Licensed massage therapist Marta calls herself the Body Whisperer, and with good reason: through advanced training and continuing education, she has learned to communicate with muscles in not one but several distinct languages. Her five holistic modalities flout expectations by refusing to draw the line between deep-tissue and relaxation techniques; fusion massages combine the two with warm basalt rocks in a slow-paced, therapeutic session, and sacred-stone massages add deep heat therapy to the mix.
Marta’s other tailored massages incorporate similarly unique techniques and tools, from organic and chemical-free herbal oils to cool marble stones. As an add-on to the fusion massage or vedic cleanse, a heated steam canopy blasts warm, aromatic air across the body through an eco-friendly system. First used in Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, and Nelly music videos, this ancient method of detoxification helps to soothe inflammation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Village Hair and Spa has been a local beautifying staple for over 20 years, and its friendly and experienced staff specializes in bestowing the under-pampered portion of the population with a wide range of hair and body treatments. Its strand stylists are particularly adept at helping each client find the best haircut for his or her face and personal style. If you already know what you're looking for, Village Hair’s stylists can take that vision and make it even better than you imagined, just like Hollywood's big-budget adaptation of your Golden Girls fan fiction. Undergo a mane makeover with a cut ($32–$45) and color ($79–$109 for both treatments together), or indulge in a full-service manicure ($27–$32) to buff your finger helmets to a new level of shine. Village Hair and Spa also offers a full menu of waxing services ($19–$60), facials ($75–$80), skin-renewal treatments ($57–$170), and specialty body services ($75–$94).
The dedicated cosmetologists at Absolute Bliss help clients choose from a full spa menu of skin, hair, and nail treatments to transform tired exteriors into vibrant veneers. Like fashion-forward math teachers, stylists snip tresses to geometrical perfection, relax unruly curls, or apply artful streaks of flattering color. Formaldehyde-free Shellac layers onto nails by the hand of a talented manicurist for a high-gloss sheen that can endure without chipping for 14 days. The salon also deforests epidermises with sugaring treatments, and improves visages with facials, microdermabrasion, and airbrush spray tanning.
It’s hard to tell what Poppadox Pub’s nightly crowd is cheering for at any given moment. Their shouts of applause may be directed toward the sports teams scoring goals or touchdowns on the televisions that surround the pub. Then again, they may be exultations of joy upon tasting slices of specialty pizza or buffalo wings doused in one of a dozen distinct sauces. Plenty of draft beers and well drinks keep the mood buoyant throughout the night, even when someone accidentally switches the channel from C-SPAN during the weekly congressional wrestling match.
With its sights set on community health, Avera McKennan Fitness Center hosts an array of workout classes and houses a mélange of exercise space and equipment for all conditioning capacities. Teamworkers delight in the center's daily fettle-finessing sessions, such as yoga, Zumba, and boot camp, which take place beneath the aerobic room's vaulted ceilings and atmospherically oriented windows. Further phalanx forming takes place in the atrium, complete with basketball hoops for pickup games or aerial canine-agility competitions.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.
The Body Garage focuses on providing quality services with a scientific approach to skin care. As a medically directed spa, The Body Garage uses top-notch products while providing preventative skin maintenance to ensure skin as beautiful and shiny as a Transformer. As part of your choice of treatment, you get a consultation based on a Visia Complexion Analysis. The analysis inspects skin while measuring visible and invisible sun damage and evaluating wrinkles, pores, and clingy barnacles. Visitors will then choose between a microdermabrasion treatment (referred to as a mega peel on The Body Garage's website) or a custom chemical-peel treatment, with both options helping to exfoliate the skin, accelerate new skin growth, and decrease the effects of aging.