Clean, quiet, and cozy. These are the qualities that one hopes to find at a massage studio, and Baer Essentials Massage & Bodyworks more than fits the bill. The small, newly-opened private office—located in the vibrant Old Orchard area of Webster Groves—features pastel-colored walls, subtle lighting, and colorful bouquets make it a calming setting for visitors to unload stress with massages. The studio’s bread and butter is its signature custom massage, which accounts for the fact that each person is unique, much like a snowflake or a leopard’s fur coat collection. Each kneading session targets the client’s specific aches with a tailored combination of massage techniques and pressure.
At Glow Salon & Spa, every aesthetician, hairstylist, and nail technician has an additional specialty: customer service. Manager Sandy Suter makes sure that all members of her small team undergo coaching to ensure that they emanate approachable warmth. Whether pampering hands with a sweet-almond and salt treatment or customizing a Redken conditioning regimen, they balance their expertise with intuition for the guest's aesthetic. Their tag line, "Define yourself," speaks to this personalized approach as well as a desire to exponentially increase the size of Webster's Dictionary.
The cosmetic team radiates a playful attitude as it adds fresh flair to primping rituals. Manicures and pedicures often conclude with nail art, which decorates digits in designs from swimming fish to polka dots, whereas hairstylists delight in adhering feather extensions and applying bold colors. Yet apart from aesthetics, the spa focuses on health—both for individuals and the community. Massage therapists unknot tense muscles and ease aches with Swedish and prenatal modalities, and hairstylists participate in community-bolstering programs, such as Locks of Love and cut-a-thons to benefit St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Seasons Salon and Day Spa's pampering staff indulge clients with a mélange of services that relax and tone bodies amid candlelight and muted earth tones. From salon treatments that sculpt and maintain chic coiffures to mani-pedis that primp nails and soften skin, a grab bag of beautification prepares clients for nights on the town and days spent standing still in a wax museum. Extravagant spa packages, such as the Little Black Dress, draw from a menu of massages and skin treatments to smooth away cellulite, burn calories, and revivify sagging visages with collagen treatments.
Experienced instructors also kick weight loss into high gear with fitness classes⎯ranging from yoga to Zumba⎯held within an expansive hardwood studio. Private tanning rooms sport draped ceilings and ambient lighting, gilding bodies in an atmosphere that's more relaxing than a cruise ship filled with down pillows.
17 massage therapists, three estheticians, and four cosmetologists man the three locations of this intimate neighborhood practice in St. Louis, relaxing clients inside a sunny storefront or bringing their chairs to corporate events and parties. The team capably treats varying conditions by employing a host of modalities, including deep-tissue massage for chronic pain, prenatal massage for mother-and-child wellness, and hot-stone massage for soothing aching muscles. They also offer wide variety of spa, body treatment, facial services, and waxing treatments. As the pressure of thumbs penetrates the skin, body treatments, such as the Full Body Salt Scrubs and Farmhouse Fresh Facials, replenish dermal surfaces with organic goodies and help revitalize all of the body's tissues.
You might feel more relaxed just crossing the threshold into Now and Zen's calming studio. What you'll find is a comfortable, dimly lit space, a massage table, and a licensed therapist whose only goal is to release you from the physical and mental discomforts that come from everyday stress.
The treatment menu includes the signature hot-stone Zen massage, a relaxing treatment that leaves clients dreaming of tropical beaches, waterfalls, and unplugged cell phones. The deep-tissue massage is designed to relieve pain or muscle tension, whereas the Swedish massage brings about overall well-being for both the body and the mind. To take their pampering to the next level, Now and Zen's therapists offer peppermint scalp massages and aromatherapy.
It came to her in a dream. Eileen Wolf was at a crossroads in her life when she had a vivid dream about a place of healing. She awoke realizing that it was her calling to create that place she dreamed about, and, thus, OmPowered Wellness was born. As a certified massage therapist, she's adept at several massage modalities that help ease tension and pain caused by stress or crawling to work, and her energy work helps to bring her clients into balance.