At Red Rock Massage, certified massage therapists and skilled aestheticians deliver a range of relaxing spa treatments. Swedish massages reduce tightness and improve circulation with a combination of gliding, kneading, and friction strokes, and deep-tissue techniques dig into muscle tissue to excavate stress and fossilized car keys. With Swedish strokes and volcanic basalt rocks heated up to 120 degrees, hot-stone massages soothe the last shreds of stress from a long day of asking coworkers about the location of Carmen Sandiego. Staff members massage necks, heads, and shoulders and rub scalps with scented aromatherapy oils during a moisture-minded Wax and Relax treatment, which also washes away tension from hands and feet with a warm bath of paraffin wax.
For years, getting a massage was considered a luxury. But around the turn of the century, things began to change: people began to discover the numerous physical and mental benefits of regular massage therapy. In addition to bodywork's well-known ability to relieve stress and rid backs of barnacles, the therapeutic benefits include improved immune-system function, enhanced circulation, and detoxification.
Essential Health Therapeutic Massage’s therapists embody this belief. They employ traditional Swedish massage along with hot-stone therapy as part of an overall approach to wellness. It seems to be working. A cursory look at the guest book turns up a slew of satisfied customers thanking the studio for relieving the pain of fibromyalgia or entrenched neck aches.
The staff at Body Care curate a list of services that help diffuse stress, pamper, or both. Their specialties include hot-stone massage, body scrubs, facials, and body cupping, a vacu-therapy treatment that soothes skin on the surface while boosting blood flow beneath.
A cast of 20 hairstylists and beauty professionals works within the bright blue walls of Salon Zen, dedicating talent and passion to making clients beautiful and relaxed. Exposed brick and yellow trim pop out against the salon’s otherwise sea-blue decor, surrounding deft hairstylists as they snip, color, and style locks, and treat strands to helpings of Redken and Pureology products as they go. While blow dryers whirl across freshly pruned coifs, nail technicians pamper hands and feet with indulgent mani-pedis and perk up nails with colorful polish or gel enhancements. A private room beckons relaxers to indulge in a Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage, or lie in wait for an aesthetician to wax away fuzz from the face, bikini line, or mink coat. Deft makeup artists can gussy up features for a night out with expert makeup applications, or can transform pale epidermises into beach-ready physiques with airbrush tanning.