Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Beattie Aller plies her trade at Grosse Ile Massage in Lotus Studio, located on the idyllic island of Grosse Ile. There, she offers a wealth of massage modalities, relaxing and healing her clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, acupressure, biomat treatments, and reflexology techniques, which involve applying pressure to feet, hands, or ears.
The gentle alchemists and pure products at Tre’s Eleve’, an Aveda concept salon and spa, enrich outsides while stimulating insides to be more peaceful, confident, and aware. The 90-minute Aveda customized facial treats nose racks to breakthrough cleansing and hydrating performances tailored to counter each client’s dry-skin drama, acne-redness romance, or fine-line tragedy. As massage and zen aromas drive away loitering stress and death-metal bands, an eye-zone therapy—featuring a gentle massage and flower- and plant-based products—deflates the inner tubes around tired see-sockets to soothe and revitalize delicate areas. The ensuing perfect plant peel exfoliates like a 30 percent glycolic peel, but its green power is able to strip built-up layers of epidermal overpaint down to a Rembrandt original without leaving remnants of redness and irritation. Tre’s Eleve’ facials use sustainable, plant-based Aveda products, providing holistic nourishment for meat-abhorring pores. While faces are being pampered, feet lap up an express pedicure, which snips, tidies, and coats convex keratin calcifications.
With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet?mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
Advanced Holistic Health aims to give its clients the tools they need to repair their bodies. To that end, they offer massage therapy, exercise coaching, and nutritional therapy, as well as private and semi-private yoga classes that can help students of all levels push through fitness plateaus. Classes such as Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, and restorative yoga are designed to encourage freedom of movement, expression, and mental and physical practice. In the past, clients have commented on the clean, open feeling of Advanced Holistic Health's building, as well as their friendly and welcoming staff.
Lynn Evans reduces the stress in her life by frequent snuggles session with her pets and hikes outdoors. She believes that keeping a low stress level can prevent a host of illnesses and ailments?an important reason she became a licensed massage therapist. She customizes each massage to lower stress levels and improve overall health, using a variety of techniques that focus on anything from increasing joint flexibility to reducing scar tissue to strengthening phantom third arms.
After nearly two decades of styling hair, the team at Val's House of Hair is still going strong. Ten stylists strong, in fact. These seasoned pros use Redken products to whip hair into shape or into a new shape. The friendly stylists start with standard cuts for men, women, and children. But they can also enhance tresses with feather extensions, remove unwanted hair with facial waxes, or perform a wide range of color work on their open, brightly lit styling floor.