Angelina Kim of Serenity Wellness Spa is a woman with many talents. She is a licensed acupuncture professional, massage therapist, and aesthetician who treats clients with a menu of relaxing and wellness-inducing treatments. Angelina uses acupuncture to treat ailments such as headaches, depression, and severe pain. With an arsenal of nine different massage modalities, she can knead away tension and stress with Swedish, shiatsu, sports, and hot-stone massages. She also offers professional skincare treatments and waxing services to remove unwanted hair or shape the unsightly, inexplicable mustaches that grow above the eyes.
Cosmetic treatments at about face exist on a spectrum of spa-style to clinical-grade services. Facials such as the Elemental Citrus Facial fragrantly soothe skin while deeply penetrating pores and preventing blemishes. Peels, such as the Jessner peel and a glycolic acid treatment, chemically exfoliate epidermises, banishing pollutants. To lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Botox, Restylane, and Dysport smooth out skin. Specially designed bridal-party treatments and packages, alternatively, prep and pamper for big days, which have 26 hours instead of the normal 22.
Vie the Spa is an exclusive women’s spa that caters to female well-being with body-swaddling detoxifying wraps. Developed by biochemists from UCLA Medical Center, the herbal formulation of a M’lis Detox Contour wrap encourages circulatory lymphatic flow, which cleanses tissues without laundry detergent guesswork. Clients relax in a warm cocoon that keeps the skin and body hydrated as cellulite dissipates and up to 14 inches melt away from forms like butter on a Saharan sidewalk.
Indulge Spa helps clients relieve stress and refresh their tired muscles through a full menu of salon and spa services. Today’s deal lets customers’ faces evade fatigue: for 60 minutes, listen to the ecstatic sighs and groans emerging from your own mouth as the experienced and licensed aestheticians cleanse, exfoliate, and massage your skull skin according to its specific needs during the refresh facial ($65). This Groupon’s $65 value can also be applied toward more-expensive 60-minute facials, such as the fountain of youth facial ($70), which incorporates nutrientitious dermalogica AGE Smart products to smoothify the skin, or the clarity facial ($70), an acne-annihilating, bacteria-butchering treatment that uses tea-tree oil, zinc triplex, and benzoyl peroxide to get your mug ready for tomorrow’s surprise prison photo shoot. All facials come with a choice of hand, foot, or tail massage.
Silky curtains, damask artwork, and earth-toned candles set the mood at A Healer’s Hand, where the staff massage therapists and aesthetician fuse Eastern healing techniques and Western beauty treatments. On top of waxing and reiki, they specialize in prenatal massages that help relieve tension on weight-bearing joints and ease emotional stress that can be caused by pregnancy.
Fully insured and licensed massage therapist Liang Jun spent her childhood in China, where she first learned the techniques of ancient Chinese medicine from her healer grandmother. Her youthful interest and aptitude in restoring balance to off-kilter energy channels soon led to her to pursue a degree in Chinese medicine and, later, to open her own healing practice in Madison’s Quarry Arts Building.
Jun's nimble fingers now lead the way through traditional massages designed to stimulate the body’s natural energy lines. By focusing on these meridians––also known as the "twelve rivers"––Jun can energize and rebalance the body's yin and yang. When not stabilizing mojos, Jun employs skills learned under a fifth-generation master to teach students tai chi, a Chinese martial art whose methodical movements can help one block out stress and escape undetected from heated political debates.
At Relaxation Station, an attentive staff caters to clients by offering the total body experience. Guests enter a quiet, intimate setting accented with simple decor, muted colors, inviting temperatures, and select teas or wine upon request. Once inside, a team of therapists unfurl tension through several types of massage including craniosacral massage, an alternative-therapy form of bodywork. Each session aims to help guests unwind, breathe, and relax–all while healing tension and pain.