From the outside, Blades Salon and Spa looks like a dream home. Impeccably landscaped shrubbery frames its front doors and tall windows, and a fountain sends ripples through the flower-accented pond in the front yard. The greenery continues in the back of the house, where trees and plants circle another small pond, a popular spot where local pyrotechnicians cool off after starting a shirtsleeve fire.
Inside this idyllic setting, experienced stylists cater to clients' hair needs, whether customers are looking for a fashionable cut and color or hair-replacement services for adults and children. As part of their commitment to helping clients look and feel their best, staffers partner with Locks of Love, using donated hair to create top-quality hair prosthetics for children dealing with long-term hair loss due to medical issues.
Beauty comes in all forms. At Lotus Spa, beauty isn't only reserved for the clients who come in for classic and specialty spa services, including waxing and threading. It is also extended to the exquisite crystal chandeliers, intricately designed copper ceiling tiles and richly colored baroque textiles that decorate the spa.
Soft lighting soothes clients as aestheticians scrub bodies with exfoliating mixtures of sugar and oil or pamper clients with a Lotus Fusion massage—a combination of deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy styles. Aestheticians brighten complexions with three kinds of chemical peels designed to melt away layers of dead skin and old Halloween masks absorbed into the skin.
A Breath of Serenity co-owners Elizabeth Rackley and Marie Brown decided to open their own massage business after feeling constrained while working for others. "We both wanted more say in how customer service was carried out," Elizabeth says. "We wanted customer service to be top priority and profits to be second."
That customer-focused mindset permeates all they do. When guests arrive for therapeutic massages, the healing gurus have them fill out a questionnaire to get to the bottom of aches and pains. "We go over it with you and we discuss, what's bothering you? What's going on? What kind of work do you do?" Elizabeth says. "And then we combine multiple modalities … into what that client needs." If something hurts, is too soft, or clients ever feel uncomfortable, she says the therapists want their clients to speak up so they can adjust their techniques accordingly.
During deep-tissue massages, the muscle menders take their time and use gentle pressure to bypass the pain sometimes associated with that modality. They can also customize couples massages with gourmet chocolates, rose petals, candlelight, and violas charmed to play themselves on request. Soft, relaxing music saturates the air during each session, but Elizabeth says that—like everything else—this can be personalized to what the customer wants. "If they have a special CD and they want to bring it, bring it," she says.
Avoid the hassle of jumping from salon to salon and take advantage of the full-salon services at Tranquility Spa and Salon in Louisville.
Enhance your skin and get your glow back with a facial from this salon.
Waxing are just some of the offered options to remove unwanted hair from your body and face.
The stylists at this salon are here to provide you with creative, professional and top-of-the-line services, including hair cuts, color and highlights, and straightening.
Maintain your health and wellness with a professional alternative service, such as aromatherapy and reflexology.
Reduce stress and unwanted knots with a full body massage.
No-chip gel manicures, pedicures, manicures, paraffin treatments, and nail art are just the start for a fantastic set of nails.
This salon embraces spontaneity. Stop in for a walk-in appointment today.
The services may run you an average amount of money, but there's nothing average about the ultimate spa experience here.
Tranquility Spa and Salon accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Guests take to street parking at Tranquility Spa and Salon's Shelbyville Road spot.
When you need to release some toxins, head to Tranquility Spa and Salon for a rejuvenating spa treatment.
Licensed massage therapist, rehab therapist, and certified Kinesio Taping and
Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Certified Therapist Lane Alexander — lauded in Advance Healing —entered the world of therapeutic massage after suffering from the aches and pains of his former job as a commercial contractor. More than 600 hours of training later and with certification from the Kinesio Taping Association, he now helps his clients incorporate massage as an integral part of making sure bodies and minds function properly and handle stress healthfully. Specializing in athlete care including athletic-performance-focused and injury-treatment-geared massages, he works to treat injuries and maximize biomechanical function with assessments and bodywork treatments. Those treatments may include cold laser therapy, a relatively pain free alternative to manual therapy for repairing damaged tissue. Lane has been treating Derby City Roller Girls for the last 3 years and has witnessed first hand the amazing results of cold laser therapy in conjunction with other bodywork and manual therapies.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Quality of customer care and massage therapy. Thorough sessions, attention to detail, and listening to the client's needs. Very holistic, with goals set for each massage and after-care plans.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After 13 years of providing massage, I wanted to open a facility that was safe, calm, and quiet to allow individuals to enrich their mind-body connection. To deepen their sense of well-being, to heal or recover from pain or injury. To help lower stress levels, which will help overall health.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the quiet, relaxing environment of a massage room. I love the ability to help people feel relief from pain and discomfort. I love to help formulate plans and goals for each session and after, through specific massage techniques and exercise.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"That was phenomenal, such finesse, with exceptional detail and knowledge of the muscular system."