A division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Tranquility Mind & Body Spa comforts bodies with holistic medical massage therapy services. After an initial consultation, massage therapists tailor treatments to clients' needs, choosing appropriate essential oil for the aromatherapy treatment ($10). A hand-and-foot paraffin dip ($20) coats appendages in warm wax, softening and smoothing skin. Soothing scents waft through the air and recite poetry during the one-hour medical massage, which targets tight, sore, or injured areas with medical techniques such as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release ($65). Some clients report the heat therapy and resulting boost in circulation alleviates discomfort from chronic pain, sports-related injuries, or excessive high-fiving with feet.
Led by Annie Shell, a Xenia native and former international educator for Goldwell and Matrix haircare, Gloss Salon's skilled staff sculpts and prunes scalp foliage, helping harried heads go from ragged to refined. Strut inside the funky pink-splashed styling studio, from which stressed strands may leave chanting a new om such as "hum" or "schintzel," thanks to the botanical moisturizers and proteins found in the salon's exclusive Mantra haircare products.
Gravity Spa balances the body and swaddles the aura with a plethora of healing massage style —Swedish, lomi lomi, and healing crystal–performed by the patient paws of licensed massage therapists. The relationship class, a couples' knot-kneading workshop, ignites tea-light romances into flamethrower flirtations with a roughly two-hour-long course on soothing massage techniques and fire-safety guidelines. Or, the less academically inclined can choose to banish muscle tension with a 60-minute four-handed couples' massage, which incorporates warm oil and long strokes as two therapists, one per significant other, work in sync on each side of the body. Circulation may improve and toxins can be released as coupled muscles sleepily surrender memories from remote-control battles and it's-your-turn-to-clean-the-hovercraft debates.
Signature Service: All Hair services and waxing services
Brands Used: Joico Color and Aquage hair products
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
The sweet irony of becoming a stylist is that no matter how good you are, you can never give yourself a haircut. What do you look for in a stylist when you need a trim?
When looking for the best stylist, I always look for someone who will take the time to KNOW me and my likes and dislikes. Ask me? Ask who I am as a person! Someone who will take the time to know me.
What's the number one grooming tip every person should know?
Never blow dry your hair with the nozzle of your dryer facing up! It will always make your hair frizzy! Always put a cool rinse on your hair to add shine!
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Perming, coloring, hi-lighting, and facial waxing.
The staff at Cloud Nine Massage and Spa wears many hats. They have a licensed managing clinical aesthetician, brow expert, and massage therapist. Certifications include ones in photofacials, microdermabrasion treatments, and pharmaceutical chemical peels. They clear away acne and fine lines using face peels concocted from ingredients such as aloe vera, green tea, and vitamin C.
An Aveda concept salon, Wavelength provides a vast bounty of salon and spa services delivered by the hands of an experienced staff. Stale noodle nests can be effectively pampered with Wavelength's top-notch hair products and skillful styling. Instead of donning a fez year-round and loitering at smoky casinos, show off lustrous locks after receiving a haircut and style ($45). Practice proper hair care at home or en route to work in the driver’s seat with two travel-size bottles of Aveda Shampure shampoo and conditioner ($3.50 each). Finally, don an eye-catching frontispiece while shedding excess hair weight with your choice of a lip or brow wax ($14 each). The professional aestheticians go to great lengths to ensure each experience at Wavelength parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. Call to book your appointment.