Though Crystal Euphoria Body Spa and Gift Shop makes a point of distinguishing its spa treatments from its gifts, visitors might have a hard time telling the difference. During the spa?s relaxing bodywork treatments, the touch of a nationally certified massage and structural energetic therapist feels like the ultimate reward for weathering life?s daily stresses.
These bodywork treatments come in several forms. Traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages work to ease tension and frayed nerves, and mother-to-be massages untie knots in muscles and baby-shower ribbons. If you?re in search of a more tangible gift, check out the shop's eclectic selection of baskets, handmade hair bows, and other accessories.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Brandy tends to clients? skincare needs inside Esquire Salon and Spa at her eponymous spa. Here, she specializes in a number of beautifying treatments, including facials that hydrate dry and aging skin, and makeup applications for everyday and formal looks. Her steady hand can also wax away unwanted fuzz on faces and bikinis areas, giving guests the confidence to streak the whole way home.
Image Sun’s professional skin-bronzing staff wield Smart Tan certifications to un-pale pale patrons. During an interactive Mystic Tan session, customers get quick tanning results without ultraviolet exposure, proving that there are easier ways to get a tan than replacing your bed with a pile of flashlights. The Bronze-level tanning beds are imported from Italy, and staff members regularly change the reflective tanning bulbs to ensure the full potential of each solar-simulation chamber. Customers can build firm base colors or extend the life of tans by using skincare products (not included with this deal) by Australian Gold, or hydrate skin during sessions with products by Designer Skin.
Licensed aesthetician Melissa Mixon creates her own skincare products from freshly-harvested organic ingredients such as lavender and rosemary. These herbs help to soothe and nourish complexions during a handful of luxurious facial services. However, Melissa has also worked with a NASA rocket scientist to learn the art of LED light therapy, a skin-tightenting technology that noninvaseively lifts faces and sculpts bodies. These treatments shine specialized red light onto specified areas to reduce sagging and signs of cellulite, firming up skin on the face or body.
Regardless of whether she's wielding garden plants or space-age tools, Melissa focuses on convincing her clients that they are celebrities. She combines her expertise as a makeup artist, model, and skincare professional to create the ultimate pampering experience for each visitor. She also personalizes her spa offerings?the massage-focused Mukha Abhyanga Ayurvedic Facial, for example, can include the use of a seasonal aromatherapy herbal pack specially crafted to suit the client's skin type. Her Acne Terminator facial centers around deft extractions, complemented by camphor or mint formulas that eliminate bacteria and refresh complexions more effectively than bobbing for apples in a bucket of Listerine.