Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
Massage therapist Melissa Johnson helps heal bodies with a selection of treatments within the art-adorned walls of a boutique relaxation studio. Clients can choose from various massage modalities such as a relaxing Swedish massage or a prenatal massage, which can alleviate the stress caused by knitting an entire baby's wardrobe with nothing but a needle and a million blades of grass. Blu Healing Spa's relaxation artisan also specializes in oncology massages. Each healing treatment is individualized to help alleviatie specific problems such as chronic tension caused by uncomfortable office chairs. Dimly lit massage rooms calm clients as they allow stress to melt from every pore under the gentle heat of warm blankets.
Licensed massage therapist Cheri at Huntsville Massage Professionals cossets patrons in one of four ultramoisturizing 90-minute body wraps. Apricot and lactic-acid infusions reinforce the cell-renewing effects of Provence rose clay in each European rose wrap, resulting in smooth skin that feels softer than a cat wearing a silk pantsuit. Body Lush wraps quench parched pelts, and a Firmi Sea session tautens epidermises with a potent combination of vitamins, minerals, and French algae. Organic silts culled from Eastern European lakes fortify the black Baltic wrap, which improves skin texture and extracts such pore-obstructing impurities as dirt, oil, and Calvin Coolidge masks. Skilled therapists knead parceled patrons toward ever-deeper stages of relaxation during an included 30-minute back massage.
There are roughly 100,000 hairs on the average human head and master stylist Annette Joplin is an expert at wrangling them into a single stylish unit. Here, she brings more than 25 years of beauty-industry experience and continuing education to her clients, who can request a sharp, edgy, or vintage look. Skilled in handling all types of hair, she also adds pop or dimension with optional color placement before sculpting hair into new dos. Annette is also an ace with a nail file, and can decorate fingers, toes, and metal hook hands with any of the salon’s many color polishes.
Nationally certified massage therapist Alexis Rich melts muscular tightness and eases chronic pain with several massage modalities. Broad and fluid Swedish strokes smooth away stress, whereas deep-tissue massages target specific aches with additional pressure and a motivational speech. Clients can relax under the radiating warmth of a hot-stone massage or steep paws in a foot soak followed by an arch-plying reflexology treatment. Alexis also illuminates visages with custom facials, blending her own formulas from homemade ingredients. Guests repose in a private room sheltered by sapphire surroundings and a wall mirror rimmed in ethereal lights that lends to an ambiance calmer than a placid lake after anger-management classes.