At Healing Hands Massage Therapy each client's body is viewed as the unique structure it is?complete with its own unique aches and pains. Fortunately, the licensed and insured therapists have a full roster of massage modalities to draw upon as they chase those ailments away. From the soothing strokes of a Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of a deep-tissue treatment, their services are able to repair, rejuvenate, and relax.
With an artistic staff that works hard to master the latest beautification techniques, Shimmer Salon and Day Spa provides reservation-holding customers with a full crate of spa and salon services. Get your hair overhauled with a cut, shampoo, and style ($30–$40; longer or more intricate styles may cost more) from a stylist who understands how to make hair fit with eye color, personality, and social security number. Detoxify a face with a 60-minute classique facial ($70), which employs botanically-based skincare compounds to cleanse dirty mugs until they shine like much newer mugs. Various mani-pedis keep nails firmly attached, and a 60-minute Swedish massage ($70) will relax your body and help it deal with the stresses of raising a bat cub.
From the outside it looks like a single-family home, complete with a brick chimney jutting from the roof and a garage in back. But since 1979, the only occupants of the house have been the barbers, stylists, and aestheticians of Shear Dimensions. The staff is populated by such veterans as Pat Petronio, a barber who's been cutting hair for more than 40 years. Elsewhere on staff you'll find licensed massage therapist Donna Celona, who is well-versed not only in massage techniques, but in linguistics as well; the Brazilian native speaks five languages fluently, and can perform four distinct types of massages.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Lynn O'Neill boasts not one but two certifications: one for massage therapy, and another for craniosacral therapy. It's no wonder then that she performs such a wide range of massages, from luxurious aromatherapy and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic deep-tissue and prenatal massage. Her craniosacral treatment taps into the body's natural healing abilities with light, relaxing touches along the spine, neck, and "feel better now" button.
As one of the stylists at The Beauty Lounge at Magnolia Salon, Karen Silva is an expert at trimming and treating hair. Her haircuts remove dead ends before she styles strands with a flat iron, curling iron, or iron fist. She also performs color services to add dimension and applies texturizers to create more believable beach waves than dunking your head in a lobster tank does.
The merlot-colored walls and sleek wood floors underscore the elegance of Ch'i Spa, where expert stylists prettify guests with a variety of services. They lengthen lashes with their own brand of eyelash extensions at the lash boutique and specialize in reshaping hair into half a dozen different styles, from Southern belle?style curls to mermaid-inspired waves, at the blowout bar.