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Getting Pampered with Facials at Redefine Spa

There are few joys more indulgent or relaxing in the world than a truly luxurious spa facial. In preparation for the upcoming Spa Week, I was lucky enough to experience the Lira Lux facial from Redefine Laser Spa in Gilbert – and I was more than impressed.

Redefine Spa Facial LeaderRedefine is best known for offering the uber-cool Strawberry Laser  solution to people looking to tone up specific areas of the body, but they also offer some incredible spa services including facials, waxing, and more. I had the Lira Lux facial along with a hand, scalp and foot massage. I’m getting more relaxed just thinking about it. Continue reading “Getting Pampered with Facials at Redefine Spa” »

Fish Pedicures: The Cadillac of Flesh-Eating Spa Treatments

fish pedicuresI used to think mud baths were weird. Now the  is giving me a new procedure to balk at: fish pedicures.

How does it work? Customers’ tootsies are submerged in a tub of 100 flesh-eating fish called “doctor fish,” which then nibble away at the dead skin on your feet. (The fish are toothless.) The Yvonne Hair and Nails Salon in Washington, D.C.’s owner, John Ho, claims that the hot water in which the fish thrive doesn’t support much plant life, so the fish learn to feed on whatever was available — including dead, flaking skin. They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can’t bite it off.

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