Crystal Grace launched Grace + Grit Spa after a message from God changed her life. Dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD after a personal tragedy, she decided to get a facial as an act of self-care. The rest, as they say, is history. Grace + Grit aims to serve by offering affordable services — massages, facials, craniosacral therapy, reiki, waxing — to fortify and embolden people to be able to live their best, healthiest and happiest lives. The entire team of therapists and estheticians is dedicated to providing healing and restorative treatments, including for those undergoing cancer treatment as well as their caregivers. Grace + Grit’s “What Love Does” initiative provides spa services at no charge to those navigating the cancer journey. The spa’s website offers several ways to participate: Warriors can request services, people can nominate others, and the public and professionals can donate dollars or time to the cause. graceandgritskin.com.
Boys, keep out! Explorer Chick has women-only tours all over the world, but they call Cincinnati their home. With trips ranging from backpacking in the Grand Canyon to glamping in Belize, the tours focus on exploring new places and getting your heart and blood pumping for adventure. The website makes it easy to book — sort tours by where you want to go and what kind of experience you want to have. Up for hiking? Rappelling? Surfing? All three? Click on those options and see where Explorer Chick can take you. And if none of your gal pals can go with you, don’t worry; it’s super-easy to bond with and befriend the other badass ladies on your trip. explorerchick.com.