Alexis McMillan powers up her dual licenses as a massage therapist and aesthetician to deliver a one-two punch to anxiety and the signs of aging. She's even found a way to swirl the two practices, earning a certificate in facial rejuvenation massage, a technique that works to alleviate TMJ symptoms and improves muscle tone for firmer faces. At The Si Spa, the staff draws up the blueprints for innovative facials that include everything from raspberry enzymes and a strawberry-spearmint mask to lemon juice. Their massages are equally unique, blending Swedish techniques with deeper pressure to reduce stress and untie triple-knotted muscles.
Moon Lodge Spa adopts an organic approach to holistic well-being, which emphasizes highly personalized care that targets underlying causes instead of symptoms. While the massage therapists manipulate muscles and connective tissues with relaxing and therapeutic modalities, their goal is always to promote self-healing by gently prodding each individual white blood cell into action. Acupuncture and chiropractic care share a similar attitude toward whole-body wellness, and the spa's traditional cosmetic services include exfoliating body polishes enhanced by infrared-sauna sessions and cellulite-smoothing body-wrap treatments.
At Zilpa, founder and licensed aesthetician Viola strives to make skin stronger and smoother via modern procedures and eco-conscious products made from 100% essential oils. Hydrafacials combine cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction as in traditional microdermabrasion, with the added benefits of a dose of hydration and antioxidant protection. The noninvasive, moisturizing procedure addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and the lingering effects of bobbing for apples in a vat of Nutella. The soothing procedure takes 30 minutes and requires no downtime.
At Busaba Therapeutic Massage & Spa, licensed massage therapists are equally adept at Eastern and Western massage modalities. Their menu of massages, augmented by five full-body spa packages, draw from styles such as Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-marble-stone, or Thai massage, which uses yoga-like postures to loosen muscles. Through these services, they hope bring about a number of benefits, including improved digestion, better circulation, higher energy levels, and better sleeping patterns. Aromatherapy and botanical extracts help soften skin and detoxify the body during spa packages that can include a friend, loved one, or doppelganger.
A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.
The full-service day spa has been in business for over a decade and is headed by founder and clinical director JoAnne Mendenhall, L.P.N., who has over 20 years of medical experience and extensive training in internal medicine, infectious disease, oncology, dermatology and plastic surgery. Pelage's expert staff fosters an elegant atmosphere to ease long-standing political tensions and military buildups along your body's outer borders. One of these aestheticians will exfoliate your face's desert regions and deep-cleanse pores to remove built-up makeup, trapped skin oils, and daily grime with a HydraFacial—bringing new, glowing life back to dull areas while smoothing roughness. A final application of moisture-laden serums will calm skin irritation caused by cosmetics or the voice of Gilbert Gottfried and encourage cellular regeneration. In the process, it will also help reduce and remove fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scars, and hyper pigmentation.
With 13 locations in two adjoining states, InSpa has become a regional institution for all-things pampering. The spa epicenter rolls out a large wheelhouse of services that includes everything from prenatal massages to lash tinting. The staff also gussy up nails during mani-pedis and restore youthful appearances with anti-aging facials. As icing on the decadent cake, the facility grants its InSpa Rewards members monthly offers and discounts, such as 10% off retail purchases.