The skilled technicians at Karma Hair Salon pamper guests with a full menu of hair and waxing services, which anchor themselves on a vast selection of beauty products from Paul Mitchell. To honor her father’s memory, Karma’s owner offers free haircuts to firemen, police officers, and veterans, as well as discounts to their spouses and children.
Since 1885, Dillons Russian Steam Bath has been steaming stress out of its patrons, making it one of the oldest traditional Russian baths in the United States. Using the time-honored methods of the banya, Dillons' steam chamber seeks to subdue stress and tension with heated granite rocks, billowing steam, and sponges of cold water for invigorating dousing. At its balmiest, the upper bench of the steam room can reach as high as 180 degrees, promoting a healthy, skin-softening sweat and a bevy of ulterior body benefits.
Lorrain Lombardo-Shapiro is a medical clinical aesthetician and kundalini yoga teacher. The diversity in Lorrain's resume speaks to the way Bella Faccia Skin Care and Wellness Spa operates: a combination of clinical and holistic care used to achieve cosmetic beauty and self-confidence. The center's marquee services are its customized facials, which are designed to address each client's unique skin needs and are supplemented by 10-minute relaxation treatments. There's a whole slate of organic facials as well that incorporate a variety of nourishing ingredients in service of a radiant face: organic cherry, green tea, grape seed masks, and wild rose bub. Bella Faccia takes the same holistic approach to harmonizing mind and spirit with body treatments such as visual meditation and Reiki energy healing.
Harmonious HandZ offers respite from the daily shuffle of work, family, and furniture whittling with a menu of therapeutic massage modalities. In the comfort of a private room, a licensed massage therapist can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or administer deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer aches. Harmonious HandZ also offers romantic couples packages, complete with sparking wine and sweet chocolates.
At Sain Visage, visitors can choose from a wide variety of facials, massages, and body treatments that effectively shed stress and dispel voodoo hexes. A 60-minute oxygen facial ($95) enhances blood circulation and rejuvenates skin, while a 40-minute express-treatment facial ($60) includes a light exfoliation, massage, and finishing mask. If you need to relieve tension while on break from the Pop–Tart factory, allow your muscles to become sweet fruit-purée beneath the hands of an expert therapist during a 30-minute de-stressor massage ($50). Or play hookey and languish your relaxation time with a 60-minute Swedish massage ($85), which uses long and smooth strokes with gentle to medium pressure. Body treatments exfoliate fleshoskeletons with services such as the 50-minute salt-glo body scrub ($80) that uses natural salts to polish the skin like a cellophane-wrapped Ferrari. Patrons can kick back and soak in the relaxing atmosphere and striking décor that features soothing lighting, soft tones, and comfy furnishings.
At Cloud Nine Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Peggy Pulak fosters tranquility of body and mind with traditional massages and alternative therapies. Her Swedish massages utilize oils and gentle, flowing strokes to soothe muscles. During Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, she may treat two areas of the body at the same time—the left shoulder and right hip, for example, a combination that's rare outside of Simon Says games. Pulak also administers alternative therapies designed to promote general wellbeing, such as reflexology foot massages and energy therapy.