Karen Lucius began by helping her office coworkers alleviate their own stress migraines, and her success became the basis of her new career.
Today, Karen has completed a 500-hour massage-training program to become a licensed therapist certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her technique is performed in a slow, purposeful manner that she feels helps encourage relaxation, heal muscles, and put tension into a deep, deep sleep. Proficient in Swedish, facial, Thai, and deep-tissue massage, Karen has also recently added reflexology to her repertoire.
No matter the techniques Karen uses, clients reap the benefits of massage's multitude of therapeutic uses. In addition to reducing fatigue and anxiety, the treatments can also increase energy, boost concentration, and improve sleep quality. The bodywork sessions also assuage physical ailments, treating everything from lower back pain and migraine to weak immune systems and inflexible joints.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Captain Bridget Rankin put her country first, serving the US Army for one year in Afghanistan and for three years on American soil. While fulfilling her duties on her home turf, she began to look for ways to protect her fellow Americans from more personal pain. This led her to night classes in massage therapy at the Alexander School of Natural Therapeutics. Once released from her obligations to her country, she moved to Amarillo, where she founded Amarillo Rose Therapeutic Massage. Now Bridget relieves stress, pain, and fear of lingonberries with Swedish techniques while also practicing deep-tissue massage and studying other modalities such as trigger-point therapy.
Licensed massage therapist Kristina Atkins offers a variety of different massages such as deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, and hot stone, depending on the specific needs of individuals. Within a soothing environment, these massages help to relieve stress, improve posture, and induce heavy relaxation.
Marshall is a whiz with scissors. He uses them to create face-flattering haircuts and paper snowflakes for his clients. Inside Davidson-Taylor Salon & Day Spa, he works alongside other professionals that dole out facials, mani-pedis, body sugaring, and eyelash extensions.