To reflexologist Lauren Burtell, your feet are more than what got you in the door. They act as hubs of the nervous system, linking energy meridians and pathways throughout the body. By manipulating pressure points on the feet, she can work to quell migraines, insomnia, and sinusitis while bolstering overall energy levels and the mental acuity needed to shut your eyes one at a time. She can further the relaxing effects of her therapeutic treatments with steaming towel wraps and aromatherapy, allowing her to achieve multitiered healing and stress relief.
Nationally certified massage therapist Lori Sharp customizes a variety of massage modalities to assuage muscle aches and trouble spots. Ailments such as tense muscles, TMJ issues, and sinus congestion yield to her deft hands, which tailor strokes culled from her expertise in craniosacral therapy, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage. Tension relents as oxygenated blood flows throughout the body, excavating soreness and unearthing sighs of relief.
An opulent glass chandelier hovers above Ecology's modern white space, where artfully arranged cube shelves display natural cosmetic and skincare lines. At spotless makeup stations, cosmetologists draw from palettes of paraben-free NVEY ECO and Pure SKN products to glamorize their clients' faces. Their level of cosmetic artistry is evidenced by a loyal client base, including anchorwomen from Fox 2 News, whose features need to be flawless while being filmed at the station or reporting from the trenches of a squirt-gun war. Alongside the facial festoonery, jewelry trees and scarf racks flaunt tasteful accessories that add flair to the rest of visitors' appearances.
Angie Carr's earliest memories of styling are from grade school, when she played with her classmates' hair, and in high school, where she perfected friends' makeup. She has since perfected her technique, combining years of self-taught experience with professional training from celebrity makeup artists including Debra Macki and Sharon Gault. As a professional makeup artist and Paul Mitchell–trained stylist herself, Angie refreshes clients' looks at Priss Studio by designing eye-catching hairstyles with cuts, highlights, and blow-dry styles.
Licensed massage therapist Isobel Lesser’s private practice offers her own brand of massage therapy that employs more pressure than traditional Swedish massage. Her intent is to relieve her clients’ muscle pain, ease their tension, improve their circulation, and send them out the door feeling invigorated and energized. She also performs hot-stone massages with warm basalt stones, which are more soothing than the icy gemstone chains favored by rappers who dabble in massage therapy.
Services at The Ashiatsu Room focus on three types of massage: ashiatsu, Swedish, and volcanic-stone therapy. For ashiatsu deep-tissue massages, a therapist walks on the client's back to release chronic muscle tension in specific areas. Swedish massages, on the other hand, stimulate circulation with pressure applied by the hands, forearms, and elbows. Finally, for volcanic-stone therapy, a therapist uses warm stones and oils to relax different areas.