Brenda Hayes honed her healing skills at Mississippi School of Therapeutic Massage before earning a massage therapy license in 2006. Ever since, she's been known for her deep-tissue massages—restorative treatments that target built-up muscle tension and chronic pain. But visitors to Magnificent Hands can also benefit from Hayes's other specialties: soothing hot-stone and relaxation massages designed to dissipate both physical and mental stress.
Instructor Paula Eure discovered Zumba for the first time on a chance trip to Atlanta with her friends. Infatuated after her first workout, Paula set to work earning her certification in the lively, Latin-inspired dance classes. Paula now leads up-tempo dance parties several days a week, and is certified to teach Zumba’s sub-styles that emphasize muscle toning and classes specifically designed for children and older participants.
At Shag Salon, stylists tame wild manes with a host of hair-wrangling services. They cut away surplus locks to reveal fresh ‘dos and augment looks with the salon’s specialty color treatments, which include partial highlights, full highlights, and all-over color.
Nationally-certified and licensed massage-therapist Rachel Hendry helms Escapements, where she offers a variety of therapeutic massages. Lava-shell massages utilize recycled seashells and gentle heat to soothe muscles, while relaxation massages call upon the classic, flowing strokes of Swedish massage. Therapeutic massages work out stress and pain with deep-tissue strokes, while chair massages bring relaxation to events, parties, or the office. Rachel also offers product recommendations such as lumbar cushions, massage tools, and balms for home use.
At Gifted Hands Massage Therapy, licensed physical trainers guide clients toward their fitness goals by advising them on exercise and nutrition. They often recommend massage sessions with in-house therapists. These therapists are trained in several modalities, including sports massage, which complements training sessions by alleviating the pain from athletic exercise and even minor injuries such as shoulder strain from tossing bags of flour off the roof. Other reparative treatments include body wraps and skin exfoliations.
The aestheticians at Spa Innovations customize all of their skin and body treatments to suit all body types, and any skin type or color. Consultations and analysis reveal clients' skin history and help determine the best treatments and products for them. They can then choose from a menu of treatments, including facials, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels.