North Lake Massage & Skin Care taps the talents of Kristen Cocca Pepin, a former certified athletic trainer, and Bethany Lambrecht, a licensed aesthetician, to create an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. Kristen, Michelle, and Corina offer a variety of massage modalities, which range from Swedish and deep tissue to ashiatsu oriental bar therapy—an ancient Eastern Asian treatment that utilizes bars, creams, and oils that target inflammation and initiate pain relief. Bethany, Roxy, and Kris offer Bioelements facials that are customized to each client’s skin needs and include a retinue of cleansing and rejuvenating applications. Other services at North Lake Massage & Skin Care include airbrush tanning, infrared sauna, and waxing.
Amelia Main specializes in makeovers, transforming her human canvases with complexion-brightening treatments or eye-popping lash extensions. So it's fitting that her home salon, Salon 7, has undergone a makeover itself. Though now it comes to life with the sounds of chit chat and the hums of razors, the barbershop-inspired venue once rang with sirens as Reno's 495 Firehouse.
Today, the site gleams with hardwood floors, and has been given a new face decked in local art, which echoes the artistry Amelia puts into each of her services for both men and women. She tailors a roster of facials to her clients' skin, and works to combat the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasions. She further beautifies faces with makeup applications, and can teach ladies her makeup techniques much more effectively than the professor at clown school ever could.
For more than a decade, licensed massage therapist Cheryl Page has been bringing training to bear against pain and tension with a wide array of massage styles. Cheryl specializes in customizing bodywork to each client's needs, helping shoulders to slacken in relaxation beneath long, flowing Swedish strokes and the firm pressure of deep-tissue techniques. As a reiki practitioner, she also employs natural methods when patrons experience energy imbalances and muscle soreness after protecting favorite geological formations from glaciers.
With 25 years of experience, massage therapist Karen Duff of K Karen’s Massage at Sand Regency Casino assuages muscles with a full menu of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, foot reflexology, ortho-bionomy, and reiki. After each massage, guests can relax or work up a sweat in the 17th-floor penthouse spa, which features striking views of the Sierra Nevadas alongside a large hot tub, steam room, dry sauna, exercise room, and shadow-puppet practice studio.
Mystic Hands separates their treatments from the pack with a touch of hospitality?every massage includes a complimentary beverage and aromatherapy service. The former to whet your whistle, and the latter to create a tranquil atmosphere conducive to letting go and loosening up. Randell "Mystic Hands" Williams has been a licensed massage therapist and spiritual energy worker for six years. With partner Terri Rondulait, he helps clients reach a state where their body is loose and free from pain and stress, and their mind is as clear as a chalkboard in the summer. Their services include customized massages tailored to address each client's own needs, as well as body wraps and foot soaks.
While some people believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, others believe it resides somewhere closer to the edge. Both groups would feel right at home at The Eyelash Connection, where licensed aestheticians divide their time between helping clients enhance their outward appearances and curating a calm, stress-free environment designed to promote wellness from within. Their signature eyelash extensions help trim minutes off of home makeup routines with waterproof strands that are affixed one by one instead of in false-looking strips. Annual continuing-education courses also help the staffers resharpen skills, which they channel into full-body waxing services and personalized skincare facials designed to treat everything from acne-prone complexions to backs covered in scratch 'n' sniff stickers.