“C’est la vie” is a French phrase typically used to describe an unfortunate, yet inevitable outcome. The stylists at C'est La Vie Salon flip that phrase on its head, cutting and coloring hair to ensure that their clients never accept lackluster style as just another part of life. In addition to conditioning hair with MoroccanOil treatments and products from Kaaral, Abba, and Silis, the salon’s staff coats nails with chip-resistant CND Shellac polish and brightens skin with 90-minute Eve Taylor facials.
The massage therapists at Anointed Hands use bodywork techniques to enhance the health and well-being of entire families. Clients of all ages—including expectant mothers, infants, and children aged 2–16 years old—gain serenity and awareness of their bodies through services tailored to address their individual needs. Swedish and deep-tissue massages release stress and soothe pain, leaving clients able to laugh and smile a little easier. The caring staff also takes time to educate clients about the benefits of massage and how they can incorporate it further into their lives.
Lynn Duncan is a proud perfectionist. “In this business, I’d have it no other way,” she says. At Lynn Duncan Permanent Cosmetics, the multicertified practitioner makes sure her clients' makeup is flawless—and permanent. She also offers microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, and eyelash extensions.
Though the Swedish massage is performed on a clothing-free soul sac, clients' modesty remains intact with a sizeable towel gently draped over all un-massaged areas. As your muscles melt under the massage therapist's nimble knot-kneading, dim lighting and curtained windows turn privacy into a local vacation experience. Each 60-minute massage utilizes a full range of gliding techniques, kneading manipulations, and percussive pitter-patters, as well as the alternating of light and medium force to relieve uptight major muscle groups and help the mind relax. Custom-blended oils make the bone box a smooth surface to prevent uncomfortable friction while subterranean streams of blood and oxygen circulate more freely as a benefit of the massage.
When our head hurts, the first thing we do is rub it. The same goes for our lower backs, shoulders, and joints. The desire to massage areas of pain may be the oldest and most basic form of medicine, and professional massage therapists such as Lenny Gage of The Massage Masters train extensively to understand how touch helps stimulate healing. Lenny takes this understanding to the next level by augmenting massages with reflexology sessions, which carry therapy to the body's deepest internal organs and utility closets through the soles of the feet.
At Elite Healing Touch Massage Clinic & Spa, patrons recline in private rooms as licensed massage therapists banish aches and pains with one of six different massage types. Clients can soothe battered pitching arms or legs returning from leap frog tournaments during a sports massage, or luxuriate under the gentle strokes of a classic Swedish treatment. Trigger-point sessions use holistic healing to relieve muscle spasms and cramping, and both aromathapery and raindrop therapy massages harness the aromatic, healing, and relaxing powers of soothing oils. For those with custom concerns or a dolphin-fin implant, combination massages can blend modalities to craft the perfect de-stressing session.