Though her ability to untie knots rivals that of a sailor, licensed massage therapist Lorna Ellis-Harding has been relieving aches and pains for long enough to understand the limitations of massage. Rather than rely solely on her Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques, she draws from other areas of traditional and alternative medicine to craft treatment plans for the whole body. Her acupressure massages, for example, incorporate the principles of Eastern acupuncture to apply healing pressure to specific points of energy across the body. When she isn’t balancing energy or coaxing out toxins with gentle lymphatic-drainage techniques, Lorna consults with other local businesses to help her clients manage their weight and make healthful lifestyle decisions, such as refraining from eating french fries while juggling chainsaws.
At LoveHealing, a massage therapist relaxes bodies and relieves tension with a range of massage modalities that inspire mind-body harmony. These indulgent services are all performed within the cozy confines of her softly lit studio, pleasing clients' eyes as their bodies sink into relaxation.
Black Rock Bodywork's licensed massage therapist, Janice Strileckis, ease aches from weary bodies with soothing Western massage methods. During each session, clients clamber atop heated massage tables and lounge in piles of cozy blankets as her nimble hands liberate muscles from knots and restrictive corsets. Drizzles of glossy massage oils and lotions soften skin and counteract uncomfortable friction, and pillows provide additional support during each 60- to 90-minute treatment. Janice employs slow, deliberate strokes during deep-tissue rubdowns to mitigate chronic pain and relieve tension from muscles moonlighting as rubber-band balls. Flowing strokes and gentle kneading comprise the relaxing repertoire of a Swedish massage, which strives to hasten blood flow and alleviate discomfort from soft tissues.
Moda Studio is the Bridgeport destination for modern and sleek haircare. Professional stylists work to provide you with the most comfortable in-studio experience and the best hair style for you. Haircuts are available for men, women and children. Full color services, including highlights and dimensional color are offered. The perfect style can be found at Moda Studio, and brides-to-be can have a trial run to determine the best formal style for their big day. Permanent options are available as well as hair enhancements. To top off the look, guests can have makeup professionally applied or learn for themselves with a lesson. Waxing for eyebrows, lip and chin are on the service menu too, as well as a hand paraffin. Information on special promotions and discounts can be found on Moda Studio’s website.
The stylists at Posh Beauty Bar use more than their scissors and bottles of color to create glamorous new looks for their clients. They also specialize in adding length and volume to tresses with sew-in and cap extensions. In an effort to ensure eyelids don't feel left out, the aestheticians at this friendly salon offer mink eyelash extensions that they carefully apply one by one to natural lashes. Makeup applications ready faces for special events, such as proms and weddings, and facials leave complexions dewier than a bushel of peaches at dawn.
Traditional bodywork unites with Eastern energy healing at Quantum Touch Massage Therapy, where LMT Janice Strileckis assuages pain and stress with her massage techniques. Inside the cozy office, breathing exercises accompany long and flowing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue kneads, and relaxation and wellness modalities. Janice works to heal a range of ailments, from chasing away everyday anxiety to rehabilitating injuries caused by auto accidents, participation in athletics, and lifting a 50-pound med-school textbook day after day.