Simply owning a spa was not enough for Jolie Day Spa founders Kelly Ozmon and Suzanne Bitz. Shortly after opening their first spa, armed with aesthetician's licenses and advanced certifications, the duo delved into research and chemistry, concocting their own line of nationally recognized clinical skincare products that incorporate botanicals from the coast of Hawaii, the south of France, and the invisible lakes of Mars.
Inside Jolie Day Spa, the owners' passions for high-quality products and attentive treatments intersect, as a staff of highly experienced aestheticians and cosmetologists pair Joli Visage products with facials and peels to help clients overcome signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and a tattoo of an American flag with only 48 stars on it. A retinue of bodycare services from licensed massage therapists and hair treatments round out the all-encompassing menu of beautifying treatments.
Flickering candles exude the aromas of lavender and eucalyptus. Nearby, the soft bubbling of a waterfall mingles with slow puffs from a Chinese flute. Though these images may evoke some mythical paradise, LaRue's Massage & Bodywork carries this scene into the realm of reality. Before all else, registered and certified therapists establish trust with their clients by working within their comfort zone through communication and uninterrupted touch. Next, phones are silenced as staffers induce an escape-like experience and ease away stressful thoughts such as whether or not the garage door was left home alone. LaRue's knowledgeable kneaders come equipped with skills to perform a wide range of therapeutic and holistic services, and any treatment can be customized to specific needs. As clients return to the outside world cleansed of worldly troubles, crews scrub all surfaces to ward off the singing cowboys that dust attracts and leave gleaming massage tables ready for the next patron.
In a candlelit room with a heated massage table and the dulcet notes of quiet music, Don of Massage by Don uses a healing touch during relaxing and therapeutic massage. He customizes the massage to each client’s particular needs, drawing on modalities such as Swedish, sports, deep tissue, and reflexology. Don has extensive experience with athletes and auto-accident victims.
The royal-blue walls and matching patterned curtains of Glamour Beauty Salon and Day Spa lend the salon a vibrant atmosphere that's reflected in the attentive services performed by the staff. They cover all of the beauty bases from haircuts to aromatherapy massages and steam saunas. They also offer a variety of nailcare services, including intricate acrylic nails decorated in 3D flowers and designs.
Kevin Brooks had never seen anything like this before: the woman lying on his massage table had not been able to bend over without experiencing excruciating pain in her abdomen for about a year. With only 15 minutes left in the session, Kevin's trained hands dug in to her tense psoas muscles, which span the lower spine to the top of the thigh. Following this application of deep-tissue technique, the client bent to put on her shoes and gasped. The pain was gone. This is why Kevin maintains that massage therapists shouldn't sell a type of massage; they should sell relief from pain.
Twelve years ago, he founded Simply Kneaded to provide his clientele with relief from aches and tension. His massage therapists use any technique at their disposal, be it deep-tissue work, acupressure, or lullabies sung in solfège, to disperse pain or immobility. Today, his business has expanded to multiple locations, and he carefully screens each of his therapists according to his own rigorous standards and in accordance with the frequent political coups of the American Massage Therapy Association.
After a family trip to Hawaii inspired Spa Escape's signature Marine Mud detoxifying mask, the spa's owners worked to build a menu of services that similarly combined relaxation with a results-driven approach. Their trained staff of therapists and aestheticians helped a great deal in this mission, calling upon years of experience to develop a range of treatments to beautify and relax the body. Though the Marine Mud mask still serves as an ever-popular anchor, the spa's menu now encompasses exfoliating facials, waxing treatments, and massage therapy. Should stresses prove insusceptible to the therapists' targeted strokes and whispered rumors that your shoulders are haunted, the spa's packages grant up to a half-day of relaxation with multiple treatments.