The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
At Leh Massage Therapy, nationally licensed massage therapist Reginald Harrelson employs a distinctive fusion of Swedish and shiatsu techniques to relax tensed bodies amid lavender walls and potted palms. Harrelson uses smooth, gliding strokes to ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. For everyday aches and ongoing care, his therapeutic strokes can assist clients facing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relaxation deprivation.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the services. Each machine is designed for a specific treatment, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Monthly tanning members or those who opt for six tanning sessions can harness the sun-kissing power of Planet Beach's top-notch tanning beds, whereas Mystic Tanners can step into the Mystic Tan UV-free bronzing chamber for one session and emerge seconds later, appearing as if they have been fox-trotting with the sun. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call to make an appointment.
Stylist Nicole Garcia channels more than 18 years of experience into her skilled scissors as she trims, tints, and tailors coifs to suit each client's taste. Before hypnotizing ringlets into pleasing patterns or fun animal shapes, Garcia consults with each patron to find the right recipe of services. One-hour haircuts, complete with a shampoo and personalized style, await ladies’ locks ($35), and gents’ mops receive a dapper shaping in about 30 minutes ($25). Treat hard-working manes to a moisture infusion with a reconditioning treatment ($15), or grant strands a fortifying high-five with a keratin treatment ($50). Aquage products sweet-talk tresses into formal styles ($45), and facial waxing keeps visages smoother than a plate-glass zamboni ($15 for one area; $5/additional area).
The style-savvy staff at Expressions Salon & Spa Inc. bolsters fading façades with a variety of beautifying services both time-tested and contemporary. Muscle menders mollycoddle ligaments with a variety of massage techniques, such as the traditional 30-minute Swedish massage ($55), which infuses a firm, gentle, touch with choice aromas to ease away the stresses of daily commutes and nightly Jenga losses. The Short But Sweet facial ($41–$55) includes a skin evaluation, pore cleanse, facial massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment, thwarting acne breakouts and bacteria break-ins. Clear stubborn hair forests with a mélange of waxing services, which employ nonirritating products to shape eyebrows ($12) and remove unwanted follicles from underarms ($22), lips ($12), or chins ($12), leaving skin as soft and smooth as a freshly shaved pillow. Experienced tress tamers can cut and style locks ($31–$39) into accentuating fashions for a classic, complementary beauty.