It took a trip to Sedona, Arizona, to rekindle Kathy Zagorski’s passion for Japanese reiki treatments. Inspired by the natural beauty and energies of the high desert, Kathy decided to rededicate her life to helping clients overcome everything from stress to chronic pains through the use of reiki. Kathy asks her clients to lie on a massage table—still fully clothed or clad in chainmail—and concentrate on their breathing. She then proceeds to place her hands on various points of the body, searching for signs of blocked or restricted energetic flow. By redirecting the body’s natural energies and helping clear these blockages, Kathy restores a sense of balance between the mind, the body, and the spirit. This sense of balance can help alleviate the physical and emotional symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, and grief.
It's not often that a spa visit can teach you something. At Beneath The Surface Spa, however, the staff is dedicated to providing what they call a "guided experience," in which they offer detailed reasons for each step of the treatment and explain the unique needs of their clients' skin. All of the aestheticians are trained in the Image Skincare system, a cellular approach to facial freshening that evokes healthy colors and textures with products that are free of parabens, petrochemicals, and preservatives. This commitment to conscientious and informative treatments extends throughout the spa, where clients can reach their beauty goals through facials, waxing, and nail services that glorify digits with Essie, OPI, and Creative Nails nail polishes.
Beth Geller and her staff specialize in Endermologie—an innovative treatment that uses a noninvasive motorized device to smooth the deep tissue of the skin and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. When they're not administering Endermologie procedures, they extend their aesthetic expertise toward waxing, facial, and organic spray-tan services.
A little extra oxygen in the system can go a long way, helping to reenergize people and improve their feeling of general well-being. At a party or event, an oxygen bar can also be a conversation starter and a unique entertainment experience. Waiting to2 Inhale!! delivers portable oxygen bars to clients' events, where oxygen baristas help attendees choose soothing or energizing aromatherapy scents and use the equipment. The company's staff handles setting up and dismantling the bar, so there's no mess or stress unless a chemistry-teacher convention goes overboard with the live reaction demonstrations.
Utilizing the Ne’Lani beauty system, an experienced makeup artist transforms visages with full-face makeup applications that outfit clients with glance-baiting radiance. For roughly 60 minutes, guests lounge inside the cheerful salon while being adorned with blush and eye shadow that complement features and colorful, shoulder-perched parrots. Clients can practice flirtatious eye batting after getting outfitted with long and luscious black lash extensions. Guests can opt for a three-month membership that blasts open the doors to beauty with $15 unlimited in-salon makeup applications. During a visit, each member can prepare for important events such as black-tie tractor pulls with a red-carpet-ready makeup application, or learn to deck their own faces with the most flattering shades.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Eyelash extensions
Brands Used: Lavish Lashes, glo, and Pharmco Skincare Labs
Q&A with Jayne, Master Esthechian
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started my schooling in 2008, and since then, I've earned many certifications in various treatments and skills.
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?
My studio features a cozy room with a comfy heated bed, spa music, and scented candles.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I explain in detail all that will be involved and included in their treatments. Their questions will be addressed before we begin.