SoEmi Therapeutics allows people to indulge themselves with the revitalizing pampering of a thorough massage. Owner and certified therapist Brandy Fukusawa gives clients the options of Swedish, therapeutic, or deep-tissue sessions as well as reflexology and couples massage. Brandy can also bookend massages with a hot-stone facial, foot-exfoliation scrub, or paraffin dip for flummoxed fingers.
At Pure Beauty Salon and Spa, cosmetologist Candice wields Benniefactor and Redken products and dons a range of hats, performing nearly every salon service known to the beauty industry. Her lengthy menu of treatments heralds image-altering aesthetics, from starter locs and silk straightening to facial waxing. Along with salon care, Candice relieves clients' muscle pain and treats ameliorating migraines with customizable massages. The intimate salon space shelters male and female clients from the outside world, where stresses caused by work and obnoxiously loud commercial radio offer little retreat.
Licensed cosmetologist Mrs. Ursula brings more than 20 years of beauty experience to her salon chair at Heavenly Hair Showcase at The House of G.E.M.S. Giving each client her undivided attention, Mrs. Ursula ushers outmoded coiffures into the 21st century with plentiful knowledge on emerging trends and a menu of services that includes brilliant coloring treatments, weave installation, and hair extensions made of USB cords. She specializes specifically in short hair, and maintains a happy environment with her scissor-wielding skills and bubbly personality.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
Experienced staff and a contemporary atmosphere make this salon and spa the perfect place to prettify pouty pouts. Chic, hairless leather couches in the waiting area offer a comfortable place to drape sleepy bodies, while flat screens entertain those on deck without imposing on personal space. When your name is up, opt for a salon service, such as tress reduction ($35+ for women, $20+ for men) or partial highlights ($65+). Lucky's spa, added in 2009, can still transfer some of its own freshness to your face with a green-apple facial, which employs a light fruit-enzyme peel to brighten and firm skull slipcovers ($60+). Or, match your patch to the spa's exposed brick walls with a Brazilian bikini wax ($50–65). See the website for a full spa menu.
The chiropractors at The Village Wellness Center treat an entire medical textbook's worth of ailments, from ADHD to whiplash. But in addition to adjustments and other chiropractic-care methods, the practitioners at Village Wellness also perform other health and beauty treatments, such as aromatherapy massages that can calm minds and soothe aches, nutritional counseling and infrared-sauna sessions that can aid weight loss, and cellulite-reducing skin brushing.
The massage therapists at Nature Cure Ayurvedic Spa have just one problem with western massage techniques: they're all the same. They understand that clients come in a range of shapes and sizes, bustling with varying energies and ailments. During each ayurvedic massage, the team takes care to listen to each individual's “prakriti,” or body condition, before applying warm oils in proportion to the body's needs that lubricate strokes designed to relax the body, boost metabolism, and improve the complexion of the skin. In addition to relaxing muscles, the spa also beautifies visages with ayurveda facials that are customized to the client's own skin type and use natural and organic products to cleanse and moisturize the skin.
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