Before owners Sandy Borrelli and Serina Peck opened Bella Capelli in 1997, they searched for a word that conveyed a relaxing and rejuvenating vibe. “Sanctuario” fit the bill — even though it isn’t a real word. “I decided to come up with this word for a place where people could get away and feel relaxed — without having to leave town,” Borrelli says. With a motto of “self-care is health care,” that feeling of sanctuary permeates Bella Capelli from its lavish interior (high ceilings and gray and white details) to its variety of treatments (hair, makeup, nails, massage and skin treatments for both women and men). Find refuge with one of seven massages, such as the Stress-Fix Body option ($40-$115). A combination of Swedish and deep-tissue massages, foot reflexology and acupressure, the treatment incorporates a blend of French lavender, lavandin and clary sage, which has been clinically proven to reduce any feelings of stress. “We feel strongly that if somebody can come in, and we can get them to turn their phone off, dial out, relax and spend a couple hours away from their daily life, we’ve accomplished our goal — getting people to take care of themselves,” Borrelli says. 24350 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, 440-899-1225, bellacapelli.com
Try this: The Aromatherapy Body Polish ($115) is similar to a Korean body scrub — great for treating dryness. Your body is scrubbed with bath salts and your choice of oil, followed by a steam shower and a short massage that includes an application of a hydrating moisturizer.
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