Some seek Pilates for weight loss or a toned body, and others for stress relief and overall wellbeing. But Erica Lukes was drawn to the mat to recover from a horseback-riding injury in the early '90s. As her pain subsided and her range of motion returned through her practice, she became compelled to help others reap the benefits of the core-strengthening workout, earning her certification as a Pilates instructor, and eventually helming Total Body Pilates. Now, she guides students of all fitness levels through Pilates, ballet barre, and Zumba classes to achieve their fitness and wellness goals. She helps them to build long, lean muscles through mat- and machine-based Pilates, in which students work on a special machine consisting of ropes and pulleys designed to add extra resistance to each movement, resulting in the lithe limbs and toned muscles of a gym cat, the natural predator of the ubiquitous gym rat.
As one of the Top 200 Salons in the United States as chosen by Redken and Pureology in 2011 and one-time Aesthetician of the Year according to the International Association of Aesthetics, The Shirodhara Day Spa and its owner, Eva Mileski, have a trophy case filled with more awards than Meryl Streep's attic. The cozy spa and salon creates a cottage-like atmosphere with creative décor to make guests feel relaxed and welcome for each treatment. New haircuts are born in the salon portion, and, through a pair of French doors, massage therapists and aestheticians wait to relax bodies with deep-tissue, Swedish, and other modalities or nurture complexions with facials. The Shirodhara Day Spa invites all spa guests to take a complimentary trip to the steam room to loosen up stiff muscles, sweat out toxins, and secretly open their neighbors’ junk mail.
Zen Massage's trained therapists relax patients' taut tendons, putting bodies and minds at ease. Visitors can lie back and drift away on a 30-minute Silver Cloud massage, feeling the bed's jade rollers warm tendons, dissipate bodily tension, and create a low-pressure system in the brain (a $20 value). A massage therapist then soothes backs with experienced knuckles and palms in the 30-minute Quick Fix massage (a $49 value). After the massage restores skeletons to their naturally upright form, patients emerge with spines as straight as the horizon and faces beaming bright as a lighthouse.
Tucked within E-Clips Salon & Boutique, Beautiful Transformations lives up to its name by revamping clients’ looks with permanent cosmetics, eyelash extensions, and waxing services for women and men. Permanent-makeup artists can help to define facial features—such as the fading lips and brows—by inking natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. They can also add fluttering, flattering effects to the eyes with individual synthetic-mink lash extensions, which are designed to be applied one by one to the natural lashes.
The pampering skincare performed at Beautiful You extends beyond its doors. The spa’s therapists aspire to give the very best in skincare, and that means teaching clients how to care for their skin at home. Within their nook inside Square One Fitness, they provide massage therapy, tanning, body wraps, and facial treatments to clients, who also learn at-home skincare and receive detentions of they come back as Medusa.
City Salon and Spa provides top-notch beautifying services in a clean, streamlined environment that takes its inspiration from the stark majesty of the nearby Wasatch Mountains. Clamber atop this peak of personal indulgence and survey the available options; if you're in the mood for mind melting, opt for the indulgent duality of the deep-tissue massage and waxing package. Stroke after stroke, your skilled and licensed therapist will deliver deliberate muscle-grain pressure to the intertwined tangles of twitch and sinew. Strip by strip, your waxing session may sculpt until your facial expressions ring through as clear as a bell. Alternately, treat yourself to the mani-pedi package, which allows your fingers to do the walking, your toes to do the talking, and your mouth to do the breathing while the surfaces of your tickle-tips are thoroughly refurbished.