The three women who cooperatively run A New Beginning Salon & Spa—hair stylist and colorist Isela, skincare and waxing specialist Betty, and aesthetician Teresa—share more than 50 years of combined experience. The trio relies on this wealth of knowledge to convert their location in the Olsen shopping center into a convenient getaway from the stresses of work, school, and everyday car chases. Their menu of relaxing spa services includes mani-pedis that trim and dress up nails, whereas massage chairs pamper backs and waxing treatments swiftly swipe away unwanted hair. Teresa uses ingredients such as glycolic acid and vitamin C to hydrate and exfoliate skin during facials, and Isela cuts hair into flattering new silhouettes before coloring strands with highlights and lowlights.
Licensed massage therapist Matthew Harter helps alleviate his clients’ discomfort from muscular knots, kinks, and tightness. Through therapeutic massage, he helps them break free of muscle tension while combating the seeds of chronic pain and tightness. His relaxation and hot-stone massages elicit blissful looseness in the body, feelings of well-being, and aid in relief from stress. Athletes and clients who enjoy active lifestyles can also enlist Matthew for a sports massage, which can help the body excel on the field or court or at the off-track-betting window.
David Rabson at Therapeutic Massage Techniques choreographs slow waltzes with his fingers?strengthened by years of piano playing?his hands kneading sinews to bolster health and elicit relaxed sighs. At the clinic, Rabson aids spines with muscle-melting massage sessions and Swedish techniques. Therapeutic Massage Techniques also offers facial lifts, which stimulate collagen production, boost circulation, and make complexions glow more radiantly than a baby polar bear at a laser-light show.
Betty Rios, the skilled beauty professional at Bare Necessities, boasts years of experience in services that ranges from aesthetics to skincare. She adds a dash of relaxation to makeovers by seating clients in massage chairs surrounded by earth-toned walls, floral accents, and Technicolor geometric designs that double as instructions for making flightless paper airplanes.
Calmane Wellness Massage pampers the body and mind with therapeutic, relaxing massages. Owner Susan Folker puts her 11 years of magic-hand mastery and hot-stone knowhow to work with a soothing, indulgent 90-minute hot-stone massage, relighting internal furnaces and turning muscle tension loose like a stampede of Jell-O buffalo. A strategic arrangement of gently heated, smooth basalt-lava stones across the human carapace delivers a warmth that drains away tension, bringing muscles to the optimal stress-exorcism temperature and increasing the body's internal newspaper circulation.
Licensed massage therapist Diana McClung pampers fatigued frames with a variety of techniques that span three therapeutic modalities. Swedish massages draw on the even-handed wisdom of Norsemen to smooth out stress-laden meatballs and repair shoddy back furniture with long, kneading strokes. Give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct pressure during a more intensive deep-tissue massage that targets aches lodged in muscular substrata. Trigger-point massages address areas of chronic pain, as Diana’s five-fingered sentinels search for pockets of tension hiding in the body’s nooks and crannies. Regardless of the modality, the myriad benefits of massage include relief of cramps and muscle spasms, improved joint flexibility, and the unearthing of precious stones discovered while quarrying in muscle mines.