Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of qualified massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as hot stone, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Licensed massage therapists are fluent in an array of kneading modalities, allowing them to cater each table session to address each client's specific concerns. Among their repertoire of specialized treatments, the myofascial-release massage focuses relief on the body's connective tissues to improve flexibility and circulation. Alternatively, Swedish effleurage uses light to medium pressure applied in long, even strokes to melt away mind and muscle tension, and sports massages help runners, cyclists, and rodeo clowns enhance their overall performance.
Within her serene, secluded studio, skilled aesthetician Dora Peters leads her staff in tailoring skincare regimens to clients' specific needs. Aestheticians outfit patrons with youthful glows with services such as acid peels and microdermabrasion facials. High-tech skin-tightening sessions harness the collagen-boosting prowess of radio frequencies. Also included in the beauty arsenal are electrical microcurrent tools, which stimulate skin cells to dissolve such signs of aging as fine lines, sunspots, and grinning incessantly while watching Matlock.
Unlike stylists who do only hair, nine-year beauty veteran Amanda Bluestein coaxes out clients’ beauty from many angles. Trained in cosmetology and drawing on years of hands-on expertise at Elayna’s and Tuscan Sky Salon, Amanda can resculpt tresses one minute and get skin glowing with a Norvell custom spray tan the next. She holds a special affinity for dolling up brides and ladies prepping for other special occasions. The precision updos and makeup involved require a steady hand and a keen eye, and Amanda excels at using all three.
As a personal trainer, qi gong and yoga instructor, and physical-therapist assistant, Ken has developed a broad and intuitive understanding of the human body. He brings all this knowledge—plus more than 15 years of massage experience—to bear during soothing sessions at STL Massage and Health. There, Ken and his team of qualified massage therapists tackle muscular knots with a wide variety of modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Like a professor knowledgeable on tulip mania, alien black oil, and a myriad of seemingly esoteric subjects, Massage Envy's licensed body therapists ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner-stress through a perfectly catered treatment for individual clients' needs that may include various styles and techniques. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, while deep tissue focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person inside them, and a sports massage provides tension relief and injury prevention for an athlete's body.