George Bernard Shaw once said "the sound body is the product of the sound mind." Given the amount of stress in today's world, it's no surprise that Mercy Me Massage has adopted this as a personal mantra. In the comfort of a private room, licensed massage therapists hope to restore wellness to the mind and body by dismantling muscular knots. Clients may solicit Swedish or deep-tissue pressure to ease tension, or call on the heat retention powers of smooth river stones to promote circulation.
Inside this charming home-turned-spa, licensed massage therapists lead clients across gleaming hardwood floors, up a mosaic-lined staircase, and into private massage rooms. There, they soothe muscles with deep tissue, Swedish, or reflexology modalities, combining sessions with aromatherapy to rejuvenate the mind and body. The professional atmosphere and minimalist decor keep distractions to a minimum, so clients can focus on de-stressing or drafting multi-layered rants about work.
Soothing aromas calm clients' senses as they enter the tranquil waiting room of Serenity Wellness Studio, which houses Msprity Spa Luxuries. Founded in 2006, Msprity Spa Luxuries is the brainchild of owner Msprity, whose background in health care and special knowledge of sensitive skin informs each of the spa's customized treatments. In addition to skincare and facial services, the spa further relaxes clients with beauty treatments, body wraps, and massages. A range of products is also available so customers can maintain glowing skin at home, saving them the trouble of always holding flashlights under their chins.
Muriel Newton, owner of Naturally Divine Spa, learned the art of skin care at Steiner Institute of Esthetics. She relies on this knowledge, along with Skin Script and Elemis products, as she pampers her clients with facials, peels, and body-waxing treatments. Orange and green walls add a funky touch to her private treatment room, where she customizes her services for men and women.
Rejecting the traditional notion that massages are just for spa dwellers and athletes, owner Andretta M. Brown and her team strive to redefine the therapeutic art by making it accessible to all, performing soft and unintimidating body work in their storefront or in the comfort of clients’ homes. The team draws from a diverse menu of therapeutic massages, catalyzing lymphatic drainage with pumping techniques, cultivating all-over wellness with foot- and hand-centric reflexology sessions, or soothing muscles with warm river stones. To relax further, patrons can opt for herbal body wraps or mud treatments that draw out toxins and automysophobic spirits.
Though AMB Mobile Massage tends to clients of all ages, they specialize in therapy for elderly clients. Their geriatric-wellness program, which is tailored to patients with dementia and other age-related conditions, works to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Luxury is at the core of every treatment at Salon Europa, a high-end salon and spa distinguished by its futuristic mod furnishings, complimentary refreshments, and wide-reaching service menu. Whatever your beauty needs, this is the place to satisfy them; haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, European facials, and waxing all rank among the salon's many popular services. Massages and manicures round out the menu, and the flat-screen TVs that line the walls are a welcome change of pace from the haunted TV set at home.