The massage therapists at Wicked Awesome Massage customize their soothing sessions to the relaxation and wellness needs of each client's organ capsule. During Swedish massages, muscle mavens use oils or lotions to render gliding strokes, kneading, friction, and occasional tapping movements to ease muscle tautness and send morse-coded messages of calm. Firm but gentle pressure makes the Swedish style ideal for massage newbies, whereas deep-tissue methods utilize more intense pressure to target deeper muscles, help alleviate chronic tension, and break up scar tissue. Like a heated argument over whose turn it is to bathe the cat, some temporary soreness may result.
The colorfully amenable staff at Divinity wield premium products as they conduct their craft with all gracious guests. Decorate and buff some deserving, unpolished digits with the mani-pedi, which pampers and refines fingers and toes while adorning them with selections from a rainbow's array of polish.
Licensed aesthetician Megan Elizabeth Majeran advises against ever looking into a magnifying mirror. No one will ever look flawless under the cruel gaze of that cosmetic appliance, she says, so why bother? This kind of advice is par for the course for Megan, who makes it her mission to make her clients feel good about their faces.
To accomplish this mission, Megan dedicates her full attention to each of her clients. Her calm, methodical approach helps them unwind as she applies Keyano all-natural products during her custom facials and peels. This emphasis on relaxation finds its reflection in the paper lamps, bamboo stalks, and palm plants strewn throughout the studio. Aromatherapy candles—handmade by the resident massage therapist—flicker and burn, filling the space with a fragrance as appealing as that of a fried chicken breast dipped in cologne.
Sun seekers have options when they walk through the doors at Star Tans. Their skin gets steeped in bronzer shades in the spray tanning booth, while the tanning solution from the airbrush imparts a tan-colored mist to pale skin. Both of these work without light to give skin a sun-kissed glow without the risks involved with sunbathing outdoors, such as hornets building a nest under your knees. The lamps in the UV bed mimic the sun rays, which coax melanin toward the skin surface for a natural glow.