Day spa opens in Danville

April 02, 2004|LIZ MAPLES

In "These Spiritual Window-shoppers," the Tajikistan poet Rumi tells those who are content to just stare into windows, and handle wares, " Even if you don't know what you want, buy something to be part of the exchanging flow..."

The same might be said to customers unsure of Danville's first day spa named for the poet. Owner Aneela Bux wants everyone in the community to come in and experience her salon and spa that is housed in the Danville Convention Center on the U.S. 150 bypass.

Now open, there are three stylists and six massage therapists on staff. Down a linoleum-covered floor, the doors of the spa open to a copper-toned floor and chandeliers. Candlelight flickers on tables for customers in waiting areas. It is designed for relaxation.

Stylist and salon manager Jody Robinson says it works. She has been cutting clients' hair since Saturday, and said the new space has "amazed" her customers.


"They like the way it makes them feel at ease," Robinson said.

Other stylists are Tonya Doss of Stanford and Kim Raikes from Lebanon. All three are accepting new clients by appointment or walk-in.

The salon is an Aveda concept salon, using and selling only products from the company that claims to be environmentally friendly and conscious. Robinson said that the products work well for people with allergies and sensitive skin.

Bux has hired Marie Claunch, Geneva Bingham and Carrie Layfield as spa directors.

The spa offers aromatherapy massages, pregnancy massage, deep cleansing facials, hot stone massages, revitalizing eye treatment, body polish and hand and foot therapies.

There are six private massage rooms. One is a double room for couples who want to get massages together. In the back there is a space for pedicures and foot massages.

The spa will book "girls day out" and other group events.

"I'm excited," Bux said. "There has never been a day spa in Danville ... it's something Danville has needed for a long time."

For more information, call (859) 236-1999 or (859) 236-9366.

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