Body, Mind and Spirit Med Spa's staff soothes clients in a tranquil oasis where aromatherapy gives depth to every treatment. Massage therapists knead stress away to the mesmerizing rhythms of a nature soundtrack teeming with water sounds. Even nail services get a spa-like treatment, including some pedicures augmented with hot stones. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians cleanse and soften skin during facial and body treatments using Dermalogica products. Spa packages include a signature service, where patrons remain on the table throughout a massage, pedicure, and facial, all performed by an experienced therapist. In this space, decorated in chocolate and taupe shades, leafy green plants add a pop of color.
A soft lamp casts its light across the rippling sky-blue curtains that line RelaxLKN's massage-therapy room, evoking the colors and sense of calm that typify many a warm spring day. These relaxing hints of nature can make one forget where one is: nestled inside Divinity Spa, reclined on a table as licensed massage therapist Brandy Male works her nimble fingers across muscles prone to tightness and stress.
Before setting up shop just blocks from the shores of Lake Norman, Brandy began her career in the resort spas of Las Vegas, where she gained valuable experience comforting hyperextended muscles and slot-machine levers. Today, she channels more than a decade of kneading experience into sore backs, stiff necks, and aching exoskeletons. She tailors each massage to the client's preferences, incorporating the long, gentle strokes of Swedish massage and the medium-to-heavy pressure of deep-tissue massage to loosen knots and promote blood flow. Hot stones and aromatic oils further customize the service, engaging multiple senses as they melt stresses accumulated during long workdays or short base jumps. Brandy also doubles as an aesthetician, enhancing brows with subtle tints and honing their shape with waxing services.
Bobbie Salang has explored the science of bodywork from several anatomical angles. As a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified personal trainer, and holistic health coach, she channels 20 years of fitness experience into services at Sevenlakes Massage & Body Therapies. However, she and her accomplice Chrissy Excell—both members of the American Massage Therapy Association—aren't satisfied with stagnant resumés. They continue to augment their knowledge by attending courses whose credits exceed their licensing requirements, all for the sake of their business's professional and peaceful ambiance.
Bobbie and Chrissy hope to spark sustainable change in their clients' lifestyles, whether they are customizing a massage to thwart pain or offering dietary guidance to thwart rival coworkers from deep-frying your lunch while your back is turned. Bobbie's passion for Pilates fuels group classes and personal-training sessions, whose core-strengthening effects can complement her kneading treatments and benefit physiques from top to bottom.