In a massage room awash in shades of plum, one of Serenity Spa Wellness Center's licensed therapists plunges deft fingers into muscular structures to weed out pesky pain points and break up congregations of tension. Increasingly relaxed breaths drift out of the private room, past cedar-colored planks, and toward the far-infrared sauna, which uses dry heat in an effort to draw toxins from the body or elicit confessions from ice-cream smugglers. Aestheticians blend ingredients for facial treatments and combine fragrant swirls of essential oils, catering to individual skin and health issues. In the reception area, hands warm around mugs from a coffee bar, and floral-patterned or zebra-print chairs cradle guests.
Seven days a week, the technicians at Ace Foot Spa bring balance back to bodies thrown off course by stress, injuries, and fatigue. The methods they use fit squarely in the category of Eastern alternative medicine. Sessions of reflexology, an ancient treatment based on the idea that pressure points on the feet are directly connected to specific areas across the body, helps increase clients' energy levels. Chinese acupressure relies on methods similar to those of reflexology, except the practitioner applies pressure to the body, not the feet. The purpose is to alleviate tension and unblock energy that has been trapped in the limbs or stalled in a traffic jam on its way back from a Bon Jovi concert in the spleen.
Beneath the pendant lamps casting a warm glow over the salon, stylists at Profiles Hair Studio and Spa pamper clients with hair services, waxing, and nail treatments. Stylists cut men's, women's, and children's hair in addition to keratin treatments and permanent waves. Meanwhile, nail technicians coat fingers and toe tips with glossy polish, long-lasting Shellac, or full sets of gel or acrylic-gel nails during regular manicures or soothing reflexology pedicures. Additionally, a full menu of threading and waxing services keeps brows arched and skin smooth for swimsuit season.
The experienced massage therapists at Rockville Medical and Disc Center LLC help ease tension from overworked bodies with one-hour massage services. The gentle pressure and gliding strokes of the Swedish massage increase relaxation, helping tight muscles unwind more easily than a butter-slathered clock. Muscles in need of a bigger jolt can opt for the deep-tissue massage, which delivers more intense kneads and firmer pressure to unfurl knots and dig out nesting aches and pains. Administered by a "laying on hands," reiki sessions aim to increase one's life force energy to reduce stress, promote healing, and intimidate inanimate objects.
Cahra's experienced staff is committed to catering to each client, applying knowledge of current styles and trends while retaining individuality. The upscale, comfy atmosphere is home to many services, including haircuts and coloring, nail services, facials, waxing, massages, and more. Cahra's stylists are trained to tame any type of head mane with a cut ($47+ depending on level of stylist) and color ($80+), or remove back knots with the expert touch of a massage therapist's sailor-hands; Swedish ($90+), deep tissue ($98+), and hot stone ($110+) massages are available. The solar bronzing treatment ($75+) ensures bodies leave shining as brightly as a pile of burning VHS tapes, and eyelash ($25+) and eyebrow ($20+) tints accent a face's most difficult-to-locate sections of hair.
TN Nails & Spa’s staff pampers guests with the promised nail treatments, but the service menu also catalogs hair, skin, massage, and makeup services. Using the utmost hygienic procedures, nail technicians trim and shape nails and clean cuticles using sanitized nail kits. Hairstylists provide a shampoo and scalp massage before cutting hair and fashioning it into a desired look. The beauty professionals highlight facial features with permanent makeup and lash enhancements that reduce the need for mascara or gunpowder mixed with glitter as a mascara substitute. Meanwhile, aestheticians refresh faces and treat dull, flaky, or acne-prone skin with Dermalogica products.