Greenville Laser Clinic's certified laser technicians don't use lasers just to eliminate hair. Although laser hair removal ranks high on their list of skills, and can eradicate stubble long-term in just four or six treatments, it's just one of their light-centric services. For instance, laser acne treatments enlist a similar type of light technology, but to decimate bacteria that triggers acne, the second most common cause right after falling asleep face-down in a pizza. In this case, the power comes in the form of intense pulsed light?the same used for photo facials, which combat wrinkles and other blemishes.
Jaclyn Cornelius, owner and massage therapist at Zen Zone Massage, begins eliminating her clients' stress the instant they walk through her door. She sets them up in a private, quiet room—a tidily organized space bathed in the flickering glow of candlelight. She invites customers to recline onto the table and snuggle onto a sheet-covered warming bad draped with a heavy, cozy blanket. As customers ready themselves for the massage, she plays Healing Flute Chakra music, a gentle blend of airy harmonies designed calm the mind and drive away any snakes in the area.
She says her favorite service to perform is a deep tissue massage with accompanying hot towel treatment. To maximize the pampering, she offers a handful of add-ons, such as aromatherapy, sea salt foot scrub, reflexology, and body wraps.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage
Brands Used: Biotone
Belfiore Salon & Day Spa is 10,000 square feet of luxury. Virtually every possible beauty, relaxation, and wellness service is available here, from massage therapy and hair removal to Brazilian blowouts, mani-pedis, and permanent cosmetics application. Come in for a chic new haircut and an indulgent body wrap, or have eyelash extensions applied and a laser hair removal treatment administered by a licensed professional. You can even work out—head over to the Elite Fitness Center to use weight-training and cardio machines, or try a small group fitness class. Tired muscles relax in the onsite steam and sauna rooms, leaving visitors feeling relaxed, renewed, and totally pampered.
Muscles have long memories. Deep within their tissue lies a record of built-up stress, which in turn can cause issues such as anxiety, poor sleep patterns, or low energy. But all of those issues can melt away once within Purpose in Touch's private treatment rooms, where soft music makes a relaxing soundtrack to Adrina Carter's Swedish massages.
Ms. Carter uses broad and flowing strokes throughout the body, employing extra pressure on problem areas, like that one toe that insists on doing its own thing. Other issues call for different modalities. For muscle spasms and pain, she relies on deep-tissue techniques. For athletes, she administers stretching and compression techniques during sports massages. Whatever the treatment type, Ms. Carter draws on an expertise honed in a 600-hour course in massage therapy as well as additional training in clinical massage and anatomy. She can also recommend a follow-up massage plan, such as monthly sessions.
Judy Kurtz, the mother of a 5-year-old, knows the discomfort and stress that come along with pregnancy. That’s why she created La Bella Belly Spa, which is dedicated to the relaxation and wellness of moms-to-be. Whether they’re using 3-D ultrasounds snapped by a certified sonographer to reassure a client that her baby is healthy or pampering a client with a variety of spa services, such as pregnancy massages, glow-enhancing facials, and foot-soothing pedicures, the duo knows how to keep expectant mothers happy. The spa also stocks various pregnancy products for sale and recently added an online maternity boutique. Though Kurtz caters to pregnant women, they also encourage women who aren't expecting and pregnant men to take advantage of La Bella Belly Spa.
When April McDaniel came up with the name April Rain Day Spa, she didn't just intend it to be a playful nod to her own. The spa's moniker conjures feelings of relaxation and warmth, which are only enhanced by its amber lighting and complimentary robes and drinks. Most importantly, this name also reflects the spa's commitment to environmentally conscious skincare products. These nourishing formulas play a key role in signature facials, which include a vitamin C?infused facial that carries antioxidants and other nutrients and the Ultimate Hydration facial that uses algae and vitamins to put oxygen and moisture back into the skin. Though facials may be some of the most popular treatments at April Rain Day Spa, smoothing chemical peels, waxing, and permanent-makeup services are also available.