[[m:####Thorndale Fitness & Tanning
A giant yellow barbell spans the wall above the Bar Bell Café, where protein muffins and smoothies await those seeking a boost post-workout. During the facility's more than 20 years in business, the staff at Thorndale has learned that these little extras keep customers enthused about fitness. Certified trainers helm one-on-one sessions on the same sprawling gym floor that houses ellipticals, treadmills, and weightlifting equipment. They also lead group-fitness classes in such disciplines as strength training and aerobics. The facilities round out with standup and horizontal tanning booths tucked into private treatment rooms.:m]]
The licensed aestheticians at Aiyana Spa rejuvenate world-weary visages and unbundle tightly wound bodies with personalized care. At the beginning of each treatment, specialists consult with clients to customize facials to their individual needs or desire to look like Rembrandt. Technicians will then spruce up face parts, evicting oil and impurities with Dermalogica, Dermaquest, and Sense products before locking in moisture and cleanliness with a treatment mask. Alternatively, massage therapists soothe stressed backs with Swedish massages and organic oils. The alternating strokes of gentle and heavy pressure pummel knotted muscles, relieving tension while stimulating circulation and coaxing sighs of relaxation from freshly unfurled frames.
After a career in the tattoo industry, Mandy Sauler, who's known for her steady hand and ability to create fine lines, turned to permanent makeup and founded Captivating Cosmetics. Today, she employs seven years of micropigmentation experience and has worked with all kinds of skin types and ethnicities to create natural-looking eyebrows, lip color, and eyeliner, as well as camouflage scars, birthmarks, and outdated SAT cheat sheets. Mandy's teammate, Theresa Weston, draws upon her three years of micropigmentation experience and her background as a makeup artist working with industry leaders such as Clinique, Bare Escentuals, and Origins.
Hair can be difficult to maintain, especially when it's your go-to paint brush. That's where Signature Style Hair Salon comes in. Skilled stylists educated at renowned schools such as Paul Mitchell and Cortiva can sculpt voluminous layers or decorate strands with a Redken color treatment. The salon also offers beautification beyond the scalp with nailcare and specialty waxes to nix unwanted hair.
Beyond Belle Vie Salon‘s brick façade, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and texturizes hair at marble-topped styling stations. Honey-colored hardwood floors line the studio’s interior, creating an elegant backdrop where clients can sit back, relax, and count backwards from 1,000 as the styling team performs a slew of hair and waxing services.
With more than 30 licensed massage therapists and four area locations, Healing Hands Massage is on call seven days a week to bring relief to gridlocked muscles. Swedish-style therapeutic massages calm tense muscles and overworked minds with light-to-firm pressure and various kneading techniques. Deep pressure massages assuage tight muscles that require extra convincing, and pregnancy massages provide relief to expecting mothers whose joints ache from the added weight of carrying around future grown-ups. Massage therapists also make house calls for customers who’d rather receive bodywork in the comfort of their homes, and haul their massage chairs to offices or conventions to appease the overworked masses.