The team of relaxation gurus at InsideOut Wellness includes two trained massage therapists and a reiki master who focus on rejuvenating bodies with affordable massages, reiki treatments, footbaths, and nutritional guidance. Amid candlelight and contemporary decor, massages are doled out in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute increments as therapists unkink spines and deknot muscles in a variety of massage modalities customized to meet clients' needs and preferences. Each muscle-melting session includes complimentary hot stones, and guests can opt to push their treatments past the borders of Pamperville with luxurious add-ons including paraffin treatments or aromatherapy scalp massage. A collection of old-fashioned bronze basins awaits tired feet with hot water and a soothing foot-soak mixture in preparation for an indulgent treatment further complemented by a pot of herbal tea and sugar-scrub treatment. While massage therapists focus on revitalizing exteriors, InsideOut's resident reiki master turns her attention to the body's interior as she revives waning energy levels with holistic reiki sessions for humans and their animal companions.
At Earth Is Our Mother Bodywork, licensed massage therapist and bodywork practitioner Tiffany Fisher takes every element of her clients' health into account, even ensuring that her treatments won't spark an allergic reaction. Fisher uses nut-free, organic lotions and oils in many of her soothing massages, which include reflexology, hot-stone massage, and cranio-sacral therapy. She also specializes in polarity energy therapy, which aims to calm the central nervous system through precise movements. More traditional healing bodywork therapy uses a custom blend of massages and other techniques to leave clients loose and pliable enough to leave through a cracked window. Alternatively, Fisher's in-depth spa packages feature soothing salt scrubs and seaweed-mud wraps. The Earth Is Our Mother Bodywork studio is accessible for clients with disabilities.
Licensed massage therapist Holly Bickerstaffe channels her affinity for helping others into her massage-therapy practice, an outlet more fulfilling than standing on the side of the road, shouting out directions to passing motorists. At The Divine Touch, Holly's roster of traditional massages includes modalities such as reiki, craniosacral therapy, somato emotional release, and gua sha, a traditional Asian technique believed to boost circulation and metabolic function. During gua sha massages, she kneads high-pressure areas of skin until a small red patch—or sha—materializes. This red spot will linger for two–three days before disappearing like a magician's bunny into a carrot patch. Holly's holistic services unfold in warm, cozy rooms humming with soft music.
Virginia Cebrak doesn't see massage as an indulgence, but a necessity for overall wellness. As a massage therapist, she has seen its health benefits firsthand for years. And Virginia should know, having earned diplomas for both massage-therapy and medical-assistance programs. She has experience in many modalities, including myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy, but at Massage De Virginia she specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal treatments.
Massage therapists understand the importance of keeping muscles happy. At Natural Living Massage and Wellness he keeps bodies ready for feats of athleticism or everyday work, healing through multiple massage modalities, including craniosacral therapy.
With an impressive resume that includes nearly 20 years as a cut and color specialist and certifications in ombre color, razor cutting, and keratin treatments, Cristina Kohlman proudly and confidently helms Kristen Salon. Of course, like all good salon owners, Cristina has an equally impressive team of stylists and aestheticians by her side. Together, they revamp clients from follicle to pore with a line-up of hair and skin services.
In the salon, stylists lop off split ends, enhance short ‘dos with So Cap Hair Extensions, and condition and color hair with products by Eufora and Kevin Murphy. Aestheticians invite clients into private treatment rooms—and not just for Dermalogica facials, but also for waxing treatments and makeup applications. Kristen Salon provides special services to bridal parties and reception waiters who, for once, would appreciate a little recognition.