The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Within the historic Cottage Grove Hotel--where Buster Keaton once stayed while filming "The General"--Buster's Main Street Cafe is serving up fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner using local ingredients. Burgers crowned in such accouterments as bacon, cheese, and avocado are made from locally-raised, grass-fed beef sourced from Knee Deep Cattle Company. In the morning, omelets and several styles of eggs benedict reward early-risers. Later in the day, guests make way for a huge selections of drinks--the menu features hundreds of craft brews and ciders, as well as more than 200 craft sodas, including 50 varieties of root beer.
Skincare by Cassandra's proprietor, Cassandra, keeps birthday suits healthy and smooth with a full menu of facial treatments and waxing services. From classic European facials that cleanse and balance the complexion to intensive seven-day peels that resurface the skin with alpha-hydroxy acids, she offers regimens suited to nearly every skin type. Cassandra waxes bodies from brow to ankle and advises coming in with at least a quarter inch of hair growth or half an inch of unwanted feather growth.
Seven talented tattoo artists make up the manpower at Area 51 Tattoo, where they ink skin with vibrant color and crisp images. Their work, which ranges from printed letters to delicate flowers to intricate portraiture, has graced the pages of numerous publications and takes shape inside a spacious, hygienic studio.
Within the bright green walls of Cry Baby Ink, a staff of body artists customizes meticulous tattoos, sells fetching apparel, and studs appendages with piercings. The studio occupies a convenient Valley River Center location, increasing the mall's cool factor without the need to hire the Hells Angels for security.
Ronda Wozich Salon’s Yon-Ka-certified beauticians bring their aesthetic A-game while administering one-hour facials that nourish famished skin with Yon-Ka Paris products. While escaping the city’s raucous medley of honking horns and honking horn ringtones, visages abandon their stresses with a mélange of organic myrtle extracts, vitamins, and peptides that shield faces from free radicals. The Yon-Ka facial’s blend of essential oils and antioxidants comprise vitamins E, A, and C, which help cultivate healthy skin withstanding the ravages of daily makeup application, harmful pollution, and flies that don't wipe their feet on welcome mats.