Traditional Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on the session goals. This modality utilizes lotions or oils for gliding strokes.
Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions.
Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, aiding the body in the detoxification process, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils derived from plants to achieve therapeutic benefits and are thought to have healing properties. These oils are the concentrated essences taken from the flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves and bark of certain plants. There are about 400 essential oils, but only about 40 are commonly used in aromatherapy. Aromatherapists believe aromatherapy can boost well being, relieve stress and help to refresh your body.
Before your first aromatherapy massage session, your massage therapist will conduct an initial consultation with you to learn about your desired outcome. They might ask about the current state of your work life, home life, physical health and mental state to learn about what you need.
Not recommended for prenatal massage.
Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Ancient Thai massage is a unique form of Bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, acupressure and reflexology with origins dating back about 2500 years. The roots of Thai massage are traced back to the founder of the practice (known as “Father Doctor”) Shivaga Komarpaj, a doctor, friend and contemporary to the Buddha.
The Thai method uses point pressure, muscle stretching and compression, done in a rhythmic movement of gentle rocking.
In this modality, it is not just the hands that are used to free tension from the recipient’s body, but the therapist's feet, forearms, knees, and elbows as well. Be assured northern style Thai massage is never painful. Thai massage is administered on a mat on the floor, the work is done fully clothed and no oils are required. *Please wear loose fitting or gym clothes -No jeans or belts.
A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician at regular intervals. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look and feel more youthful.
Your skin is carefully assessed and treatment is tailored based upon each individual’s unique skin type and needs. We make professional product recommendations and home care based on your needs. Our method : deep cleansing (extractions with 75 and 90 minute sessions), exfoliation, lifting facial massage along with specific masks and serums. Glowing skin assured! Recommended for all ages and skin types.
Our various body treatments are designed to tone, tighten, and nourish. Whether drawing out impurities or sloughing away dead surface cells, these full body treatments promote skin cell turnover for a healthy and luminous glow. Combined with emollient-rich moisture, you'll see and feel your softest skin!
Body sugaring is an all-natural, ancient hair epilation method utilized by the Egyptians that promotes healthier skin as well as unmatched results in the amount of hair removed as well as the length of time in between sessions.
We utilize the method of "cold sugaring", which provides the most superior results in comparison to warm sugar. The product is less processed than warm sugar (Ours is 100% organic and well sourced), which creates less histamine reaction and a far more comfortable service. We are proud to be the only spa certified in Iowa working with our backbar line, Jessa Skin.
Several sessions are required for the overall reduction in hair growth. One wonderful thing about sugar is that it seeps into the follicle, allowing for the sugar to envelop the hair (not skin) in the anagen phase of hair growth (The first stage of hair growth, that is widely missed by wax.). The method is far more comfortable than traditional waxing for many reasons; one of them being that the sugar does not adhere to live skin cells, only the hair.
Typical results range from 3-6 weeks, with much longer after several sessions. This method is also much more "Summer-friendly." As little as 1/8 of an inch of growth can easily be removed, as opposed to 1/4 or 1/2 inch required for waxing. For premium results, please exfoliate 48 hours before the session. We ask that clients have at least 7-10 days of growth before the first appointment. Please take time to read through the linked documents below to make your appointments a success!
Not recommended for those who have used Accutane, Differin, Retina-A, or Renova for over six months, due to the skin thinning nature of the drugs.
*Not offering male brazilian services. Sorry for any inconvenience.*
Fruit Acid Peels
Fresh and smooth in just 10 minutes, maximize your results, speed up skin cell renewal. It is important to do regular peels to keep your skin in check combat: aging, pigmentation, acne, or just need to look fresh? Includes cleansing, fruit acid peel, organic moisturizer with spf. Purchase in a series, for premium results.
*Must purchase home care kit to receive these services.
**Not available during Summer months**
Brow and Lash Tinting
Tinting the lashes and brows is an excellent add-on service. The semi-permanent dye can last around 2 weeks. Think of it as a glaze for the hairs. During a brow tinting, an esthetician first applies a gel barrier to the skin surrounding the hair. This protects the skin and prevents the dye from bleeding onto it. Then the tint is painted directly onto the brow. The dye processes for 10 minutes, and any residue is gently removed with a wet cloth. Keep in mind, the tint doesn't work like a tattoo. The dye only colors the existing hairs. The results can last between 3-6 weeks.
Many people have lashes that fade at the ends, when they are tinted, they can seem a lot longer. The treatment is also helpful for on-the-go gals. You can run out the door with no mascara, hit the gym or the beach, and not worry about your mascara running.
If you use self-tanner, it's best to skip it the week before you come in for your service, as the tanner can react badly with the dye.