Kitty Vink brings more than two decades of beauty experience to her work at Le Cheval Day Spa. As owner of this full-service oasis, she is well acquainted with skincare techniques, laser hair removal, and permanent cosmetics. It was on an educational trip to Hong Kong that she learned about the Chinese footbath—a 20-minute herbal steep followed by a 10-minute massage. This luxurious treatment can be found on the spa's extensive menu, which also includes ear candling, teeth whitening, and mani-pedis.
Family Massage owner Andrea Voegeli honed her craft in her native Germany and then in Switzerland before touching down on American soil to unburden tense bodies. With a specialized focus on women struggling with infertility or the physical discomforts of pregnancy, the licensed therapist administers deliberate strokes that utilize creams, lotions, and oils in order to encourage reproductive self-healing. She also silences the tense muscles of all genders with Swedish massage, and calls upon her role as part of the FSMTA sports-massage team to alleviate physical aches resulting from injuries or the mental anguish of being mocked by a Jumbotron. True to her business's name, Andrea also welcomes infants and children to her pristine facility for therapeutic massage.
Emily Polatas, licensed massage therapist, softens knotted muscles with a combination of techniques customized to fit each client's needs. During each 60-minute session, Emily soothes back and neck soreness with the long strokes of Swedish massage. The gentle kneads of deep-tissue rubs increase circulation to tender muscles, ease tension, and relax anxiety, and targeted pressure breaks up knots like dynamite in a hammock factory. Clients can customize their session, whether choosing to unwind after a tense day with a gentle rubdown or working out muscle kinks leftover from long runs or accidental discovery of one's personal emergency brake.
Stylist Alena and skincare expert Natalia apply their international training to performing skin and hair services that use professional salon and spa products. Men stroll into the beach-themed salon for a customized haircut from Alena, who trims locks according to individual face shapes and the whispered longings of the clients’ top hats. Redken product accompanies the haircut and scalp massage, the gentle pressure of which eases clients into full-body relaxation. During the signature European facial, Natalia concocts a customized blend of essential oils and skin creams by Image, Beautiful Image, or Dermalogica to cleanse and exfoliate. An individualized facial mask follows, and Natalia massages the face, neck, shoulders, and arms to keep the upper body from going limp in protest in the middle of a trapeze act.
Crystal Fulco spent six years in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician before she decided to start over in a career that fit with her passion for human connection. Although she only intended to work her way through college as a massage therapist, she found herself drawn to the practice and decided to commit to it fully. With only three months of professional experience, she founded her own practice, a place where she could focus on using deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and myokinesthetic techniques to treat subdermal aches and pains without surgery, medications, or costly seismograph examinations.
Now joined by two more massage therapists and a cosmetologist, The Massage Shoppe continues to treat stressed muscles and minds while boosting patrons’ confidence with its spa and gym services. The spa’s facials exfoliate countenances and imbue them with a healthy glow using organic skincare products. In the gym, Crystal’s personal-training sessions teach women how to sculpt their bodies with invigorating and empowering exercise regimens, sending them on their way to total wellness.
A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.