The name is musical—“adagio” means to play “at ease”—so it’s fitting that the services at Adagio Body Works and Wellness are meant to work in harmony. Each visit begins with a consultation, during which therapists craft a treatment plan to suit your needs. These plans span from hot-stone massages and facials to mud wraps and scrubs, so clients can emphasize either hydrating their skin or recovering from trapeze accidents involving eating ribs for lunch.
FIG, an acronym for "Food Is Good," legitimizes its name by crafting a menu that's built out on a foundation of fresh, organic ingredients from fair-trade growers. Like an elastic tongue-band, FIG's varied collection of comestibles fits every taste—entice snowballing appetites with swiss-cheese-and-bacon dip, served hot and accompanied by toast rounds ($4.99). Handheld dining commences with the chicken-pesto panini sandwich, with Boar's Head chicken, pesto, mozzarella, and caramelized onions in the warm embrace of rosemary-olive bread ($7.99). The filet mignon mollycoddles tasters like a princess's poodle, featuring a grilled-to-order tenderloin with roasted baby potatoes and a roasted red pepper stuffed with goat cheese in a balsamic reduction ($15.99). Diners stand and applaud as the chocolate cobbler gracefully concludes the third act of their meals, topped with all natural vanilla ice cream and served in iambic pentameter ($5.66).
The wrinkle annihilating professionals at Spa Bella La Vie deliver aesthetic skin care in a soothing spa space. With more than 16 years of expertise, certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bunch and his trained technicians administer the FDA-approved drug in petite doses to reduce the appearance of fine lines, making them completely invisible to the mind's third eye. One Botox treatment can give clients a more youthful appearance by smoothing face folds between the eyebrows, minimizing crow's feet, or eradicating lines horizontally harassing the forehead. The elegant office space welcomes patients with luxurious upholstery, fine furniture, and a beverage upon arrival. Spa Belle La Vie relaxes patients to the point that wrinkles may never want to leave their faces.
For nearly 30 years, this Tuscaloosa tress fortress has been treating, toning, and trimming tufts using premium Paul Mitchell products. The foil express package opens with a pre-treat, a clarifying process that preps coiffure canvases for individualized painting. After the preliminary pampering, experienced lock-manipulators strategically apply 10–12 highlighting foils, adding oomph to the strands that are the sassiest, most sophisticated, or most likely to shake a maraca. Savvy stylists conclude bristle brightening with a haircut and style finish, which may include iron work and light calisthenics.
Dr. Michael McCracken's licensed massage therapists animate a corrective chiropractic approach and treat muscular knots and tissue kinks to ample kneading, tapping, and stroking to relieve corporal stress and pain. A 30- or 60-minute Swedish massage employs a supple mix of long and short movements to lessen aches and extirpate pockets of pain. Either of the two female therapists melt soft-tissues into plumes of relaxation with specialized massage techniques, such as rocking, vibration, friction, and compression to help relieve chronic-pain, reduce everyday stress and tension, and ward off illness and disease after spending a fortnight at sea or a fortnight explaining what a fortnight is to a stubborn child.
Beth Murphy Massage's comfy interior immediately sets clients at ease with dim lighting, soft sofas, and translucent curtains. It seems everywhere you turn, there's something soft to sit in, lie on, or rest against. That's appropriate because the resident massage expert is going to be the only one who's up and around. She shoos tension out of the muscles during her signature Swedish massage, and softens painful knots and encourages circulation with deep-tissue techniques. Either way, the therapist customizes all her massages to each customer in accordance to their needs and comfort level.