Home Tour – Pampering Mind & Body
Story by Megan Whitehead | Feb 28, 2017
Photography by Keith Borgmeyer
JCMG Laser & Vein Medspa is designed for relaxation.
Spa time is considered a luxury, and you want it to feel that way. Unfortunately, spending time on a luxury is easy to put off.
“So many of us save treating ourselves for times when we are away from it all in some out-of-town environment,” says Barb Prasad, practice manager of the esthetic division and marketing coordinator of the JCMG Laser & Vein Center. “I wanted our guests to feel that special pampering right here in Jefferson City. No need to be out of town.”
This past summer, Laser & Vein expanded to Edgewood Drive with a medical spa, or medspa. “My inspiration when starting the design process was to create a sense of relaxation and also to give a feeling of ‘getting away from it all,’” Barb says. “I wanted people to not only enjoy their treatments here, but also feel like effort was put into where they enjoyed the treatments.”
Chic and minimalistic, each room at in the building is large and open, avoiding anxiety-inducing clutter. The soft colors and clean lines create a serene environment, and the simple, modern aesthetic allows your mind to focus on symmetry. This focus, backed up by Gestalt psychology, creates contentment through recognition of patterns, and the simple color scheme adds to the effect.
“The color scheme was based on a white, gray, and teal theme and evolved somewhat over time,” Barb says. Light colors, such as the ones chosen here, have a calming effect on the brain; in design, these hues allow your mind to take in a room as a whole. Minimal, repeated color accents accomplish this same result.
The accents in the medspa were chosen as a visual separation between the spa side (black and gold) and the medical esthetics side (original color scheme). “After we got into the project, it just felt like they needed to have a bit of their own statement,” says Barb.
The layout of the building also achieves this effect. The main room contains a styling area and comfortable seating with a doorway leading to massage rooms. Manicure and pedicure stations are to the right, and to the left is a cozy waiting room with a soothing faux fireplace. That’s also where you’ll find the entrance to the medical esthetics area. This separation allows clients who are only visiting for non-medical spa needs to avoid clinical aesthetics entirely.
Each design concept was chosen to create calmness, serenity, contentment, and just about every other feeling that a spa environment should inspire. Every detail, from the colors to the light fixtures to the building layout, serve Barb and the Laser & Vein Center’s purpose of taking you out of your daily life and into your “happy place.”
General Contractor – Dick Otke Construction Company
Architect – Simon & Associates, Jody Miller
Cleaning – Reodel Cleaning
Interior Finish Products, Floor Covering, and Tile – Scruggs Lumber
Concrete Sawing, Coring, and Cutting
Electrical – Brad Perry Electric
Excavation – George Schulte Excavating
Masonry – Chad Winge Masonry
Cabinets – Phil Thoenen Cabinets
Special Cabinet Tops – Mid Missouri Surfaces
Decorative Metal Railings – Builders Screen and Aluminum
Drywall – B&M Interiors
Roofing – Missouri Builders
Doors and Frames – Camarco
Aluminum Store Fronts – Marks Mobile Glass
Painting – Tillman Painting
Bathroom Specialties – T&G Specialties
Structural Steel – Doing Steel
Appliances – Coleman Appliance
Fire Sprinkler System – Summit Mechanical
Plumbing – Ken Sandbothe Plumbing
HVAC – Woodman Engineering
Paint – Sherwin Williams