At Chaney's Natural, revitalizing the body is about more than muscle manipulation. Of course, the massage team commands an array of hands-on modalities designed to ease pain and promote relaxation, including Swedish massage, trigger-point therapy, and even energy-based reiki sessions. But the studio goes beyond outer relaxation by offering nutritional counseling services and mind-centering activities such as yoga classes, drum circles, and posing really hard riddles. Chaney's spans two locations and its Monongahela office is completely handicap-accessible, down to its wheelchair-friendly hydraulic massage bed.
While successfully sculpting bodies at Premier Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Vassar Heil felt the need to further help patients reach their aesthetic goals, which is why he founded Acqua Blu Medical Spa. The office blends the tranquility of a day spa with advanced, noninvasive med-spa services, from the Visia digital skin analysis to dermal fillers and laser hair removal, performed by a trained team of physician assistants, registered nurses, trained laser technicians, and aestheticians. Robe-and-slipper-clad guests can wander through the blue and white spa ⎯ swirling with the scent of lavender and the sounds of water bubbling over rocks ⎯ before retreating into private treatment rooms. Each tranquil space boasts a living-room-like setting complete with European-inspired furnishings, neutral hues, and dim light flickering from lamps being held by the Partridge family.
At Bangz! Bridgeville, the sun sheds its light through floor-to-ceiling windows on newly primped hairdos and nourished skin. As stylists crop split ends across from ornate wooden dressers, other staff members draw from botanical Danné Skin Revision formulas to subtract signs of acne and sun damage. Even the body's smallest trappings receive beautifying treatments: eyelash extensions augment fluttering lids, and colorful shellac manicures resist chipping without forcing patrons to type with their elbows.
The word synergy describes the cooperation between two elements to produce something greater than themselves, and Synergy Fitness & Spa earns its moniker by teaming fitness and spa services to produce a profound sense of wellness in its clients. Personal training gives clients a customized workout regimen and the human catalyst to power them through it, and boot-camp classes inspire workers-out with more camaraderie than a cheerleading squad moonlighting as a firefighting squadron. Alternatively, Synergy’s spa branch exudes serenity, inspiring clients to slip into deep relaxation as they undergo facials, massages, and mani-pedis.
Lead by Dr. George Cherian, the team of certified technicians at Ivagio Laser Spa wield lasers and customize spa treatments to improve overall health and beauty. With those lasers they remove hair and diminish the appearance of all kinds of blemishes, including acne scars, stretch marks, age spots, and wrinkles. Their list of more than 15 treatments also includes laserless procedures such as Botox injections and ion-detox foot sessions that purge the body of environmental toxins.
Boagie and Bachall Spa on Vanadium's pampering staff recently doubled their digs, adding a full roster of spa services to their quarter-century history of hair expertise. While mouths sip a choice of beer, wine, mimosa, or soft drink, bodies will drink in roughly 90 minutes of relaxing spa treatments, escaping the stresses of the grueling workweek and confusing mad libs of the weekend. The 30-minute facial grants visages a merrier manner, swabbing everyday dirt and oil from the skin before applying treatments that exfoliate, tone, and hydrate facial tissue. Next, a relaxing 30-minute massage slackens sinews and tricks tension out of the body with the promise of awkward family gatherings just down the block. Hands and feet can crawl into an exfoliating paraffin bath and complete their transformation into silky appendages via a hydrating lotion massage and warming mittens. Finally, a stylist will enliven lackluster locks by offering the 'do of their choice, returning you to the outside world appearing polished while feeling as elastic as a bag of gummy worms.
The aestheticians at Spa in the Hollow believe in indulgence. Operating under the philosophy that life is "sweeter with a little instant gratification and self-indulgence," they've welcomed guests to their peaceful spa for over a decade. Visitors can begin their journeys in the Serenity Room, taking some light refreshment while basking in the glow of a fireplace. Then, for an elemental contrast, they might lie down beside a waterfall for a massage in the garden gazebo, set in a landscape that includes a pond landscaped with Eastern-style trees, rocks, and grasses. Drawing on a different kind of vegetation, mango or coconut lime pedicures soften feet as the hands cradle a complimentary cocktail designed to make their insides feel tropically smooth.