Licensed massage therapist Laura Holt relieves stress and muscle kinks with 30- and 60-minute massages. During a Swedish massage, Laura bathes backs in nourishing oils before employing techniques such as rolling, kneading, and effleurage, a circular stroke made with the palm, in an effort to relieve pain, decrease stress, and enhance the flexibility of phantom limbs. Laura's fingers dive deeper into musculature layers during a deep-tissue massage, which aims to release built-up toxins as well as to relieve tension caused by misalignment, lingering injuries, and taxing repetitive motions. Like challenging an elephant to a game of Twister, the deep-tissue session commonly results in soreness, and Laura suggests drinking plenty of water after the treatments to flush out toxins. Groupon clients may upgrade from a 60-minute massage to a 90-minute massage for an extra $30.
The owner of Urban Edge Hair Studio, Linda, draws on more than 14 years of experience to revamp hairstyles and soup up nails. Inside her salon garnished with floral wall motifs and hanging vines, she and her all-female team dole out coloring services, eyelash extensions, and organic spray tans. To oust stress, Theresa, a holistic licensed massage therapist, delivers Swedish, trigger-point, and sports massages in a private treatment room.
At Tiny’s Castle Day Spa, zebra-print chairs turn into miniature thrones as young girls become princesses for the day with spa packages or private parties. The Enchanted Closet package lets girls pick their choice of gown to complete their royal look after being pampered with spa manicures, queenly hairdos, and a modest touch of makeup. Alternatively, with Royal Tea Time, guests of all ages can flaunt newly manicured fingers as they sip on tea, nibble cupcakes or cookies, and shoo away adoring subjects. To enhance outings, guests can add fun touches such as goody bags, a punch fountain, a cupcake tree, or visits from Cinderella or Snow White. Children and adults can also indulge with items from an à la carte menu, such as spa manicures and pedicures and all-natural cleansing facials.
Tiny’s Castle Day Spa's staff can ready kids and adults for weddings, proms, father daughter dances, or any other occasion. They also lend their services to holiday gatherings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, showers, and other special events.
After performing therapeutic bodywork treatments for five years, certified massage therapist Rachel Larrivee felt inspired to create an upscale alternative to massages at day spas and chiropractic offices. That inspiration grew into a setting stocked with innovative equipment, premium skincare products, and upscale linens. Within the studio, Rachel kneads away tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and stone treatments, while making expectant mothers more comfortable with body pillows and prenatal techniques. She also lends her services to corporate or private settings with chair massages and softly whistled lullabies.
Despite the fact that he had already earned his massage license from the Spa Tech Institute, Justin Brousseau wasn’t content to simply set up his table and get to work. He knew there was more to learn, and so, that same year, he sought further training at the Caron Center for Neuromuscular Care, where he honed his skills is myofascial and neuromuscular therapies under the guidance of a physical therapist. Today, that passion for healing permeates his tranquil massage studio, where Justin employs 10 different styles of massage to target ailments such as stress, tension, headaches, and injuries. His menu of services also includes reiki, a Japanese form of energy work that uses a “laying on of hands” to remove energy blockages, encourage self-healing, and reduce the body's dependence on fossil fuels.
The husband-and-wife team of Richard and Josie Dupuis each bring their own specialty to the table at their namesake wellness hub. As a licensed massage therapist, Richard helps quell aches that result from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic pain in the neck and shoulders. Josie, meanwhile, leads students in mindful meditation and gentle postures during private or group yoga sessions. The two services complement each other to help combat a variety of conditions.
Upon graduating from chiropractic school together in 1998, Doctors of Chiropractic Drew and Scottie Rae Lawrence pursued two very different professional paths. Drew, a preferred team chiropractor for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and world-class MMA fighters, relied on his training in nine different chiropractic techniques to tend to spines. Scottie Rae used her focus in anatomy to head women’s weight-loss and exercise facilities.
Today, the husband-and-wife duo oversees HealthSource of Tulsa, a clinic where Drew and Scottie Rae both perform chiropractic adjustments and weight-control treatments, including B12 injections and removing all the carbs from bread. Their cosmetic treatments include laser cellulite reduction, a process that uses laser light to contour bodies and shape curves, and in their spa, a licensed aesthetician performs body wraps and microdermabrasion.