Expert massage therapists at Touch for Life Wellness & Massage cull from Eastern and Western modalities to create a menu of massage and skincare services geared toward helping visitors achieve overall wellness. During a Thai yoga massage, therapists combine elements of acupressure, energy meridian work, and yoga into one relaxing package to lend the body and mind more balance than a unicycle with training wheels. Clients remain clothed on a floor mattress as therapists arrange limbs into yoga poses or strategically direct pressure along meridians believed to channel vital energy. Alternatively, a 60-minute Natural Touch facial cleanses brows and cheeks with a skin-type-specific concoction before an exfoliation buffs away dull skin. After extractions, a facial mask bolstered with natural ingredients renews and soothes skin dry from wintry wind or prolonged exposure to British humor. Customers then choose from an eye treatment to oust dark circles from tired eyes, an extended skin cleansing to the neck and decollete areas, or a brightening peel to reveal younger layers hidden beneath damaged skin.
A map can lead to any number of places, but most wouldn't think a glowing complexion would be one of them. By performing in-depth face mapping before all facials, aestheticians at The Skin Cell are able to determine the requirements of every inch of the skin to maximize the treatment's effectiveness and recommend regimens to perform at home. Helmed by skin therapist Cherri Ross Thompson, The Skin Cell's specialists harness Dermalogica products during customized facial treatments that help fight signs of aging, clear acne, or correct frowns that have alarmingly turned upside down. Faces aren't the only areas that find relief, though: the spa's Migun thermal massage bed merges infrared rays, heat therapy, and massage heads made from qi-kindling jade to stimulate blood flow and encourage overall relaxation.
Licensed massage therapist Carrie Elwood helps quiet even the most unsettling muscle grumbles with her soothing bodywork. Each therapy session begins with a consultation to determine the source of tension and discuss any other client concerns. Then, in the comfort of her private Synergy studio, Carrie can promote relaxation with light-to-medium strokes, access lower-layer aches with firmer deep-tissue pressure, or knead any pizza dough customers bring in.
With more than 10 years of experience transforming bedraggled 'dos into stylish haircuts in area salons, Shayla J now runs her own namesake beauty center. Proficient in a panoply of services that range from haircuts and hair extensions to waxing and eyelash extension services. Shayla J has advanced training in hair color and design that help lend flair to her fashionable cuts and styling.
Modern lights dangle from the ceiling like glowing red tulips and illuminate the salon’s mint-green walls, beige tiles, and pristine leather pedicure chairs. Amid these cozy accents, skilled manicurists decorate fingernails with a vast selection of more than 1,500 bottles of polish, including brands such as OPI, Essie, and China Glaze. Clients may also solicit the salon for neck, back, and shoulder massages for an additional fee, or opt for sleek eyelash extensions or specialty nail art in intricate designs, such as hearts, stars, and Escher-esque paintings of nails painting themselves.
Stylist Lori Rector has owned and operated salons for more than two decades, making her a true expert in following the latest trends in cuts and color. At Shem Salon Spa, she draws upon her background as a Wella color educator as she livens up locks with highlights, glazes, and all-over hues. She offers a variety of skincare services, massages, and pedicures.