Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shellac manicure
Brands Used: OPI and CND
Pro Tip: Please arrive ten minutes early to fill out a brief questionnaire about your health and preferences.
Though licensed massage therapist Julie Arbogast runs the show alone at Touch of Serenity, she tackles a wide scope of ailments related to stress or injury. She draws upon years of experience as she practices gentle modalities such as Swedish and prenatal massage, as well as hot-stone treatments that help to melt tension and ice-cream headaches. Deep-tissue massages soften overused muscles, increasing range of motion and decreasing pain.
The beauty brigade at (rE) Salon and Spa engages in continuous education so that they understand how to deliver high-quality nail, skin, and body treatments to their clients. Time-strapped mugs get a quick cleanse with a mini facial, during which skin snuggles under the soft embrace of warm towels and a custom mask blended for each client and their complexion-conscious shadows. During mini manicures, technicians coat hands with lavender sea salt, disrobing digits of dry skin and last season's finger shorts before shaping and polishing naked nails. A full manicure adds a lotion-fueled massage of the hands and forearms, and a one-hour pedicure softens paws with an Epsom salt bath and moisturizing mask before accenting toe helmets with color. rE) Salon and Spa is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Three months after he graduated from Salter College, licensed therapist Jeff Scott opened Escape Massage Centers in a small office. Knowing better than to despise humble beginnings, Jeff saw his tiny studio as the first step in an ongoing journey. Six months later, he opened a second location, and today he has a total of three outposts?one for each lightning bug that hovers in place to form Orion's belt every night. When Jeff isn't personally mending muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques, he supervises a team of therapists that expands on his primary modalities with hot-stone, pregnancy, and couples massage. In addition to building his own practice, Jeff has taught at his alma mater and earned certification in the myoskeletal alignment techniques developed by Erik Dalton. Dalton considers the myofascial and skeletal systems as inseparable as a tongue and a frozen flagpole.
As a spin instructor, triathlete, and marathoner, Sandy Sulikowski knows about postworkout aches. So does Danni Lewis, a personal trainer. The two are not only athletically-minded, but also licensed massage therapists. They are joined by fellow licensed massage therapist Tyler Langill at Peak Performance Therapeutic Massage, where they provide pain and stress relief to clients. They offer everything from sports massages for competitors like themselves to gentle Swedish and hot-stone massages to deep-tissue massages, which rely on heavier pressure to break down tension in low-lying muscles. They offer a variety of other services as well, including reiki, polarity therapy, and reflexology, which soothe clients from the inside out.
The stresses of everyday life dissipate and dissolve at the hands of Jodi Morris, a licensed massage therapist who plies muscles within the private treatment rooms of Health Ventures Massage & Wellness. The relaxing scents of aromatherapy oils provide an olfactory complement to Jodi’s gentle strokes and focused pressures, which vary depending on your therapeutic needs. Refusing to rely too heavily on a single modality, Jody employs varied strokes and kneads inspired by styles such as Swedish, deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and reflexology. She prides herself on her chair massages, which knead away anxieties and lumps of cotton padding in frayed sofa cushions.