Merle Norman Day Spa and Boutique's beauty specialists are the three graces of the Merle Norman brand, whose American-made tonics have nourished skin since 1931. Owner Shannon Burroughs Mangrum leads the trio with more than a decade of experience and two diplomas folded into an imposing origami saber. Relying on her clinical aesthetics degree from Jon Nave University, she safely blends rejuvenating chemical compounds into five types of facial peels, and mans mechanical devices that gently exfoliate dead skin or cover it in bronzer. Her degree in permanent cosmetics from the Texas Institute of Permanent Cosmetics focused on the OSHA and CDC safety guidelines for an art that helps those with allergies, loss of motor abilities, or a lack of free time create enduring beauty. Associate Alyssa lends her nimble fingers to more conventional makeovers that will wash off after nights out under a waterfall, as well as treatments that create smooth skin all over the body and relaxed muscles underneath.
Inside this relaxing oasis, a team of beauty experts pampers clients from head to toe with invigorating treatments for the skin, body, and hair. Aestheticians tailor facials to counter skin-specific woes, keeping faces smooth with add-ons such as enzyme masks, glycolic peels, or waxing. During massage sessions, therapists soothe muscle aches with Swedish, sports, or four-handed massage therapy, which enlists the help of either two therapists or one well-trained dog. Split ends hit the floor in the salon, where talented stylists turn out freshly cut, colored, and styled coifs. Beyond these three pillars of beauty, Cottage Spa also tends to nails with a coat of vibrant polish or long-lasting gel.
From within salon-cum-spa Studio 12, licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collins-Davis makes it her business to deliver rest and relaxation to all. However, her clients have a whole host of different obstacles standing in their way, so she capably employs seven massage modalities, tailoring each treatment to her clients' needs. She rounds out her soft tissue work with services focused on the body's largest organ, the skin. She scrubs, wraps, and rejuvenates dermises with everything from coffee to brown sugar, leaving her clients feeling better and smelling fresh baked.
Licensed massage therapist Carey Hardison lulls her clients into serene trances with therapeutic Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Her treatments work to simultaneously minimize stress and address physical injuries by aiding circulation and increasing flexibility. Carey can also bring her expertise to her clients at businesses and events, where she can offer calming chair massages to alleviate pain for stiff shoulders.
A Touch of a Feather Day Spa owner Connie has loved helping people look and feel their best since she was a child. Today, guided by a focus on her clients' whole experience, she pours that passion into the diverse array of facials, massage, and nailcare services she performs. In an effort to continually expand her abilities, Connie recently added face-lifts and anticellulite treatments to her skill set.
Connie's team lavishes classic spa treatments and specialized services, such as oncology massage therapy, onto patrons in a dimly lit atmosphere. They even allow guests to customize their treatments by using an add-on menu, which includes aromatherapy and scalp massages.
The two licensed massage therapists at Daily Kneads Therapeutic Massage induce blissful reverie and relaxation in bodies of all kinds, including moms-to-be. Inspired by Christian teachings, they aim to induce a thoroughgoing sense of comfort in clients, while also keeping a lookout for ailments that would be best treated by other health-care providers or mechanics.
Islands of Paradise Massage owner Terence A. Carter and his team of massage therapists take a variety of approaches to eliminating pain and stress. Swedish massages relax muscles with a gentle series of rolling, kneading, and percussive strokes. For chronic pain or tension, the therapists employ deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques, which target muscular knots built up from physical strain or the mental stress of not hearing the end of a knock-knock joke. Carter can also calm minds during bodywork sessions that work to rebalance emotional and mental energies.