The color scheme inside Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a hot tub whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.
Therapists at Massage Isles & Wellness Center soothe backs with seven massage styles that target such concerns as sports injury, soreness from pregnancy, and daily aches and pains. Therapists work with clients to customize the classic massage so that it concentrates on areas of tension and avoids touch-sensitive jack-in-the-boxes within muscles. Sports massage restores flexibility and range of motion after injury or athletic strain, and Swedish massage melts away muscle pain as it stimulates circulation using gliding effleurage strokes and percussive pressure. The warmth of hot stones penetrates deep into muscles, uncoiling knots so couples can practice swing dancing without the help of construction cranes. Duos share a private room during the couples massage, after which they relax as they sip a flute of bubbly and nibble on sweet fruits.
The Healing Body Center focuses on rejuvenating minds and bodies with slimming, anti-aging, and therapeutic massages. Therapists customize massages by drawing on a range of healing modalities including deep tissue, sport, senior, and oriental—a blend of Thai, Yumeiho, and Shiatsu techniques. In the studio’s treatment rooms, radio-frequency machines and glycolic acid wait to reduce fine lines and soften the skin texture of faces that have been pressed gleefully against the window of a sandpaper store. LipoSlim devices purr in other areas of the salon, beaming painless lasers at unwanted fat cells.
In Greek mythology, the goddess of remedy and healing is Panacea, a fitting name for this spa, where the staff specializes in relaxing and rejuvenating services to help each client feel like a goddess or, at the very least, a relaxed human with really soft skin. Along with nail services, waxing, and skin-beautifying treatments including botanical facial peels and sea-salt exfoliations, they tame tension with massages and reflexology. Upping the pampering quotient, wellness packages merge several services for up to four hours of indulgence for men, women, and couples.
Details matter at U Style Salon. The staff constantly judges the merits of newly developed products and techniques, only incorporating those that withstand the professionals' scrutiny. Stylists exclusively use L?Or?al Professionnel coloring products, nail technicians glaze nails with polishes by OPI and Essie, and an aesthetician indulges skin with gentle, botanically derived Clarins skincare salves. The salon's attention to detail extends beyond its commitment to highly regarded, organic beauty products. During massages, clients can relax in a room featuring soft music, flickering candles, and aromatherapeutic essential oils.
Nicole Brown founded Health by Choice after fighting a personal battle for wellness. Struggling for years with ailments and stints in the hospital, she choice to learn as much as she could about health, sickness, and happiness so that she could take control of her own well-being and help others as well. In addition to studying massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine, Nicole became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and encourages her patients to practice yoga and meditation in addition to undergoing treatments from her roster of natural health care services.