In the human body, issues such as pain and limited mobility rarely stem from a single cause. That's why the Padgen Institute fused four massage styles into a signature method, instead of sticking to one approach. More than 20 years of practice provide the basis for the Padgen Method, which calls on both elements of structural integration to align the joints and lengthen fascia and craniosacral therapy to jump-start the body's own healing mechanisms. At the same time, Swedish and Esalen massage techniques ease tension lurking just beneath the surface. At his eponymous Padgen Institute of Healing Arts, Steven personally instructs each therapist in the ways of his signature technique to ensure that he or she can ease pain and help realign energy pathways.
Skin Care By Kylie's namesake Kylie Alexander honed her skills at Cameo College of Essential Beauty, where she fell in love with making people feel beautiful and confident. With this mission in mind, Kylie rejuvenates her clients' exteriors with services that range from facials, to waxes, to anti-aging treatments. A licensed medical aesthetician, she enlists the aid of several high-quality beauty products—including Dermalogica, PCA Skin, and morning dew collected droplet by droplet from municipal benches—as she takes aim at nearly any skin condition.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
As a mother of two children and a licensed massage therapist, Rebecca Overson believes that "pregnancy can be enjoyed, not just endured." While pregnant with her first child, Rebecca had a hard time finding a bodywork specialist with the skill, sensitivity, and expertise required to meet her changing body's needs. It was this struggle that inspired her to open Salt Lake Prenatal Massage, a place that would provide expert support to other women during and after pregnancy.
Holding certifications in prenatal and postpartum massage, as well as a BA in spiritual psychology, Rebecca uses her personal and professional know-how to guide a staff of other licensed therapists and a pregnancy fitness specialist. A staff member is also on hand to watch youngsters while their expectant mothers relax atop orthopedic body-support cushions.
Licensed massage therapist Jo-El Person eases tight muscles and subdues stress with 10 different soothing modalities. In addition to standard methods such as Swedish, prenatal and deep-tissue massage, she can stimulate circulation and treat ailments using various methods of hydrotherapy. Jo-El also realigns energy meridians with Shiatsu techniques by applying her thumbs, fingers, palms, and feet to acupressure points and soothes hyperirritable muscular regions during trigger-point therapy. Recipients of massage often experience a host of benefits such as soft-tissue healing, strengthened immune systems, and a bolstered sense of how 401(k)s work.
Timeless Journey Day Spa hypnotizes clients into relaxation with a half dozen massage treatments and a range of spa services. Licensed massage therapists Susan Olsen and Chelsea Nielsen invite patrons to lounge across the massage bed and relax under the long and flowing strokes of a Swedish massage or the muscle-stretching kneads of deep-tissue therapy. The duo also offers prenatal treatments for expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and cardboard cutouts of athletes. Meanwhile, aesthetician Kristin Nielsen handles surface troubles with acne- and wrinkle-combatting chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, as well as waxing for the face and body.