Licensed massage therapist and Serenity Massage Studio owner Monette uses the healing power of massage therapy to treat everything from chronic muscle pain to shin stress caused by high heels. Along with her specialty Swedish massages, she uses hot stones and deep-tissue techniques for deeper muscle penetration and benefits. Signature foot facials leave skin soft and rejuvenated, and ear candling improves your ability to listen to music, unlike wearing earmuffs or taking the thimble-size guitarist out of your headphones.
Named a Top Salon by Milwaukee Magazine in 2006, Bella Lei gives clients an upscale spa experience in an intimate setting. Take advantage of these environs and spend 60 minutes the Swedish way ($70 value), as trained massage therapists use firm pressure and complicated kneading techniques to untie knots and burst stress bubbles. Twitching muscles frequently relax after these sessions and show a marked improvement in standardized testing scores. For clients looking for a fresher front, the Vivo Facial ($70 value) uses a marine mask to create an even tone, while a full hand, arm, face, and décolleté massage carries the glow up through your neck and down to your fingertips like a carrier pigeon on a Fantastic Voyage.
Signature Service: Relaxation and therapeutic massage
Brands Used: All natural oils and Biotone massage cremes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Essential oils used as needed, as well as hot stones, for a small fee.
Glendale Posture Mobility Clinic uses massage therapy to relieve aches and postural misalignments. Certified massage therapist Leanne Lieske specializes in deep-tissue, Swedish, sports massage and postural-therapeutic massage, as well as neuromuscular therapy. She uses her decades of experience to treat a variety of complaints, including lower-back pain, headaches, sports injuries, and sciatica.
Licensed aesthetician Sue Landowski calms problematic skin on both men and women. She customizes her facials and uses a diamond wand to exfoliate skin during microdermabrasion treatments. Specialty services, including paraffin hand treatments and lip treatments, further boost skin’s health and radiance.
• For $37, you get a one-hour massage (up to a $60 value) and an eye treatment (a $15 value) plus complimentary aromatherapy (up to a $75 value). • For $52, you get a one-hour massage (up to a $60 value) and an express facial (a $45 value) (up to a $105 value).