Inside Rejuvenate Salon & Spa, the combination of sea-foam-green walls and accents with dark wood creates a calming, welcoming atmosphere. Then, the method of relaxation is left up to the guest, who might choose a hot-tub mineral bath, infrared sauna, or hot-stone massage, to name a few. Along with spa treatments, the beauty specialists here pamper guests with hair and nail services.
As its name implies, Salon 180 isn’t known for playing by the book. From its funky decor—a mélange of vintage accents and asymmetrical shapes—to a staff that prides itself on relentlessly pursuing continuing education, the full-service salon finds plenty of ways to subvert and exceed first-time customers’ expectations.
Though they have years of experience cutting and styling hair, the salon’s team of stylists claims particular expertise in chemical treatments such as corrective color procedures and highlights. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists ease tension with full-body Swedish techniques or targeted sessions that narrow their focus to sore pitching arms or stiff vestigial tails. Just as the stylists and therapists draw on professional products to enhance their treatments, the spa’s skin and body specialists use advanced toners and technologies such as radio frequency and light energy to stimulate collagen production and clear skin of blemishes.
Culinary students gather around their teacher, knowing she is recovering from a serious illness and inquiring gently as to how her health has made such a comeback. It was in this moment that the career of Modern Life Center's founder, Eva Clay, took a sharp turn. The former cooking teacher had refused steroid therapy, believing that it would only treat the symptoms of her illness, and not the root causes of her poor health. So Eva researched what she calls "old-fashioned" methods of detoxification as well as holistic therapies, and slowly worked to heal herself. When her culinary students began seeking advice for themselves and their loved ones, she heard it as a call to become a health and lifestyle coach, which she answered readily.
Though counseling can focus on how past experiences shape the present, Eva believes that life coaching examines how positive traits and experiences in the present can give clients practical tools to help them step into their future. The Modern Life Center's life coaches aid clients in taking control of their professional and personal struggles, and dating and health coaches guide patients in navigating treacherous love lives and lifestyle changes. A crew of massage therapists, a face-refreshing aesthetician, and a chiropractor bustle past potted orchids and high-backed armchairs, working to erase the tensions that accumulate during ordinary life and to leave each patron with the relaxed countenance of a model in a hammock catalog.
The tranquil environs of Healing Hands by Sherrie take visitors on a journey, almost literally. The recently remodeled rooms inside the 2,000-square-foot, two-story facility double as an international tour?the lobby is decorated to resemble a South African rainforest, and other chambers transport clients to a variety of destinations with Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Native American themes. There, staff members administer soothing massages, perform steam herbal treatments, and detoxify clients with wrap-less body wraps. Healing Hands by Sherrie has expanded an additional 1,400 square feet and will be adding a fondue cafe later in the year catering to couples, and spa parties or just for fun!
The staff at Herbal Therapy Body Wraps envelops clients in bandage-like wraps saturated with a cocktail of herbs to rejuvenate the skin and slim the silhouette. The expertly selected cadre of herbs works to drain the body of extra fluids and toxins and to soften weathered hides. Wraps infuse skin with goodies for 60 minutes during each session, aiming to contour while providing immediate inch loss, relaxing the body, and easing joint pain. The treatment may also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, ensuring a smooth canvas onto which tattoo maps to secret gumdrop lairs. Wrapees can wear underwear, a bathing suit, or a fashion-forward grocery bag under herbaceous layers. Herbal Therapy recommends multiple wraps to achieve optimal results.
At Basic Essentials, a team of certified professionals offers a gamut of forward-thinking salon and massage services. An experienced electrologist permanently stunts hair growth during electrolysis, and wax specialists temporarily evict encroaching hairs and misplaced birthday candles with face and body waxing. The clinic's master teacher of reiki—who is certified in the practice's highest level—optimizes intra-body energy flow during reiki sessions.