As Jaclyn Hoffman discovered, the myriad benefits of yoga—strength, flexibility, peace of mind—apply at any point in your life. After spending her youth honing her mental and physical skills as a dancer, Jaclyn suffered the pangs of adulthood ten years later. Mired by stress and a bad back, she began practicing yoga, which quickly healed her mind, body, and spirit. Now a certified Bikram yoga instructor and the co-owner of Prana Bodhi, Jaclyn guides others toward the same tranquility. Classes take place in a studio heated to 105 degrees, which helps increase blood circulation and sympathy for people who live in Arizona. Jaclyn is also a massage practitioner, offering spa services such as acupuncture and facials at the studio.
Relaxation settles in simply upon walking through the front door of Origin Massage Studio. In the reception lounge, a bright purple orchid pops against the bare gray wall, the simplicity of it encouraging your mind to power down. The last of the mental clutter falls away as you sink into one of the couches, where you can take a few minutes to decompress before your massage therapist comes to retrieve you. The therapists use each client's specific condition to design a custom treatment, utilizing relaxation, deep-tissue, or hot-stone techniques when necessary. Those with extra tension can commission a four-handed massage, and companions looking for bonding time can book a two-person treatment, a more pleasant option to being handcuffed together for a day or two.
Using a license to viciously murder muscle tension, Swedish massage applies long, flowing strokes and gentle kneading actions to relax muscles, improve circulation, and bestow a boon of relaxation on body and mind. Studio Ashiatsu's relaxation massage focuses the therapeutic powers of touch on the mental side of the human coin, promoting a serene state of stress-free stresslessness without intensive tissue manipulation.
As the owner of Therapeutic Touch, Licensed Massage Therapist Sonya Foradora and her fellow therapists foster relaxation, wellbeing, and beauty with massages and facial treatments. Body-therapy sessions in the cozy studio complement muscular manipulation with such clarifying offerings as full-body exfoliation and hydrotherapy. The outfit's attention to detail can help patients overcome a wide array of stress-related maladies, such as headaches, chronic fatigue, and pinky cramps.
The expert staff at Sacred Hour doesn’t view spa services as treatments, but as rituals. As such, staffers take each facial, massage, and waxing service seriously, applying products imported from Italy amid the flickering glow of candles and the tranquil drips of tabletop fountains.
All members of the business crew support a local charity and pledge to give away 1% of their gross earnings. Sacred Hour also matches every dollar raised with bills that are exfoliated and massaged until wrinkle-free.