Built-in back massagers greet guests as they sink into Elite Nail Spa's pipeless pedicure chairs, perched above foot jacuzzis with massaging whirlpool jets. Sea-salt scrubs and seaweed or mineral masks help exfoliate and nourish both feet and hands, which don french tips, gel polishes, and other eye-catching accoutrements. The spa also tailors Princess pedicures to children younger than 12 and paints ACT answers on the toenails of high-school seniors. In addition to nail services, Elite Nail Spa treats guests to Swedish, hot-stone, acupressure, and other varieties of massage, as well as custom facials with extractions and vapor treatments.
Certified massage therapist Michele Peterson utilizes pressure points in the extremities to ease deep-rooted body tension with a 60-minute reflexology. In a private room, senses uncork to the rich hums of a custom aromatherapy blend, carbonating the senses without the airborne corks of a champagne shower. Hot towels swaddle aching limbs as Michele’s nimble paws access trigger points in hands, feet, and over-tight neck bolts to unhinge psychological stress and unearth the source of deep bodily ailments. While the body tranquilizes to the quiet purr of ambient music and Michele’s dexterous bodywork, a Zen facelift invigorates the complexion, cultivating natural sinus relief and a radically upturned grin.
Natasha Kennedy knows what it feels like to be stressed. Along with being the owner of Aloha! Massage and Spa, the massage therapist is a licensed aesthetician, holistic nutrition coach, nursing student, and mother of five. She uses her knowledge and experience to help others who might be leading busy, stressful, or overwhelming lives. At Alhoa!, she provides five different massage styles including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. In LomiLomi massages, she uses her forearm to stroke the body and mimic the waves of the ocean or splash after a cannon ball. Meanwhile, her mommy-to-be and post natal massages aim to ease labor pains and reduce stress. All of her techniques bring about various benefits including improved circulation, enhanced sleep quality, and decreased anxiety.
Licensed massage therapist ToniRose understands that each client is different and not everyone needs the same massage. She can customize services with modalities ranging from prenatal to deep tissue in order to treat a wide range of symptoms, such as the overworked muscles of a construction worker or the special needs of an expectant construction worker. Along with her standard massage services, she also offers chair massages to simply relax after a long day.
At Premier Life Massage, the team members are not interested in temporary fixes when it comes to their patients’ health. Through their treatments, they strive to relieve pain with long-term holistic solutions, whether they are realigning the spine with chiropractic adjustments, kneading muscles with various massage styles, or facilitating systemic well-being with nutrition programs. Massages can be tailored based on an initial 10-minute, one-on-one consultation with a doctor. Patients can also work with Dr. Lance Stromberg, D.C., who may recommend x-rays and a posture assessment to improve on their next massage–techniques much less insulting than asking the patient if he or she has ever starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Licensed massage therapist Natalie Schuler worked the salon circuit until opening Gentle Health Alternatives in 2011. Since then, she’s been practicing her trade in the welcoming studio, inviting clients to relinquish the stress of the outside world and indulge in Swedish, deep-tissue, or pre-natal massages. To further pamper her guests, she doles out salt glow scrubs, hot and cold stone massages, and detoxifying foot soaks.
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