Touch of Pure Joy Massage & Day Spa situates itself as an oasis for physical relaxation, and has relaxed clients with its signature therapies since 1999. A one-hour hot-stone massage gives stressed clients the opportunity to unwind and enjoy an utterly unrushed experience as aromatherapeutic oils perfume the air and stones send warmth deep into muscles. For those experiencing chronic pain or the discomforts of pregnancy, deep-tissue, applied kinesiology, and prenatal massages forge a truce between muscles caught in a tug-of-war match between the office chair and that recliner in the office lobby. When they've explored the spa's extensive repertoire of relaxing massages, clients can extend their day spa mini vacations with a skin-perfecting facial, or bid adieu to sandpaper skin with hand and foot salt scrubs.
Artistic by nature, Ujamaa Shelton initially pursued a career in photography. Then, economic forces nudged him toward a change. As he pondered his future, Shelton realized that his passion for creativity and his desire to help others was perfectly suited to massage therapy. Shelton earned his massage license and promptly opened Myokneads with his wife, Kim Higgs. Today, the duo kneads sinews using Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques at their private studio, in their clients' homes, and at the top of human pyramids. In addition to tailoring his sessions with stretching, Shelton creates his own music to encourage clients' relaxation.
The staff at Fountain of Youth Body helps bodies slim down and produce new, healthy skin using radio waves and laser pulses. Radio-frequency-energy probes placed on targeted areas heat up and destroy old collagen bands so new ones may surface, a process leading to tighter, younger-looking skin. A laser then sends a strong pulse of cavitation energy to liquefy fat cells, which the body can metabolize naturally. Both treatments’ sensations can be likened to relaxing massages or dips in a pool filled with warm thoughts, and neither requires downtime.
Owner Jarian Derrough knows that sometimes all it takes to rejuvenate a person’s spirit is a rejuvenating massage. Whether it's through a relaxing reflexology session or a more thorough deep-tissue appointment, he enjoys soothing clients' aches and pains as much as if they were his own. His staff includes fellow massage therapists, all of whom uphold the shared goal of making clients feel special by tailoring each service to unique specifications.
The licensed massage therapists at My Masseuse dissolve stress and pain with a variety of techniques. They gently relax muscles with gliding Swedish strokes, work out knots with deep-tissue kneads, and heat stones with warm water before placing them over tense areas. As an added convenience to clients, they schedule appointments until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As the owners of The Art of Hair Salon, Hanh Tran and David LouSana share two concerns: helping their clients to progress in terms of beauty, and helping their stylists to progress in terms of knowledge. On most Mondays, Tran leads in-house classes that equip the salon's stylists with new skills and advanced techniques. The rest of the week is the stylists' proving ground, and they rise to their mentor's challenge by deftly chopping split ends, transforming hair color, and adding extra length with So.Cap. hair extensions. During these treatments—each of which includes a blow-dry and style—they rely on 100% certified organic hair color and products from Keratin+.
Not to be outdone, the salon's aestheticians wax away facial hair and enhance features with professional makeup applications. They tailor their treatments to individual clients, working with them to add seductive shades to eyelids and seductive mustaches to upper lips.