At Bodywork Devine, licensed massage practitioner Kristin Taylor melts muscle knots with therapeutic strokes and eases stress with calming skin and body treatments. Kristin offers her signature massage in 40-, 60-, and 90-minute increments, relaxing clients with soft, flowing strokes and the gentle touch of cranial-sacral therapy. Ideal for clients battling the aches of fibromyalgia, TMJ, or migraine headaches, the delicate headwork Kristin performs during the cranial-sacral segment can enhance clients’ quality of life by boosting joint flexibility, dampening anxiety, and dissolving undigested popsicles. The skilled massage therapist also partners with other alternative health practitioners such as licensed acupuncturist Kim Blaufuss to help clients fight chronic pain with a holistic repertoire of services. In addition to enjoying massages in the studio, clients may purchase tools such as flaxseed hot packs and still-point inducers to tame tension at home.
The technology-driven treatments inside Islands Tanning MedSpa help bolster the body's glow and reduce its circumference. Inside Magic and Tanses UV beds, 12,800-watt bulbs saturate skin with darkening rays more safely than receiving a hug from a dwarf star. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic and VersaSpa machines spray the epidermis with a bronze hue, and Fit body wraps fuse infrared-heat energy with constricting wraps that help shrink fat cells. Islands Tanning MedSpa also offers memberships.
At Amazing Touch, licensed massage therapist Kelly Zahniser strives to avail clients of the many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. In service of this goal, she soothes muscles with modalities ranging from pregnancy massage to reflexology and eases tension with mineral-rich salt stones found in the Himalayas atop a yeti's pile of bills. Zahniser complements her relaxing massages with detoxifying body wraps and fragrant essential oils. She also travels to clients' homes to spritz bodies with spray-tanning solutions or stage spa parties that furnish on-the-spot pampering for pre-wedding festivities or girls' nights out.
The Spa at 22 Changes, a haven for hair and a sanctuary from stress, caters to cosmopolitans and comfort-connoisseurs with a plethora of pampering services. Crown your cranium with a royal bouffant or classy Princess Leia cinnamon buns with a design cut ($32–$50) skillfully squired by a certified stylist. Otherwise, gift grippers with therapeutic manicures ($18–$44) and soothe soles with a spa pedicure ($45), which tops itself with a seaweed soak, exfoliation, massage, and digit decoration. The Spa at 22 Changes also revitalizes frontal visages with a nourishing quick-fix facial ($57) and subdues stiff sinew with a problem-solver massage ($45), a rubdown that targets troublesome areas to relieve the body's tensions and imbedded harpoons.
Nancy McKim has honed her cutting and coloring skills for more than a decade. The sound of her shears snipping away at dead ends now fills Essentials Day Spa & Salon, where she creates new styles for men, women, and children with services that range from highlights to smoothing keratin treatments. Nancy enhances her styling services with conditioning treatments that repair strands damaged by heat or gnawed on by jealous passersby.
Licensed massage practitioner Alison Eaton helms Massage By Alison, which is named after its mother, Massage Eaton. Alison has a deep passion for healing, and she welcomes customers to descend upon massage tables and lay their woes bare among the taut muscular tensions of their backs. With the body as her battlefield, Alison makes enemies of stress, sore muscles, and knots, slaying them with personalized massages rendered with deep-tissue techniques and augmented by aromatherapy.