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.
Plying her trade out of On Broadway Salon, Sami Mason mixes aromatic oils with her diverse arsenal of massage modalities. Her specialties range from Swedish massage bolstered by essential oils to reflexology treatments that aim to alleviate pain by stimulating nerve endings. Sami's hot-stone massages penetrate deeply into muscles with soothing heat that complements massage strokes. Her techniques melt away tension more quickly and effectively and with less mess than hot-meatball massages.
The massage therapists at Ambiance Massage Therapy work closely with each of their clients to best suit individual needs by applying any combination of four styles of massage. Swedish massage employs gentle, flowing strokes to ease aches while creating an all-over sense of relaxation, whereas sports and deep-tissue massages address frequent or persistent pain and can help decrease the likelihood of future injury.
Touch of Serenity’s Christie honed her skills at Heritage College and uses them to relieve pain and tension with an array of kneading techniques. Located inside Plush Salon, patrons can choose a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, which mollifies tense low-lying muscles. An Indian head massage focuses on the upper back, the shoulders, the scalp, and the face, where stress can otherwise turn its owner’s appearance into that of the most stressed profession of all: steel beam. Mothers-to-be can relax during prenatal massages designed to accommodate their physical condition.
In a private room with caramel-hued walls, seasoned aesthetician Gina Fowler focuses intently on whisking stray strands away from eyebrows, letting them arch cleanly once again. Gina’s dedication to clean, speedy depilation is equally evident as swiftly denudes bikini areas, chests, and legs, keeping bodies sleek enough to break the sound barrier but create only a subtle zipping noise.
At Salon Kleio, Desiree McFarlin is a sort of jack-of-all-trades. She enhances eyelashes with synthetic Xtreme eyelash extensions, making lashes look thicker and more voluminous. She also tends to hair with color, highlights, and custom cuts; manicures nails; and waxes unwanted stubble off faces.