Within the sunny yellow walls of their tranquil spa, the therapists at Body & Sole Spa banish stress with a blend of massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine. They use acupressure and reflexology techniques to help restore balance to organ systems and ease tension by targeting specific points on the body and feet, but they also achieve similar results with fine acupuncture needles. They dole out warm cups of healthful tea, made by the spa's teacher, and give clients the option of controlling the remote on their own personal TV, a rare privilege for those living with professional channel surfers.
After practicing for 600 hours to earn her massage therapist's license, Monique Zamora wasted no time in starting her own massage business, Virtú Spa. She specializes in five distinct modalities, but might incorporate any or all of them into a single treatment, depending on a client's needs. She can relieve simple tension with the long, gentle surface strokes of Swedish massage, or delve deeper into the tissues to target trigger points—hyper-irritable spots associated with knots, taut bands of muscle fibers, and accidentally swallowed water pistols.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Bon Vital
Lotus Facials focuses its spa offerings on treatments that not only improve the body's exterior, but also make clients feel better from the inside out. Each of the available facials kicks off with a consultation and skin analysis. This allows skincare experts to select the types of products, techniques, and magical incantations that will work best for each individual. In addition to facials—each of which can be paired with microdermabrasion or a peel—Lotus's clients can also opt for waxing services or a relaxing massage. Lotus Facials operates out of The Massage Place and Wellness Center.
Lorean Wilson Dillard, Beauty Mark Boutique's certified aesthetician, doesn't hold regular office hours. Instead, she schedules all of her services by appointment, accommodating clients who have hectic schedules or only own half of a clock. During these convenient sessions, the aesthetician can use microdermabrasion to prompt collagen production, chemical peels to clear men's complexions, or facials to fight both teenage and adult acne. Beauty Mark Boutique's standout service, however, is its back-cial treatment, during which an aesthetician cleanses the back, massages sore muscles, and applies special products to the skin as music, soft candlelight, and aromatic essential oils cultivate a relaxing ambiance.
Dr. Gregory D. Roberts of Roberts Cosmetic Surgery Center specializes in beauty from the neck up. As a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he puts his skills to work lifting faces, augmenting weak features, and minimizing ones that are hogging the spotlight. His goal is to bring faces into aesthetic harmony through surgery or less-invasive injectables, both of which he performs personally.
Off the clock, Dr. Roberts also shares his services with a program called Face to Face. This organization matches victims of domestic abuse with surgeons who then volunteer to repair their facial injuries.