Located right on Frazier Mountain, the talented spa technicians at Mountain Day Spa do away with smelly, toxic chemical treatments and acrylics in favor of all-organic hair coloring. The spa also offers a full range of massage treatments.
Like a gorgon who only wants a friend to join her staring contest, certified and licensed massage therapist James "Dragon" Colley—who goes by the nickname "Dragon"—is the friendliest sort of beast. He doesn't breathe fire, he brings the heat when it comes to massage therapy. This solo-performing certified and licensed massage therapist relieves ailments such as muscle soreness, back pain, stress, and headaches. James also incorporates several hands-on methods, including Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, and Reiki. Additionally, he enhances the effects of his treatments by employing acupressure and shiatsu techniques whenever necessary.
Clients don't have to worry whether they'll be able to really relax when getting a massage with licensed therapist Elizabeth. Instead of striving to keep a treatment room that will be relaxing to all clients, stocked with candles and the sounds of the Three Tenors humming. Once she's all set up, she customizes each session depending on the particular client's trouble spots, swapping in techniques from multiple modalities.
Massage therapist Star Sanders sends calming ripples across muscle ponds during private one-on-one massage sessions. Her diverse menu of techniques ensures fully personalized care. Clients can curtail chronic muscle aches with deep-tissue pressure, or help improve athletic performance through targeted sports massage. Star also soothes the aches and pains of weary business travelers with mobile massage services.
At Premier Massage & Spa, Robert Miko gives the ancient practice of acupuncture a 21st-century update. Using the computerized AcuGraph 4, he assesses the status of each body's meridians before applying fine needles the old-fashioned way. When it comes to massage, however, Miko and his highly trained staff stick to the classic approach. Available for individual or couples sessions, Premier's massage therapists relieve achy muscles and knead away knots with mixtures of slow Swedish strokes and deep-tissue techniques. For a soothing finale, try Steamy Wonder, a layer of body mud or polish packed with detoxifying herbs.
With her masterful Swedish strokes, massage therapist Rachael Whitaker relieves bodies of muscular tension and stress, while simultaneously boosting circulation and relaxing breathing. Far from limited to one methodology, her skills range from the delicate kneads of prenatal massage to the more intensive pressure of deep tissue massage. A graduate of the Milan Institute of Cosmetology, Rachael is likewise not just limited to the art of massage therapy. At her eponymous studio, she uses hi-end beauty products to buff nails during pedicures and smoothen skin with cucumber facials that help purify and refresh skin.