It’s rare for licensed massage therapist Benjamin Anderson to come across a muscular knot he can’t untangle. Using his nimble fingers to roll, knead, and glide across the shoulders and back, Anderson tends to knotted tissues during massages that may also incorporate heated stones to promote circulation and enhance relaxation. His more intensive jobs might include deep pressures and manipulations that target injuries from playing sports or tossing referees across the field when they make the wrong call. When Western modalities prove insufficient, he calls upon Japanese reiki to balance the body’s energies and promote a sense of spiritual wellness.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Cousins Jenny Deitchman and Lindsey Epperson run the snipping-and-styling show at Just Teasin? Hair Salon, where an open floor plan encourages creative commerce among the staff. Sanguine stylists chit-chat with each other, their clients, and the mirror mirror on the wall as they gussy up locks. Aside from revamping hair with colors, feather extensions, and Brazilian blowouts, some members of the team specialize in waxing and UV-free spray tans. Sunlight shimmers against the lobby's mint-green walls, and mocha hues and gestural paintings bedeck a spacious styling arena with 16 chairs.
For more than 23 years, clients have flocked to Judy Foguth's hair salon to update their 'dos with the latest cut, color, and texturizing trends. She and her team of six experienced cosmetologists make over manes with everything from traditional perms and japanese hair straightening to Cinderella double-bonded hair extensions, which last four–six months before turning back into yarn. Proficient in updos, Judy’s team can also style clients preparing for proms, weddings, or other special days, and extend their expertise to fit and style wigs for adults or children suffering from cancer or medical hair loss.
In addition to offering 14 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist, Tamera May is a member of the ABMP, as well as an energy healer, aroma therapist, and certified Solfeggio Tuning Fork practitioner. Her axiom is simple: "health is a gift; cherish it and till take care of you". In the comfort of her personal MoonDance studio, Tamera can sideline chronic ache with deep-tissue and flowing Swedish strokes, or decongest Life-Force routes with reiki energy healing, chelation transformation, or a crossing guard's shiny whistle.