The certified massage therapists at Harmony Within Massage Therapy aim to reduce pain and improve range of motion with a number of massage modalities that range from classic Swedish massage to four-handed massage work. Raindrop therapy uses essential oils and acupressure to help treat pain, and Reiki aims to channel energy, bringing balance and harmony to the body. Meanwhile, the Isabell Gatto method uses the therapist’s fingertips to apply pressure to 50 specific points on the body, opening blocked energy pathways. Two private massage rooms provide a tranquil setting as candles flicker and warmth streams from a heated massage table equipped with a blanket, and heated neck and eye pillows.
“I have been going to Elan for almost 20 years. My daughter and I won’t trust anyone else to cut our hair.” This testimonial from one of Elan Hair Salon and Spa’s loyal customers echoes the general trend of most clients’ sentiments about the beautifying emporium, its welcoming ambience, and professional staff. Inside the newly renovated space, clients glide across sleek hardwood floors toward hair stations, eyebrow stations, the nail room, or the facial room. Once settled, they bask in services administered by a staff that undergoes ongoing training in the latest trends, such as pixie haircuts and ombre eyebrow coloring. Clients also have their pick of professional products from brands such as Redken, MoroccanOil, La-Brasiliana, and Sothys of Paris.
Natural light floods through the salon's floor-to-ceiling windows onto cozy leather sofas and lush hardwood floors. Further into the space, hanging plants are situated at individual cutting stations, where owner Peggie and her skilled stylists have been transforming the tresses of downtown Westwood for more than 20 years. Clients can solicit Patti or Tracy for elegant Matrix highlights or defrizz unruly hair with Dawn, who's certified in keratin straightening treatments. The staffers can also nix unflattering fuzz from upper lips, chins, and bionic metal limbs during personal waxing sessions.
The stylists at Studio M Beauty Boutique have two goals: give clients the look they want and ensure they leave with the knowledge and tools to re-create it at home. This dual-mission helps to explain why the team is so methodical during each and every hairstyling session. First, they hold a one-on-one consultation with clients, discussing past experiences and current expectations in detail before executing the first snip. Then, they take care to explain exactly what they're doing and why they're doing it so that clients can pass the written exam that follows each haircut or color treament.
In addition to their hairstyling services, the staff at Studio M Beauty Boutique also pampers hands and feet with spa mani-pedis and can wax away unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and hair-removal services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Happy, healthy, and satisfied clients are the goal at Body Connections Spa, which offers a trio of services all designed to meet that aim. Therapists and aestheticians on staff specialize in massage therapy, detoxifying LED therapy, and customized, organic spray tans made from free-range sunbeams. The LED therapy takes place in a futuristic-looking chamber called the SlimLine Oxygen Pod, which envelops you in aromatherapy and pure oxygen while lights work to relieve pain, torch calories, and remove toxins.