The staff at Louisville Laser and Spa gives a decidedly simple answer when its patients ask the best way to maintain skin: daily care and healthy living. Its services—many of them designed to make skin look younger—only serve to expedite the process. Administered by an advanced nurse practitioner or an aesthetician, the treatments include laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, pigment removal, spider vein removal, tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion. The spa's most popular option, laser hair removal uses beams of light to reduce and remove unwanted hair on the body. In addition to skincare, technicians use Botox to freeze facial muscles so that wrinkles soften and amateur ventriloquists finally can reach the next level. Louisville Laser and Spa also offers professional teeth whitening.
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Licensed and certified massage practitioner Jacquie Cass understands that sometimes it takes a little more than her hands to work out the kinks of an achy body. During her cold-stone-therapy massages, she uses chilled stones plucked out of Bizarro World volcanoes to help remedy the pain of sports injuries, swelling, inflammation, and sinus problems. She also promotes relaxation in clients through their noses with more than 70 therapeutic-grade blends of fragrant essential oils, which she uses alongside Swedish strokes for complete tranquility. Vitality Massage Therapy’s menu of modalities also proves that Jacquie can ease aches the old-fashioned way, performing Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release massage techniques to target each client’s specific sore spots.
At The Healing Hut, dedicated aesthetician Loni draws on her time at the Euro Institute of Skin Care and Gene Juarez Academy, as well as her interest in diet and alternative healing, to provide a comprehensive menu of holistic spa services. With certifications in reflexology, manual lymphatic drainage, and reiki, Loni can tailor treatments to address a range of woes, including sports injuries, facial tension, or sore hands from vigorous crossword solving. Aesthetic boosts include waxing, facials, and lash extensions, and Loni also combines spa services with healing approaches in treatments such as a reflexology pedicure. Located within Wink: A Salon, the spa’s cream-colored interiors bathe clients in the calm of a cotton-ball factory, and a full coffee bar adds extra spring to the steps of refreshed visitors.
Though a licensed massage practitioner, Kenneth J Zutter doesn’t limit his focus to sore muscles and tight knots. Instead, he assesses the whole person, gleaning insight into the way each client’s lifestyle and stress level affects his or her bodily health and ability to withstand gratuitous saxophone solos. His trainings culminate in balance-point therapy, a holistic treatment plan that combines massage therapy with chakra healing, energy healing, intuitive healing, and other gentle healing techniques.
Each of the private tanning rooms at Sunny Buns Tanning Salon and Spa has its own personality—one is painted with the New York skyline, whereas another features distressed Greek-style columns and a decorative fountain. Inside, customers can choose from four levels of UV bed or a VersaSpa spray-tan booth, which adds color to skin without having customers throw on a swimsuit and run across a paintball field. In addition, the salon offers Dermalogica facials, haircuts and color, and massages.
The Rejuvenation Station’s aesthetician, Nancy Little, uses Knutek, Sanítas Skincare, and Washington-produced HydroPeptides products to treat facial skin. Knutek infuses cells with oxygen, Sanítas Skincare adds nutrients to the epidermis, and HydroPeptides mitigates the visibility of aging. Nancy also assists her clients by performing permanent-makeup services, which is not about ending fights between angsty teen couples.