The first thing many people notice about Sheilah Collins is her chatty demeanor, but the owner of Selah the Art of Beauty has more to offer than a friendly conversation. In her nearly 20 years of industry experience, she has also come to appreciate the importance of quiet relaxation. She and her team of technicians do everything in their power to promote a stress-free and rewarding spa experience, using organic and vitamin-based products during their calming facial treatments and painting nails with specialty Shellac polishes that resist chipping. The spa’s massage therapists strive to meet the high bar set by their counterparts, unwinding tension and repairing shoulders’ antiquated, steam-powered gears with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques.
Warm vibes permeate the air at Morgan Ford Salon & Spa, where stylists shape fashionable hairdos and massage therapists knead away soreness and stress. The salon takes extra steps to assure clients' comfort. For example, each hair treatment—which utilizes Redken products—includes a steamed face towel, scalp massage, shampoo, and conditioning. Morgan Ford's massage therapists practice hot-stone, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release modalities, among other techniques. These bodywork sessions may also incorporate extras, such as heat therapy, aromatherapy oils, and scents, such as chocolate, pumpkin spice, or mango.
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The artists behind Art Monster set their sights on all sorts of blank canvases—from hoodies to sports cars to biceps—and transform them into eye-catching pieces of artwork. Owner Chris Sabatino keeps the modern studio in pristine condition all week long for his staff to decorate bodies with intricate tattoos. They also infuse wardrobes with a bit of attitude by custom airbrushing illustrations of their clients' favorite sports teams, animals, or Pantone swatches.
From the muscle-burning exertion of a personal-training session to the tension melting luxury of a Swedish massage, Solera Health Club & Spa furnishes everything a body needs to stay primed and polished. Three separate rooms filled with cardio machines, resistance machines, and free weights make up the health club, where personal trainers lead individuals through tailored routines designed to help them reach their fitness goals. To chisel the body for less dough, group personal-training classes give the same guidance as one-on-one sessions by giving each student one minute on each machine, creating a regimen akin to a relay race or a speed-dating session with the Transformers.
It's a different experience in the spa, where massage therapists and aesthetic experts help melt away the pain of strenuous workouts with a host of soothing treatments. Nine types of massage incorporate aromatherapeutic oils or warm volcanic stones to send muscles into a blissful stupor. Body wraps, scrubs, and facials, meanwhile, draw out impurities from the skin to leave exteriors hydrated and youthful.