At Bellisima Salon & Day Spa, the aestheticians offer more than a dozen facials. There's one designed specifically for men, and another for teens. There's a pumpkin spice facial that minimizes fine lines and smells like fall. And during the hydration facial, the aesthetician soothes dry skin with aloe and rose hips, instead of taping a sprinkler to the client's forehead.
Facials are just one of the treatments in the team's arsenal of relaxing and beautifying treatments. However, the sheer number of facials illustrates the team's belief that no two clients are exactly alike—so the more choices, the better. In all their other services, from massages to permanent makeup to hairstyling, the experts offer a similarly wide array of options, and welcome requests for customization.
With its elegant atmosphere and soothing treatments, Grace Healing Center is aptly named—even if it’s actually named after its founder. Grace Ko practiced as a nurse in Korea before moving to Germany to study for a new career in the restorative arts. Together with her husband Michael, Grace leads a team of massage therapists and aestheticians that helps clients renew their energy and heal their spirits through a variety of therapeutic methods:
Massage therapy in several modalities, from Swedish to deep-tissue to hot stone
Facials that encourage collagen growth, remove toxins, or soothe Halloween withdrawal via exfoliating masks
Acupuncture that targets weight loss, allergies, infertility, or stroke treatment
Full-body treatments such as sea-salt or sugar scrubs and cocoa wraps
Of course, the marquee draws at Massage Masters are massage services from therapists tapped to service the 1984 and 2004 Olympic teams. Their full-body massages go beyond standard deep-tissue and Swedish modalities to include Serenity massages, Paradise massages, and other bodywork treatments designed to relax and uplift. Staff aestheticians conduct European facials and body polishes that leave physical forms looking as refreshed on the outside as they feel inside. And then there's the salt cave, which helps the body regain balance and fight against disease and toxins. During visits, clients can enjoy free water and ease the transition back into the trappings of their everyday lives—work, traffic, their out-of-date home salt caves—with locker rooms and spa showers.
In Salt Chalet's private treatment rooms, sea salt—known for its ability to balance out the body's positively charged ions—fills the air and coats the walls, floor, and ceiling, glittering under soft, ambient lights. As clients relax in lounge chairs or atop massage tables, briny granules flutter through their lungs and waft across their skin—a holistic process known as halotherapy, which recreates the unique microclimate of the world's salt caves away from their bat-shaped novelty shakers. As the chalet's medical director, Dr. Thom Lobe, proclaims, salt rooms can help alleviate everything from allergies and chronic respiratory illnesses to skin disorders, infections, and difficulties sleeping.