From the lavish products to the posh surroundings, Havana Salon aims to pamper visitors from start to finish. Since 2002, the staff of Havana has provided a wide variety of services, from basic haircuts and color treatments using Paul Mitchell products, to body waxing and full bridal packages that include an optional husband. Besides focusing on their clients' hair, Havana Salon also makes a concerted effort to give back to the community through charitable donations to organizations such as the YMCA and YWCA.
Shiatsu is a Japanese term that means simply “finger pressure”, which is exactly how this massage modality releases tension from muscular tissue. Licensed massage therapist Robert Ellestad opened his practice to bring the relaxing, therapeutic qualities of Shiatsu massage to bodies of all shapes and sizes. In addition to this pressure-point-focused style, he soothes bodies with the gentle series of Swedish massage strokes. His Thai massage sessions incorporate a series of facilitated yoga-like stretches that work out stiff muscles and joints while the client lies on a mat or hovers slightly on a flying carpet.
Physiq Fitness is a shining new workout center—almost as shiny as the silver medal it won for Best Fitness Center and the bronze medal it won for Best New Business in the Statesman Journal's Best of Salem 2012 awards. Inside the modern facility, strength machines, cardio machines, and free weights stay at their posts 24 hours a day, waiting for members looking to boost muscle mass or crack stubborn walnuts. Certified personal trainers hang out, too, calling upon their years of schooling in science and human biology and their expertise in strength and cardio training to lead clients through tailored workouts and nutrition programs. Strength-training and sports-training sessions tackle sport-specific workouts that help increase power, stamina, and agility. Additionally, Physiq's boot-camp sessions challenge groups with a slew of conditioning exercises, calisthenics, obstacle courses, and drills designed to help boost performance levels during sports and full-contact spelling bees. Clients can replenish incinerated calories with healthy shakes from the in-house juice bar.
Northwest Medi Spa provides myriad aesthetic treatments and employs a body of highly trained physicians and staff members who provide personalized solutions to subperfect skin conditions. Give the gift of renewed facial smoothness with the microdermabrasion treatment that employs the state-of-the-art DiamondTome skin resurfacing system. By removing the topmost layer of skin and stimulating the elastic tissue underneath, it can improve skin texture, color, and the odds of avoiding early-bird dinners. Serious skin-smoothers can opt for a wrinkle treatment session, which is administered under the caring touch of a Candela GentleYag laser. The laser can tighten skin by heating the underlying layers and forming new collagen cells, soothing the surface with cooling blasts of cryogen and tiny ice-cream cones. Skin is prepped using topical anesthetics and patients often report feeling mild discomfort, similar to a snappy retort from a peeved rubber band.
Owned by a family of licensed massage therapists and clinical hypnotherapists, Liberty Massage and Hypnosis has helped clients to unwind and recharge for 15 years. Along with massages, body wraps, and facials, Liberty Massage and Hypnosis calms the mind through alternative treatments including hypnosis, psychological acupressure, and kitten nuzzling.
Amy Fagin knows that every client has specific needs, whether it’s to loosen up tight muscles or boost weak blood circulation. Armed with more than 13 years of experience and her knowledge of numerous massage modalities, she addresses these distinctive needs by designing personalized treatments that work to rejuvenate both body and mind. Amy uses Swedish massage to relax overstressed musculature and can also rely on deep-tissue work, trigger-point therapy, or heated volcanic stones to treat the underlying causes that contribute to chronic pains. For an added boost, the center performs facials and seaweed gel wraps, which work to nourish the skin and attract the attention of wealthy merman suitors.
The professionals at Indulge Day Spa customize facials to banish problematic skin such as excess oil, dry patches, or stubborn acne. They also glide their hands and a fleet of mini Tonka trucks across patrons’ backs, working to uncoil twisted muscles during Swedish, deep-tissue, and couples massages. As a sweet treat for their clients, the nail technicians offer an ice cream mani-pedi using spa products that actually smell like ice cream and nail polishes in vibrant hues.