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Nyria Acosta isn’t content to merely heal the body with her therapeutic massages. She also wants to grant her clients a reprieve from life’s daily stressors, be they morning traffic jams or bosses who write their memos in binary code. Nyria describes her bodywork as “soul-centered”—a claim she backs up with breathing techniques designed to calm the body, mind, and soul.

It’s no surprise that Nyria pays so much attention to the spiritual side of things. The skilled massage therapist honed many of her techniques at India's Ayurveda Training Institute before sharpening her technical skills at the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage. She draws on both experiences to pamper clients with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and restorative Pada Abhyanga massages. For a massage you likely won’t find anywhere else, try one of her aptly named prayerssages. During these special sessions, she enhances her strokes with the healing power of prayer.

3322 Erie Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

The stylists, barbers, and nail artists at Touch of Elegance Salon stay on top of the industry's latest trends to keep customers looking their best. Highlights, lowlights, and creative dye jobs update looks for the season or witness protection programs and kids' cuts cater to the fashion needs of young clients. A braiding specialist on staff also expertly plaits, twists, and dreadlocks tresses, while skincare experts cleanse and pamper pores.

309 N Clinton St
Middletown,
OH
US

The experienced staff at Pearl MediSpa strives to reveal the natural beauty of every client with advanced aesthetic and body treatments from massage therapy to custom weight-loss programs. During consultations, staffers focused on revitalizing forms and reducing stress discuss clients? aesthetic and wellness goals before commencing with custom services. Private treatment rooms cradle techs defuzzing bodies of unwanted hair with the Candela laser system, which aims to clear small body areas of hair in just four sessions. Aestheticians pamper pores during facials with organic Luzern Laboratories skincare products. On the salon floor, stylists waltz up to cutting chairs armed with products from brands such as Australia's Kevin Murphy and Italy's Alfaparf Milano. Coppola keratin-complex hair-straightening treatments tame tresses and Hairdreams extensions add length. Those looking for a day of indulgence can snatch up a spa package, most of which include a session in the spa?s infrared sauna, which melts away stress the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.

4770 S Emerson Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US

The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.

7035 East 96th Street
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Body Wrapture’s namesake wraps work to tighten the body, and its massages work oppositely to loosen it. Body wrap technician Karen Buckner follows a simple process that can take up to 2.5 hours, or one standard metric Grandpa anecdote. She cloaks the body in mineral-soaked cloths that purge toxins, tighten skin, and expedite weight-loss efforts by shedding excess inches. The spa's licensed massage therapists, on the other hand, are finger-versed in myriad massage modalities. They deploy Swedish, acupressure, sports, or prenatal handiwork—and can also perform less conventional methods, such as percussion, lymphatic drainage, and medieval equine, which involves a knight on horseback riding roughshod over the back.

6330 E 75th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

At Earthtone Tanning Spa, guests can achieve the perfect level of bronze to suit their tanning needs, from a light glow to a deep, dark tan. Norvell spray-tanning services, as well as Level 1, 2, and 3 beds to choose from, further help customize the tanning possibilities. Complimentary lemon facial towels can be used during a tanning session to cool, refresh, and rejuvenate skin, along with iPhone Bluetooth radios so guests can play their preferred tunes as they tan. In addition to tanning, guests can also detox and relax during a session in the infrared sauna, which offers numerous health benefits such as improving circulation and aiding in weight loss.

6835 E Southport Rd
Indianapolis,
IN
US