At Elements Therapeutic Massage, studio manager Susan Comer's team of massage therapists draws upon a wealth of knowledge amassed through international training experience and massage-therapy-school stints. Stationed inside earth-toned massage rooms with dim lighting, soft music, and the calming presence of a dozen cooing doves, therapists prod knots and release tension using four pressure levels, exercising massage techniques such as deep tissue, prenatal, and Swedish. Post massage, the staff eases clients out of their relaxation reveries and as bodies rehydrate and develop a feeling of overall restoration.
Through a vast knowledge of anatomy and an ability to recognize pain points, the AetheraSpa team tackles the bodily pain found in others. To soothe the discomfort of clients, the team draws on a wealth of massage styles such as shiatsu, prenatal, reflexology, and lymphatic drainage. The crew services nails, skin, lashes, hair, and waxing needs and, using seaweed and mud, leave skin soft—making stories about being stuck in a cloud for hours instead of at work seem more believable. They also wield paraffin wax and gel nail polish to help patrons work toward beauty goals.
From inside Destination Spa Salon, certified reflexologist and reiki practitioner Emily Clark seeks to promote a deep sense of well-being in her clients. She applies pressure to specific nerve endings in the feet during reflexology treatments, which help relieve pain and tension throughout the body. Emily also performs reiki, a hands-on healing method that aims to bring the body, mind, and emotions into balance.
Licensed massage therapist Mona Schaefer wants to figure out what massage techniques work best for each person. So she discusses the aches, pains, and stresses clients might be feeling, then help them determine whether treatments such as acupressure, shiatsu massage, or hot-stone massage might be best. She also offers Bioslimming Body wraps.
"Just think of us as the Gucci of hair," says Canyon Falls Spa & Salon managing partner Adam Rimmel. "If you want nice hair extensions, you come to me." That's because Adam, who has worked in the extension business for more than six years, works with exclusive suppliers to bring in 100% human hair. He also ensures that a state-accredited company certifies all of his extension master stylists.
But Canyon Falls Spa & Salon's three locations offer more than just extensions?clients can expect attentive, professional service from any hairstylist, aesthetician, or nail technician on the staff. "They're all local, so they're all looking to build their clientele based on their positive customer experiences," Adam says, adding that many of his employees have a following of regular customers. He also calls out his "phenomenal" skincare staff members, who boast an average of 10?12 years of experience. Intent on "improving skin, not just pampering skin," they wield premium beauty products whose quality often makes a strong impression?clients "know the difference as soon as they smell it," Adam says.
All the locations have private rooms for facials and waxing, as well as massage chairs with footbaths for pedicures. The Lake Mead Boulevard and Eastern Avenue locations also employ massage therapists who help clients work out kinks caused by twisting around to look at their newly beautified hair from the back.