Signature Service: Therapeutic massage with aromatherapy.
Brands Used: Soothing Touch Ayurveda Lotion
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Relax and enjoy. You will be asked to fill out a form that will help me personalize your experience.
Licensed therapist Autumn Pinnix believes that massages shouldn't be limited to times of great pain or stress. Even when you're at your best, she contends, a massage can help you stay at peak health. And not just any type of massage; Autumn's skills extend beyond the typical Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to include therapeutic modalities such as acupressure and myofascial release. To make each session as relaxing as possible, she personally blends all of her aromatherapy lotions by hand, making sure to leave out any chemicals that might make you grow a third shoulder blade.
Aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians all work together to beautify their clients’ bodies at Silk Road Salon & Spa. The stylists wield their shears to send locks of hair to the floor; below the hairline, aestheticians perform facials and peels that exfoliate the skin and erase traces of age lines or sun damage. With makeup application and eyelash extensions, the staff makes expressions shine as elegantly as Audrey Hepburn in her famed glow stick necklace phase. Massage therapists knead tension from muscles, and different body wraps further pamper patrons by moisturizing the skin.
Ma'ati Spa is as much a retreat for the senses as it is for the whole body. Massage therapy eases the muscles with every hot-stone session that helps clients—or couples—relax amid exposed brick walls and natural lighting. Essential oils come into play in many of the spa's treatments, but not before a thorough consultation to determine what kinds of aromatherapy are best suited to the client's needs. Out on the bright patio, flowers surround a wood deck and a tree leans over to provide shade and a non-judging ear. The main floor also does double duty as an event space, complete with a wide open floor plan that flows from room to room. Art is everywhere, from small elephant statues to elegant wall hangings, and a modern kitchen turns even the simplest parties into full-service soirees.
Grace, the licensed massage therapist behind Hands of Grace Massage, kneads away tension and pain in a studio located within a grand white house in Winston-Salem’s historic West End neighborhood. She also pampers clients with spa treatments such as skin-softening paraffin baths for the hands and feet, and sells organic bath and body products such as whipped body butter infused with coconut oil.
Each staff member at All About You Salon & Day Spa kicks in some specific expertise, allowing them to work together in the pursuit of beauty and health. Stylists cut and color hair and mold manes into classy updos before patrons go to important photo shoots or get their heads stuck through the bannisters at the White House. Aestheticians armed with wax remove unwanted patches of fuzz and wield gentle chemical solutions to even out skin tones during peels. Drawing on five distinct modalities, including deep tissue and reflexology, massage therapists elicit happy sighs. A weight-loss specialist visits the salon once a week to help customize fitness programs for patrons.
Helmed by Doctor of Chiropractic Damian Scelfo, Carolina Spinal Care & Laser Therapy Center reduces client circumferences with spot-targeted fat reduction and body-vibration therapy. A non-invasive system, the Lapex 2000 BCS LipoLaser sneakily penetrates skin without breaking the surface, startling adipose cells into dropping their water stores, fatty acids, glycerol, and juggling pins. Once free of baggage, fat cells shrivel into unfat cells, visibly shrinking chosen areas in time. After the 45-minute treatment, newly narrowing forms shake and shimmy to the circulation-boosting tremors of a Wave vibration machine, strengthening previously concealed contours and relieving pockets of spare change. Sessions conclude with a relaxing 10-minute hydro-massage on an AquaMed Bed, with muscle-kneading jets of warm water soothing away tension while clients remain completely dry and fully costumed. Although many patients see results after one Lapex LaserLipo session, the number of treatments required for optimal outcomes varies from person to person.