been featured on The Doctors, as well as infrared wraps, seaweed wraps, and tortilla wraps. For those in search of a more high-tech approach to weight loss, they also provide i-Lipo laser body contouring paired with whole-body vibration.