Licensed massage therapist Michele Kerrigan unearths the silver linings in achy muscle clouds with her soothing bodywork. Guests can request deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer muscles, or flowing Swedish strokes for relaxation-based healing. Massages may be paired with indulgent add-ons such as aromatherapy or cleansing sugar scrubs that exfoliate the complexion.
The Oasis Salon & Spa’s team complements its services with products developed by professional skincare, hair, and nail specialists. This harmonious marriage is nowhere more evident than in the salon, where formulas from Joico add new dimension to hair and boar-bristle brushes from Aquage help stylists coax out tangles.
The spa’s aestheticians formulate their custom facials with Dermalogica skincare products developed by the International Dermal Institute. After thoroughly cleansing pores with these powerful formulas they may use Mirabella Beauty mineral makeups to add some much-needed flair to rock collections. Not to be outdone, nail technicians finish off their spa mani-pedis with vibrant shades of OPI polish. In private massage rooms therapists rely on their own nimble hands to dissipate tension during Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Amber facilitates loose muscles and relaxed minds at Massages by Amber. The massage therapist brings stressful and worried thoughts to a standstill with 60- and 90-minute relaxation massages, which simultaneously nurture the muscles and the mind. She also offers deep-tissue treatments, which are targeted massages that aim to relieve soreness, chronic pain, and tension.
Like the demon barber of Fleet Street from whence it gets its name, Sweeney Todd Salon takes a dramatic approach to the styling arts. The salon, which pays homage to its namesake with a blood-red wall plastered with framed Broadway programs, is the brainchild of Robert Dixon, a master hair designer with more than 30 years of industry experience. A graduate of the Franklin School of Cosmetology, Robert leads a team of stylists in sculpting manes with products by Scruples, Paul Mitchell, Deva Curl, and Aquage. Meanwhile, an on-staff skin specialist purifies pores and boosts outer radiance with facials, waxing, and makeup services. In front of the salon, floor-to-ceiling windows mingle their light with that of stainless steel pendant lamps, which illuminate a cozy waiting area stocked with magazines, black couches, and blank farewell cards to soon-departed tresses.
Dr. Curtis Hoyt and the team of licensed massage therapists at Troy Chiropractic Wellness & Massage Center ease uptight muscles with a selection of body-balancing services. Massage-seeking clients recline for a muscle kneading that proceeds with the long, gentle strokes of the relaxation method or the firmer pressure necessary for unfurling deep-tissue tangles. Chiropractic and decompression treatments unfurl corkscrewed spines and attempt to alleviate the chronic pains associated with degenerative disc disease. Specialized decompression tables send pulses through spines as a computer targets nerves pinched while exercising or discs scratched during overzealous DJ sets.