Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Slither into the spa to remove your outer layer of dead skin cells before summer blasts its hairdryer across the land, and discover why microdermabrasion is such a popular method of skin exfoliation. Your customized facial will reduce hyperpigmentation, refine and purify the skin, and reduce wrinkles and scars. Each procedure is completely customized to your skin type and even asks if you want room for cream and sugar. Leave with your skin feeling softer, looking smoother, and garnering compliments from smooth-talking tortoises.
Using artistic talent and indelible ink, the five artists at Folk City Tattoo transform skin into a canvas for creative expression. The experienced inkers can create custom designs and charge between $100 and $125 per hour for their work (with a shop minimum of $50)—costs vary upon the complexity and size of the design. Bring in original illustrations of floppy-eared dogs playing beach volleyball to permanently commemorate a meaningful game of doggie beach volleyball or browse the design ideas bedecking the shop's walls for pre-formed skinspiration. Contemporary designs are available in bold color palettes, though the artists are equally skilled at traditional designs. The laid-back shop features a pool table for pre-ink gaming and felt petting and comfortable chairs cosset customers during their stay beneath the artist's needle.
Organic Ergonomics' father-and-son founders, Johnnie and Korrie Mapp, and their team of massage therapists goad physiques back to salubrious and balanced states with rehabilitative massages and reflexology treatments. Clients can close their eyes, spin around, and extend a toe to select one of six massage modalities from a diverse roster. A licensed therapist will then ferret out tender tissues while applying practiced strokes to boost circulation and evict chronic aches. Submit strained shoulders to the slow, gliding motions of a Swedish massage, or repose under the more probing pressures of a deep-tissue massage. Craniosacral techniques ply the areas around spinal-fluid channels to spur a smoother flow, and a Cayce/Reilly massage manipulates both joints and limbs to enable patrons to receive clearer signals from satellites beaming radio dramas.
The team of stylists at Cut N' Shears is like a family, originally forged from friends who met on a naval vessel in 2007. In addition to military camaraderie, the glue that bonds the Cut N' Shears community also contains a shared passion for hair design—stylist Marrico Simpson began cutting hair when he was 11 years old, and Tausha George when she was 13. Today, the salon channels that experience into services for the whole family, including cuts and beard trims for men, perms and relaxers for women, and fades and braids for kids. Focusing its mission around making a change, Cut N' Shears ensures clients leave with makeovers that may inspire other life changes, such as only speaking to their bank tellers in the form of a riddle.
At Tan Oasis, bronzing professionals Jane and Mike Castello oversee a diverse fleet of tanning beds, pair each patron with a model that meets their preferences, and help to slim silhouettes and fight cellulite with infrared Fit Bodywraps. Inside Oasis, the 1,000-watt ultrapressure lamps of a Velocity bed darken limbs, the cooling breeze of the Ovation bed’s foot fan cools toes, and Norvell custom sunless spray tans imbue skin with a golden glow. Pre- or postsession, tanners can work to smooth skin and banish toxins with infrared Fit Bodywraps, spending 60 minutes lounging inside a cozy cocoon. The staff also equips sun worshippers with lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and Devoted Creations, flip-flops, and bathing suits for exploring coral reefs burgeoning in the bathtub.