Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
Face Gallery's licensed massage therapists and skin technicians work to provide clients with a personalized blend of treatments to promote both health and relaxation. Skilled in various modalities, the muscle-kneading specialists address specific health concerns, including high blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. In addition to increasing circulation and helping bodies release their environmental toxins through massages, the Face Gallery crew performs oxygen facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage and colonics
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
The first time I recieved a professional massage, I said, OMG; I've got to do this. I was already a [registered nurse], so it was a logical transition... to blend art and science into one career.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
I have a very comfortable setting that is also sanitary without looking sterile.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love massage and colonics equally. They both satisfy different parts of my being. I know I'm making a difference in someone's life, and that is gratifying.
For an Air Force veteran, Eric Green is awfully comfortable straying into unfamiliar territory. Stationed in Florida, Green took up the practice of reiki, a healing method that deals with a subject that's fascinated him since adolescence: the flow of energy. Today, as a certified Reiki Master, Green practices Usui and Tibetan-style reiki, using strategic hand positions to relax the body, diminish stress, and promote overall health. Green customizes his reiki treatments for each client, sometimes relying on Hayashi hand positions, sometimes turning to hands-off techniques, and sometimes chit-chatting about his old scoutmaster, Mr. Tim, if the client was in his old scout troop and remembers Mr. Tim. Green also offers training for all levels of reiki, including Reiki Master.
The specialists at Long Acupuncture & Skin Rituals Spa pamper the body, the whole body, and nothing but the body—except for the mind. Acupuncturists Patrick and Jeremy Long use fine needles to redirect the flow of energy throughout the body, which in turn helps to promote an increase in feelings of overall wellness. In contrast, manicurist Lenka Hales focuses on the finer details of each individual nail. Tara Buchholz, the center's licensed massage therapist, eases tension and discomfort from muscles and swathes limbs in stress-relieving body wraps. Similarly, aesthetician Megan Burton performs facials and other services that are far more relaxing and rejuvenating than the average therapeutic staring contest.