"I am fascinated with the way muscles work and move," says Renew U Massage & Skincare owner Katanya Taite, citing one of the reasons she became a licensed massage therapist. A sincere interest in helping people feel and live better is another reason: "Life is filled with so much responsibility, people don't take enough time to focus on themselves."
The escapist element is apparent from the moment clients enter into her elegant gold and earth-toned bodywork enclave, where the sounds of flowing water and ocean waves engulf senses in serenity. Organic and vegan oils and serums add an eco-conscious element to all services including massages?which Katanya customizes to each client's particular aches and pains?and slimming body wraps designed to tighten and tone hard-to-trim areas. Also a licensed aesthetician, she customizes facials as well, beginning with an in-depth skin analysis before moving on to tailored treatments that include special formulations for men's skin, teen skin, and sensitive bearskin rugs.
The European-trained medical staff at Vytale Med Spa helps to restore patients' youthful appearance with advanced technology. The team's medical aestheticians hold certifications in specialized procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser hair-removal, and IPL photofacial treatments. To diminish wrinkles caused by the aging process or squinting at a Clint Eastwood movie, the team administers injections of Botox and dermal fillers. The crew also customizes medi facials with organic Osmosis products and addresses hyperpigmentation or blemishes with antioxidant peels by CosMedix. The med spa is housed within a modernistic white building with clean lines and a geometric design; in earth-toned private treatment rooms, candles flicker from within recessed shelves. The staff aims to ensure discreetness and privacy by eliminating public waiting rooms and creating a VIP-like experience.
Just as beautiful butterflies emerge from cocoons, beautiful skin emerges from Perfect Skin and Body Care Day Spa’s body wraps. Powered by Swiss Methode Physiodermie products, the treatments can boost circulation, deep clean and exfoliate, or enhance the skin’s elasticity. The spa’s face and body treatments encompass facials as well, which can combat aging by catalyzing cell renewal, or manage rosacea’s early stages more effectively than applying the salty, age-defying tears of celebrities. The spa’s Thai Samunprai herbal massage incorporates a compress of herbs and essential oils and is just one of the offered massage styles. The aesthetic team also administers beauty basics, painting fingers and toes with OPI polishes, and waxing away stubble.
The team at Advanced Skin Care & More soothes body and mind with a synergy of ancient techniques and modern technology. Aestheticians with medical or paramedical training precede every facial with a skin analysis and black-light screening, which can detect skin conditions or milk mustaches. After determining the client's unique skincare needs, an aesthetician cleanses and exfoliates with natural and organic products. Some treatments combat signs of aging with infrared or intense pulsed light, microcurrents, and ultrasound. Aside from facials, the day spa offers massage modalities that range from deep tissue to champissage, an Ayurvedic form of head massage that stimulates the scalp and upper body to increase circulation and the ability to wiggle each ear independently.
Whether its with her hands while standing next to a massage bed or with her feet while hanging over her clients, licensed massage therapist Kim Savoie finds the best way to deliver manual therapy and treat physical ailments. In softly lit treatment rooms, where soothing music floats around heated treatment tables, Kim performs a variety of types of massage including Yogasage, mother-to-be massage, and lymphatic-drainage massage. Along with bodywork therapy, Kim offers a full menu of holistic-care services for adults and children, such as life coaching, reiki, and meditation with imaginary friends.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.