Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the trained tanning specialist over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
Under the expert leadership of Dr. Joel Backer, the staff at Women's Health and Wellness promotes beauty and vitality through soothing, non-invasive procedures. The 20-minute treatment begins with a soothing face wash, then using Derma Genesis technology, surprises worn-out skin with a much-deserved exfoliation, removing imperfections, chipping away dead skin cells, and restoring the exquisite ruins of a beautiful face from years ago. A clay mint mask then removes impurities and softens the epidermis. The doctor also rejuvenates forlorn visages with a mixture of fortified, all-natural moisturizers infused with antioxidants and green tea, ensuring a healthy shine. Lastly, to foil the sun's plot to make people old, an anti-aging sunscreen is applied to faces, protecting their newfound loveliness from jealous UV rays.
Licensed therapist Tina credits her time in massage school for helping her get past what she calls a period of darkness in her life. Instead of continuing to escape her reality, she decided to create a new reality that she loved. This meant attending school for massage therapy and eventually opening her own massage business, Heaven Sent Hands for Massage, a name that reflects her spiritual beliefs.
In her therapy room, nestled in The Beauty Cottage, her hands expertly prod muscles to release tension, whether it's just on the surface or deep within muscle fibers. She often bundles massages with spa services, such as back scrubs to remove dead skin or foot scrubs to remove the tar that's been doubling as shoes. She even offers a Napper's Dream massage package, which pairs a 90-minute aromatherapy massage with a 30-minute power nap on the plush massage table.
Plastic surgeon Dr. John Pitman III oversees the beautifying services performed at MedSpa Helene by Sculptured Total Skin Care, an oasis of laser treatments, anti-aging injections, and facials. The services offered all have one thing in common: they are minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery or using up a genie wish. Treatments take aim at unwanted tattoos, wrinkles, and spider veins, and leave clearer, more youthful skin in their wake.
Kingsmill Resort's grounds surround visitors in gardens, woodlands, and the gurgling of the James River. The aestheticians and stylists of The Spa at Kingsmill take inspiration and bottle nature's scents from these landscapes, developing spa and salon services to immerse guests in natural splendor. Facial peels draw on the organic enzymes of herbs and fruits, body wraps hydrate and invigorate skin with natural elements, such as chocolate, rose, or oatmeal, and massages alternate the placement of warm basalt and cold marble stones. Combining these naturally based treatments, the spa's staff curates full- and half-day spa experiences, including packages tailored for mothers-to-be, teenagers, and men. After guests are perfectly relaxed, they can pep back up with a fitness and wellness program of group classes such as yoga and water aerobics, all led by professional staffers.