Though she had never experienced a massage of her own, Janice Amyson knew that she had found her calling as soon as she entered massage school. She carried this initial passion through her courses and into her career at The Amazing Hands Therapeutic Massage, where today she strives to empathize with her aching clients. To make sure that she understands and addresses their individual aches, Amyson never begins treatment without a brief consultation. This all-important sit-down, during which she inquires about areas of particular soreness, allows her to customize sessions that may incorporate modalities such as deep-tissue massage, TMJ treatment, repetitive-use therapy, and medical massage.
The treatment room?s low lighting, aromatherapy candles, and lush green plants join together to soothe frazzled nerves. Arbonne lotions and a heated table aid Amyson?s nimble fingers as she unkinks knotted musculature and rewires cybernetic limbs. Other therapeutic elements include Mentholatum, which opens sinuses to allow for easier breathing, and foot warmers to comfort cold toes. In this same room, Janice also treats bodies with soothing spa treatments such as mud-mask facials and paraffin dips.
The soothing scents of aromatherapy, coupled with the sounds of music and water, stimulate the senses as soon as visitors enter Body Serene Spa. From there, the relaxation and pampering differ, depending on each client's beauty wishes. Services range from nailcare and custom facials to massages, waxing, and infrared body wraps. During one-hour treatments, the body wraps reduce the appearance of cellulite on trouble areas such as the thighs while also boosting metabolism.
The experts behind Nou Veau Salon & Day Spa pamper men and women alike amid artsy accoutrements. A plush couch and velvet wing-backed chairs complement a swirling painting, accented by eclectic knickknacks and a vase full of large plush brown plumes plucked from the Earth's feminine side. Therapists soothe sore muscles with techniques including deep-tissue and prenatal massage within a private room with a rustic, exposed-brick wall.
Tackling outer beauty, nail techs season hands and feet with herbs acquired from spa's tidy white shelves before slathering nails with OPI nail polishes. Likewise, highly trained hair stylists treat 'dos to professional products by Goldwell, Bumble and Bumble, and Privé, and aesthetic specialists enhance natural beauty with Matis facials and makeup lessons.
In addition to providing day-to-day appearance maintenance, Nou Veau's experts tend to brides with haircuts, mani-pedis, and makeup, rendering them beautiful enough to attract flocks of adorable, wide-eyed wildlife to gather round their feet.
Nationally certified massage therapist Alexis Rich melts muscular tightness and eases chronic pain with several massage modalities. Broad and fluid Swedish strokes smooth away stress, whereas deep-tissue massages target specific aches with additional pressure and a motivational speech. Clients can relax under the radiating warmth of a hot-stone massage or steep paws in a foot soak followed by an arch-plying reflexology treatment. Alexis also illuminates visages with custom facials, blending her own formulas from homemade ingredients. Guests repose in a private room sheltered by sapphire surroundings and a wall mirror rimmed in ethereal lights that lends to an ambiance calmer than a placid lake after anger-management classes.
The name is musical—“adagio” means to play “at ease”—so it’s fitting that the services at Adagio Body Works and Wellness are meant to work in harmony. Each visit begins with a consultation, during which therapists craft a treatment plan to suit your needs. These plans span from hot-stone massages and facials to mud wraps and scrubs, so clients can emphasize either hydrating their skin or recovering from trapeze accidents involving eating ribs for lunch.
Brows and lashes, welcome to your happy place. It's called Lush Threading & Spa, and it's home to a team of spa technicians who specialize in everything from brow tinting to eyelash extensions. But the beauty possibilities don't end there: full-face threading and waxing are also available, along with herbal facials and hairstyling services.