The appendage attendants at DeStress Express spruce-up weathered digits with multistep nail treatments. The Open-Minded manicure and pedicure begins by immersing parched limbs in a warm soak before nail technicians prune overgrown cuticles. A scrub-fueled massage smoothes ashen skin and polish deposits decorate hands with less hassle than having them reupholstered. The Healing Ritual manicure and pedicure adds an extra step, following the massage with a creamy mask that infuses skin with rich moisture.
Most people wouldn’t associate the military with relaxation, and neither does former army man Jason Fells. During his six-year stint in the employ of Uncle Sam, he dreamed of dedicating himself to healing. Today, with characteristic discipline and precision, he soothes bodies through massage, clears up complexions with LED light therapy, and tightens elasticity with anti-aging facial massages. When he's not redirecting chi through reiki, he redistributes calories as a personal trainer and tries to understand the jumping jack's deep-seated resentment toward jump ropes as an exercise psychologist.
The licensed stress soothers at Gratitude Massage Therapy pamper muscles with carefully targeted kneading modalities to ease aches, release tension, and address chronic pain or injuries. Upon request, heating pads at each table can turn on to deepen relaxation and warm bodies until they’re as cozy as a bunny in a silk bathrobe. During Swedish massages, a sheet drapes over the client, covering everything but the area of focus, to which the muscle mender applies oil and then kneads with long, smooth movements that improve circulation and release stress. Alternatively, a deep-tissue or sports massage concentrates on chronic muscle tension or injury with slow strokes and pressure on specific areas. The therapist employs an artillery of fingertips, knuckles, palms, and elbows to work on tense areas, untying knots and fostering healthy ligaments.
At Celestial Rain Massage & Wellness, Ebony Williams-Poindexter, a licensed massage therapist, and LaToya Bermudez, a personal coach, help clients to achieve happier, healthier lives. According to her profile, Williams-Poindexter aims "to break the cycle of stress that causes pain and ailments in the body" by administering services such as qi gong massage, an ancient Chinese practice that circulates internal energy. Williams-Poindexter gives massages at Celestial Rain Massage & Wellness but will also travel to client's homes or tree forts for an additional fee. Bermudez's stated goal is "to help her clients make a plan of action to turn their dreams into realities." Upon request, Bermudez will pray for clients to help them to meet their spiritual and emotional needs. She also fosters healthier lifestyles with fitness, weight-loss, and personal-development plans.
Located inside the Bawcom Chiropractic Clinic, the certified massage therapist behind Coastal Massage Therapy expunges aches and pains during one-hour treatments, drawing on a lineup of modalities that includes Swedish, prenatal, hot-stone, reflexology, and cranio-sacral massage. They also release tension and knots with cupping treatments on the face and back.
Muscles aren’t the sole focus of their business, though. Face wraps work to soothe and cleanse the skin naturally with honey or green tea, and paraffin baths soften hands and feet. The SeaSource detox body wrap, meanwhile, combines a salt scrub, a sea-mud facemasque, and hot towels infused with essential oils to purify the skin.
At Breath of Life Wellness Spa, life coaches and beauty professionals help clients bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. They take a two-pronged approach to accomplishing this mission: first, they restore balance and physical wellness through spa services; second, they empower clients to make positive progress through life coaching. Although the spa's coaching services target various needs and groups—military families, blended families, and small-business owners, among others—they all share a common basis in Biblical teachings.