In some ways, Melanie Dowell is still living out the effects of the car accident she was in when she was 11 years old. When pain from the accident persisted, her parents took her to a holistic health center, where she was able to experience the healing benefits of massage firsthand—thus cementing her faith in bodywork. At Body Harmony Massage Therapy, she gives her clients the same experience; her massages alleviate the pain and tension that result from accidents, sports injuries, or pushing nerds into broom closets. She also performs body treatments that use herbs and flowers to treat skin. For instance, the lavender body treatment combines lavender, cornmeal, and essential oils of ginger and eucalyptus to regenerate cells and relax respiratory tightness, and the Hot Toddy for the Body warms skin with a cornmeal scrub before a massage with orange oil reduces tension.
A graduate of the Body Therapy Institute, Body Balance Spa owner and certified massage therapist Carrie Boucher recalibrates bodies and relieves raw muscles with a range of targeted massage services. A treatment designed to promote overall wellness and a lifelong love of gravlax, the lighter-touch Swedish massage concentrates on calming the muscle system, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation to a middle-management rank. Athletes can lengthen long jumps and lower limbo poles by keeping individual muscles working more efficiently thanks to a myofascial––or deep-tissue––massage. A slower paced massage, this technique spotlights the connective tissues surrounding the muscles, releasing tension, eliminating adhesions between muscle groups, and disseminating deep feelings of relaxation. Helpful for clients suffering from hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, or muscle pain, integrative reflexology massage works by stimulating reflex areas in the hands and feet, which correspond to every part of the body, including the organs, glands, and the brain's staff of daydream writers. This type of massage also boosts lymphatic, nerve, and blood circulation and whittles away muscular tension in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hip, sciatic area, and back.
Certified massage therapist Kirsten J. Mills employs a myriad of massage modalities to help sooth both physical and emotional tension. 60- and 90-minute sessions integrate Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu styles to help soothe tightly wound muscles and prepare backs for future careers supporting human pyramids. Kirsten employs a variety of massage techniques, from basic strokes to rocking movements to applying pressure on specific parts of the body. The massage helps muscle-mendees experience improved circulation, joint flexibility, and stress and fatigue relief.
At Body Wrap 360, clients emerge not only more relaxed, but also feeling sleeker and slimmer. They lie on massage tables as their skin absorbs the minerals from an all-natural solution, while warm blankets help the solution penetrate pores better than asking the client to chant "open sesame" during sessions. Massages also usher clients toward relaxation, and infrared-sauna sessions help with the reduction of cellulite and toxins in systems.
Bodyworks focuses on massage sessions that are catered to the needs of each massage client. If you need pain relief from injuries, chronic tension, fibromyalgia, tension headaches, or if you just need to relax. Different modalities will be used to perform your bodywork session.
A black-and-white photograph of style icon Audrey Hepburn gazes beatifically out at Stand Out Salon's lounge, looking silently approving as clients leave the salon with their fresh, fashionable 'dos. Clients take a seat in plush, leather chairs as their stylists, armed with Bumble and bumble products, showcase extensive knowledge of haircutting, coloring, and whispering. In addition to hair services, the salon can perk up complexions with a Norvell airbrush tan, which creates a faux glow that last for five to seven days, and unwanted hair sprouting from the face can be quickly and quietly banished with hygienic waxing services. As freshly primped guest leave they can stop and peek at the salon's retail area, packed with shelves bearing Rusk and Tigi BedHead and Curlesque haircare, as well as highly pigmented makeup from Rain Cosmetics.