Before performing knead one, the licensed massage therapists at Massage Essentials ask each client about their individual needs, assess their health background, and educate them on the benefits of various bodywork procedures. Once they’ve gotten to know each guest, they’ll get to work soothing away aches and cultivating overall wellness with one of their relaxing treatments, which can include everything from Swedish massage and therapeutic sports massage to reflexology and injury-specific bodywork. For a comprehensive taste of pampering, clients can indulge in the signature massage—a multi-modality treatment that incorporates hot towels and aromatherapy into one 75-minute experience.
Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.
Sol Day Spa puts a premium on hassle-free relaxation, allowing clients to book appointments online for massage, waxing, aromatherapy, and a whole host of facial services. In private treatment rooms, the spa’s aestheticians can take the time to analyze skin and perform meticulous skincare services to address problems including acne, fine lines, and sensitivity. Deep cleansing with extractions purifies the skin, and add-ons can address clients’ skincare issues. The vitamin C serum heals sensitive or sun-damaged skin, and a lightening treatment fades hyperpigmentation and scars from old blemishes or freckle duels.
Specialty massage types relax bodies with hot stones, deep pressure, or gentle kneading designed to relieve the pain and discomfort of expectant mothers.
Though they tap into nearly 20 combined years of experience, aesthetician Ashley Lybarger and reflexologist Lonnie Fletcher are students of their own crafts. Ashley stays abreast of beauty trends and products while expanding her menu of gel manicures and pedicures and deep-cleansing facials. Lonnie testifies to the effectiveness of reflexology by receiving it regularly. Through a relaxing pressure-point massage, he attempts to harmonize the body by manipulating the nerve endings in the hands and feet that correspond to various areas.
Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center owner Lori Drienka's grandfather was a chiropractor and acupuncturist and her great-grandmother was a licensed midwife. Today, Lori sustains their legacies in the center, where she and a team of health specialists bolster well-being with a bevy of holistic health services, including acupuncture, detoxification treatments, and massage therapy. Among soothing surrounds, expectant and overburdened parents alike can attend natural-childbirth classes or life-coaching sessions. The center also stocks candles, incense, holistic goods including oils and body scrubs, and custom silver and stone jewelry handcrafted by Carly Drienka, so clients can continue to buoy their welfare at home or in a kayak.
The skincare professionals at Sugar Spot know you love your skin, so they cover it in curative botanical mud. During the Moor mud wrap, they smother the body in 100% organic peet-bog mud to remove toxins, tighten the skin, and treat back acne. The staff uses ingredients such as mineral salt to smooth rough areas and lactic acid to soften fine lines. They correct sun spots with a brightening agent, and at the end of conditioning treatments, they apply masks to restore moisture and protect skin from irritants and wild cream pies. They also slough away dead skin cells with chemical peels, which leave a clean surface for glo minerals makeup.
Owners Ame and Dennis Metcalfe run the Aveda Art and Science Studio at D’Ametri’s, helming a skilled staff—which includes board-certified hair colorists—and is divided into three parts. Specially selected New Talent stylists are in the process of being trained and mentored, and their services are offered at a discounted rate. Those who graduate from this training program become Pure Former designers and hope to become members of the Genius Studio, a group of the most experienced stylists who are able to teach follicles how to speak Latin.