Water swirls around a washbasin at Luxe Salon & Spa, draining away Bumble and bumble products from hair as clients rest on comfy reclining seats. Exposed brick walls and hardwood floors surround them, lending the space a loft-like aesthetic, and hanging steel lights illuminate a row of swiveling chairs where stylists set to work. Here, the beauty experts pamper guests with salon services such as color treatments, hair extensions, and blowouts. The salon also offers mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and eyelash extensions that make eyes pop more than rimming them with highlighter.
Tracey Butterfly Clark, the owner and head healer at Mariposas Garden, wants to make every service at her soothing studio an experience to remember. Against a backdrop of Buddhas, mirrors, and butterflies, Tracey offers multiple types of massage therapy, from Swedish and hot stone modalities to deep-tissue, prenatal, and Thai bodywork. Along with massage, clients might enjoy the luxurious chocolate facial, which uses a cacao bean scrub to exfoliate the skin—it's the number one facial in the world according to Willy Wonka.
Solutions Health & Rehabilitation counsels patients on the path towards both physical and mental health. Therapists guide physical recovery from auto accidents or workplace accidents, helping patients recover and build the strength to return to form. Massage therapists ease common aches and pains in the neck, back, or hips, while counseling services tackle issues such as battering intervention and anger management issues.
At the helm of Model's Choice is Tricia Ray, a licensed nurse and aesthetician who has worked with a variety of events, tradeshows, makeup companies, and celebrities. Using her own line of natural-ingredient skincare products, she offers services such as chemical peels, waxing, body wraps, and facial treatments.
Stress Relief 4 All's spa professionals soothe bods by wrapping them in detox slimming body wraps for a 45-minute embrace. The wrap aims to evict toxins loitering inside bodies and banish harmful substances. Excess water evaporates from waistlines, shrinking puffiness and reducing cellulite's appearance to make clients confident and comfortable in swim, birthday, and invisible suits.
The scents of aromatherapy drift throughout Ash Britt Je' Ne' Celebrity Spa, where licensed massage therapists have been pampering stressed muscles with healing massage strokes since 1982. Inside fragrant massage suites, therapists rub away muscle tension with gliding effleurage strokes that stimulate circulation and set off toxin scavenger hunts sponsored by the lymphatic system. The gentle motions pave the way for firmer petrissage strokes, whose combination of kneading and tapping focuses on muscle knots and areas of particular stress. The massage cleanses muscles of impurities and loosens stiff knots, assuaging both quotidian tension and pain from overexertion, chronic conditions, and back flipping home from the Olympic closing ceremonies. Clients will also receive a complimentary spa gift to take home at the end of their massage.
Brandy Tolosa worked in a clinical setting for most of her career, and she eventually found herself craving an environment that provided a more personalized approach. So, she left behind the sterile, taupe world of her big practice and started Sweeping Solace Massage Therapy with her husband. Together, they practice a friendly, common-sense approach to the relaxing art. "The 60 minute massage equals 60 minutes of hands-on time," Brandy says frankly, when asked what sets her business apart from others. She also cites the décor of their little studio, and how they've gone to great lengths to make their office feel very much like a home.