Licensed massage therapist Robin Hightower eases muscular tension with a relaxing compilation of massage services tailored to fit each client's unique needs and lifestyle. A 90-minute deep-tissue massage tackles subterranean tension, tightness, and pain and addresses specific pain concerns, such as localized injuries and shin bones that refuse to admit any connection to the knee bones. Lie amidst warm lighting and soothing green walls as weighty strokes forcefully caress maligned musculature, reinstating equilibrium and restoring structural integrity lost after years of leaving your back crumpled in the hamper. An elongating series of stretches fortifies more remote crevasses, improving range of motion in unapproachable joints, including hip flexors. New clients should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete brief intake and health forms, or fill them out beforehand.
Led by former pageant gal and licensed aesthetician Marci Ruffin Delaney, m.d. Skin strives not only to pamper outer shells but also to boost each client's inner sense of calm and confidence. The signature European facial treats mugs to exfoliation, deep-pore cleansing, and extraction (if necessary), leaving behind only a lustrous sheen and freckles that can speak conversational French. The 55-minute service also includes a massage of the face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet, aiding total relaxation while wringing out accumulated storm water.
Licensed massage therapist Tina Lee helps clients regain balance, physical comfort, and spiritual fulfillment one massage stroke at a time. She’s been in the field for more than 12 years, building up a repertoire of bodywork modalities that combat stress and physical discomfort. At ChakraWorks, she channels her healing powers through Swedish, trigger-point, reflexology, and hot-stone massage, inducing a sense of calm and well-being in clients and massage tables alike.
Aestheticians at Flawless Skin Studio cajole lethargic countenances into living up to their radiant potential by way of custom microdermabrasion and facial treatments. Owner Elana Smith helms a nimble-digited staff that whisks away epidermal imperfections using nontoxic, organic products. The noninvasive, 30-minute microdermabrasion process ghost-busts the antagonistic spirits of deceased surface cells on the face, neck, and décolleté with a polish of aluminum-oxide crystals, leaving cheeks and chins exfoliated and full of youthful brio. The one-hour custom facial coaxes once-ferocious skin into smooth, purring submission, and it is tailored to fit individual skin types, such as oily, dry, or willfully indignant. The service is concluded with a head and neck massage to ensure complete cranial tranquility. Just as it helps individual faces, Flawless Skin Studio helps the community at large—$1 from every service performed is donated to the local American Red Cross.
Owned and directed by Rachel E. Hall, MD, Expecting Well is a maternity spa and wellness center providing services designed to help women experience happy, healthy pregnancies. Mothers-to-be can take care of follicular needs with body-sugaring treatments that can be more comfortable than traditional waxing. Experienced aestheticians de-fuzz areas from brows ($18) to bikini lines ($45), including chins ($18), underarms ($30), and any palmed peaches patrons manage to smuggle into the spa.
Body Sugaring and Wellness Lounge spreads a sweet mixture of sugar, lemon, and water on skin to remove unwanted hair without the pain and ingrown hairs of waxing. The room-temperature paste, which is used for bikini sugaring ($40) and full-face sugaring ($50), lubricates follicles, helping the aestheticians effortlessly remove unwanted strands in the direction of growth and simultaneously exfoliating skin. Water-soluble amalgamations easily rinse off, leaving behind smooth skin and eliminating risks of being followed home by sweet-toothed children.
Flo Hair Studio's arsenal of professional Joico styling products and tools pamper pompadours and help create luscious locks. The K-Pak ReconstrRx VaporIron employs ceramic heat and specialized VaporFuel to minimize curl reversion, reduce color loss, and enhance hair health. A special reservoir of moisturizer- and silicone-infused VaporFuel dissipates into nourishing steam as the iron passes over tresses, leaving them straight and glossy. The iron's 9-foot swivel cord facilitates a full range of styling motions and impromptu jump-rope competitions between brushes and combs. The VaporIron comes with a complimentary bottle of VaporFuel and an instructional DVD.