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.
Credentialed massage therapists and aestheticians at Refresh Skin Care & Laser imbue massage, facial, and tanning services with aromatherapy and botanical skincare products. Lavender-scented body scrubs and hydrating algae body masks leave skin as soft and supple as a newborn pillow, and custom chemical peels deeply exfoliate epidermises. In addition, advanced light-based techniques may be applied to whiten teeth and manage unwanted hair without organizing razors into unwieldy bureaucracies. Laser technicians also help fight the aging process with services such as laser hair removal and photofacials.
The three women who cooperatively run A New Beginning Salon & Spa—hair stylist and colorist Isela, skincare and waxing specialist Betty, and aesthetician Teresa—share more than 50 years of combined experience. The trio relies on this wealth of knowledge to convert their location in the Olsen shopping center into a convenient getaway from the stresses of work, school, and everyday car chases. Their menu of relaxing spa services includes mani-pedis that trim and dress up nails, whereas massage chairs pamper backs and waxing treatments swiftly swipe away unwanted hair. Teresa uses ingredients such as glycolic acid and vitamin C to hydrate and exfoliate skin during facials, and Isela cuts hair into flattering new silhouettes before coloring strands with highlights and lowlights.
Since graduating from the ACE School of Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist Adriene Marcos has focused her sights on eliminating muscle aches and helping clients achieve deeper levels of relaxation. At her independent practice, Adriene cultivates blood circulation with long, flowing Swedish strokes, and accesses deeply rooted hurts with trigger-point deactivation techniques. After tight sinews soften beneath the polished heat of a hot-stone massage, clients can request deep-tissue kneading to remove tension from muscles or free a pet genie from the confines of its cramped bottle.
Licensed massage therapist Matthew Harter helps alleviate his clients’ discomfort from muscular knots, kinks, and tightness. Through therapeutic massage, he helps them break free of muscle tension while combating the seeds of chronic pain and tightness. His relaxation and hot-stone massages elicit blissful looseness in the body, feelings of well-being, and aid in relief from stress. Athletes and clients who enjoy active lifestyles can also enlist Matthew for a sports massage, which can help the body excel on the field or court or at the off-track-betting window.
David Rabson at Therapeutic Massage Techniques choreographs slow waltzes with his fingers?strengthened by years of piano playing?his hands kneading sinews to bolster health and elicit relaxed sighs. At the clinic, Rabson aids spines with muscle-melting massage sessions and Swedish techniques. Therapeutic Massage Techniques also offers facial lifts, which stimulate collagen production, boost circulation, and make complexions glow more radiantly than a baby polar bear at a laser-light show.