Kristin Lowrey, a certified massage therapist and aromatherapist, invigorates frazzled frames with healing touches and organic products in her relaxing treatment room. A 30-minute head, neck, and back massage realigns spines curved from prematurely performed candy cane impersonations. Using various massage methodologies, such as Swedish and deep tissue, Kristin parts seas of tension, leaving muscles as relaxed as Atlas post-retirement. An herb infused salt glow body polish gently exfoliates corporeal covers, leaving behind well-moisturized skin.
Body Balance Massage specializes in massage services for both people and horses, with a menu of modalities that includes Swedish, sports, deep tissue, and equine. They enhance relaxation with aromatherapy treatments and by providing office, home, and barn visits.
After becoming licensed, massage therapist Cliff Rackley found himself tending to the overworked limbs and game-time nerves of the University of Arkansas men's basketball team. Calling on the know-how he gained treating college athletes, he opened his own business to lavish the public with the same level of attention. As clients kick back on his massage table, he assuages their muscle aches with techniques that include Swedish, sports, and hot-stone massages, each of which he can also perform at the location of the clients' choice.
Licensed massage therapist Ginny Forbes helps her patients overcome chronic pain and deep-seated muscle tension with a caring, therapeutic approach to her craft. She works one-on-one with her patients to tailor each treatment specifically for their needs, whether they're looking to reduce fluid retention from sitting at their desk job all day, or reduce bruising and swelling after sleeping on a pile of rocks all night.
Emily Coker grew up in Colorado, a haven for the lifelong nature lover who spent most of her free time hiking, biking, and skiing. Through her various athletic activities, she grew to understand the connection between having healthy muscles and a happy life. This realization spurred her to pursue a massage-therapy license. In 2010, Emily founded Essential Wellness Day Spa with aestheticians and health counselors.
Together, the women help clients to achieve overall wellness through skincare and bodywork services as well as long-term lifestyle changes. Drawing from her athletic background, Emily specializes in corrective, rather than relaxing, massage modalities, including deep-tissue, sports-injury, and neuromuscular therapy. Aestheticians oversee the skincare and waxing portions of the spa, and health counselors encourage patients and their families to adopt healthier eating habits through minor changes such as choosing healthy snacks or only eating desserts shaped like broccoli.
While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed’s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800’s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won’t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.