In 2014 and 2015, Pure Moments Spa was voted home to the city's best facial on Cincinnati A-list. Besotted voters gave various reasons for their loyalty: aesthetician Christina customizes her facials, explains them as she goes, and simply leaves clients feeling more at home in their skin.
And yet, surprisingly, the spa doesn't specialize exclusively in facials. The team there also pampers the rest of the body, exfoliating physiques with salt scrubs, moisturizing hands with paraffin treatments, and relaxing muscles with massages in a variety of modalities.
The experienced stylists and aestheticians of From Head To Toe Salon and Spa showcase patrons’ natural beauty through a variety of hair, nail, waxing, and facial treatments. Every session begins with a complimentary cup of joe, which awakens senses before specialists subdue them once again from the salon’s lineup of plush treatment chairs or secluded massage tables. Warm mahogany and ginger tones surround the smoothing, styling, and tension-eliminating services, encouraging patrons to let go of stresses like a therapy session inside an arcade claw machine.
Though they’re not on the beaches of Florida, Palm Beach Massage’s staff aims to inspire the same sort of relaxation in their clients. They do so with a full slate of massage styles that range from hot-stone therapy, to deep-tissue massage, to geriatric massage, which can help restore mobility to stiff joints. Under the supervision of Chiropractor Tariq Arif of the Back and Pain Rehab Center, therapists also perform chiropractic massage to soothe chronic pain or pain caused by injuries.
Spinal adjustments are only a few clicks away with ChiroValues.com, a website that unites patients with area chiropractic docs. Participating providers span from sea to shining sea but are united in their mission to keep bodies in balance with holistic therapies. Typical visits begin with a consultation and exam—with x-rays, if needed—to assess the condition of the musculoskeletal system and check for undiagnosed limbo injuries. Treatment plans may include a regimen of manual adjustments, soothing massage, or physical therapy.
The massage therapists at Kindred Spirits Bodyworks & Massage don't expect you to settle for treatments that don't fully address your aches. Instead, they tailor massages to precisely what you need, mixing modalities like Swedish and trigger-point therapy to relieve everything from lower-back pain and anxiety to massages that target the muscles that contribute to TMJ/lockjaw. Kindred Spirits's practitioners even pair healing with pampering add-ons by following many of their massages with scented paraffin wax that softens hands and feet or masks that soothe the face.
Allegra Woods has been alleviating muscle tension at Pure Moments Spa since 2012. To do so, the massage therapist employs relaxing Swedish strokes, soothing prenatal techniques, and deep-tissue kneads. She tailors her strokes to each client's preferred amount of pressure, using light pressure and flowing movements to ease stress, for instance, or intense pressure and targeted movements to relieve pain. Allegra also enhances her massages with optional aromatherapy oils and muscle cream.
Many clients pair their massages with a specialized facial or chemical peel, which are among the reasons Pure Moments Spa was voted the No. 1 place to get a facial by CityVoter in 2014 and 2015.