In Focus: Elysium
In business since: 1999
The name refers to this: In Greek mythology, Elysium is a place in the afterlife where gods and heroes could relax and live happily.
What’s offered here: facials, massages, nailcare, haircare, and waxing treatments
Fastest way to whiten your teeth: Get the spa’s 20-minute XpresSmile treatment, or pop in a set of novelty vampire fangs.
The decor: From its low ceilings and comfy beds to its fireplace, Elysium’s decor is designed to feel more like a home than a spa.
How to keep your skin looking great after you leave: Take home some of the Dermalogica skincare products the salon has for sale.
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Most popular service: Deep Tissue and Craniosacral Therapy
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking garage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Plan the day free from work, if possible.
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