If you’re in need of a vacation—and who isn’t?—there’s no need to book a ticket to some exotic destination. Just schedule a full day of relaxation for yourself at Glen Ivy Hot Springs and prepare to indulge yourself in self-care. At Glen Ivy, it’s not just your body that reaps the rewards—your mind and spirit get great benefits as well. Founded in 1860 with the notion of taking advantage of the natural healing waters of the earth, Glen Ivy has grown to include a bath house, spa, high quality restaurant with healthy cuisine, and more. There’s so much to partake in that it’s often a good idea to consult with one of Glen Ivy’s specialized organizers to make sure that your experience is exactly what you’re looking for. Dip yourself in mud, take a yoga or painting class, get a massage—it’s all possible here!
Inside of Alexander’s Arman Salon & Spa, Meagan specializes in color treatments. She can dip hair in vibrant shades to change hues altogether or add subtle highlights to create multidimensional strands. In addition to an array of coloring services, Meagan draws upon her deft cutting skills to give her clients stylish coifs. She also moisturizes parched locks with conditioning treatments, texturizes manes with straightening treatments or perms, and crafts hair into elegant updos. Spa services complement her haircare offerings, and the 10,000-square-foot space also features a café and a boutique, which features clothing and accessories.
Tranquility Day Spa’s massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians whisk visitors away on a cloud of relaxation with a menu of spa services and packages. The skincare team specializes in facials that remedy a variety of epidermal maladies, such as acne and the effects of aging, and nonsurgical facelifts that rely on enzymes and amino acids to stimulate collagen growth and improve skin's elasticity. The spa's arsenal of body-care treatments includes contouring wraps, scrubs, and eight types of massage, which treat pains caused by a stressful week at work or a long day of avoiding work by hiding the office water cooler.
Smooth and Skinny is a fat-zapping facility where a staff of medical experts use cutting-edge, noninvasive technologies to reduce cellulite, leaving bodies slimmer and more toned. The med spa’s multitude of treatment options includes Endermologie and VelaShape systems, which use everything from light and radio frequencies to massage rollers and suction to target the deep-seated connective tissues that harbor cellulite and its various criminal accomplices. In addition to fat-fighting technology, Smooth and Skinny offers other beautification treatments including spray tanning and teeth whitening.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
A nominee of CityVoter's 2011 award for Best Day Spa, Pure Daily Bliss Day Spa houses a team of skillful aestheticians who assuage clients' skin conditions through a blend of holistic and med-spa treatments. Five massage modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, and combination—soothe generally tense or injured muscles, and microdermabrasion and specialized facials treat specific skin conditions and rearrange freckle constellations. Pores receive fruit and floral infusions from back scrubs, as well as from custom facials crafted with blueberry, pumpkin, and pomegranate. Waxing and spray-tanning services smooth and shade epidermises, enabling bodies to discreetly snorkel in penny-filled wishing wells.