A plush sectional couch, flat-screen TV, and fish tank give Soleil Tanning Salon’s reception area the comforting touches of a family room. The same welcoming attention is offered by the attentive staff members, who give each client a piggyback ride to their private treatment room and offer helpful instructions on using the tanning beds and standup booth. A slate of tanning products, including Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, are available for clients’ bronzing experiences.
When Penny Strohkirch and Larry Oliver met on the first day of massage school on September 11, 2001, they immediately knew they wanted to work together. Their closeness came easy, “I think partially because of the very emotional first day of class,” Penny says. After graduation, they found a way to realize their shared career aspirations and opened Rejuvenations Massage and Spa.Fish tanks, whose occupants have names such as Sgt. Pepper, stand in every treatment room, filled with a combined total of 75 fish and two confused treasure hunters. As clients meditate on the tanks’ soothing visuals, Penny or Larry delivers a custom blend of massage modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu. They focus on the healthful aspects of massage to complement or even replace the need for traditional medicine. “I have a professional runner who swears he can't train for or recover from a marathon without me,” Penny says. Even she has benefited from the healing results of massage. “I was told that I would never recover from a shoulder injury without surgery,” Penny remembers. She instead began a therapeutic massage regimen, “and guess what? Never had surgery.”
At Body Beautiful Laser Medi Spa, Dr. John A. Martini revamps appearances with noninvasive medical treatments that combat unwanted hair, wrinkles, and cellulite. Nonsurgical face-lifts, laser skin resurfacing, and microdermabrasion mitigate blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation, renewing dermises and imbuing faces with the youthful glow of a newborn flashlight. Accent XL body contouring gives a noninvasive alternative to tummy tucks and liposuction by kneading bodies with a handheld module that wages war on dimpling. The spa can also conjure hair with restoration procedures, or employ laser hair-removal treatments to remove mustaches so they can be donated to witness-protection programs.