At Total BodyWorks, located inside Prevail Fitness, licensed massage therapist Nicole Masterson melts away clients’ tension with massages, facials, and herbal body wraps. As soft music plays in a warm, quiet room, Nicole customizes each treatment to clients’ needs, often fielding requests to focus on specific areas or help with fifth-grade science-fair projects. Always flexible, Nicole unfurls her massage table by appointment Monday–Saturday and for two Sundays every month, and clients may use Prevail Fitness’s childcare services during their visits for no additional charge.
AAA Splurge Salon and Day Spa welcomes its guests with a robe, a warm shower, and a bevy of treatments for the body and spirit. Owner and lead stylist Tammy Murphy has carved out a space where people can relax—and transform. She and her fellow stylists cut, color, and primp hair. The in-house massage therapist turns worried thoughts into a slow-motion reel of waterfalls and meditating tax collectors with soothing massages. And manicurists and aestheticians upgrade appearances with everything from nailcare and makeup to facials and body scrubs.
What Shalee Uhl began more than a decade ago as a one-woman operation has now blossomed into a full-service day spa, replete with a team of spa experts and a range of professional products. Uhl herself brandishes 14 years of experience to perform soothing massages that incorporate Swedish, therapeutic, or prenatal techniques, along with specialty styles such as hot stone and rain therapy. Face-centric services restore youthful complexions with Dermalogica products, Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, and a range of chemical peels including glycolic and Jessner. Shalee's menu also offers refining manicures and pedicures finished with vibrant shades of polish.
A 13-year military veteran who then became a police officer and, after that, retail and corporate security, Darryl Griffith should be entitled to a lifetime of massages. But instead of lying on the table and reaping his reward, he took up the craft and began treating others. For the last ten years, Just the Right Touch's master massage therapist has been doling out Swedish, deep-tissue, and oncology massages with the same commitment to serving others that he upheld in his previous careers. Darryl's mission is to help improve the quality of his clients' lives by administering massages accompanied by Aromaplex oils, which guide his trained hands as he soothes tense muscles and helps bring relief to those suffering from sickness or injury. As a massage educator, he also teaches the craft to aspiring bodyworkers, and further fosters healthy living by offering wellness consultations.
A certified massage therapist who specializes in everything from orthopedic massage to raindrop treatments, Transforming Touch's Antonio Woodall channels his talents for tension relief and relaxation into custom massages and spa packages that incorporate natural products. For full-body relaxation, the gentle pressure and soothing strokes of Swedish massage guide stress out of bodies through mild manipulations and well-lit aisle paths, whereas hot-stone massage therapy uses meticulously placed heated stones partnered with massage techniques to melt away tension. Also certified in facials, Woodall smothers skin in natural products that revitalize faces sans harsh chemicals, and invites legs to luxuriate their footsies in heated mineral water during Fabolis foot treatments, which include a rigorous scrub to smooth and soften the feet.
At Find Your Escape Massage, clients are ushered into a relaxing state of mind as aches and pains are removed from their bodies during 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-minute massage sessions. The long, flowing strokes of a Swedish massage target joint stiffness and painful areas, such as achy backs and arms that have braided themselves together. Deep-tissue sessions apply firmer pressure to the body, aiming to release knots deep within the underlying muscles. Hot stones can also be incorporated into a massage treatment, allowing tension to fade away as the heat penetrates the muscles and relaxes clients who can’t leave the house without taking their prized anvil along.