In another life, the aestheticians of Brighter Image Day Spa were probably chefs. The spa's service list reads more like a restaurant menu, divided into "Appetizers" and "Entrees" sections ripe with ingredients that could be pulled from any gourmet's kitchen. Nail technicians sprinkle Dead Sea salt onto hands and feet to exfoliate skin and prevent pasta from sticking to it, and peach, mango, and sage infuse a selection of elaborate pedicures. In the spa, aestheticians nourish bodies with neroli body scrubs and minty back facials that empty grime-stuffed pores. After their treatments, patrons can shop the spa's own line of cosmetics, which integrate vitamins and sun protection into a spectrum of vivid colors for the eyes, lips, and face.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
Massage Therapy of Roanoke has one main focus: giving its clients the most therapeutic massages possible. The staff uses five modalities to address clients’ aches and pains, including deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and sports massage. The therapists nimbly knead backs with smooth strokes during Swedish massages to relax muscles and soothe away tensions. Sports massages can lengthen musculature and improve flexibility to enhance athletic ability and vending-machine pilfering skills.
Salon at Studio E's stylists wield Big Sexy Hair products as they cut and color manes in a black-and-white boutique salon peppered with scarlet accents. A large photo of Marilyn Monroe pays homage to old Hollywood glamour as clients declare their style preferences during consultations. Sebastian Laminates Cellophanes gloss glazes hair with lustrous, translucent hues, and deep-conditioning treatments call upon the most appropriate brand to soothe frizz-stricken strands and render them as smooth as Barry White's pet dolphin.
True to its name, Sparrow Bee's Therapies started out as an outpost for all things beekeeping in 2008. However, its mission has expanded to all arenas of holistic health—the staff now treats human musculature along with black-and-yellow exoskeletons. The team makes use of Swedish and Thai massage techniques to induce relaxation and help clients manage stress levels. The studio augments the staffers' skills with a warm and comfortable environment capable of putting guests at ease.