After spending more than 12 years working in banking, Claudia Hidalgorojas decided to pursue her passion for helping others by attending The Edmund Morgan School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy. Since graduating in 2010 with a specialization in Swedish, neuromuscular, and trigger-point therapies, she's worked on a variety of clients ranging from people simply looking to shed stress up to burn victims seeking therapeutic pain relief. Claudia co-owns Main Street Massage with massage therapist Jeanne Weeks, both of who personalize each session with a bouquet of techniques, a treatment table draped with aromatherapy-infused linens, and soothing music composed by clients' secret admirers.
Tan Time’s friendly team boosts complexions and relaxes muscles through a host of luxurious services. Custom spray tans leave skin glowing without exposing it to prickly UVA rays or beach-towel-stealing jellyfish. Choose your intended shade and watch with wide eyes as over the course of two sessions, your bleached-spaghetti limbs assume the appearance of a darker, healthier-looking, whole-wheat variety. Those seeking relaxation below the skin can opt for a 60-minute deep-tissue massage designed to release muscular fibers from the cast-iron chains that ground them to workaday worries. Kristina Edmondson, Tan Time’s licensed massage therapist, will use deep, slow strokes to dismantle stress clusters concentrated around your neck, back, and shoulders like an ocean wave eroding pirate teeth from its wind-swept shores.
Guided by plastic surgeon and owner Dr. Martin Blue, the staff at Mirage Medi Spa cleanses and exfoliates complexions with treatments customized to clients' skin concerns, from hair-removing Brazilian and bikini waxes to medical-grade chemical peels. To ensure the staff meets high standards, each employee is handpicked based on their medical training and then encouraged to further develop their skills with prescription Obagi advanced training and PCA medical skincare line advanced training. At the med-spa, the aestheticians draw on their extensive knowledge during consultations. Understanding that each client's skin is as unique as a snowflake’s thumbprint, the staff scrutinizes skin with a complete analysis. Then, their creativity comes into play. The team uses that information to customize a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion treatment, blending prescription Obagi ingredients to address concerns ranging from acne to rosacea.
Though they originally opened as Renaissance Hair Removal in 2005, the team behind The Med Spa quickly realized that their clients were seeking different ways to look younger and feel more beautiful. They would later changed their name to reflect the breadth of their newly added services, which now include laser treatments, skincare, and teeth whitening. In addition to removing hair, they can target acne, rosacea, or wrinkles with laser technology, or perform non-laser resurfacing HydraFacials that infuse skin with moisture. The clinic also offers the Diamond Medilift: a noninvasive macro- and micro-current procedure that stimulates facial muscles better than watching Animal House and Beaches simultaneously on two separate TVs.
At Bella Lago Salon & Spa, an experienced staff pampers patrons with a customized treatment to melt away stress like a box of crayons resting on a baby's head. The hour-long, tension-alleviating elemental nature massage utilizes a variety of techniques and soothing aromas, depending on the client's bodily aches. The 60-minute elemental nature facial employs essential oil aromas and customized techniques to moisturize and clarify skin while encouraging healthy cell growth. Additionally, visitors will enjoy memorably relaxing confines doused in soft tones and striking wood accents during their stay.
The clean lines and funky, purple lighting of Graffiti Salon reflect the fashion-forward sensibilities of the hairdressing team, which cuts, colors, and styles locks with innovative shapes and eye-catching hues. From the same square styling chairs, stylists extend strands with Hot Hedz hair extensions, banish superfluous frizz and curl with straightening treatments, and enhance tress texture and color with vibrant feather applications. Tucked away from the bustling salon is a private spa room, whose soft music and babbling fountains urge away excess tension during every treatment. Within the calming space, spa staff lavishes bodies with massages, custom facials, and microdermabrasion facials, which slough off dull skin cells to keep living ones from hearing the same stale anecdotes about last year's sunburn.