Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage’s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio’s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body’s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team’s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio’s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
Vanity Avenue Spa offers hair, skin, and nail treatments from a creative and dedicated staff. Hairdos come alive with new cuts, vibrant coloring, and corrective treatments. Spa manicures and pedicures take care of the nails and add a dose of relaxation to the visit, while waxing services ensure smooth and hairless skin. Other beauty services include signature facials and eyelash extensions.
Bliss Healing Center's owner believes that relaxation and health go hand in hand. Helping their patrons attain both, the center offers treatments that banish stress and fill bodies with good vibes using 100% organic coconut oil, essential oils, and sprays. Reflexology opens energetic pathways with stimulation of the feet, hands, and head, and relaxation massage uses broad, gentle strokes to lull minds into peaceful reveries. Based on the idea of healing life energy in every body, reiki aims to recharge guests' internal batteries in a more laid-back way than gnawing on power cables. Those seeking even greater levels of relaxation can trick out their massages with hot stones and deep-tissue strokes that unlock kinked-up muscles with concentrated pressure.
The stylists at Eternal Salon & Loft pride themselves on their ability to forge personal relationships with their clients. This doesn't imply trips to the mall or help moving furniture into a treehouse; this means they get to know their clients as well as their personal style goals, which allows them to fashion hairstyles that reflect their personalities. Signature services include haircuts, keratin treatments, and extensions. The team also comprises skincare experts and makeup artists who work the finer features feat of the face and thus contribute to comprehensive beauty that doesn't end at the forehead.
You won't find much in the way of chemicals and surgical implements at Richfield Natural Health Center, whose therapists believe that natural and preventative healthcare is the answer to most afflictions. Given their results, it's difficult to argue. They work closely with clients and their physicians, developing custom plans to help tackle issues ranging from stress to chronic pain. Through treatments such as reflexology and elemental aromatherapy, they help clients relax more effectively than squeezing a pillow or screaming into a stress ball.